US Department of State and most Consulates are closed on Monday, October 10, for Columbus Day. All Russian Consulates in the USA and Russian government institutions are closed on November 4th, Friday, in observance of the Russian National Day of Unity. Also, US Departments of State as well as all government and consular offices in the US will be closed on Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, for Thanksgiving holidays. Please, make your travel plans accordingly. Travel safe!
Please note that due to ongoing changes at the Russian
Consulate, prices and processing times can change without
notice. Please check out web-site regularly for further
Effective July 1, 2011, the Russian Embassy and all Russian Consulates General in the U.S.A. have changed its visa application procedures. All applications for Russian visas submitted in the United States now need to be completed online. Based on the information submitted, a completed application form with a bar-code will be generated. We understand that a new form might present difficulties, therefore, to better assist our customers we offer two options for visa application procedures:
IMPORTANT! Please, read all linked information below before applying.
Our fees include consular and ILS fees, one overnight delivery to the Consulate, our document handling and official mandatory invitation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for business visas valid for up to 12 months, or a necessary tourist voucher for tourist visas.
*Please check with our office before applying for this processing option. To expedite the processing please e-mail us a good quality copy of your passport along with your visa application ID number and password and your Go To Russia Travel order form prior to mailing your original documents to our office.
**Please, note that the processing time is calculated from the next business day following the receipt of your documents.
If you have an emergency, and your visa needs to be processed faster than the quickest processing time advertised for the required visa type, please contact our office.
If Russia or one of the former Soviet republics is listed in your passport as country of birth, you are required to provide documented proof that you are no longer a citizen of the Russian Federation. Here are examples of such proof:
a copy of your old Soviet passport that has departure stamp dated prior to February of 1992 and indicates that you immigrated for permanent residency;
a copy of the visa to the country where you immigrated, in case your Soviet passport was confiscated upon departure;
a copy of the document issued by Russian consulate or Embassy that verifies renouncement of your Russian citizenship, in case you renounced it officially;
a copy of the passport issued by another country (including former Soviet republics) with departure stamp, in case you left that country and were a citizen of that country at the time of your departure.
a letter from the Social Security Administration stating that the SSN was issued before February of 1992 (Please, note that this letter is not always accepted by the Russian Consulate as a sufficient Proof of absence of Russian citizenship and should be submitted only if other documents listed above are not available).
Please note that becoming a US citizen does not make one automatically lose Russian citizenship. If you remain a citizen of the Russian Federation, it is advised to use a valid Russian travel passport, and the consulate reserves the right to deny a visa to applicants with dual (Russian and US) citizenship.
YOU MUST MAIL US:
Completed Russian Visa Application form along with your application ID number and password
YOUR PASSPORT (Please, make sure your passport is signed and has at least 2 blank visa-designated pages. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months after expiration of your Russian visa)
TWO recent passport-size PHOTOGRAPHS (2 x 2, front of the face, plain background, taken no earlier than 6 months prior to visa application). Please, note photos submitted by e-mail
are no longer accepted by the Consulate.
GO TO RUSSIA Travel
309 Peters St., Unit A
Atlanta, GA 30313 Toll Free: 1.888.263.0023