Apply for your Russian visa with expert support

Real Russia can help to obtain Russian visas for UK citizens and many foreign nationals wishing to visit the Russian Federation. We offer two basic types of service depending on the purpose of your visit, how long you wish the visa to be valid for and how many times you expect to visit within the visa validity period.

You can be confident that all hidden fees are taken care of when using our Russian visa application service, meaning the price you see is the price you pay! What’s more, you do not have to book a flight, visit the Russian Consulate yourself, or provide your own visa support documents.

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Included in the price for a Russian visa application:

  • Russian ministry processing charges and local taxes.
  • Fees for all visa support documents and letters of invitation.
  • Consular tariffs and visa centre charges (if applicable).
  • Delivery, collection and management of your application at the consulate by our staff.
  • Expert support.
  • Peace of mind!

Optional extras:

  • Central London courier delivery the day your visa is ready.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery of your passport and Russian visa back to you (UK only).
  • £2,500 of consequential loss postal insurance (UK mainland only).
Important information for UK applicants:
Our full visa service only applies to customers submitting or applying for their visa/s through the Russian Visa Application Centre in London. Unfortunately, we do not have an office near the Consulates in Manchester or Edinburgh and therefore cannot extend this full service to UK applicants wanting to submit their visa support documents in these locations; although we can still help with Russian visa invitations.

What is a Russian visa?

A Russian visa is an official document issued by the Russian Federation that allows you to stay in Russia for a specified period of time. The visa will list your name, passport details, reason for travel, along with your entry and exit dates. Russian visas are stamped on a passport by the Russian Embassy.

What is a Russian tourist visa?

A Russian tourist visa is issued to travellers visiting Russia for tourist and leisure purposes or short business visits. The trip can consist of either a single or double-entry during a maximum validity period of 30 days. The tourist visa will be issued for the exact days you have requested or that are stated on the invitation if you should be providing this document yourself.

Tourist visas are the most efficient visa for a short trip to Russia with a known destination. Click to find out more about Real Russia's full range of Russian visas for tourists.

What is a Russian business visa?

Russian business visas are usually issued to travellers visiting Russia on official or private business and allow you to travel when and where you wish within the visa’s validity period. A business visa can be issued for varied reasons, including cultural relationships, accompanying family members and commercial driving.

View Real Russia's full range of Russian visas for business purposes.

What are Russian visa support documents?

If you wish to lodge your own visa application with the Russia Consulate, you will be required to provide a Letter of Invitation (visa support document), from a licensed organisation in Russia. This organisation will be your official sponsor for both the processing of your visa at the consulate and the Russian authorities while you are in the country.

You can be confident that visa support from Real Russia is genuine and that our company, as your official sponsor, will be on hand to help you while in Russia if you need us!

How to to read your Russian visa

Reading and understanding a Russian visa can be tricky, therefore we have designed a short guide to help navigate each section of your visa. Please see our Reading a Russian visa page to find out more.

How can I pay for my visa?

You have several options to pay for your visa including:

Biometric data collection for Russian visas

If you are over 12 years of age and applying for your Russian visa from the UK, Denmark, Myanmar or Namibia, you are required to provide your biometric data (fingerprints) when submitting your Russian visa application documents at the Consulate. 

See our FAQ on how the Russian visa biometric process works for a full list of things you need to know, including where to submit your fingerprints.

Do I need a visa for my child?

In most cases, children can get an ‘accompanying family member’ visa based on one parent’s business visa. For further information, please consult this page: Taking a child to Russia.

Can I deliver my passport and collect my visa from your office in person?

Yes, of course. We have an office in central London and we will be happy to see you there and assist with your application if needed. If you intend to deliver an application in person or collect your passport and visa we are open for collection and deliveries during the following times:

Passport Collection and Delivery times
Monday - Thursday 09.00 GMT 17.00 GMT
Friday 10.00 GMT 17.00 GMT
Saturday Closed Closed
Bank / public holidays 09.00 - 13.00 GMT

Visa applications received by our office after 15.30pm on weekdays or at any time on Saturdays or non-working days will not start to be processed until the following working day.

If I plan to travel on the Trans-Mongolian, can you help me to obtain Mongolian and Chinese visas as well?

Yes, of course we can. We will process all necessary visas ‘back to back’ and return your passport with all three visas when they are complete. See the following links for further details:

Have more questions?

If you still have more questions about Russia visas, please feel free to look at our Frequently Asked Questions or simply contact us, we are happy to help.