Russia Visa Requirements

Important:

 

Consular Closings - The Russian Embassy will be closed on December 26, and from December 30 - January 9.

 

Please review our FAQs section for information on completing the Russia visa application form and for a list of common mistakes made when completing the form.  

 

Russia Business Visa Requirements:​

 1. Valid Passport with an expiration date greater than six months from the date of entry and at least three blank pages

​2. Completed and Signed Application Form. The application must be filled out electronically at:

   https://visa.kdmid.ru.

  • Select country where you will be applying from (U.S.) and language preference

  • Check the box located at the bottom of the page marked "I have read this information" then click "completed new application form" button.

  • Choose a security question, be sure to write down question and answer to log back into application. Complete the security CAPTCHA then click “Submit." Print out or manually save application ID.

  • The entire application must be filled out. If you do not have the invitation letter yet, then leave the sections about the invitation letter blank. We will complete that portion once your invitation letter is received.

3. Two recent passport-style color photos, with full face, front view, no hat, and against a plain white  

    background.

4. An official invitation from the Russian Foreign Ministry or its regional representatives or from the Russian Ministry of Interior (Voucher)

  • If the official Russian visa invitation was submitted directly to the Embassy of Russia or the Russian Consulate, send us a record of the telex visa invitation number and date it should be received by the Consulate.

  • If you do not have an invitation letter, we can apply for the invitation letter for you. It will take an additional few days to process your visa. If you request a shorter visa (i.e. one month single entry visa), it will take a shorter time to process the invitation letter. Please email us a clear, color copy of the applicant’s passport and completed application as soon as possible, so we can request the voucher prior to receiving the complete application package.

  • If you have already obtained an invitation letter from the Russian Foreign Ministry, we must have the original letter.

5. Travel Itinerary or a Copy of a Plane Ticket

6. Fee Schedule (download) ​

Non-U.S. Passport Holders Must Include:

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1. A copy of a green card or a valid US visa

* Please note that the Russian Consulate may request additional documents for non-US passport holders and ​the processing time may take longer.

For more details on the Russian Visa requirements, please download our application package.

Russian Tourist Visa Requirements:

1. Valid Passport with an expiration date greater than six months from the date of entry and at least three blank pages

 

2. Completed and Signed Application Form. The application must be filled out electronically at:

   https://visa.kdmid.ru/

  • Select country where you will be applying from (U.S.) and language preference

  • Check the box located at the bottom of the page marked "I have read this information" then click "completed new application form" button.

  • Choose a security question, be sure to write down question and answer to log back into application. Complete the security CAPTCHA then click “Submit." Print out or manually save application ID.

  • The entire application must be filled out. If you do not have the invitation letter yet, then leave the sections about the invitation letter blank. We will complete that portion once your invitation letter is received. 

3. Two recent passport-style color photos, with full face, front view, no hat, and against a plain white 

    background.

4. An Official Tourist Support Letter (Voucher)

  • If the official Russian visa invitation was submitted directly to the Embassy of Russia or the Russian Consulate, send us a record of the telex visa invitation number and date it should be received by the Consulate.

  • If you do not have an invitation letter, we can apply for the invitation letter for you. It will take an additional few days to process your visa. If you request a shorter visa (i.e. one month single entry visa), it will take a shorter time to process the invitation letter. Please email us a clear, color copy of the applicant’s passport and completed application as soon as possible, so we can request the voucher prior to receiving the complete application package.

  • If you have already obtained an invitation letter from the Russian Foreign Ministry, we must have the original letter.​

5. Travel Itinerary or a Copy of a Plane Ticket

6. Fee Schedule (download) ​ 

 

Non-U.S. Passport Holders Must Include:

1. A copy of a green card or a valid US visa

* Please note that the Russian Consulate may request additional documents for non-US passport holders and ​the processing time may take longer.

For more details on the Russian Visa requirements, please download our application package.

​Visa Types

Business Visa - A Business Visa is issued to a person who is invited to Russia for business.

Tourist Visa - A Tourist Visa is issued to a person who comes to Russia for sightseeing, visiting family members/friends or other private purposes.

Processing Time

Processing time varies by type of visa requested.

 

3 Month Two Entry Visa

Invitation Letter processing time: 10-12 Business Days

Visa Processing time: 1-2 Business Days

 

1 Year Multiple Entry Business Visa

Invitation Letter processing time: 14-16 Business Days

Visa Processing time: 1-2 Business Days

 

3 Year Multiple Entry Business Visa

Invitation Letter processing time: 1-2 Business Days

Visa Processing time: 6-8 Business Days

 

Tourist Visa

Invitation Letter processing time: 1-2 Business Days

Visa Processing time: 1-2 Business Days

        

Please call or email our office to request rush service and to make sure that you have all required documents. Please note that if you request a short visa (i.e. one month single entry visa), it will take a shorter time to process the invitation letter. Any errors in the application materials can delay the process of obtaining a visa.

 

 

Russia Visa Fees (Download)

Consular Fees                                                                   Cost                  

Three Months Double Entry Business Visa                                 $360

Three Months Double Entry Visa and invitation letter                 $610

One Year Multiple Entry Business Visa                                       $623

One Years Multiple Entry Business Visa with invitation letter       $923

Three Years Multiple Entry Business Visa                                   $530

Three Years Multiple Entry Business Visa with invitation letter    $590

 

​One Month Single Entry Touist Visa with invitation letter             $410

Three Years Multiple Entry Tourist Visa with invitation letter        $420

USCCC Fee                                                                           Cost                   

Processing Fee*                                                                      $350

 

*An additional shipment fee will be charge in order to send the application materials to the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. to be processed. This cost will be charged either through the provided shipping account or through the USCCC account.

​USCCC accepts cash, credit card or check. If you would like to pay by check, please make the check payable to US-China Chamber of Commerce. We accept MasterCard, Visa and American Express credit cards. Please note that a 4.9% credit card fee applies to the total cost.

Any additional work required to complete a visa in a timely manner may be subjected to an additional charge. For example, additional trips to the Consulate or personal passport delivery. 
 

 

​Shipping

Please call our office at (312) 368-9911 to make sure that your materials meet the requirements before sending us your application materials. You can also email us a copy of your application materials at info@usccc.org, so we can check your documents.

Once you have assembled all of the documents, you can send them to:

ATTN: Visa Department

U.S.-China Chamber of Commerce

55 W. Monroe Street, Suite 630

Chicago, IL 60603

USCCC can ship the completed passport, Russian visa and receipt using the applicant's FedEx or UPS shipping account. If the applicant does not have a shipping account, we will charge a shipping fee to cover the cost of shipping. The estimated shipping cost is $32.50.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Russian Visa Application Package. Click to download

Russian Visa Application 

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Russian Visa Fee Schedule.

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Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about Russia Visa

Sample Russia Visa