Student Regular $79.00
Student Rush and Emergency $169.00
Work Regular $99.00
Work Rush and Emergency $199.00
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A valid passport and visa are required to enroll as a student in Russia.
Send these documents to Travisa
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Russia, with at least two adjacent blank passport pages available for Russian visa stamps. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Russian visas.
Russian Visa Application Form:
Original Russia visa application completed online, printed and signed, plus one copy.
- You must have the visa invitation information before you can complete the application form.
- You must save the Application ID password in case you need to make any changes or corrections to the application form.
- When asked to select the location where you will be applying for your visa choose “Visa Application Center ILS (city)”.
One recent 1 3/8 x 1 3/4 inch passport style photograph - head and shoulders, face forward, neutral expression, in color, and with a plain/white background. The applicant should not wear glasses in the photo unless the photo in the original passport includes glasses. Photos with glasses must not have glare or reflection in the lenses.
OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
Official Invitation from Russia:
Original letter of invitation from the Russian Ministry of the Interior.
Learn more about Russia Invitations.
Letter Of Acceptance:
San Francisco: For a single entry visa, a letter from the university in Russia confirming that the visa will be issued for no more than 90 days, and will not be extended - OR - for a multiple entry visa, confirmation from the university that the applicant has paid in full.
Proof Of Departure:
Emergency requests must be submitted with an itinerary or copy of tickets.
For accompanying children the Russian visa application form can be completed and signed by a parent. In the case where a minor child's Russia visa application is being submitted separately from the parents' Russia visa applications, a photocopy of the child's birth certificate and the parents' passport information page and an original signed letter from at least one parent must be included authorizing the Russian Consulate to issue the Russian visa and explaining who the minor will be traveling with to Russia. Accompanying family members must submit HIV test results, including minor children 6 months or older.New York: A photocopy of a minor's birth certificate and copies of both parents' passport information page is required even if traveling together with parents.
Copy of negative HIV blood test result taken within previous 90 days; an oral HIV test is not accepted. Results must contain the name, address and phone number of the hospital/laboratory/clinic where the test was taken.
Country of Origin:
Former citizens of the USSR or the Russian Federation must submit documentation confirming they are no longer citizens of the Russian Federation. such as "Visa to Israel", or stamp in their passport saying that they left for "permanent residence abroad" before February, 06 1992, or an official document certifying their Russian citizenship was renounced.
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Click here for Russia Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times
Russia Visa Validity:
A Russian student visa is issued according to the dates and number of entries specified on the official invitation, at the discretion of the consulate.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?
Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Russia
The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).
In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).
Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.
Visa Applications can be processed in the following location(s):
Send documents to:
Travisa - Houston
2700 Post Oak Blvd, Ste 1430
Houston, TX 77056
Tel: (713) 961-3500
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Travisa - New York
290 5th Ave, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 613-2223
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Travisa - San Francisco
220 Montgomery St, Suite 991
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel: (415) 837-0771Tel: (800) 421-5468
Send documents to:
Travisa - Washington, DC
1731 21st. St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 463-6166
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