Russia

Business Visa

A valid passport and visa are required for business travel to Russia.

1. Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Russia, with at least two adjacent blank visa pages available for Russian visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Russian visa stamps.

2. Russian Visa Application Form:

For single and double entry visa requests: one original Russia visa application completed on- line, printed and signed; plus one copy.

For multiple entry requests: two original Russia visa applications completed on-line, printed and signed; plus one copy.

*Important: – You must have the visa invitation information or obtain it from your inviting organization in order to complete the application form.

– You must save the Application ID and remember the security question in case you need to return later to make any changes or corrections to the online application. Please provide this information on your Global Service Order Form comments for us to better assist you.

– When asked to select the location where you will be applying for your visa choose “Visa Application Center ILS (city)”.

*Note:  At the end of the online Russian visa application, you will be asked to select the visa issuing office. You must select “ILS WASHINGTON”, “ILS NEW YORK”, “ILS SAN FRANCISCO”, or “ILS HOUSTON” depending on what Fastportpassport location will process your visa. If you select the city without “ILS”, the application will not be accepted.

3. Photo Requirements:

One recent 1 3/8 x 1 3/4 inch passport style photograph – head and shoulders, face forward, neutral expression, in color, and with a plain/white background.

Houston: The applicant must not wear glasses in the photo unless the photo in the original passport includes glasses. Photos with glasses must not have glare or reflection in the lenses.

 

OR – you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.\

4. Official Invitation from Russia:

Original invitation issued by the Russian Federal Migration Services – OR – if the official Russian visa invitation was submitted directly to the Embassy of Russia or Russian Consulate, provide a record of the telex visa invitation number and date the telex should be received by the Consulate. The original invitation from Russia or telex number is required. Information from the invitation is needed to complete the Russian Visa Application Form. You must have the invitation, or have the information from your host, before you can fill out the new Russia visa application form.

FastportPassport  is able to obtain the official business invitation for you. To request this service, please fill out our Online Russia Business Invitation Request Form. You will receive a confirmation of your request and the inviting Russian organization information for your Russian visa application. You will receive the telex number for your official Russian visa information by email.

5. Proof Of Departure:

Emergency requests must be submitted with an itinerary or copy of tickets.

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit.

 

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Processing times and fees:

Houston:

Regular processing 15 business days:

Single Entry: $175                            Double Entry: $175    Multiple (3 years) $195

Rush 5-7 business days    Single: $285     Double: $285

Rush 24 hours:                  Single: $315        Double: $315
New York:

Regular processing 15 business days:

Single Entry: $175                            Double Entry: $175  Multiple (3 years) $195

Rush 5-7 business days:   Single: $285     Double: $285

Rush 24 hours:                               Single: $315          Double: $315

 

San Francisco:

Regular processing 15 business days:

Single Entry: $175                            Double Entry: $175  Multiple (3 years) $195

Rush 5-7 business days:   Single: $285     Double: $285

Rush 24 hours:                               Single: $315          Double: $315

 

Washington:

Regular processing 7 business days:

Single Entry: $175                            Double Entry: $175    Multiple (3 years) $195

Rush 3 business days        Single: $285     Double: $285

Rush 24 hours:                  Single: $315        Double: $315

 

Jurisdictions:

THE CONSULAR SECTION OF THE EMBASSY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

2641 Tunlaw Road, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20007

Visas: (202) 939-8913

Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland,

Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia,

Puerto Rico.

 

THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN NEW YORK

Address:               9 East 91 Street, New York, NY 10128

Telephone:          (212) 348-0926 Fax:(212) 831-9162

Office hours:      Monday – Thursday 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.,

Friday 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

 

THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN SAN FRANCISCO

Address:               2790 Green Street

San Francisco, CA 94123

Telephone:          (415) 928-6878 , (415) 202-9800

Visa Desk :Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Utah.

 

THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN SEATTLE

Address:               600 University Street, Suite 2510

Seattle, WA 98101

Telephone:          (206) 728-1910

Visa Desk :Monday – Friday 2:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Alaska, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

 

THE CONSULATE GENERAL OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN HOUSTON

Address:               1333 West Loop South, Ste. 1300,

Houston, TX 77027.

Telephone:          (713) 337-3300

Fax:        (713) 337-3305

Office hours:      Monday – Friday 9:00 – 12:30; 14:30 – 18:00

Jurisdiction:        Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, T

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