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How long does it take to process a UK visitor visa and how much does it cost?
Posted by , Last modified by on 22 November 2012 04:47 PM

The time taken to process a UK visitor visa depends upon which type of visitor visa you apply for, and which of our offices you make your payment to:

Type of visaWhere paidProcessing timePrice
PoundsRoubles
Visitor Moscow 2 - 3 weeks 10,000 rub
London £205.00
Visit for marriage Moscow 2 - 3 weeks
13,000 rub
London £205.00
Visit for business Moscow 1 - 3 weeks
11,550 rub
London £230.00
Tourist1 Moscow 1 - 3 weeks
13,000 rub
London £260.00
Student—visitor1 Moscow 1 - 3 weeks
13,000 rub
London £260.00

1 Includes cost of an official accommodation voucher.

The processing time is counted from the time that we have received all necessary documents from both sponsor and applicant and is the number of working days, excluding weekends, UK and Russian public holidays, it will normally take to review, prepare, translate (if required) and submit the application and collect the visa from the British consulate. However, the consulate may extend the time it takes to review an application up to 28 working days at its discretion and travel arrangements to the UK should not be confirmed until you have received confirmation that the UK visa has been issued.

The prices above include the consular fee and our service charge though exclude any translation or courier/postal costs that may be necessary which are detailed in the table below.

Type of serviceWhere paidProcessing timePrice
PoundsRoubles
Delivery to Moscow of original documents from the UK1 Moscow 2 working days 1,950 rub
London 2 working days £40.00
Translation per document page Moscow Next working day 750 rub
London 2 working days £15.00
Courier delivery of passport / visa in Moscow Moscow Same working day 500 rub
London 2 working days £10.00
Courier delivery or collection in Russia Moscow Next working day 1,950 rub
London 2 working days £40.00
Return to UK of original documents from the Moscow1 Moscow 2 working days 1,950 rub
London 2 working days £40.00

1 For document packages up to 0.5 kilo, packages greater than 0.5 kilo will be charged at additional cost.

Payment in Moscow may be made in Russian Roubles in cash and payment via the London office in Pounds Sterling by the following methods:

Please note that we do not start preparing, processing or answering specific questions about visa applications until we receive full payment.

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