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Applying for a visa to travel to Russia from the UK, whether for work, business, study or tourism, is not as complicated a process as it may seems. Updated in January Originally written in October
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A frequently asked question is where to apply for a Russian visa if you are in a foreign country. Well, to request and process the Russian visa in a foreign country, you must have legal residence in that country, and go to the Russian consulate or the Russian visa center. To process a Russian visa in a foreign country, you need to have legal residence in the country for more than 90 days , either for work, studies, etc. In case you are a tourist, you will most likely not be able to obtain visas and you will have to return to your country to do the proceeding. In case you have legal residence in a country other than yours, you should find out if there is a Russian consulate. You need to keep in mind that not all countries in the world have Russian consulate, and in many countries and their nationals a visa is not required to travel to Russia. More info on the official website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through this link information is in Russian but you can use the automatic translator. Keep in mind that currently in 32 countries, the Russian embassies, due to high volume of visa applications, have outsourced to private companies the proceeding of visa.
Please be informed that the Consular Section of the Embassy of Russia will be closed on 24 February for a national holiday. The FCS of Russia has launched an information service that allows online checking of the presence of arrears in customs payments and decisions made by the customs authorities on non-permission to enter the Russian Federation. At the same time, the Embassy receives complains from the citizens who were denied entry when crossing the border of the Russian Federation or registering for a flight from London. On 8 November the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Equatorial Guinea on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the holders of the diplomatic, service and special passports entered into the force. Dear visitors! Please be informed that the Consular Section of the Embassy of Russia will be closed on 04 November for a national holiday. On 8 October the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Botswana on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the nationals of the Russian Federation and the nationals of the Republic of Botswana entered into force. On 22 October the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the nationals of the Russian Federation and the nationals of Antigua and Barbuda is entering into force. Main menu. Visas, consular services.