How Much Is A Tourist Visa To Russia?
A tourist visa to Russia for a single entry processed using the standard service at your chosen VFS centre in the UK is currently £101.40 for UK and Irish passport holders. Prices for EU countries are currently £68.40. Passport holders of other nationalities can check the Russian visa costs using our widget on this page or click here to check visa costs to Russia.
Single or Double Entry Tourist Visa - Russian tourist visas for UK, irish and EU nationals are available for single and double entry. In both cases the date of first entry and date of last exit can be no more than 30 days apart. There are no multi entry tourist visas available for most passport holders. See our article to check visa costs and options here.
Can I apply for a Russian visa online? - You must complete and submit your official Russian visa application form online and then attend the VFS visa centre of your choice to formally submit your application and supporting documents, pay your official processing fees (these can only be paid in person at the visa centre), and provide your fingerprints if you are ageed 12 years or over.
What is a Russian Tourist Voucher / Tourist Invitation? - A Russian tourist invitation consists of two parts; a tourist voucher and official tourist confirmation. The names are largely interchangeable and often mean the same thing. We have shown and example here for reference. This document may seem like a strange concept to most travellers but it's important to note that you must have a Russian tourist voucher and confirmation to apply for your tourist visa to Russia. These are not your booking details or travel confirmation as some people mistakenly think so. We can provide these documents for you, you can order your Russian tourist vouchers & invitations here.
How long will it take to get a tourist visa for Russia? - The quickest you could reasonably expect to get a russian tourist visa is 3 business days and that's if you are willing to move quickly and pay for the speediest processing services. As a standard rule of thumb we estimate it will take 25 business days to obtain your Russian tourist visa from the UK. This time comprises of the following:
- 2 days to complete your official Russian visa application and prepare all supporting documents
- 1 day to attend the visa centre to pay your official fees and provide your fingerprints
- 20 days for the VFS centre to process your application
- 2 days for your passport to be sent back to you via secure DX mail
These times will be higher for business visas, please read more about business visa processing times here.
It is possible to speed up the above times using speedy processing etc, please contact us to discuss your requirements for Russian tourist visas.
Do I really need to visit the visa centre for my Russian visa application? - If you are aged 12 years or over and wishing to apply for a visa to Russia you will need to attend one of the three UK visa centres. During your visit you will need to pay your official processing fees (these cannot be paid online), submit your official application and supporting documents and provide your fingerprints.
There are three UK visa centres located in central London, Manchester and London. For more information about Russian visa centre opening times please read our article here.
What supporting documents do I need for my Russian visa application? - You can read a list of the required documents to support your Russian visa application from the UK here. Alternatively, you can purchase our check & send support service and let our experienced visa agents take you through the process from start to finish. Costs for this service start from just £22.50 please check costs and order here.