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Russian Visa

RUSSIA HOMESTAY VISA SERVICE
INSTRUCTION

PLEASE GATHER, PREPARE AND SEND THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:

Valid Passport:

    You must send the actual passport. The passport must have at least six (6) months validity remaining before expiration and has at least one complete blank visa page for the visa stamp.
    Note: The last three pages on the passport are not visa pages and are not acceptable. If your passport doesn't meet the requirement, click here to see our passport services.

    Note: Russia government does not recognize dual citizenship. If you were Russian citizen or have ever held Russian citizenship, you must using a Russian passport travel to Russia, or prove that you have renounced your Russian citizenship (or that your parents renounced their citizenship before you were born). This included anyone born in Russia, or born overseas to at least one Russian parent.

Visa Application Form:

    Completely fill-out and sign Russia visa application form. One form per applicant. Application has to be print double sided only!

    Click here , to completely fill-out and sign Russia visa application form online, then print it out.

Photograph:

    You must provide one 2x2 passport type photo. Your photo has to be on a white background and clear, and you are not to wear a hat, bandana, or sunglasses (prescription glasses are an exception).
    Please DO NOT glue or staple your photo to the application!

Original Letter of Invitation:

    You host in Russia need to apply a official invitation (IZVESHENIYE) on your behalf from the local OVIR in Russia.
    The Russian consulate only accepts the original invitation(not fax or copy).

Visa Express Order Form:

    Click here to completely fill-out , print out, and sign Visa Express Order form.

    If you cannot view the page, please click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader

Total Fees (A + B):

    A) Consulate Fee & Service Fee:
    Please check the following table for Russian consulate fee and our service fee:


    SERVICE TYPE ENTRIES CONSULATE FEE SERVICE FEE PROCESSING TIME
    REGULAR
    1
    $173
    $49
    8 BUSINESS DAYS
    REGULAR
    2
    $173
    $49
    8 BUSINESS DAYS
    RUSH
    1
    $283
    $99
    3 BUSINESS DAYS
    RUSH
    2
    $283
    $99
    3 BUSINESS DAYS

    B) Return Shipping Option & Fee:
    Fedex Next Day Service $26
    Fedex to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico $42
    Fedex Saturday Delivery $42
    Fedex First Overnight(8 am delivery) $70

Payment Methods:

    We accept company check, money order, cashier's check or credit card**. Please make check or money order payable to Visa Express. You can write the total amount on one check or money order.

    **Credit card payment is subject to a $3 or 3% processing charge, whichever is greater.

Ship Above Materials to:

    Visa Express
    Attn: Visa Department
    3120 Southwest Freeway
    Suite 108
    Houston, Texas 77098

If applications require Urgent (Same-day) service or Rush service. The application must be received before 10:30 AM. You must send your documents using Fedex Priority Overnight Service or UPS Next Day Service only. Applications received after 10:30 AM will be processed the next business day.

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Suite 108
Houston, Texas 77098
Toll Free: (800)884-7579
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