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APPLY BY POST

Russia visa application centre offers “Postal Application Service” – the most convenient way of obtaining visa for Russian Federation.

If you have no time available for visiting our Visa Application Centre, please take the advantage of our postal application service.

Alternatively, if you wish to apply In Person at the application centre, please follow the steps for in person application.

Apply by Post

Please be informed that processing time of mail in applications will take up to 4-5 weeks.

Step by step Guide to submit your application via mail or courier service:

Step 1:

Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘Purpose of visit’ - do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa as this is entirely the prerogative of the Consulate / Embassy of Russia to decide.

Step 2:

Please select type of visa you are applying for to learn more about your visa type.

Step 3:

After selecting required type of visa please go to “Documents required” tab, choose your nationality to obtain a visa requirements checklist, collect all the required items and complete the online application form.

Step 4:

Please prepare a correct payment to cover all applicable fees. You may find your visa fee by selecting your nationality in the “Visa Fees”.

Along with the visa fee applicants are required to pay Visa Application processing Fee $ 38 USD Postal Application Processing Fee of $ 85 USD (Taxes included) and Secure courier delivery fee* of $ 35 USD (Taxes included) for each application.

* Additional mailing fee for Alaska,Hawai'i and Costa Rica + $10

Additional mailing fee for Saturday Delivery + $20

Additional fee for international shipping + $45

For all mailed in applications we accept payments in form money order in Favor of VFS Services (USA) Inc. Personal cheques will not be accepted.

For your convenience we are glad to offer a great way of tracking your visa application process. For an additional fee of $ 3 USD (Taxes included) we’ll be sending status notification at each step of your visa application via SMS text messages and e-mail as well. Please make sure to provide a valid cell phone number and e-mail address along with your visa application.

Please find more about our additional services here.

Please ensure you check closure dates and read the security regulation notices before sending your visa application package.

Step 5:

Please fill out Postal Application Information Sheet and mail or courier it along with your visa application documents and payment to one of the Russia Visa Application Centers in USA.

Address for Applications are as below:

City Address
Washington DC 1025 Vermont Ave NW, Floor 2, Washington DC 20005, USA
Houston 2425 West Loop S, 3rd Floor, Suite 340 , Houston, TX 77027
New York 311 W 11th Floor 43rd St. New York,NY 10036,USA
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Apply in Person

Step by step Guide to submit your application in person:

Step 1:

Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘Purpose of visit’ - do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa as this is entirely the prerogative of the Consulate / Embassy of Russia to decide.

Step 2:

Please select type of visa you are applying for to learn more about your visa type.

Step 3:

Go to “Documents required” tab, choose your nationality to obtain a visa requirements checklist, collect all the required items and complete the online application form.

Step 4:

Please ensure you check closure dates and read the security regulation notices before sending your visa application package.

Step 5:

Book an appointment using the link and attend one of the Russia Visa Application Centres in person to submit your application.

Please note applications will be accepted Monday to Friday 09:00 to 15:00 except declared holidays.

For Travel Agencies:

Please use this form of manifest report while applying in the visa centre.

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