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3-4 Processing Days


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How to Expedite a Russian Visa

Are you thinking about going to Russia? If so, you must apply for a Russian visa. But before you do, your passport should have at least six months of validity before it expires. Also, two or more blank passport pages.

Russian Visa Types

If you are planning to go as a tourist, then apply for a tourist visa. Otherwise, there are five other visa types. They include:

  • Business
  • Private
  • Student
  • Work
  • Humanitarian

Each has its requirements for approval.

Here is a general list of requirements you must meet when you apply for a visa:

  • Valid US passport with blank pages
  • Two recent passport size photos
  • Letter of invitation from a hotel, business (must be approved by Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Itinerary for double entry
  • HIV Test Results
  • Copies of passport and invitations

Where to Apply

You can obtain an application form online or from a Russian consulate or embassy. After completing the form, submit it with the other documents at the consulate or embassy near you. Below is a list of all the locations in the United States.

Russian Consulate General or Embassy in the U.S.

Embassy or Consulate Telephone
Embassy of Russia in Washington, D.C.

2650 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20007

(202) 298-5700, (202) 298-5701,

(202) 298-5704

F: (202) 298-5735, (202) 483-7579

Consulate General of Russia in Houston

1333 West Loop South, Suite 1300

Houston, TX 77027

(713) 337-3300

F: (713) 337-3305

Consulate General of Russia in San Francisco

2790 Green Street

San Francisco, CA 94123

(415) 928-6878, (415) 202-9802

F: (415) 929-0306

Consulate General of Russia in Seattle

600 University Street, Suite 2510

Seattle, WA 98101

(206) 728-0232

F: (206) 728-1871

Consulate General of Russia in New York

9 East 9th Street

New York, NY 10128

(212) 348-1717, (212) 348-5762

F: (212) 831-9162

Expedited Russian Tourist & Business Visa Cost

Tourist  or Business Visa Emergency Service Express Service Rush Service
Processing Days 3-4 7-10 15
Validity 1-3 years 1-3 years 1-3 years
Consular Fee $258 $238 $208
Service Fee $350 $300 $250
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