28 May 2022
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Consular cooperation with HMPO has been terminated

We regret to acknowledge that the British competent authorities have decided to terminate the good cooperation via consular channels with Her Majesty Passport Office.

This cooperation has been carried out on passport issues in such cases, when persons having Russian and British nationality experienced problems due to the UK “one name” policy. That could be different names and surnames, different transliteration/transcription of names or the patronymic name in the British passport and its absence in English in the Russian one. We have discussed typical situations and possible way out, thanks to which people didn’t even have to address the Consular Section of the Embassy.

In the course of this cooperation, experts of the HMPO and of the Consular Section were finding solutions to passport problems in the interest of the respective person within the current legislation of Russia and the UK. In 2021 almost 50 passport cases have been successfully resolved.

This fruitful work with the British colleagues was aiming, first of all, the respect of interests of Russian nationals, but at the same time holders of British passports. Due to the termination of this mutually beneficial cooperation the whole responsibility as well as the resolution of rising problems remain on the British competent authorities, which deprived their own nationals from eventual settlement of such issues.

Until the contacts with HMPO are restored, the Consular Section will not be able to solve any problems, which may occur to Russian nationals applying for a British passport. Neither consular certificates nor letters on this matter are provided.


25.05.2022 - Operational changes in the Consular Section

Due to the irresponsible attitude of the UK government we are sorry to reduce the extent of all consular services starting from 24 June.

19.05.2022 - Changing of the address of the Visa Center in London.

Russia Visa application center has moved to new location from 16th May 2022. Please make note of the new address below: Russia Visa application center has moved to new location from 16th May 2022. Please make note of the new address below: Suite 203 – 205, Second floor, Davina House, 137-149 Goswell Rd, London EC1V7ET

28.04.2022 - Official holiday at the Consular Section

Due to official holiday the Consular Section will be closed on 2-3 and 9-10 May.

25.04.2022 - Payment of consular fees

While paying consular fees, please take the exact amount due conforming to the actual Tariff of consular fees.

07.04.2022 - On retaliatory visa measures due to the unfriendly actions of a number of foreign states

In response to the unilateral decision of the European Union to partially suspend the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union of 25 May 2006 and the identical decisions of Denmark, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland in relation to similar bilateral agreements on 4 April, 2022, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Decree No. 183 “On retaliatory visa measures in connection with the unfriendly actions of a number of foreign states” (http://kremlin.ru/acts/news/68137).

02.04.2022 - On the removal of restrictions on the issuance of Russian visas for a number of African countries.

In accordance with the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation the issuance of all categories of Russian visas have been resumed for foreign citizens holders of the passports of South - African Republic, Republic of Botswana, Kingdom of Lesotho, Republic of Namibia, Republic of Zimbabwe, Republic of Mozambique, Republic of Madagascar, Kingdom of Eswatini, United Republic of Tanzania, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

10.03.2022 - Travelling to Russia for foreign citizens.

Despite the suspension of Aeroflot and British Airways flights, entry to the Russian Federation is still allowed for all categories of foreign citizens, including British citizens with valid Russian visas.

10.03.2022 - About the closure of the Visa Application Center in Manchester.

The visa application center in Manchester is temporarily closed.

04.03.2022 - On 7-8 March the Consular Section will be closed

Dear visitors! Please be informed that the Consular Section of the Embassy of Russia will be closed on 7-8 March for a national holiday.

01.03.2022 - About flights between Russia and the UK

Due to arising questions from those who want to fly from the UK to Russia at the period of imposed restrictions on the using of the European airspace, we recommend considering the possibility of purchasing air tickets for transit flights on the alternative routes with connections in the third countries.

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