Single and double entry business visa support is generally delivered by email as a single page document and is recognised by Russian Consulates worldwide allowing you to apply for your visa with the Consulate of your choice. If the single-/double- entry visa support takes the form of a Telex, the details of the “invitation” will be sent electronically to the Consulate you are to use.
Please note that in certain countries or at certain consulates they may require the original document (or a Telex) and not a copy. If the consulate you choose to apply to requires the original paper visa support document then this can be sent to you by courier from Moscow at an additional cost.
For Multiple entry business visas almost all consulates require either a Telex or the original visa support document to be submitted with the visa application. In this case, you may collect the original visa support document free of charge from our Moscow office or request deliver to our London office at £15.00 or your nominated UK address at £23.60.
Some Russian consulates may refuse to issue a multiple entry visa to applicants, even if the applicant has an official one year invitation (visa support document), if the applicant has not had a Russian visa in the previous year which they have used; please check with the consulate that you intend to apply to if they implement this rule. For processing your multiple entry visa support we may also ask for a clear fax or scan of your last Russian visa (and the entry/exit stamps).
If you are not a national of the country in which you are applying for your visa, then Russian visa regulations require that you prove you have been legally resident in the country for at last 90 days before they will issue the visa. If you cannot prove your residency then you will need to apply in your home country. Some consulates allow you to apply without the residency requirement being met, though will take a minimum of 10 working days to process the visa. Please check the local Consular requirements before ordering the visa support.
Applying for your Russian visa in the UK is a relatively straight forward process; to help ensure that you are not disappointed, please take note of the following:
|We recommend that if you are you sending your application by post that you use Royal Mail Special Delivery.
||Postal applications may take longer.
|If you intend to apply in person, it is advisable to get to the Russian Visa Application Centre early, particularly if you are applying on the urgent service.
||Certain nationalities have additional requirements to fulfil. Please check with the consulate before you apply.
|The Russian Visa Application Centre accepts credit and debit cards, and cash; if applying by post, only postal orders or bank drafts are acceptable.
||Check your visa carefully if collecting in person as once you leave the Russian Visa Application Centre you will need to pay for any corrections.