All Russian visa services in the UK have been suspended by the Russian Consulate. No new visa applications will be accepted by the visa application centre until 6th May 2020.
A new application counts as any application where fingerprints have not yet been given. If your application has yet to be sent to Real Russia, or Real Russia is checking your documents prior to fingerprinting, then this will count as a ‘new’ application and will not be processed until after 6th May.
If you already have a visa application in process with the entry and exit dates of your visa both before 1st May 2020 your visa will not be issued, and your passport will be returned to you on the original date we provided to you upon application. If you would like your passport returned earlier than this, you will need to write a formal withdrawal request that we can give to the visa application centre.
If you already have a visa application in process with the entry and/or exit dates after 1st May 2020, your visa will be processed as usual; though we are awaiting confirmation from the visa application centre when we will be able to collect completed visas from them.
If this affects your application we will be in touch with you shortly.
Russian business Letters of Invitation (visa support documents) that are currently in process have all been cancelled by the Russian authorities. If this affects you, we will be in touch.
The Mongolian Consulate has suspended all visa services temporarily. The suspension has now been extended until 30th April 2020.
If you are planning to visit Mongolia this year, please contact our visa specialists before applying to check on the current status of Mongolian visa services.
In line with government advice, the Chinese visa application centre will be closed until further notice.
If you are planning to visit China this year, please contact our visa specialists before applying to check on the current status of Chinese visa services.
Real Russia are currently not lodging applications with the Belorussian Consulate.
It is possible to complete an application for future dates, and we will save it ready for lodging when the service is once again available. In the meantime, please do not send any documents to us unless they are specifically requested.