Visas for Russia

Russian Connections is your white glove visa service.

Getting a visa on your own can be a difficult and time consuming process involving getting an invitation, traveling to a Russian Embassy, waiting in long lines and delays due to missing information or documents. By using our agency, we can expedite the process conveniently with full service and support at every step of the way, and ensure all applications are filled correctly and all documents are in order. This includes procurement of an official Tourist Voucher/Invitation approved by the Ministry of Tourism along with your visa from the Russian Embassy.

NEW INFORMATION!

RUSSIAN CONNECTIONS, is always here to assist you with everything Russia! Email or call us with any questions, request you may have.
We are changing our office hours, starting June 1st, our office is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY! Please make sure you have made an appointment before stopping by out new office @ 1160 Battery Street, East, Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94111PRICES!

PROCESSING DATES ARE BUSINESS DAYS.
PLEASE TAKE THAT INTO ACCOUNT WHEN SENDING PAYMENT.
The Russian Consulate will be closed July 4th and 5th.

WE MOVED JUNE 1st!

Russian Connections new office.
1160 Battery Street East, Suites 100
San Francisco, California, 94111

Please follow the directions below carefully in order to expedite the process.

Step 1. Documentation

For all citizenship’s, please obtain the following:

  • Your current passport:
    must be valid for 6 months after your return home from Russia
    must have 2 empty visa pages
    please make sure that your passport is signed.
  • Two recent (2) passport photos, please write your name on the back of the photo.
  • One (1) copy of the first page of your passport
Additional Requirements
FOR BUSINESS VISAS
Please Fill out this online form.
FOR APPLICANTS BORN IN THE SOVIET UNION OR RUSSIA
You must also obtain:

  • Born in Russia and emigrated before 1992: a copy of your Naturalization papers or a copy of your U.S. entry visa
  • Born in a Former Soviet Republic: your valid or expired passport or other proof of emigration from your country of origin.
FOR MINORS, UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE
You must also obtain:

  • Copy of birth certificate.
  • Copy of parents passports.
FOR STATELESS TRAVELERS (REFUGEES, ETC.)
You must also obtain:

  • A copy of your Green Card
  • A copy of your round-trip ticket
  • Proof of international travel insurance policy

Step 2. Visa Application

SAVE YOURSELF A LOT OF TIME AND STRESS.
LET US FILL-OUT AND SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION WITH THE RUSSIAN CONSULATE.

  • Having us complete this step for you will incur a $35 fee, per application.
  • Each person applying for a Russian visa has to fill out the form
  • If you choose to do this yourself, view the instructions below. We have specific steps you must follow to help us expedite the process. Any errors may slow down the process, and incur a $35 application fee, so read carefully. When you are done, do not print anything, just provide us the ID number and password in the order form.
Simple Russian Connections visa form
COMPLETE THE APPLICATION MYSELF with the RUSSIAN CONSULATE
We will direct you to the Russian Consulate website to fill out their form. Please follow our instructions in this section for entering information on their form. If you have your own invitation, you will need it to complete the form.

The Russian Consulate page will open in a new window, so you can keep following the instructions here. Click the button below to begin.

Open the Russian Consulate Visa Page

  1. For the web site password use MOSCOW1
  2. Print or write down your Application ID#.
  3. For Tourist Visas, enter the following:
    • Purpose of Visit (section): TOURISM
    • Purpose of Visit: TOURISM
    • If we are providing your invitation:
      • Organization: UTS
      • Address: Moscow
      • REF#: 002069
      • CONF: 0
  4. For Business Visas, enter the following:
    • Purpose of Visit (section): BUSINESS
    • Purpose of Visit: BUSINESS
    • If we are providing your invitation:
      • Organization: VIMPEL
      • Location: MOSCOW
  5. Be sure to list your last place of work and place of study. Do not leave these blank.
  6. For the place you are staying:
    • Name: HOTEL
    • Address: MOSCOW
    • Phone: 1(415)434-4044
  7. For Visa Issuing Office: VFS WASINGTON DC

Step 3. Visa Prices & Processing Fees

Please add all prices and fees per traveler.

Visa Prices

PRICES FOR TOURIST VISA

TOURIST VISA

Price includes tourist visa invitation and all consulate fees.
If you are not a citizen of the U.S., U.K. or E.U., please contact us for pricing.

Russian Visa
U.S. and U.K. Citizens Only
Processing time
Business days Single entry Multiple entry
20 Days $300 $400
14 Days $375 $500
8 Days $785
5 Days $555
2 Days $875
Russian Visa
for E.U. Citizens Only
Processing time
Business days Single entry
30 days
15 Days $205
10 Days $275
5 Days $395
4 Days $455
PRICES FOR BUSINESS VISA

BUSINESS VISA

Price includes business visa invitation and all consulate fees
Processing time includes the time it takes us to issue the invitation.
Processing time for a business invitation is different for each country.

Multiple Entry
3 Year Visa
For U.S. Citizens ONLY
Business days Price
20 Days $500
15 Days $625
8 Days $925
Multiple Entry
12 Month Visa
Business days Price
30 Days $525
22 Days $625
18 Days $1055
Single/Double Entry
3 Month Visa
Business days Price
30 Days $395
15 Days $465
11 Days $645

To start the process please fill out this online form.
For urgent processing, please contact us.

Processing Fees

  • Russian Connections fills out and submits visa application: add $35
  • Return Shipping (required): add $45 for overnight FedEx, add $30 for 2-3 day FedEx delivery

Step 4. Payment & Order Form

Payment

  • Company check, cashier’s check or money order must be made out to Russian Connections with the total fees from Step 3.
  • For credit card payments, please print and fill out the doc/credit card form. The button will open the form in a new window.
    Please add a 4% credit card processing fee to the total fees from Step 3.

Open Credit Card Form

Order Form

Please fill out the Russian Connections Order Form.

VISA Order Form

Step 5. Delivery

Mail or deliver the following to our office:

  • Passport, photos and required documents from Step 1
  • Payment Check or Credit Card Form—printed and filled out
Our Address:
Russian Connections
1160 Battery St. East, Suites 100
San Francisco, CA 94111

Visa Support

Russian Connections can provide you with the visa support documentation both for tourist and business visas.
With your visa support documentation, you can apply for the visa on your own. You can also You can then apply on your own.

VISA SUPPORT ONLY

Visa Support prices

TOURIST VISA SUPPORT – Coming soon

BUSINESS VISA – Coming soon


If you have questions about visas, call toll free: 1-877-RUS-CONN OR 1-877-787-2666 or email visas@russianconnections.com.

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