Application Form


Download paper version of a Visa Application form – click to download

Now, all the Russian consulates accept visa application forms completed online on Web site of the Russian Foreign Ministry – click to open


Before you complte your visa application form, make sure, you have a Letter of Invitation.
Without a Letter of Invitation your visa application will not be accepted.

A booking or reservation from a hotel is not a Letter of Invitation.

Where to get a Letter of Invitation for a Business visa? – Get it here:

Tourist Letter of Invitation – get it here online right now.: Tourist Letter of Invitation (Voucher and Confirmation) order online

Step 1.

Go to the above web-site and create your password. You will be provided an ID for your visa application so that you could come back and edit your visa application as many times as you want. Your visa application will be stored in the web-site for 30 days after created  and will not be processed untill your submit hard copy to the Russian Consulate  or  a Visa Center.

Step 2.

Enter your personal data and your passport data.

Step 3.

Enter data of your travel to Russia.

This step usually causes a lot of questions on how to comlete fields on the questionnaire.

Here you have help to fill the fields properly: (click to enlarge)

When selecting the purpose of travel to Russia:

for a Business visa make selection as shown below:

 for a Tourist visa select as follows:

On “Visit Details” page

For a Tourist Visa for Russia enter data as shown in the  picture below:

 For a Business visa to Russia based on Telex:

For a Business visa to Russia based on an Original Letter of Invitation:

Step 4.  Appointment details

If there is a Visa Application Centre available, select the Russian Visa Centre.

Remember! All short-terms visa applications ( for business and for tourism ) must be submitted to the Russian Visa Application Centre, where available.

No prior appointment is required to visit the Russian Visa Application Centres based in the UK.

Step 5.

After completed the online application you are adviced to save it and password to access your visa application form later to edit it and also to print it out .


Completing the online visa application form is only the beginning stage of your visa obtaining process.
The meaning of this step is only to free the consulate employees from entering your data into the computer.

You may complete an unlimited number of application forms.
You also may edit your online visa application form untill it is submitted in paper form to the Consulate.

Your completed visa application form will be stored for 30 days as draft document  and, if not activated, will be deleted.

To activate your visa application form, the Consulate scans the bar-code on your printed paper visa application form  when you submit it with other documents.

So, to get an appointment with a Visa center or Consulate (if required), you may create a draft of your application form. And after you get your Letter of Invitation, you may do final edition of your visa application form, before you print it out to bring it to the Consulate.