How To Get A Russian Visa In The UK – The Complete Guide

Applying for a Russian tourist or business visa from the UK can be a confusing process. With many documents required to apply, followed by a mandatory visit to a visa processing centre, it can be nerve wracking waiting to find out if you've completed all of the paperwork correctly. Here we've put together a 3 part straightforward and comprehensive guide on how to get a Russian visa from the UK.

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If you need to know how to get a Russian Visa from the UK, firstly you’ll need to know which type to apply for. Russia offers several options with varying stay lengths, so you need to make sure you know which will suit your requirements. Your mode of travel can even effect your requirements, so you will need to factor this into your decision also. Check out part 1 of our series to read about these preliminary stages.

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Gathering the correct paperwork is imperative to avoid any delays or even rejections when your application is submitted. There are several unique documents for the Russian documents, which we will outline in part 2 of this series, including how to obtain them.

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Once you have your inventory and all of your paperwork in order, you will need to complete the formal application at the Visa Processing Centre. This is where you submit your documents and have your biometric data collected to support the application. We walk you through this final stage in the third and final part of our series.

If you would like personal assistance in how to get a Russian visa from the UK, we can help. Our specialist team can help you further by talking through your individual requirements for your trip. We will advise you of the visa type you require and provide all of the document checklists and any other supporting material you require, as well as checking your application over for you before submission.

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Melanie Clarke
Melanie is a Digital Marketer and TEFL Specialist at Vital Consular. Before taking up a Marketing role, she spent 3 years building up a rich knowledge of global legalisation processes on the operations team. When she's not working, Melanie enjoys attending music events and pursuing many creative interests including screen printing and merchandise design.
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