A. Visa application desk
Real Russia will be providing a visa desk service at the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship in The Great Entrance Hall at The London Golf Club, Ash, Kent to allow you to drop off your application documents and give your fingerprints (this is now required for everybody over the age of 12 applying for a Russian visa).
Our visa specialists will review your visa application with you to ensure that it is correct and prepare your visa application for submission to the Russian consulate.
The Real Russia visa desk will be open at the Great Entrance Hall of the London Golf Club on the following dates:
- Document drop-off and application queries: Tuesday 31 July 2018, 09:00 to 12:00
- Visa applicant fingerprinting: Tuesday 31 July 2018, 13:00 to 15:30 and Wednesday 01 August 2018, 09:00 to 13:00
- Passport and visa collection: Friday 03 August 10:00 to 17:00
Please note that you only need to attend one of the fingerprinting sessions above to give your fingerprints. The fingerprinting session on the afternoon of Tuesday 31 July is for those applicants who are unable to attend the fingerprinting session on Wednesday 01 August.
- Those who are applying for “sport” visas (golf players, caddies and event staff) will be able to collect their passports with their visas from the Real Russia Help Desk at the London Golf Club on Friday 3rd August and must, if they have not already done so, complete the questionare and provide us with a scan of the photo page from their passport by 15th July 2018.
- Those applying for Russian tourist visas (family and friends) should be aware that tourist visas take longer to process than “Sport” visas, so the tourist visas will not be ready by Friday 3rd August if the documents are handed in to the Real Russia Help Desk on 31st July. Therefore, those applying for tourist visas can either:
- Collect their visa from Real Russia’s office in Islington, London once it is ready.
- Have their passport posted back to them by Royal Mail Special Delivery once their tourist visa is ready (this will be on or slightly after Monday 6th August 2018).
B. Applying directly via Real Russia's London office
If you intend to obtain your Russian visa in the United Kingdom but will not be using the visa desk service provided by Real Russia, you can apply for your visa directly through our London office.
Simply fill in the online visa application form as per the instructions below (in section 5) and post, courier or bring your passport and other relevant documents to us. Once we have received your application documents in our London office, we will contact you to arrange a day (after 23rd July) and time convenient for you to come and give your fingerprints at the Russian Visa Application Centre in London. Your visa application will then be submitted to the visa centre for processing.
When your visa is issued, we will return your passport to whichever address is suitable for you or hold it in our office for collection. If it is issued before the Real Russia visa desk dates at the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship, we can also deliver your passport directly to the venue.