The online Russian Application functions only with Internet Explorer Versions 7.0 and above and Mozilla Firefox Versions 3.6 and above. Browsers such as Chrome and Safari are not compatible with the online Russian Application.
Complete and Sign One Online Application Form.
For a guide to completing the Online Russian Application please Click Here
Please Note: The application must be printed on TWO sheets of paper, the Embassy/Consulate will NOT except applications on a single sheet printed back to back.
As part of the visa application process you will be asked to create a Application ID and answer a Security Question, you MUST save the Application ID and Security Question as you will need it should you need to access your application again online to make any changes or corrections your online visa application.
****Please print and send your Application ID and Password along with your completed and signed Russian visa application to Travel Document Systems.****
Common Errors to Avoid
The very first question on the electronic application site asks “Country (select the country where you will be applying for your visa)”. Be sure that you select “UNITED STATES" from the dropdown menu.
Question 10: Date of Entry and Date of Departure from Russia - the dates on your visa application MUST match the dates on your Letter of Invitation. (If your invitation date of entry has already passed please call traveldocs for assistance in answering this question.
Question 22: If applicant is applying for a Business/Humanitarian visa the applicant MUST state the hotel and full address where applicant is going to stay. If the applicant states that he/she is staying in a private residence he/she MUST include an agreement of rent. If applicant hasn't decided yet about a place to stay he/she should write the address and name of the inviting organization in Question 22.
At the end of the online Russian visa application, you will be asked to select the visa issuing office. You MUST select "VFS WASHINGTON", "VFS NEW YORK", or "VFS HOUSTON" depending on which Travel Document Systems location will process your visa. If you select the city without "VFS" the application will not be accepted.