applicants are welcome to
apply for Russian visas to the Visa
Center located at: 2226 Elliot Ave,
Suite #A, Seattle, WA 98121, B.
hours: 8.30 am - 4 pm, lunch break: 12.30
pm - 1.30 pm, ph.206-452-1739, f.
Service fee - 33 USD.
Applicants for Russian visas can
also apply directly to the Visa
Section of the Consulate General of
the Russian Federation in Seattle.
Prior to submitting your visa application to Russian consulate you must make a PRIOR APPOINTMENT on the following web-site. For applying directly you are required to appear in person for a visa interview at the Consular Division from 9 a.m. till 12.15 p.m. Please, comply with the general visa obtaining procedure and have available all the documents concerning your trip. Tourist\visa processing agencies have to submit applications to the ILS only.
Please comply with the following
procedure and have the following
When applying, please, be advised that the permission to
enter Russia is a courtesy of the State. In accordance with
the International Law, the Consulate in certain cases
reserves the right to consider your visa applications for as
long as it is necessary.
can be denied if the Consulate has serious reasons to
believe that the Applicant's visit to Russia is not
desirable, and the disclosure of the reason for the denial
can be withheld. visa processing fees received from the
applicants are not subject to reimbursement in case of
processing starts only after the complete required set of
documents is submitted.
order to enjoy your visit to Russia, it’s important for you
to apply for the right type of visa, the one that
corresponds to the real purpose of your trip.
Attention, cruise sea ship passengers
According to the Russian Immigration Law you do not need a
tourist visa for the period of up to 72 hours if you
travel on International Cruise Sea Ship and you have
accommodation on the same shipboard as well as a group
tourist program during your stay in the Russian seaport.
All other tourists have to apply for a tourist visa
Documents required for a tourist visa
A completed visa application form (one per person) with one
professional passport-size photo glued to the appropriate
space of the form.
Applicants should complete Visa application on-line and print it out on the special
Please be advised, if you submit application directly to the
choose the «CONSULATE GENERAL IN SEATTLE» office when you are applying in
question "Visa Issuing Office" while filling up your
Electronic Visa Application Form.
is to be completed accurately and completely, every question
must be answered (if a question does not apply, please type
N/A. The form should bear the original signature of the
Applicant, all dates should be written following the
European standard (day/ month/ year). Incomplete forms
will be returned unprocessed.
(original) and a copy of its vital pages
with bearer’s personal data (including the amendments at p.
24: passport validity extension, the bearer's name change,
etc. Passport must be valid for six months beyond
the visa expiration date and contain at least two blank
pages marked “visas”, otherwise the passport and
documents will not be accepted.
Confirmation of the hotel reservation, a contract
for provision of tourist services, confirmation of reception
of the tourist. The above mentioned documents shall have
register number from the Uniform Federal Register of the
Tour Operators of the Russian Federal Tourism Agency and the
seal of the host organization.
Information for Turkish citizens
In accordance with the Decree № 583, issued by the President of the Russian Federation on November 28, 2015, the procedure for entering the Russian Federation for citizens of the Republic of Turkey, bearers of a regular Turkish passports, has been revised.
As of January 1, 2016, Turkish citizens bearing said passports will be required to obtain a Russian visa issued by a diplomatic or consular division of the Russian Federation. (For more information please visit our website http://visa.kdmid.ru.).
This does not affect Turkish citizens:
- bearing temporary residency permits or permanent residency cards for the territory of the Russian Federation;
- bearers of special or official passports, traveling to the Russian Federation for less than 30 days;
- bearing special or official passports who are working at diplomatic missions and consulates of the Republic of Turkey on the territory of the Russian Federation, and their family members who hold valid special or official Turkish passports;
- or Turkish citizens who hold a Seaman's Passport, provided they are entering for maritime purposes on ship orders.
Attention, former citizens of the USSR
обращении за визой заявителю необходимо предоставить
документ, подтверждающий отсутствие у него
российского гражданства (копия выездной визы из СССР,
копия заграничного паспорта СССР с отметкой о выезде на
постоянное жительство до 2 февраля 1992 года, паспорт с
указанием гражданства одной из стран СНГ, либо иной документ,
свидетельствующий об отсутствии у заявителя российского
Обращаем внимание на то, что согласно положениям статьи 6 Закона
Российской Федерации "О гражданстве Российской Федерации" за
лицом, состоящим в российском гражданстве, не признается
принадлежность к гражданству другого государства, если иное
не предусмотрено международным договором Российской
Федерации. Поэтому указанные лица рассматриваются только в
качестве российских граждан и должны въезжать в Россию и
выезжать из нее только по действительным российским
Attention, non-American citizens
You may apply for a visa if you are a US
Green Card holder or if you have a long term non-immigration
legal status in the USA valid for more than 3 months .
The holders of US tourist visas or short term visitors
have to apply for a Russian visa in the country of their
On the basis of reciprocity a mandatory medical insurance
(see the list of appropriate
for all period of stay is required for the citizens of Schengen
Visa fees and processing time information
The following fees will
Method of payment - a money order or a cashier’s check
payable to the Russian Consulate General for visa
processing. Please, note that cash, company check or
personal check are not acceptable. The following fees will
Single entry visa
Double entry visa
Multiple entry visa
3 business days (not including the day of
Attention, EU citizens
In accordance with the Visa Agreement signed by the Russian
Federation and the European Union citizens of all EU
countries exept Ireland, Great Britain are welcome to submit the following fees for
all types of visas:
9 business days – 50 USD
1-3 business days – 100 USD
Processing time, requirements and fees are subject to change
Any Applicant may be interviewed by a consular officer if
note, that the above mentioned
requirements are general. If you
have any specific questions, please