The process of getting a visa can take as little as a few hours, to as much as a few weeks, depending on how much you pay for your visa and on the particular Russian consulate you apply to (some are more efficient than others).
The first step towards getting a visa is obtaining a visa invitation (also known as visa support). If you order your invitation through GetRussian, you can get this within seconds depending upon the service that you choose.
Once you have the invitation, you can apply for the visa itself. You do this by applying to a Russian Embassy. The length of time it takes for your visa to be processed usually depends on how much you pay the Embassy.
For more information, you should read the following pages on our site:
- Guide to applying for your Russian visa
- Addresses and contact details of Russian Embassies and Consulates worldwide