Business Days

Monday through Friday excluding weekends and National holidays of U.S. and country you are travelling to.

Please note: The Russian Embassy and Consulates General make decisions on visa application, as a rule, within 13 business (17 calendar days) from the date of the initiation of their processing. The period of time for making a decision on a visa application may be extended in individual cases, in particular when scrutiny of the application is needed.
The period of time for making a decision on an urgent visa application may be reduced to 3 business days.
When making such a decision a Russian Consular officer has the right to request additional documents confirming the urgent need of an expedited visa (an airplane or train ticket, a Ā«last minuteĀ» tourist tour or a cruise, etc. shall not be considered as such documents).