How to Get an
Official/Diplomatic Visa for Russia

Russian Official/Diplomatic Visas are issued for:


Diplomats & Government Staff • Official Travel & Missions
Family Members of Diplomatic & Official Visa Holders
Authorities on Non-Official Visits
Employees of International Organizations with Diplomatic Status

Get an Official/Diplomatic Visa to Russia
in Just 
4 EASY STEPS:

Get an Official/Diplomatic Visa to Russia
in Just 
4 EASY STEPS:

Step 1:
Gather Documents

Step 2:
Complete Forms

Step 3:
Ship Documents

Step 4:
Place Order

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Getting Visas for Official & Government
Travel to Russia has never been easier!

UVC Step by Step Russian Diplomatic Visa Help Guide 
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Current Entry Information
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STEP 1: RUSSIA OFFICIAL/DIPLOMATIC VISA


Carefully Review the Following Information & Gather Together the Required Documents

Russia Official/Diplomatic Visa Overview

Applicants with United States Diplomatic/Official passports must apply for a Russian visa through the U.S. Department of State - Special Issuance Agency.

 

More Important Instructions & Helpful Information

It is recommended that applicants carry copies of their passport main page, Russian Visa, and Invitation Letter with them to Russia.


Applicants must register their visa locally at a local OVIR (Office of Visas and Registration) or Police Station within 72 hours of their arrival into Russia.


Embassy Requirements and Consular Fees are subject to change without prior notice at the discretion of the Russian Government.


The Russian Embassy maintains the right to request a personal interview from applicants as may be needed in particular cases. The Russian Embassy also maintains the right to request at any time additional documents showing the purpose and length of the applicant's trip to Russia, proving the applicant possess sufficient finances for their stay in Russia and verifying the applicant's intent to exit Russian Federation territory when the trip concludes.

These documents may include:

  • A Bank Statement from the applicant;
  • A statement from the applicants employer verifying wages;
  • Proof of Medical insurance valid in the Russia;
  • Proof of property ownership ownership of property in the country of his/her citizenship;
  • Family Birth Records.

 

STEP 2: RUSSIA OFFICIAL/DIPLOMATIC VISA


Carefully Complete the Following Required Forms

Russia Tourist Visa Application Form


Complete, print, and sign two copies of the Online Russia Visa Application Form.

STEP 3: RUSSIA OFFICIAL/DIPLOMATIC VISA


Select Your Preferred Shipping Method 

Shipping Instructions

Shipping Instructions

Please send all required documents, completed forms and a printed copy of your order confirmation to:


US Visa Connection

Address: 510 Earls Court Drive, Katy TX 77450
Phone: 877-VISADOC (847-2362)

Once your order has been completed, your passport with visa will be returned to you with the shipping option you choose. It is highly recommended all documents be shipped using FedEx.

 

Shipping Fees

Shipping Fees


FedEx Return Shipping FedEx Logo
Continental USA Only Price
Overnight - Next Business Day $38.00
2 Day - 2nd Business Day $28.00
Saturday Delivery $48.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day / 2 Day (No Saturday Delivery) $48.00
International Price
Call UVC for Prices (Varies by Location) Varies

If you are sending a pre-paid return label or will be using a FedEx or UPS account, you can supply that information when placing your order.

 

STEP 4: RUSSIA OFFICIAL/DIPLOMATIC VISA


Place Your order

Fees

Applicants with United States Diplomatic/Official passports must apply for a Russian visa through the U.S. Department of State - Special Issuance Agency.

 

STEP 1: RUSSIA OFFICIAL/DIPLOMATIC VISA


Carefully Review the Following Information & Gather Together the Required Documents

Russia Official/Diplomatic Visa Overview

Applicants with United States Diplomatic/Official passports must apply for a Russian visa through the U.S. Department of State - Special Issuance Agency.

 

More Important Instructions & Helpful Information

It is recommended that applicants carry copies of their passport main page, Russian Visa, and Invitation Letter with them to Russia.


Applicants must register their visa locally at a local OVIR (Office of Visas and Registration) or Police Station within 72 hours of their arrival into Russia.


Embassy Requirements and Consular Fees are subject to change without prior notice at the discretion of the Russian Government.


The Russian Embassy maintains the right to request a personal interview from applicants as may be needed in particular cases. The Russian Embassy also maintains the right to request at any time additional documents showing the purpose and length of the applicant's trip to Russia, proving the applicant possess sufficient finances for their stay in Russia and verifying the applicant's intent to exit Russian Federation territory when the trip concludes.

These documents may include:

  • A Bank Statement from the applicant;
  • A statement from the applicants employer verifying wages;
  • Proof of Medical insurance valid in the Russia;
  • Proof of property ownership ownership of property in the country of his/her citizenship;
  • Family Birth Records.

 

STEP 2: RUSSIA OFFICIAL/DIPLOMATIC VISA


Carefully Complete the Following Required Forms

Russia Tourist Visa Application Form


Complete, print, and sign two copies of the Online Russia Visa Application Form.

STEP 3: RUSSIA OFFICIAL/DIPLOMATIC VISA


Select Your Preferred Shipping Method 

Shipping Instructions

Shipping Instructions

Please send all required documents, completed forms and a printed copy of your order confirmation to:


US Visa Connection

Address: 510 Earls Court Drive, Katy TX 77450
Phone: 877-VISADOC (847-2362)

Once your order has been completed, your passport with visa will be returned to you with the shipping option you choose. It is highly recommended all documents be shipped using FedEx.

 

Shipping Fees

Shipping Fees


FedEx Return Shipping FedEx Logo
Continental USA Only Price
Overnight - Next Business Day $38.00
2 Day - 2nd Business Day $28.00
Saturday Delivery $48.00
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day / 2 Day (No Saturday Delivery) $48.00
International Price
Call UVC for Prices (Varies by Location) Varies

If you are sending a pre-paid return label or will be using a FedEx or UPS account, you can supply that information when placing your order.

 

STEP 4: RUSSIA OFFICIAL/DIPLOMATIC VISA


Place Your order

Fees

Applicants with United States Diplomatic/Official passports must apply for a Russian visa through the U.S. Department of State - Special Issuance Agency.

 

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How soon do you need your
Official/Diplomatic Visa to Russia?

$99.00

Regular
8-10 Business Days

$125.00

Rush
5-7 Business Days

$149.00

Urgent
2 Business Days

Regular Processing
8-10 Business Days

UVC Fee: $99.00

Rush Processing
5-7 Business Days

UVC Fee: $125.00

Urgent Processing
2 Business Days

UVC Fee: $149.00

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Russia Fun Facts

Did you Know that the longest railway line in the world runs through Russia?


The Trans- Siberian Railroad connects Moscow to the Russia Far East. With a current length of nearly 6,000 miles, it is the longest railway line in the world. It was built between 1891 and 1916  under the leadership of Tsar Alexander III and then his son Tsar Nicholas II. Initially only connecting Moscow with Vladivostok, the Trans- Siberian Railroad is still being expanded to this day. 

 

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