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Biometric Data

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In accordance with the Executive Order of the President of the Russian Federation from 10th of December 2014 all individuals applying for a Russian visa in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland have to provide biometric data (fingerprints) as part of the visa application process for every Russian visa they apply for. Biometric data will not be collected when issuing diplomatic and official visas, nor for individuals under 12 years of age.

To facilitate this, applicants will be required to appear in person at the Visit Russia offices in London or Russia Visa Application Centre in London, Edinburgh or Manchester.

It is necessary that the application and all supporting documents will be in complete and filled in correctly. This will avoid the risk of having to return again because of incomplete or inaccurate documentation.

Fingerprints may be submitted in our London office

Russian National Tourist Office
202 Kensington Church Street,
W8 4DP



Monday 9am - 1.00pm
Tuesday 9am - 1.00pm
Wednesday 9am - 1.00pm
Thursday 9am - 1.00pm
Friday 9am - 1.00pm


Except Russian and British bank holidays: 

1-8 January 2018 - New Year and Russian Orthodox Christmas,

23 February 2018 - Defender of Motherland Day,

8 - 9 March 2018 - International Women's Day,

30 March, 2 April 2018 - UK Easter Break, 

30 April, 02 May 2018 - Spring and Labour Days,

07 May 2018 - Early May Bank Holiday, 

09 May 2018 - Victory Day,

28 May 2018 - Spring Bank Holiday, 

11 - 12 June 2018 - Russia Day,

27 August 2018 - Summer Bank Holiday,

05 November 2018 - Day of National Unity,

25 - 26 December 2018 - Christmas & Boxing Day.


For more information, please, give us a call on  +44 (0) 207 985 1234.

Getting a Russian visa is now a time-saving and traveller-friendly procedure.

For your convenience we will:

  • Assist you with Russian Visa Application form online;
  • Issue all documentation required;
  • Pre-check your application form to avoid risk of any mistakes;
  • Meet & Greet Service with pre-checked paperwork;
  • Collection of Visa on your behalf;
  • Return delivery by the method of your choice.

VIP - Private biometric procedure

We can offer you a new Portable BIO Kit service. Experienced visa officers can come to your office to collect your fingerprints and securely deliver this information to the Embassy for the decision.

For more information about the cost and terms and condition of this service please contact us directly by phone +44 (0) 207 985 1234 or e-mail info@visitrussia.org.uk.

Please note: This facility can be used within the United Kingdom territory only and must cover the service area. 


VIP - The process of using Portable Biometric Device Service:

  • Client* send RNTO the copies of documents by email
  • RNTO checks all documents, prepare them for submission
  • Client choose the convenient time, date and place for biometric submission (please note that any location requires Vodafone 4G coverage, a table and a chair)
  • RNTO calculates the final cost for service depends on location**The dedicated immigration officer with copies of documents is coming to client’s office with portable biometric device, collect fingerprints and all original documents (passport, invitation, photo etc.)
  • We receive passport with visa and send info to client that his passport is ready for collection
  • Client receives passport  with visa in our office

*Client or any person/organization on client’s behalf

**£60 per person beyond M25

Price: £450 plus transport (depends on location)*

*Excluded visa fees