This information applies to residents of all US States.

Visas for Russia

Below you will find the requirements to obtain a visa for Russia. Once you complete gathering the documents, choose your processing time and place your order online or use the paper order form. If you have questions at any point in the process, click the  and you will be directed to a pop-up page with more information; close that once your question is answered and proceed. 


  • Signed Passport with at least six months validity and 2 facing, blank visa pages

  • One current passport-type photo

  • One completed and signed application. All Russian visa applications must be made online, via the Russian Government website. Click HERE for info about the process before using the online system. Click HERE to start the application. At the end of the process for Appointment Details, it asks for "Location where you will be applying for your Visa", select "Visa Application Center ILS (Washington)"

  • The Application ID and Password info that you receive when making the online application - see above - must be sent

  • (for Business) Official invitation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Interior Ministry in Russia (for visas less than 3 years) OR letter in Russian from inviting company which must request a 3-year visa. Click for more info =>

  • Official Hotel confirmation and Voucher from sponsor in Russia (for Tourism). The name on the voucher must EXACTLY match the name as it appears in the traveler's passport

  • Original Official invitation from friend or relative (for Tourists not staying in a Hotel)

  • Copy of travel itinerary on Travel Agency or Airline Letterhead or Airline tickets 

  • (for Non-US Passport holders) Copy of front and back of Alien Registration Card
    ("Green Card") or copy of U.S. visa in Passport


Processing Times and Fees:

Processing Type: Service Fee:
Regular Processing: 14+  Business days: $210 (US Passport Holder)
$250 (non-US Passport)
Rush Processing: 10 - 12 Business days: $270 (US Passport Holder)
$310 (non-US Passport)

Russia charges:
$333 for 3-year, multiple-entry visas to US Passports

Please note: Russia applications that are submitted and are rejected due to application errors will be charged an additional $50 to fix errors.

Non-US Passports should use Option 2 below as Embassy fees can vary.

Place order:

  1. Enter your Departure Date below, then Select a Service below that. When the pop-up window appears, click "OK" to calculate fees. Click "BUY NOW" and follow the instructions on each page. After billing, shipping and credit card info is completed you will receive shipping instructions. If you need more than one Service, either place separate orders online or use option 2 below.
  2. If you prefer not to place an online order or need multiple Services, use our VISA/PASSPORT ORDER FORM. Complete all information and ship it with all your documents to the address at the top of the form. Your credit card will be charged once the work is complete and we will include a receipt with your returned passport.
Type: Visa
Country: Russia
Departure Date: Click Here to Pick the date  << Click here to select a date
Select a Service:
Weekends and Holidays do not count as processing days.
Regular (14+ days)-Multiple-Entry
Rush (10-11 days)-Multiple-Entry
Regular (14+ days)-Non-US Passport
Rush (10-11 days)-Non-US Passport

American Visa Service - 53 West Jackson - Suite 1226 - Chicago, IL 60604  (312) 922-8860 fax (312)922-7578


Note: Visa documents not in our office by 9:30 a.m. (CST) may be submitted the following business day and/or may be charged additional rush fees to meet a date of departure. We suggest you ship documents by UPS Early AM with signature waived as all other options generally arrive too late for submission. All passport documents will be submitted the day after they are received. AVS is not responsible for deliveries to our office. American Visa Service, Inc. is not responsible for passports lost, delayed or damaged by any government office, Consulate or delivery service. American Visa is not responsible for the websites of other offices nor for problems with those sites. Fees and/or requirements may change with little or no advance notice. All cancelled orders will incur a 10% credit card fee to cover the fees AVS is charged by Visa/MC/Amex to process charges and refunds.