Special purpose visa

Special purpose Visa


Who is it for?

This type of visa is a concession allowed by the authorities for those people who do not have sufficient time to receive the full business support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs  or Federal Migration Service and it’s suitable for attending exhibitions, conferences and trade shows as a visitor only.

As with all concessions this type of visa should only be used once or twice per year – otherwise  the Consulate will ask you to provide an explanation as to why you are not travelling on a business visa.

What do we offer?

As with all types of Russian visas, Special purpose visa requires an official invitation from a Russian institution, authorised by the Russian Ministry of Tourism to issue invitations – we offer the same day service for such an invitation.

We also offer a complete service for this type of visa:

  • We apply for and obtain your  Special Purpose visa invitation
  • We provide full instructions – both personal support and a comprehensive step-by-step guide – for completing the on-line application form
  • Proof-read and double-check your visa application documentation
  • Personally deliver your documents to the Russian Consulate and keep you updated
  • Collect your passport with your visa when ready and post it by Special Next Day Delivery
  • We’re happy to complete the  application form on your behalf for an additional fee of £35


Visa Processing Times and Fees for a Special purpose visa Complete service

Visa Validity    

Total Price

1 Month Single Entry standard £325
1 Month Single Entry express £450
1 Month Double Entry standard £375
1 Month Double Entry express £555





Prices quoted (“Total Price”) are inclusive of all feesConsular fees, handling fee, visa support documents, postage and VAT. Please also note that the above prices are for UK citizens only; consular fees for non-UK citizens might vary and  additional documents might be required – please contact us for details.

*Please contact us at info@ruvisa.co.uk 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.


Documents Required:

  • Passport (in good condition, with at least 2 blank pages and valid for 6 months after visa expires)
  • 1 Recent Passport Photo (should comply with UK Passport Agency Regulations)
  • Visa Application Form (completed online and signed).
  • Visa Processing Fee
  • Signed copy of our Terms & Conditions (found here)

…please send your application to our visa processing centres in London or Edinburgh (see right hand menu for address details)