The latest updates about processing Russian visas and passports in the U.S. during COVID-19 pandemic.
Last updated: December 15th, 2020 01:33 pm PST
Here you can find all news and updates about entry and exit from the Russian Federation and processing all Russian visas and passports on the territory of the U.S. during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. We’re continuously updating the information.
If you need to obtain a Russian travel passport urgently in order to enter the Russian Federation, a Russian visa, or any other Russian documents, please call us for a free consultation at (888) 978-7742. We are here and working during the quarantine to assist you.
UPDATE: We are happy to assist you to obtain a Russian visa during the travel ban.
September 1st, 2020, 01:49 pm PST
The travel ban on Foreign citizens to Russia which started on March 18th, 2020 is still in effect and the end date has not yet been determined. Most likely it won’t be lifted until March 2021. However, some exceptions have been made over the last few months. As of now you can obtain either a one entry or double entry visa up to 90 days for the following situations:
An accompanying visit. If you are traveling to Russia with a Russian citizen that is a close relative (parents, children under the age of 18, or spouses).
An invitation. If you have an invitation for a private visa which has been submitted through the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
A medical treatment. If you have an invitation for a medical treatment which has been submitted through the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
A family emergency. You can obtain a visa without an invitation if you need to take care of a relative who has a life-threatening condition or to attend a funeral.
We are happy to assist you to obtain a Russian visa during the travel ban. The process of applying for a visa during this travel ban is not as straight forward as it was for visa applications during normal times. We can clarify any confusion that you have. We will send your visa request to the Russian Consulate in the U.S. in advance to verify if it will be approved or not. We will know if your situation meets the requirements to obtain a visa or if any other documents are needed. If more documents are needed, we will provide you with clear instructions about what the consulate requires and can even provide templates. We only charge you for our service if your situation will be approved to receive a visa during the travel ban. This way you will not waste your money. These times are very stressful for everyone and we hope to help you as much as possible with your travel plans.
URGENT: Starting from July 15th, 2020 some regulations regarding entry to Russia have changed.
July 15th, 2020, 05:00 pm PST
Starting from July 15th, 2020 all foreign citizens entering Russia must provide a document at the Russian border proving that they have tested negative for COVID-19. This document should be issued by an official testing facility no earlier than three days before entering Russia. This document can be in either Russian or English. If a foreign citizen does not have this document, they will need to obtain it in Russia within 3 days of their arrival at their own expense.
For Russian citizens entering Russia, it is required to be tested within 3 days. If after crossing the border, regardless of your citizenship, you start to have feel sick, you must call an Urgent Medical Help facility near you and notify them of your condition and say that you recently crossed the border. In this case and also if you tested positive, you must self-isolate at the place of your permanent residency or place of temporary stay until you test negative.
PLEASE NOTE: We have started accepting orders for Russian visas.
June 29th, 2020, 01:50 pm PST
We are happy to announce that we have started accepting orders for Russian visas. At this point, we can only accept applications for 30-day visas. Multiple entry visas are still not available. As of now, the travel ban on foreign citizens entering Russia is still in effect and the end date is unknown. However, some exceptions are being made. In order to be eligible for a 30-day visa, you must provide the consulate with paperwork from a healthcare provider in Russia stating that:
You need emergency medical treatment in Russia.
You need to take care of a close relative who is suffering from a serious medical condition.
You are going to a funeral of a close relative. Please note that you will need to provide documents proving your relation if you are going to Russia for a close relative.