How to apply

  • Click on ‘Visa Types’. Confirm the visa type based on your reason for travel; do not make any confirmed bookings unless it is a mandatory requirement for the type of visa you are applying for.

  • Complete your application online Please note that handwritten forms will not be accepted at any of the Russian visa application centres. When the application has been completed online you must download, print and sign the form.

  • Check fees payable, payment options and documents required. All such details can be found in the respective visa categories under the section ‘Visa Types’.

  • Ensure your photo is strictly as per photo specifications.

  • Check the processing times and plan your trip accordingly.

  • Submit your application to one of the Russia visa application centres. Please note, that applications submitted by post are not accepted. Please check the list here of who may submit an application on your behalf.