All Russian visa services in the UK have been suspended by the Russian Consulate. We currently have no date on which they will resume.
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 visa services resume.
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 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 31st May 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.