Who is it for?

A Student visa is required in order to enter Russia to study in any Russian University or attend short term courses.  Dates of validity of the visa will correspond with the dates mentioned on your letter of invitation issued by a Russian Federal Migration Service agency or a telex from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

What do we offer?

Once you have received your letter of invitation (LOI) from Russia, we can assist you with obtaining your Student visa to Russia from the Consulate.

What we need from you:

In order to process your Russian Student 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 (LOI; 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.)
  • Letter of introduction*
  • HIV Certificate (must be an original, be stamped and signed, and should have been issued in the last 3 months.)
  • Visa Processing Fee

*This is a letter to confirm your passport details, the type of visa required, your purpose of travel, who will be responsible for the finance and insurance for the trip. If you are applying in London, it should also include a contact details (including name and number) for the inviting organisation (as per your LOI). This letter can be either in Russian or English.

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 check that you have enclosed all necessary documents and 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:


Visa Type




Single entry



Single entry



Double entry



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.