Visa Information Service
For customers of Thomson and First Choice

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Providing a dedicated Visa information
and application service for customers of:


Russia Visa Requirements

If you are travelling to Russia for business or tourist purposes, you will need a visa! From 10th December 2014 the Russian Government are implementing a pilot scheme which requires all UK-based applicants to submit biometric (fingerprint) data when applying for any visa at the application centres in the UK (London or Edinburgh).
Please note: processing times for Russian Tourist Visas have been extended. Please allow at least 30 working days before your date of travel to apply. Express services are still available but are still affected by these delays.

All applicants must now submit biometric (fingerprint) data, requiring personal appearance at the application centres in the UK (London or Edinburgh).
Read more about the official announcement from the Russian Embassy in London.

Though we are unable to submit an application on your behalf, we are continuing to maintain our existing services, with regards to the online application forms and obtaining invitation documents (including express telex invitations) for business and tourist purposes.

This dedicated visa application system is for client's of Thomson and First Choice. Those who apply through this system receive the highest level of customer service from our dedicated visa specialists, making their specific visa applications smooth and stress free.

* Non British Citizen passport holders should contact us for further information.

The Travel Visa Company endeavours to provide carefully collected information obtained directly from the relevant Embassies, High Commissions and Consulate Generals - however, this information is subject to frequent changes, without prior warning. As such, we cannot be held liable for any omissions or errors in the information provided on this site. You are strongly advised to check all information with one of our dedicated Visa Specialists on the telephone number above.


To enquire about your visa requirements, please complete our online form:

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