Visa Information

Consulate information


2650 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007

VFS Global (Russian Representative office):

1025 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005

Office hours:

Drop off:  Mon to Fri  9 am – 12 pm

Pick up: Mon to Fri  3 – 5 pm

Phone: (202) 298-5700 Website

Important Facts

Until further notice, travel to Russia is not recommended due to safety reasons.

  • COVID-19 REGULATIONS (Subject to change). Passengers must have a printed negative Covid-19 PCR test result issued at most 72 hours before arrival. A completed application form must be presented upon arrival.
  • NO RUSH SERVICE for the US passport holders effective January 2020 until further notice.
  • Passport must be valid for at least a full six (6) months after the visa expiry date and have at least two (2) blank visa pages.
  • NO VISA REQUIRED for nationals of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Peru, South Africa, Uruguay, Venezuela, and some other countries for a maximum stay of 90 days. A valid passport is required for entry.
  • 3-YR MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA. It is recommended that the US citizens apply for a 3-year multiple-entry visa regardless of what is stated in the travel vouchers or letter of invitation. This visa can be applied for business, private, humanitarian, or tourist visits.
  • TRANSIT VISA. A regular visa is required if transiting over 24 hours in Russia.
  • For more information and questions contact the GC Visa office.
Visa Application Requirements US NON-US
Valid passport
Completed and signed application form
The application must be typewritten. Not handwritten.
Passport size photos - one (1) photo
Invitation letter (Business visa or study visa only)
Autobiography translated into Russian
(Only for Australian nationals)
Agency travel voucher
Copy of flight itinerary
A round trip travel airline ticket with traveler's name.
Copy of hotel reservation/Evidence of address while staying in the country.
Proof of valid legal residency in the US (copy only)
Travel health insurance

Forms and Links

Application Form – AUSTRALIA/CANADA/USA Application Form – Non-US

Processing Time

Processing timeService type
10 to 15 business daysRegular

Fee per Visa

Payment Method: Cash, Money Order,

Type of VisaFee per VisaType of entryTerm of visa
US Nationals
160.00Multiple3 years
US Nationals
Business/Tourist/Transit (Rush)
VFS fee - all type of visa38.00

Additional Notes

  • Allow (2) two extra days for GC Visa Office to process your application.
  • For Long Term/Work Visa and Children under 18, Contact GC Visa Office.
  • Please note that Embassies/Country Representative Offices change the requirements on a regular basis without notifying us.
  • There is a GC surcharge for our services.

Last updated: May 16, 2022