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Requirements for obtaining a Work Visa for Russia

Russia Expedited Visa Service

Country: Russia

Visa Type: Work

The following are required to obtain a Work Visa for Russia

Please note: The Russian Embassy and Consulates have temporarily suspended 1 and 2 day processing. Minimum processing time is now 4 business days until further notice. If you have an emergency situation, please call us at (202) 536-2518 to discuss options.

Please Note: A person can enter the country on a work visa only five days after it has been issued.


EDS SERVICE REQUEST APPLICATION FORM

  • Complete and return this form with all required information.

EDS Service Request Application Form

PASSPORT

  • Original signed passport valid for at least 6 months beyond stay.
  • Your passport must have at least 1 clear blank visa pages available for the visa stamp(s).
  • EDS can obtain passport services for you on your behalf if needed. Please see our PASSPORT section.

APPLICATION FORM

  • One (1) Visa application forms completed and signed. All questions on the application form must be answered. Failure to complete all required fields on the form will delay the processing of your visa.

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • One recent 2" X 2" passport type photograph, in color, front view, and with a plain light background.

LETTER OF CONFIRMATION or INVITATION

Original letter of Invitation:

You must obtain an original official Russian Business Invitation Letter to travel to Russia. The organization you are visiting in Russia is responsible for obtaining the invitation from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The consulate will only issue an entry visa valid for one entry, it is the traveler's responsibility to have the actual work permit issued once in Russia.

Please note: This invitation can only be sent to you by post, because consulates accept originals only.


COVER LETTER

None Required

OTHER DOCUMENTS

HIV-test should be presented:

A copy of a recent HIV test result (within the past 90 days) is required for this visa. The result must be on the letterhead of the laboratory.


IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Russia requires that an on-line application be prepared by the traveler. EDS can complete this application on the travelers behalf for a fee of $25.00. If you have any questions, please call.
  • Visas cannot be changed or extended. If your travel plans change after the visa is issued you will need to re-apply for a new one.
  • Also note: Any visa applicant may be interviewed by a consular officer if necessary.

PAYMENT

The consulate only accepts United States Postal Money Orders for the cost of the visas. If you prefer, EDS can obtain the money order for the consulate. EDS accepts VISA, MasterCard, Discover Card, and American Express. Money orders and cash are also accepted.


ATTENTION FOR EU CITIZENS.

  • IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE VISA AGREEMENT SIGNED BY THE RUSSIAN
    FEDERATION AND THE EUROPEAN UNION, CITIZENS OF ALL EU COUNTRIES,
    EXCEPT DENMARK, IRELAND, AND GREAT BRITAIN, ARE WELCOME TO SUBMIT
    THE FOLLOWING FEES FOR PROCESSING OF ALL TYPES OF VISAS TO RUSSIA.
    (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Germany, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Estonia.)
    5-20 BUSINESS DAYS - $70.00
    4 BUSINESS DAYS - $120.00

Consular Rates

Standard
12 business days
Rush
4 business days
single entry$190.00$300.00
 

EDS Service Rates

Standard
At Least 8 Business Days
Rush
4-7 Business Days
Emergency
3 Business Days
$99.00$199.00$300.00
 
A $15.00 surcharge is added for non-US Passport holders.
 
EDS accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express Credit Cards


SENDING YOUR DOCUMENTS

When you have completed the visa application form, the EDS Service Request form, and this pre-shipping checklist, you may send all of your documents to the address below. We recommend using FedEx, UPS, DHL, or the USPS Express Mail for next-day delivery.

Embassy Document Services
Attn: Visa Processing
14908 Honey Locust Court
Woodbridge, VA 22193


All same day requests must be received by 8am. We recommend using FedEx, UPS, or DHL. Applications received after 8am will be submitted the next business day.