UK national to Russia Work visa

Visa Requirements: 
  • Passport with at least two blank pages and valid for at least 6 months beyond the requested visa (how to renew your passport)
  • 1 recent passport size photo
  • 1 application form (see below)
  • Original work permit invitation (see below for details)

Please be advised that until further notice, visa centres will be operating by appointment only. 

The mandatory appointment fee of 50 GBP is applicable per application and can be only refunded if cancelled more than 24 hours prior to appointment.

Supporting Information: 

Applicants of all nationalities over 12 years old must submit fingerprints. Fingerprinting is required with every visa application even if one had already been fingerprinted for previous visa application. Our knowledge and years of experience will ensure that your visit to the one of the visa centres will go as smooth as possible.

Application form
Will be completed by us using information from your order form or/and previously used application forms.

Invitation letter
Invitation can be issued by the Russian Federal Migration Services only upon request from the applicant's Russian employer. Must be in original. In some instances can obtain one on your behalf for an additional fee. Please contact us to check on details.

Holders of valid Russian visas
Those with still valid at the time of application Russian visas must supply those visas in original to be cancelled for the new visa to be issued.

Visa validity
With rear exclusions work permits are issued for one entry within 90 days. Once in Russia this visa will be converted into a multiple entry one, three or five year's visa (depending on the employment terms).

Entry requirement

  • Foreign citizens residing in UK can enter the Russian Federation, but from the UK only through air checkpoints across the state border of the Russian Federation.
  • Medical certificate issued within 3 days before entering Russia, confirming negative for COVID-19 on a Polymerase chain reaction (PCR test for COVID-19) in English or Russian; othwerwise could be denied boarding an aircraft.
  • 14-day quarantine period for any travellers arriving from the UK. 

AnyVisa Solution:
The following is included in our service:

  • Complete your online visa application form to ensure it meets the embassy's standards
  • Obtain an invitation appropriate to the type of your trip (if required)
  • Advise on supporting documents that may be required
  • Check your application materials prior to submission

Applications submitted in London
The applicant only needs to attend the Visa Centre at a convenient date and time to submit their documents & fingerprints. Full guidance on the submission will be provided. After the submission is done we will:

  • Collect the visa
  • Check it for errors and typos
  • Deliver it back to the traveller

Applications submitted in Edinburgh on Manchester
The applicant only needs to attend the Visa Centre at a convenient date and time to submit their documents & fingerprints and pay appropriate visa fee. Full guidance on submission will be provided. Passport with visa will be delivered to the traveller by the Visa Centre. Important - Please email us a copy of your visa so we can check it for errors.

Handling Fees: 
Visa type Processing time at the consulate Visa fee Handling fee (exc VAT) Total (inc VAT)
Single - up to 90 days Express service £170.60 £125.00 £320.60
Single - up to 90 days Standard service £101.40 £125.00 £251.40
Multiple - up to 12/60 months Express service £421.60 £125.00 £571.60
Multiple - up to 12/60 months Standard service £226.40 £125.00 £376.40

 The mandatory appointment fee is applicable on top of the fees above - 50 gbp (inc. VAT).

Processing time:
Please note processing time does not include issuance of visa invitations (if you do not have one already) and return delivery of your passport with issued visa.

Place of submission Express service Standard service
London 5 working days 20 working days
Manchester 5-6 working days 20 working days
Edinburgh 2 working days 5 working days



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