Russian Visa Policy

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Starting from 10th of December 2014 Russian authorities have introduced compulsory fingerprinting to obtain visa. Please call us for more information.

The Russian Visa Policy

General requirements

If you intend to visit Russia,  you must bear in mind that:

  • A visa to Russia must be applied for prior to your visit as it can not be obtained at the border
  • Any Russian visa application must be accompanied  by an official visa support document such as  a  voucher (for tourist visas) or  an official  letter of invitation for any other type of visa.

RuVisa Ltd can help to arrange the Russian visa support documents as well as the Russian visa application itself. Click here for the full list of our  Russian visa services.


The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Great Britain and Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Edinburgh will only be accepting visa application forms completed on-line on the special website of Consular Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.



Useful links:

Russian Embassy in Great Britain