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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 2: E-MAIL DOCUMENTS FOR REVIEW
AMERICAN VISA SERVICE
AMERICAN VISA SERVICE
53 WEST JACKSON BLVD, STE 1226
CHICAGO IL 60604
STEP 4: SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS FOR PROCESSING TO OUR OFFICE
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 |
STEP 1: GATHER THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ACCORDING TO THE PURPOSE OF YOUR TRIP
STEP 3: CALCULATE FEES (Embassy fees + AVS Service Fees + Shipping Fees)
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.
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