Russian: During the period of 29th December to 8th January inclusive, no business visa support applications will be accepted and these days will not count towards visa processing time.
On the 29th December any due visa support documents should still be issued however if you are applying for multiple entry business visa in London, your visa application can only be submitted to the Russian consulate on or after 9th January subject to when you can provide your biometrics.
Please be aware that if you require the original visa support document (not telex) for your application that the courier services from Moscow will be disrupted over this period.
Tourist visa support documents and TIN business invitations will be unaffected during this period and issued as usual.
Belarus: We will not be able to process Belarus tourist visa support documents on December 25th and January 1st. These days will not count towards processing time.
Chinese: We will be able to process letters of invitation as usual – Monday to Friday. This will not be affected by holidays.