Who is it for?

If the purpose of your trip to Russia is to visit friends or relatives, you can apply for a private visa.  This type of visa allows you to stay in the Russian Federation for up to 90 days and can be valid for single or double entry.

Please note: You should first obtain an official invitation and only then apply for a Private visa. To obtain such an invitation your relatives or friends will need to present a photocopy of your passport and personal data to the local branch of the MI in Russia. Russian Consulates accept only original OVIR invitations (obtaining an OVIR invitation take up to 6 weeks!).

What do we offer:

In order to process your Russian Private Visa Application we will require the following:

  • Completed and signed visa application form (which must be completed online and can be downloaded here)
  • 1 recent passport photo (must comply with UK Passport Agency regulations)
  • Passport (in good condition, with at least 2 adjacent blank pages and valid for 6 months after return from Russia)
  • Letter of invitation (original; you will need to enter information from your invitation onto the application form.  Please feel free to email us your invitation and we can confirm the information you require.)
  • Visa Processing Fee

Any difficulties completing the Visa Application Form? Please do not hesitate to contact our Visa Administrators in our Edinburgh headquarters or London office:

Edinburgh 0131 667 2303           London 0203 582 8008


Once completed…

…please  send your application to our visa processing centre by Royal Mail Special Next Day Delivery or other courier of your choice:

RuVisa Ltd

103 St. Leonard’s Street




RuVisa Ltd

Central Point, 45 Beech Street



  • We will return your passport by Royal Mail Special Next Day Delivery or will prepare it for collection as you require.
  • Please remember to include a note of your daytime contact number and indicate the return address your passport and visa should be delivered to.


Visa Processing Fee

The cost of this service is as follows:





3 months Single entry






3 months Single entry



3 months Double entry



3 months Double entry



Prices are inclusive of the Consular fee, handling fee, postage and VAT.

*Please contact us at regarding the timescales for your application.

Payment is required before we can start processing your order. Payment can be made by cheque, credit or debit card over the phone or via WorldPay link.