Russia Student Visa

Consulate or Embasy Fee Varies according to Processing Time selected:
Application type Proccesing time * Embasy Fee TPS Fee Total
Single & Double Entry Regular 8 to 15 business days * $173 $120 $293
Single & Double Entry Express 5 to 7 business days * $283 $140 $423
Multiple Entry Regular 15 to 25 business days * $193 $120 $313
Multiple Entry Express  8 to 15 business days * $483 $180 $300
* Consulate or Embasy Processing time starts the day after upon receipt of your documents, excluding weekends & holidays.

Validity of Single and Double Entry Visas is up to 90 days.
Multiple Entry Visa has a validity up to 365 days.
Russia Student Visa Service


Russian visa application form: Click here to complete on-line

Upon order completion, please download, print and sign the Russia visa application. You must save the Application ID and remember the security question in case you need to return later to make any changes or corrections to the online application. Please provide this information on your Global Service Order Form comments for us to better assist you.

Original, signed United States passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity:

Note: Make shure your passport is in good condition, click here to see our passport services.

Passport-type Photograph:

Two (2) 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.

HIV Test

Copy of negative HIV test result, taken within previous 90 days. Results must contain the name, address and phone number of the hospital/laboratory/clinic where the test was taken.

Proof of Departure

All rush visa requests must be submitted with an itinerary or copy of tickets.

Letter of Invitation

ORIGINAL business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Ministry of Interior or the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs OR Telex number with the name of the inviting organization.

Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia:

•Evidence of emigration. Copy of old passport and stamps showing date of emigration. If applicant emigrated on a parent's passport, then parents’ emigration papers must be submitted, including copies of passport pages showing the children included in their passport.
•Naturalization Certificate. A copy of the applicant's Naturalization Certificate.
•Renunciation Certificate. Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship from the Russian Consulate (if available).

Ship Documents to:

Important Note: Call us before submitting your documents.
1 (888) 343-1114,
Miami: (305) 812-4294

Ship to:
The Passport Station
5455 SW 8th Street Suite 220.
Miami, FL 33134

FedEx – Drop Off Locator
1 (888) 343-1114

Return Shipping or Provide Pre-paid Air Waybill

Add $70.00 return shipping fee (FedEx) for First Overnight

Add $50.00 return shipping fee (FedEx) for Saturday Overnight

Add $30.00 return shipping fee (FedEx) or provide pre-paid air waybill.


The Consulate may request additional documents and a personal interview, at their discretion. Passport MUST be valid for at least 6 months beyond the validity of the requested visa.

Russian student visa applications are accepted only within 45 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply only within 45 days of the date of travel.

You must have the visa invitation information or obtain it from your inviting organization in order to complete the application form.