The application process
    Since the 10th of December 2014 the Russian embassy requires you to apply for the visa in person. Unfortunately that means we can not apply on your behalf, but we can still offer a service that can help you.


F rom the 10 December 2014 all applicants who wish to apply for a Russian visa should do so in person at the Russian Visa Application Centres in London and Edinburgh, otherwise applications cannot be accepted. This is due to the Russian embassy now requesting a fingerprint as part of the application process. In the event of refusal to undergo biometric procedure, the applicant will not be issued a visa.

V isa24 has helped applicants to obtain the russian visas for many years however due to this new policy applicants will have to go in person to provide biometric information such as fingerprints. Unfortunately we can not process your application anymore without your presence at the visa application centre.

V isa24 can still obtain tourist and business visa invitations on your behalf. Also as we understand that the online Russia visa application can still be complicated, increasing the chance of being rejected. For this reason we still offer to handle the online application on your behalf, emailing it to you on completion. At this point you can then print, check and sign it and take to the visa centre with your passport and the required documents. This service can be provided for £15 per application.

H owever that’s not all! We will also advise you on which documents to include with your application as well as lots of tips on how to get your visa as quickly as possible. Reminder: if you do the application online and you go to the visa centre with a document missing or a mistake you will have to comeback to the centre to and begin the application process again.. Using Visa24 can avoid these potential pitfalls and errors, ensuring a speedy application process.


Fill out the form below

You will find this form below and its merely a matter of filling it in and clicking submit. If you encounter and difficulties with the form, feel free to call us for more assistance.

Will receive the application via email

Send the application to us along with any additional documents mentioned on this web page. It is best to post it using a secure service such as Royal Mail Special Delivery or another reputable courier company.



You will need two photographs

Please supply two photograph with your application. It does not need to be affixed to the application, but just left loose in the envelope along with the rest of documentation.


Your photograph needs to be exactly 45x35mm. This is the standard passport photograph size and can be obtaining from the majority of the photo booths in the country.


The photo needs to have taken with the last 3 months If you use the same photograph that is in your passport then your application would not be accepted.


The photo-print should be clear and with a continuous tone and printed on proper photographic paper.


Is it acceptable?

The embassy has strict guidelines regarding what they consider to be an acceptable passport. If they deem it unacceptable the application will be aborted and you may lose your application fee.

It should also meet the following conditions:

Valid from/to 6 months

The passport should be valid for at least another 6 months. If it is due to expire before then, you will need to get a new passport. Additionally, if the passport was issued less than 6 months ago, you will need to include your previous passport with the application.

Free pages

The passport needs to have two completely free pages facing each other in order that the visa can be stamped in. If you do not have two pages side by side then you will need to get a new passport.

Country : UK passport

You must hold a valid UK passport in order to apply under the standard conditions. If you hold another type of passport, please see the additional documentation section on this page to find out what else you need to include.


3 ways to pay

There are three different ways you can pay for your visa application as listed below. Please note that we submit your application as soon as we receive it so whichever payment method you choose it will not have an impact on the application process. There may be a delay in emailing the invoice to you but this doesn't impact on the delivery time.


You can include cash with your application when you are sending the application forms to us. You would find the appropriate amount on the order form.


You can include a Cheque or Postal Order with your application when you are sending it to us. If so, please make it payable to Visa24.


You can pay by BACS bank transfer while your application is being processed. If you choose this option, we shall invoice you once we have received your application and you make the payment while the embassy considers your request.



Visa24 is not affiliated with the government of Russia. If you want to apply for a visa directly with the Russia Embassy, you can make an appointment to go in person.

Click here for the Russia Embassy website in the United Kingdom.