Urgent New procedure to obtain a Russian visa from october 08, 2012 see News.

Address Consulate: Rue Robert Jones 78 - 1180 Uccle, Belgium
Telephone: 0032 374.35.69
Fax: 0032 2 375.94.15

Russian Visa application center (VHS):
Address: Avenue Alphonse Valkeners 3 - 1160 Auderghem, Belgium
Telephone: 0032 2 663.17.40
Fax: 0032 2 663.17.49

Basic documents for a visa application:
* International passport valid min. 6 months after the return
* 1application form completed online through the official website:
* 1 recent picture, in color and whit a white background
* copy of the resident card for non-Belgian citizen
* a letter from the insurance company which has to contain:
- the name of the traveller
- the validity of the insurance must cover all the period of the visa (example: if it is a visa 6 months multiple entry, the insurance must cover the traveller for 6 months)
- the following sentence must be in the letter: the insurance covers the traveller in Russia

Additional documents for Business:
* official and original invitation letter ( or telex send directly to the consulate)
* detailed guarantee letter from Belgian company. (name, adress, phone n° of the visited company)
* For a multiple entry, asked with a special invitation letter (A4 size), a copy of an old Russian visa of the previous year is needed.

Additional documents for Tourist:
* official confirmation from the hotel in Russia (= visa support)
The max. stay as a tourist is 14 days. All stay of more than 14 days must be prooved by an official program given by a local agency in Russia or other official documents (ticket of a museum, concert,...)
* For retired persons: a proof of solvabilty of min. 1500€ during your stay in Russia: bank statements are enough.

For Business and Tourist purpose, an extra application form must be filled up for the following nationalities:
Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Vietnam, India, Iraq, Iran, China, North Korea, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, Syria, Somalia, Chad, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia.
The form is on PDF below the page.

For former Russian citizens or countries which used to belong to the ex URSS, a special form needs to be filled it out (see documents PDF).

* Normal delay: 1 week
* Express: 4 days

US citizen / UK citizen / Canadian citizen:
* special application form
* delay : 2 weeks, no express possible

Invitation A4 size delay:
* If it is for a single or double entry, the delay is 1 week
* If it is for a multiple entry, the delay is 2 weeks
No express procedure can be asked in this case.

List of insurance valid to apply for a Russian visa:
The document must be an official letter written by the insurance company.

If your insurance company is not part of the list but is authorized to cover the traveler in Russia, a name of a sister company in Russia must be mentionned on the letter.
The letter (in Russia, French or English) must mention the name of the traveler, the period the traveler is covered (must be the same dates as put on the invitation letter or voucher).

Price List starting 01/01/2014 (does not include the visa fee):
* Normal (72hrs to be treated by BVS before submitting the request to the Consulate): 40€ per person + 21% VAT
* Urgent (48hrs to be treated by BVS before submitting the request to the Consulate): 60€ per person + 21% VAT
* Express: 90€ per person + 21% VAT
* Normal delivery in Belgium (24hrs): 16€ + 21% VAT
* If your hotel cannot provide you a visa support, BVS can provide it to you (Voucher visa support (14 days, 1 entry)):
40.00 € per passport
* Banking fee paid at the Consulate: 7.50€

Click here for application form
Click here for application form
Fees: For EU Citizen:
Visa: 35€ + 30€ VHS

In 7 working days
Visa: 70€ + 30€ VHS


russia___extra_form_for_few_nationalities.pdf Russia - Extra form for few nationalities.pdf  (39.57 Ko)

special_form_for_russia.pdf SPECIAL FORM FOR RUSSIA.pdf  (35.03 Ko)

Jeudi 9 Janvier 2014
Konstantinos Doukissis