General information

About our Services

The first, and most important goal of the Russian Visa Center is to simplify and expedite the process of obtaining a visa to the Russian Federation.

This is made possible through the direct cooperation and coordination between the Russian Visa Centers and the Russian Consulates, along with modern equipment and the latest technology being used to process your documents.

Our agents are highly trained and competent in assisting our clients with any questions that may arise during the process of obtaining a Russian visa. We are here to ensure you have the proper documents required by the Russian Consulate.

No appointment is necessary, and we accept all clients on a walk-in basis. However, in order to save you time, you may schedule an appointment to drop off your documents at any of our branches.

The Russian Visa Centers will offer consultation regarding the process of applying for, or renewing a Russian international (foreign) passport, including the process of filling out the application, scheduling you for an appointment, and compiling the required documents to submit to the Russian Consular Division in the United States.

For further information regarding this service, you may proceed to the following link.

For your convenience, you may reach Call-Center Representatives at:

(202) 827-0880
Monday-Friday (Eastern Time)
9.00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Technical break: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

who are standing by to answer any questions you may have regarding the visa process, consular matters, or general inquiries regarding the Russian Federation.You may also send us your questions via email or by using the electronic Feedback  system on our website. 

Visa Processing Times

The Russian Embassy or Consulate General reviews your visa application and decides whether to issue you a visa within a period of 4 to 10 calendar days, after having received all the necessary documents and received payment in full.

One may not apply for a visa more than six months prior to the intended date of entry into the Russian Federation.The San Francisco office will not accept visa application submissions more than three months prior to the intended date of entry into the Russian Federation.

Under certain circumstances this period may be altered at the discretion of the Consulates.

In extreme emergencies which require urgent passage to the Russian Federation, the applicant may petition the Consulate to review his materials in an expedited manner, thus reducing the processing time substantially to 3 business days or less. In such situations, the decision to issue an emergency visa is made either by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation, and either the Ambassador or the Consul General of the Russian Federation.

Likewise, in special circumstances the consulate has the right to review submitted documents for up to 30 days.

Fees

Upon applying for a Russian Visa through the Russian Visa Center, Consular and Visa Processing fees must be paid in full prior to it being submitted to the Russian Consulate for review.

The consular fee is applied to the Consular Division for the review and issuance of your documents. Consular fees may vary depending on the visa category, type of visa and length; they may also differ based on the nationality of the applicant.

The visa processing fee covers the cost of the Russian Visa Center (ILS) for accepting the documents, checking them for errors and/or missing information, submitting the application in-person to the Consulate, and issuing the documents back to the applicant.

Payment is accepted in the form of a Money Order or Cashiers Check payable to “Invisa Logistic Services LLC”, for those applying in person, cash is also accepted. 

In the case of outright denial of your application (not fixable errors) by the Russian Consulate, the Consular Fee and the Visa Processing Fee's are non-refundable.

A detailed list of prices and the breakdown of services may be found on the site “Visa Types/Prices and Processing Times”.

The Service Fee is applied for completing the passport application and compiling the documents required for applying for a Russian International (foreign) passport.

(The Service Fee covers the cost of the Russian Visa Center (ILS) for reviewing your documents and signing you up for an appointment at the Consulate. It does not include the passport fee assessed by the Russian Consulate.)