Russian Tourist Visa Application

Last updated 18.12.13

All visitors to the Russian Federation must have a current, valid visa. A Russian tourist visa can be issued for single or double-entry and is valid for a maximum of 30 days.

Currently, the Russian visa application must be completed online. We have detailed notes to help you with this process. You should then print the application form, sign it and send together with the other necessary documents listed below to our visa department.

To apply for your Russian Tourist visa you will also need a visa invitation which we can provide. If you have booked accommodation with us then the invitation will be included in your tour price.

You can apply for a Russia visa up to 5 months in advance of your travel date. We advise that, where possible, you allow at least 3 weeks for processing your visa ( express processing is available but is considerably more expensive ).

In order to process your visa application we will require the following documents:

  • Visa Application Form ( must be completed online, printed off and signed – see notes )
  • Recent Passport Photo ( must comply with UKPA regulations )
  • Passport ( in good condition with at least 2 blank pages and valid for at least 6 months after return from Russia )
  • Visa Invitation ( copies are acceptable as long as they are clear and easy to read. If you don’t have the mandatory invitation (“tourist voucher”) we can provide it for you )
  • Signed copy of our terms and conditions
  • Visa processing fee ( see below )

Payment can be made by cash, postal order, cheque, credit/debit card. Please make cheques/postal orders payable to RuVisa Ltd. Payment by credit/debit card can be made by completing our third party authorisation form or over the phone. Please note there is a 2% surcharge for credit card payments. There is no charge for debit cards.

Please note that these requirements apply to UK passport holders. Please contact us if you hold a different passport.

Visa requirements are subject to change at short notice and we advise that you contact us to confirm before sending any documents.

Please send your documents to:
RuVisa Ltd
103 St Leonard’s Street

Processing Fees (depend on the speed of processing and the number of entries required):

  Standard Service (7 working days) Express Service (3 working days)
Single Entry Tourist Visa £124 £224
Double Entry Tourist Visa £134 £254

Prices include all consular fees, handling fees, VAT and return of passport and visa by Special Next Day Delivery.

If you have any questions regarding your visa application or would like additional information please feel free to contact Maria or Masha in our visa department:

Tel: 0131 662 0930


Please note that we also offer assistance with visa processing for other countries, including: China, India, Mongolia, Vietnam, Belarus and many more. Please contact us for details.

Call us - 0161 491 0266