Getting a Russian visa in Edinburgh is no different than getting it anywhere else in the United Kingdom. You will have to submit the documents either at the Consulate or the Russian visa application centre in Edinburgh.
As a citizen of the UK, in order to visit Russia, you will need a visa. The process of getting the visa may seem hard at first, but I have many useful articles and in-depth guides on this site that will help you go through easy and quick. Follow the steps below and you will be able to finish your application within a couple of days.
How to apply for a Russian visa in Edinburgh?
Before taking your documents to the Consulate or the Visa Centre, you have to decide on a few things first:
- The type of visa that fits the purpose of your trip (tourist/business/private/student)
- Your desired length of stay in Russia
- The cities you plan to visit and stay in
Time needed: 3 days.
Follow the steps below and get the visa in an easy, quick, and cheap manner.
- Make sure you have a valid passport
The visa is attached to your passport, therefore you have to make sure that you have a valid passport. The document has to be in good condition, no missing pages, stains, or any other serious damage is allowed. The passport has to be valid for at least six months after your exit from Russia.
- Get an invitation
Depending on the type of visa you plan to apply for, you will need an appropriate invitation. It is a document that proves the purpose of your trip and shows your places of stay. You can either get it from the hotel you booked, or from a Russian tourism agency. The latter is a cheaper and preferred option for most tourists.
- Fill in the online visa application form
After you gathered all the necessary documents, you are ready to start the application process itself. The application has to be completed online, on the official site ( https://visa.kdmid.ru/PetitionChoice.aspx ). Make sure that you introduce the same information (hotels, length of stay, itinerary) in the visa application form and the invitation.
- Print the application form
After you’ve finished filling in the form, download it as a PDF file, then print it.
- Sign the application and glue a passport-size photo
Sign the application form by hand and glue a recent passport-sized photo.
- Submit the application
Go to the Russian Consulate or the Russian Visa Application Office in Edinburgh and submit your printed application form alongside your passport. Pay the consular fees and wait for the answer.