AMERICAN VISA SERVICE

Embassy Fees

Regular Processing: 12-15 days

Rush Processing: 5-6 days
Tourist (single entry 1mo)
$218.00
$248.00
Tourist or business (multi entry 1-3yr)
$218.00
n/a



     

AVS Service Fees
Regular Processing: 12-15 days
Rush Processing: 5-6 days
Tourist  (single entry 1mo)
$150.00
$250.00
Tourist or business (multi entry 1-3yr)
$250.00
n/a
Trip Registration (optional)
$15.00
$15.00

    

Invitation Letter Fees
                              Price                                
                 Processing Time           
Tourist invitation (any visa validity)                    
$100.00
1 day
Business invitation (multi entry 3yr)
$550.00
1 day
Business invitation (multi 1yr)
$750.00
14-15 days







Shipping Fees                                 
     FedEx Overnight Return    
     FedEx 2 Day Return   

$40.00
$30.00

AMERICAN VISA SERVICE 
53 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 1226 
CHICAGO IL 60604 
Tel: 312-922-8860


STEP 3: CALCULATE FEES (Embassy fees + AVS Service Fees + Shipping Fees)

STEP 2: E-MAIL DOCUMENTS FOR REVIEW

TOURIST REQUIREMENTS


  • Original signed passport- must have a minimum of 6mo of validity left and have 2-3 clear visa pages
  • One passport photo 2"x 2" (must be taken within last 2-3 months)
  • One visa application form (click here to fill out online). Need help filling out application form? Download paper version and we'll help you fill it out online for add'l $25 fee
  • Password to the online application
  • One AVS Order Form (click here to download)
  • Copy of flight itinerary (optional)
  • For tourist visas: invitation from a hotel or a travel agency in Russia. If you don't have it, we can obtain one for you. Please see prices below
  • For private visas: notarized invitation form an individual in Russia. Must be on the notary's letterhead (copies accepted). For sample text please contact our office: 312-922-8860
  • Copy of green card for non-US citizens
  • For EU Citizens: copy of the health insurance card
  • Former Russian citizens: see a special notice at the bottom of this page



BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS


  • Original signed passport- must have a minimum of 6mo of validity left and have 2-3 clear visa pages
  • One passport photo 2"x 2" (must be taken within last 2-3 months)
  • One visa application form (click here to fill out online). Need help filling out application form? Download paper version and we'll help you fill it out online for add'l $25 fee
  • Password to the online application
  • One AVS Order Form (click here to download)
  • Copy of flight itinerary (optional)
  • One letter of invitation from a company in Russia (must be on company letterhead and include company stamp). If you do not have invitation, we can obtain one for you. Please see prices below
  • Copy of green card for non-US citizens
  • For EU Citizens: copy of health insurance card
  • Former Russian citizens: see notice at the bottom of this page

Former Russian Citizens: if your country of birth listed in the US passport is Russia, you MUST provide proof that you left Russia before 1991 or a copy of your Naturalization Certificate issued on or before 2001. If you do not have such proof or left after 1991, you are still considered a Russian citizen, therefore, must travel on both Russian and US passports. Russian visas will not be issued.


For former citizens of Soviet Union (Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, etc) a copy of your expired national passport is required in order to issue a visa.


*Please include our service fee and return delivery payment or a completed air bill. Incomplete payment, incomplete applications or documents and wrong application form will cause a delay in processing the above visa application.

** The service fees are non-refundable, once we receive your documents and start processing them. Embassy fees are non-refundable once your paperwork is submitted to the Embassy. Due to the high volume of applications being submitted, the processing times may be delayed by the Passport Agency and any Embassy. While such situations are beyond our control, we will do everything possible to accommodate your trip and will notify you immediately to let you know about the status of your application.

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American Visa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce  stress. Use this service to avoid mistakes or delays. Our experienced visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if any information needs to be corrected or if there is any missing paperwork. Please note we do not charge any additional fees for document pre-check.   

STEP 4: SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FOR PROCESSING TO OUR OFFICE

STEP 1: GATHER THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ACCORDING TO THE PURPOSE OF YOUR TRIP

RUSSIA

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Embassy of Russia is closed until further notice. We will update our website as soon as we get a re-opening date.

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS:
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Quick facts about visas to Russia:

--AVS can process visas for all applicants nationwide regardless of jurisdiction

--US citizens qualify for tourist, private & business visas with validity of up to 3 years, multiple entry

--For non-US citizens, maximum visa validity is 1yr multiple entry for business visas or a single entry tourist visa
--All Russian visas require an invitation. AVS can help provide tourist & business invitations

--Business invitation for US citizens can be issued on Russian company letterhead. Business invitations for non-US citizens must be issued through Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Russia. AVS can help with both types of invitations
--Russian visas are date specific. Visa will be valid from the date of entry listed on your invitation

--Rush processing is not guaranteed and is up to the approval of the consul