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Frequently Asked Questions

The application you fill out through before your payment is just your order with APVI.com. You will complete the official application for your process and gather all of the required documents after your order has been placed. 

Don’t worry, we will provide you with all the details you need for your expedited application process!

To obtain a Russia Crew Visa Visa: 

  • Scroll to the top of this page and select your type of Visa, your country of citizenship, and your current state of residence. 
  • Choose your visa type, validity and processing time. APVI offers multiple processing options so you can choose the option that is right for you. 
  • Complete the rest of the contact and billing information to go to your requirements page. 
  • Gather and complete the required documents available on your secure Order page. 
  • Upload your completed documents to your Order page for review by an APVI Russia Visa specialist. 
For Physical Visas: 
  • Once your review has been completed, you will be provided an overnight shipping label to ship your physical documents to APVI for direct submission at the embassy for processing. 
  • Upon receipt from the embassy, the passport with the completed visa will be shipped to you overnight and you will be provided with your FedEx tracking information.
For E-Visas:
  • Once your review has been completed for an e-visa process, your documents will be submitted for processing by your APVI specialist. 
  • Upon receipt from the embassy, your visa will be emailed to you for printing, 

Your e-visa application is processed electronically, and you will receive your e-visa from us via email in PDF format. Custom officers at the border should be able to verify your visa in their system, but we advise to print the visa and bring a physical copy with you when you travel in case of any failure in their systems.

APVI.com is a third-party US Passport and Travel Visa expediting company registered with the US Department of State and over 90 Embassies. Since 2003, we have assisted over 9 million customers expedite their US Passports and Travel Visas, and we pass on that experience and knowledge to the processing of all our clients’ documents on time every time! 

APVI.com provides you with all the information and assistance you need for navigating the application process and all applications and supporting documents are reviewed by an APVI specialist before shipping your documents. Once your documents have been received, we will submit them on your behalf to the government for the expedited processing selected. We will notify you when your application is received, submitted and completed and if for any reason there is an issue with the processing of your application, we will help in the re-submission of the corrected items to minimize further delays. 

For more information about APVI.com, please visit our Company Page.

Russia Visa requirements are based on your country of citizenship, the purpose of visit, and your planned length of stay in Russia. 

  • Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan: Citizens of these countries are permitted to stay in Russia for up to 90 days without a visa. 

  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Israel, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela: Citizens of these countries visiting for non-work/Commerical activities are allowed to stay in Russia without a visa for up to 90 days of each 180-day period. 

  • Cuba, Montenegro, Thailand, Macao SAR: Citizens of these countries can stay in Russia for up to 30 days without a visa. 

  • Serbia: Citizens visiting Russia for non-work-related activities who have a biometric passport can stay in Russia for up to 30 days without a visa. 

  • Turkey: Citizens can visit Russia for up to 30 days without a visa for non-work-related activities, that do not exceed 90 in each 180-day period. 

  • Hong Kong: Citizens of Hong Kong visiting for non-work purposes, may visit Russia for up to 14 days without a visa. 

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia: Citizens of these countries do not need a visa when visiting Russia for up to 30 days for non-work-related activities, but must show tourist documents or an official invitation. 

  • US Citizens visiting Russia for any purpose will be required to show a visa upon travel. 

    Our order page provides a breakdown of each cost associated with your order. 

    There are no hidden fees, all service, Government and Shipping fees are provided upfront before pressing “Process My Order.”

    Passport applicants will pay their government fees separate from their APVI processing fee by check or money order included with the documents for submission. For more information on the US Department of State fees associated with passports, please click here

    The Embassy Fee for Russia is dependent on the country of citizenship and the processing time. APVI’s service fee is dependent on the number of entries and processing time. To see the fees related to your specific situation, visit www.apvi.com/russiavisa and select your visa type and country of citizenship.

    Your documents are gathered together per the checklist provided after your order has been placed. Once you have gathered the required documents, you will upload them to your instructions page. An APVI specialist will review your documents and provide you with a prepaid overnight FedEx shipping label via email. You will place all the required documents into a FedEx shipping envelope and affix the provided label to the front. Drop your application packet to your nearest drop off location (please do not use a dropbox) or schedule a pick-up, and we will provide you with an update once your documents have been received.

    Russia Visa requirements are based on your country of citizenship, the purpose of visit, and your planned length of stay in Russia. 

  • Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan: Citizens of these countries are permitted to stay in Russia for up to 90 days without a visa. 

  • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Israel, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela: Citizens of these countries visiting for non-work/Commerical activities are allowed to stay in Russia without a visa for up to 90 days of each 180-day period. 

  • Cuba, Montenegro, Thailand, Macao SAR: Citizens of these countries can stay in Russia for up to 30 days without a visa. 

  • Serbia: Citizens visiting Russia for non-work-related activities who have a biometric passport can stay in Russia for up to 30 days without a visa. 

  • Turkey: Citizens can visit Russia for up to 30 days without a visa for non-work-related activities, that do not exceed 90 in each 180-day period. 

  • Hong Kong: Citizens of Hong Kong visiting for non-work purposes, may visit Russia for up to 14 days without a visa. 

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia: Citizens of these countries do not need a visa when visiting Russia for up to 30 days for non-work-related activities, but must show tourist documents or an official invitation. 

  • US Citizens visiting Russia for any purpose will be required to show a visa upon travel. 

    There are multiple processing times available: 2-3 weeks, 8 days, 5 days, and 3 days. 

    The processing time begins when the documents have been received and submitted to the embassy. 

    For Example, 3 Day processing – Shipped on Monday. 

    • Documents Received and submitted Tuesday. 
    • Documents Received back from Embassy COB Thursday. 
    • Documents shipped overnight Thursday for Friday delivery.

    Thank you for placing an order with us! Please follow the instructions provided on your instructions page and begin uploading your documents. Once your documents have been uploaded, an APVI specialist will review your documents and email you a prepaid FedEx shipping label. 

    Please note that our specialist's hours are 9 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week EST. If you have placed an order outside these hours, a specialist will review your order the next business day.  

    Russia Visa requirements are based on your country of citizenship, the purpose of visit, and your planned length of stay in Russia. 

    • Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan: Citizens of these countries are permitted to stay in Russia for up to 90 days without a visa. 

    • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Israel, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela: Citizens of these countries visiting for non-work/Commerical activities are allowed to stay in Russia without a visa for up to 90 days of each 180-day period. 

    • Cuba, Montenegro, Thailand, Macao SAR: Citizens of these countries can stay in Russia for up to 30 days without a visa. 

    • Serbia: Citizens visiting Russia for non-work-related activities who have a biometric passport can stay in Russia for up to 30 days without a visa. 

    • Turkey: Citizens can visit Russia for up to 30 days without a visa for non-work-related activities, that do not exceed 90 in each 180-day period. 

    • Hong Kong: Citizens of Hong Kong visiting for non-work purposes, may visit Russia for up to 14 days without a visa. 

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia: Citizens of these countries do not need a visa when visiting Russia for up to 30 days for non-work-related activities, but must show tourist documents or an official invitation. 
    US Citizens visiting Russia for any purpose will be required to show a visa upon travel. 

    A Russian Visa, like most government-related forms and applications, can have a number of parts and to some may be confusing and time-consuming. If all of the items have been completed correctly, there is usually no issue in receiving a Russia visa. Ultimately it is the decision of the embassy as to whether they will grant or deny a Russia visa to an applicant. 

    APVI can assist you with completing the application and gathering the documents in the easiest and quickest way possible. We provide you all of the requirements, review your documents for any errors or possible mistakes, and hand-deliver your application to the embassy. Should any issues arise we work with you and the embassy to have them corrected as quickly as possible.

    St. Petersburg is Russia’s second-largest city. If you already have a Russian Visa, you will not need an additional visa to visit St. Petersburg. 

    If you do not have a Russia Visa, you would follow the guidelines below for whether a Russian visa is required for your citizenship/length of stay.

    Russia Visa requirements are based on your country of citizenship, the purpose of visit, and your planned length of stay in Russia. 

    • Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan: Citizens of these countries are permitted to stay in Russia for up to 90 days without a visa. 

    • Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Israel, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela: Citizens of these countries visiting for non-work/Commerical activities are allowed to stay in Russia without a visa for up to 90 days of each 180-day period. 

    • Cuba, Montenegro, Thailand, Macao SAR: Citizens of these countries can stay in Russia for up to 30 days without a visa. 

    • Serbia: Citizens visiting Russia for non-work-related activities who have a biometric passport can stay in Russia for up to 30 days without a visa. 

    • Turkey: Citizens can visit Russia for up to 30 days without a visa for non-work-related activities, that do not exceed 90 in each 180-day period. 

    • Hong Kong: Citizens of Hong Kong visiting for non-work purposes, may visit Russia for up to 14 days without a visa. 

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia: Citizens of these countries do not need a visa when visiting Russia for up to 30 days for non-work-related activities, but must show tourist documents or an official invitation. 

    US Citizens visiting Russia for any purpose will be required to show a visa upon travel. 

    The Embassy Fee for Russia is dependent on the country of citizenship and the processing time. APVI’s service fee is dependent on the number of entries and processing time. To see the fees related to your specific situation, visit www.apvi.com/russiavisa and select your visa type and country of citizenship.

    The length of time a Russian visa is good for is dependent upon the visa validity applied for. You can choose from 3 months, up to 1 year, or up to 3 years.

    Yes, you must provide an official letter of invitation from a hosting organization registered either with the Russian Ministry of Interior or the Russian Foreign Ministry. If you do not have an Official Letter of Invitation, APVI can obtain one on your behalf through our Moscow office for an additional fee. Please call APVI at 1-800-766-0452 for more information.

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