Russia Visa Requirements

3 Year, Multiple Entry Visas are now even easier!

Hierro Consulting is a third party registered agent of the Russian Consulate and authorized to assist with visa procurement. You may also work with the Russia Consulate  and VFS directly. Please reach out to the Russian Consulate, if you do not wish to use an authorized, expedite agency.

(10 business day processing):

  • Completed & Signed
    • All sections must be completed or filled with N/A. Must be computer printed, no handwritten applications.
    • Please be sure that the name on the form exactly matches the name as on the passport & Driver’s license
    • Please be sure that all details on invitation letter match exactly 
    • Please select Houston VFS as Processing Location
  • Two Passport photos (2x2) with a white background
    • Photo must be recent (within the last 6 months) and may not be the same photo as in passport
  • Original, signed USA passport
    • Valid for at least 6 months beyond intended stay
    • Must have more than 2 visa pages available
  • Proof of Jurisdiction: Copy of your State Driver’s license
  • Invitation from Russia : A visa support document, officially titled as a “Confirmation of hosting a foreign tourist”, issued by a hotel or a tourist agency which is registered with the Federal Agency of Tourist Operators of the Russian Federation. (A booking reservation does not suffice/  the visa support document may be a copy.)
  • Consulate & VFS Fee of $198.00

    In order to apply for a 3-year multiple-entry Tourist visa, please indicate the full three year period as the length of stay in the Russian Federation when filling out the visa application(ex. Date of Entry 25/10/2016 until Date of Departure 24/10/2019-minus one day )

​HCPVS Service Fees:

$99.00       10 Business Days Regular Processing​​ 

Additional Requirements for other Visas: These requirements are in addition to those for the base Tourist Visa

Non-US Citizen or not Applying with US Passport:

  • Proof of US Residency:
    • ​Notarized copy of Residency Card or Visa
    • Other Restrictions and requirements may apply

Business Visa: Please note, regardless of the source of pay, length of stay, or if it will be a "hands-on" job or not, it is unlawful to provide professional training, technical assistance or to engage in voluntary work or any professional activities on a business visa. Violators are subject to heavy immigration penalties.

  • An Original Official Invitation, issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation;
  • or Decision to issue a visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on a Telex;
  • or A written statement from the sponsoring organization, written in Russian (in the case of 3 Year Multi-entry visas)

Each visa Case is unique and our immigration specialists will assist you with making sure you provide the right documents for your case. Please further note that other options are available. Contact us for details. 

​Discounts are provided on groups of five or more. Pricing is for regular processing. Rush processing no longer available, except in emergency circumstances. Please note that all government and shipping fees are additional and not refundable. Although visa application requirements can be similar, each case is unique. Many factors, such as purpose of travel, nationality, and previous Soviet Citizenship can all affect application requirements. After our free initial consultation, we can provide your individual requirements in order to complete your visa application process quickly and efficiently. Please contact us for details.