Due to the epidemic of coronavirus and the closure of the borders of the Russian Federation for foreign citizens from March 18 to May 1, 2020, the visa center will be temporarily closed from March 30, 2020.
The date of resumption of operations will be announced additionally on this website.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Due to the epidemic of coronavirus and the closure of the borders of the Russian Federation for foreign citizens, the opening hours of the visa center from March 23 to March 27, 2020 are temporarily changed.
The visa center will work only for handing over previously submitted passports from 10:00 to 12:00.
If the validity of the requested visa falls on the period from March 18 to May 1, 2020, you can collect your passport from March 23 to March 27, 2020 without prior appointment. The visa center service fee and consular fees are not refundable.
For all eventual questions, please contact us by email email@example.com or by calling to the visa center contact phone number (+81 3 6555 5285) from 9:00 to 12:00 on business days.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Suspension of entry into the Russian Federation for citizens of foreign states
In connection with the order of the Government of the Russian Federation dated March 16, 2020, from 00:00 local time on March 18, 2020 to 00:00 local time on May 1, 2020, a temporary restriction is introduced on the entry into the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons.
Also, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Japan temporarily stops accepting documents for all types of visas from March 18, 2020, except for business visas for car drivers, international road traffic, crews of air, sea and river vessels, transit visas (for connection flights that don’t require to change the airport) and private visas to foreign citizens and stateless persons traveling to the Russian Federation in connection with the death of a close relative. For questions on applying for these types of visa please contact the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation directly.
Due to the emergency situation, the Russian Visa Application Center in Tokyo temporarily stops accepting documents for all types of visas.
We also draw your attention to the fact that the electronic visa application service will be suspended.
The schedule of the Visa Application Center for handing over the passports already accepted for application processing will be announced additionally.
Working schedule during the holiday season in April-May 2020
Please be informed about the Visa Application Center working schedule during the holiday season in April-May 2020.
29.04.2020 – the center operates as usual
30.04.2020 – only applications with “Urgent submission” service will be accepted; passport collection as usual.
01.05.2020-06.05.2020 – holidays, not possible to submit documents or collect passports.
The Embassy of the Russian Federation will observe holidays on the following dates: 01.05.2020, 04.05.2020, 05.05.2020, 11.05.2020.
Weekends and holidays of the Russian Embassy are not included into the processing time of visa applications.
Dear applicants, please note!
By an order from the Government of the Russian Federation, starting from February 27, 2020 the passage through the state border of the Russian Federation of citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran, traveling for study, work, private, tourist and transit purposes, is temporarily suspended.
Dear applicants, please note!
By an order from the Government of the Russian Federation, starting from February 19, 2020 the acceptance of documents, registration and issuance of invitations to enter the Russian Federation for private and educational purposes for citizens of the People's Republic of China was temporarily suspended.
Starting February 20, the entry of citizens of the People's Republic of China across the state border of the Russian Federation for private, educational and tourist purposes, as well as for the purpose of employment, will be temporarily suspended.
Working schedule during holidays 2019-2020
Please be informed about the Visa Center working schedule during the New Year holidays in 2019 and 2020.
26.12.2019: last submission day in 2019, only applications with “Urgent submission” service will be accepted; passport collection as usual.
27.12.2019: only passport collection.
28.12.2019 – 06.01.2020: holidays, not possible to submit documents or collect passport.
07.01.2020: first working day, submission of applications and passport collection.
Weekends and holidays of the Russian Embassy are not included into the processing time of visa applications. Therefore 26.12.2019 will be the last day in 2019 included in the application processing time; processing of applications will be resumed on 09.01.2020. Please kindly plan in advance your visit to the Visa Center and book an appointment.
Electronic visa application from filling
Dear applicants, we are glad to announce a new value added service – professional form filling for Electronic visa applications. Electronic visas can be issued to the citizens of Japan and several other countries and are valid for visiting the Far Eastern Federal District, Kaliningrad region and Saint-Petersburg. The visa is issued online and doesn’t require any additional supporting documents. All you need to do is to come to the visa center or contact us by email or by phone, and our officers will check whether the electronic visa is suitable for your route and will professionally fill in your visa application form. This service will help to save your time and avoid eventual problems while crossing the border or the need to cancel the travel because of mistakes in form filling or incorrect visa category.
The cost of the service equals to 1900 JPY for each application form.
You can opt for this service at the Russian visa center without any prior appointment or request it by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone +81 3 6555 5285
Please be informed that on 31st May 2019 (Friday) the submission of applications will be carried out till 14:00 and passport collection - till 16:00.
Please be informed about the below working schedule of the Russian Visa Center and the Russian Embassy during the holidays season from 29th of April till 10th of May 2019. Weekends and holidays are not included into the processing time of visa applications. Please kindly plan in advance your visit to the Visa Center and book an appointment.
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Information for Travel Agents.
In order to schedule an appointment, please send the following details to our official email ID (email@example.com):
- Number of passports you are going to bring;
- Date of submission;
- Desired time of submission (from 09:00 to 12:00).
You will receive an appointment confirmation letter indicating the available time slot.
Dear Applicants! Please be informed that the citizens of the below listed countries should submit their applications directly to the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation: Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iraq, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Syria, Somalia, Chad, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Yemen, Egypt, Libya, Lebanon.
We are glad to inform you that Russian Visa Center (Interlink Japan LLC) was officially inaugurated on the 5th of April 2019 and is currently accepting visa applications from individual applicants and travel agents.