New Russia Visa Application Procedure effective – 23rd January 2009.
To meet the increasing demand, while maintaining high standards of service, the Embassy of the Russian Federation has outsourced its Visa Application Processing to M/S VF Services (UK) Ltd.
This service is available to all nationals residing in the UK who wish to apply for a Russian visa.
All applications may be submitted without a prior appointment.
This new procedure will not only avoid queuing and waiting lists but will also focus on delivering the visas within a very short time.
This centre is located at
15 – 27 Gee Street,
London, EC1V 3RD
From Monday to Friday: 08:30 - 15: 00
Hours for applications and 15:30 – 16:30
Hours for collection of passports only.
Holders of foreign diplomatic and service passports intending to visit Russia on an official business will continue to apply in person at the Embassy.
For further details on the documents to provide, please consult the following website and follow the instructions corresponding with the purpose of your visit: http://ru.vfsglobal.co.uk
Important Notice: VF Services (UK) Limited will be responsible only for accepting and processing applications. All applications will continue to be assessed by the Embassy of the Russian Federation, London. Timelines and turnaround of visas are as per the discretion of the authority.