No appointment is required at the Visa Application Centre. You can submit your application within the working hours - from 09.00 to 15.00, from Monday to Friday excluding public holidays and closures.
Visas are issued by The Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Hong Kong.
Yes, Russian visa is valid for Russia only.
The Russian Visa Application Centre does not prepare visa applications, but accepts and processes applications in accordance with The Russian Consulate’s instructions.
Applicants are advised to apply in advance but not earlier then 90 days prior to the date of travel. Important!Tourist visa application must be made at least 4 working days prior to planned entry into Russia.
You can submit your printed and signed application form with all the additional documents and fees to the Russian Visa Application Centre in person or through a representative. Please prepare for an authorization letter if you wish to submit your application through a representative. Please note that the visa application form must be signed by you personally. If your visa form needs to be amended at the Centre, your representative will not be allowed to sign on your behalf.
The Russian Visa Application Centre will not issue any documents other than the receipts for fees collected.
The Russian Visa Application Centre will not be able to guarantee you a visa. The issuance or refusal of a visa is the sole prerogative of The Consulate General of the Russian Federation. The Russia Visa Application Centre cannot influence this decision in any way.
The Visa Application Centre is not authorized to comment the decisions made by The Russian Consulate on your visa application. You will know the decision once the passport is collected from the Visa Application Centre / courier.
All fees are non-refundable and will not be refunded if your visa application is not successful.
Payments can be made at the Russian Visa Application Centre in Hong Kong dollars by cash only. Please note that we do not accept 1000 HKD banknote.
Processing time under normal circumstances are as follows:
· Normal application – 6 to 20 working days (including day of submission)
· Urgent application – 2 working days (including day of submission).
Please note that the Russian Consulate reserves the right to process applications longer if interviews or additional clarifications are required.