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Russia Visa for United Kingdom Passport Holders

  • Business
  • Tourist
  • Private

Important Notes

Important Notes:

  • Very important note to read for all of the applicants - All applicants must come to the Russian Visa Centre (VFS) in person to apply for the Russian Visa and get their biometric collection i.e. finger prints taken expect applicants under 12 years of age.

Why use D&V?

  • Russian visa application will be checked thoroughly to avoid any refusal or rejection by embassy 
  • All application documents will be checked before submission and make sure all relevant dates and data are matching 
  • Providing last minute assistance if needed at the Russian Visa Centre (VFS) by our dedicated team
  • Collection of your passport from Russian Visa Centre and send back your documents to you which will saves time
  • Competiative rates - execllent service

What I need to do next?

  • Make payment towards your visa application upon submission to Russian Visa Centre (VFS) 
  • Biometrics will then be taken accordingly based on your turn in the queue
  • Once done please send us your receipt via email for collection and safe delivery of your document 


The original passport must be provided including the followings:

  • The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond travelling with at least two blank visa pages facing each other.
  • The passport must not be damaged by any means.


The applicant must provide 1 passport sized photograph that: 

  • Is taken against a white background.
  • Must have been taken within the last 6 months.
  • Must be attached to the visa application form.

Visa Application Form

Visa application form must be filled online and printed out from this website only!  
Kindly ensure that the dates of your entry and exit, as entered in the application form, match with or fall within the period specified in the supporting documents.

UK Supporting Letter

The UK employer must provide a UK Supporting Letter that:

  • Addressed to the consulate/embassy
  • Includes the applicants full name 
  • Includes the reason for the applicants journey and name of organisations/company to be visited
  • Includes the number of entries required and the duration of the stay
  • Includes a statement of acceptance of financial responsibility for the visa applicant trip
  • Includes the signature of the applicant's supervisor or HR department representative

UK Supporting Letter Sample can be found on application package.

Letter of Invitation (LOI)

The applicant must submit Letter of Invitation (LOI) or Telex issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry or its regional representatives or by an appropriate Russian Federation Migration Service branch. The letter of invitation must contains the followings: 

  • Includes the applicant full name
  • Purpose of visit including dates of entry and exit dates with duration of stay
  • Official seal and legal address of the host institution, document registration number and date of registration, signature and name of the official authorized to invite foreigners to Russia
  • For a multiple entry visa applicants are required to submit the original invitation 
  • For single and double entry visas copies of invitations in particular cases may be accepted, though the Embassy's immigration officer may ask you to present the original invitation.

Processing Time

2 working days Express service is embassy processing time from day after receipt of passport. Passports are released from 5:00pm onward, and can be sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery or collected from our office in person at 6:00pm on the day of completion. Click Here to find our location.

Mobile Biometrics

  • Now Russian Visa Centre team of experienced officers can come to our office to check your visa application documents, collect your fingerprints and securely delivered this information to the Embassy for the decision. To make use our services please contact us to arrange for your appointment and discuss the costs.
  • Other wise the Russian Visa Centre  (VFS) team of experienced officers can come to your home or office to check your visa application documents, collect your fingerprints and securely delivered this information to the Embassy for the decision.
  • The cost of the service within the London (M25 border) will be 300GBP +VAT+ travel expenses (for up to 3 hours submission time)
  • Please note that visa fee and service charge for the visa is a separate cost depending on applicants visa type and nationality.

Additional Information

Applicants who are self-employed, company directors, working from home or unemployed need to provide bank statements for the last three months which have a current balance of aminimum of £100 per day for the duration of the visit (not required for housewives, students and retired applicants). Please note that if you wish to provide online banking printouts please make sure they will be certified and stamped by your bank.

Start Order

Order online:

  • Complete D&V online order; by filling your personal details; choose your delivery options and make your payment.

Receive Confirmation:

  • You will then receive order confirmation via email along with visa application package please print the online order confirmation, fill visa application form print, date and sign.

Send your documents:

  • Mail us your original documents using reliable courier(s) such as Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed - Next Day Delivery.
  • By submitting this form you accept the D&V Terms and Conditions- Privacy Policy and declare that the information provided is correct. You grant authorisation to D&V to submit visa application(s) to embassies/consulate(s) of selected countries on your behalf.
Russia Visa Fees for United Kingdom Passport Holders
Entry Type Duration of Stay Processing time Consulate Fee (£) D&V Charges (£)
Single Entry Three Month Validity Next Working Day 186.60 50.00
Single Entry Three Month Validity 5 Working Days 108.40 50.00
Double Entry Three Month Validity Next Working Day 270.60 50.00
Double Entry Three Month Validity 5 Working Days 151.40 50.00
Multiple Entry One Year Validity Next Working Day 468.60 50.00
Multiple Entry One Year Validity 5 Working Days 250.40 50.00

Invitations for Business visa to Russia for citizens of United Kingdom

Invitation type Processing time D&V Charges
LOI - Single entry (up to 3 months) 7 Working Days 149.00
LOI - Double entry (up to 3 months) 7 Working Days 149.00
LOI - Multiple entry (up to 6 months) 14 Working Days 185.00
LOI - Multiple entry (up to 12 months) 14 Working Days 185.00
Invitation Not Required 00.00
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