Russian Tourist Visa

Russian tourist visa is a document which allows foreigners to travel to Russia as tourists. Such visas are issued for a maximum of 30 days and cannot be extended.

Biometric data - applicatons made in the UK
All applicants aged 12 and over need to visit the Russian visa centre in London, Manchester or Edinburgh in person to provide their fingerprints (based on reciprocal arrangements between the UK and Russia).

Required documents for Russian tourist visa
  1. The original passport with at least 2 blank pages for visas (passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your intended departure from Russia).
  2. Russian visa application form completed online.
  3. Colour photo 3.5 cm by 4.5 cm taken against a light background (white or off - white). Your photo must be recent, not older than 6 months. Please note, older photos will be returned by the embassy and you will need to resubmit your application.
  4. Additional documents depending on your nationality and employment status (please note that all documents should be recent - not older than one month!).
    • Non UK nationals - residence permit (work permit/visa), proof of address.
    • Self employed, student or in an early retirement - bank statements for the last three months.
  5. Official visa support document – will be issued by our company.
Processing times
As a guide rule you should allow about two weeks for your Russian visa to be processed by the embassy. If you are applying for the Russian tourist visa in the UK through our company please view our current processing times. Overseas customers should check the information with the relevant Russian consulate.

Russian tourist visa application guide
A comprehensive Russian visa guide will be emailed to you upon your booking and our visa team will check your application form before it is submitted to the Russian consulate.