21 September 2017
Moscow: 06:14
London: 04:14

Consular queries:  
+44 (0) 203 668 7474  




On the opening of a Consular Section call centre

The Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom is happy to announce the opening of a Consular Section call centre, which started its work on 12 November. 

The new call-centre fitted with advanced technical equipment is expected to significantly improve the Embassy's service standards. Highly trained operators will provide professional advice on consular issues while the call centre waiting time will be significantly reduced. 

The service is now fully operational and if you have contacted the call-centre for consultation and are willing to contribute to its improvement, your comments and advice on its work will be highly appreciated. Please forward your message to info@rusemb.org.uk or call the main switchboard number: +44 (0) 203 668 7474. 

The Embassy of Russia to the United Kingdom will further improve the quality of consular service provided to Russian citizens in the UK as well as British partners and tourists.


30.08.2017 - To the Attention of Foreign Nationals Visiting the Russian Federation

In accordance with the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 413 of August 16, 2004 “On migration card”, the migration cards are distributed gratis by immigration officers at all ports of entry to the Russian Federation. A foreign national must carry this card during the whole period of stay in the Russian Federation

04.08.2017 - E-visa will be available to visit Primorye territory of the Russian Federation

Starting from August 8, 2017, nationals of Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, India, Iran, Qatar, PRC, DPRK, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey and Japan may be granted an electronic visa (e-visa) to enter the Russian Federation through the border crossing checkpoints, located on the territory of the Free Port of Vladivostok.

07.06.2017 - On 12 June the Consular Section will be closed

The Consular Section of the Russian Embassy in the UK will be closed on 12 June.

30.05.2017 - Terror threat level in the UK lowered to severe

Based on the progress of the ongoing investigation, the British Government lowered the terrorism threat level from critical to severe.

29.05.2017 - List of 18 countries whose citizens can benefit from simplified entry to Russia through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok

The Government of the Russian Federation has approved a list of eighteen countries whose citizens can now obtain a regular single-entry business, tourist or humanitarian visa in an electronic form to enter Russia through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok.

25.04.2017 - Opening times of the Consular Section of the Embassy in May

The Consular Section of the Russian Embassy in London will be closed for the national holidays on 1, 8 and 9 May.

03.04.2017 - Helpline numbers after the explosion in St. Petersburg

Hotlines for information about friends and relatives after the explosion in St. Petersburg metro station

29.03.2017 - 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup

Entry and exit from Russia for foreign nationals coming over to the sports events as spectators will require a personalized “Fan ID”.

06.03.2017 - On 8 March the Consular Section will be closed

On 8 March the Consular Section will be closed.

06.03.2017 - Missing Russian citizen alert!

Russian citizen Mr Victor Ivanelo, student of the University of Surrey, has been reported missing in England. Investigation and search are being conducted by Surrey Police. Updated information about the incident and search activities, including CCTV images, has been released by the police at https://www.surrey.police.uk/news/have-you-seen-missing-man-viktor-ivanelo/ In this regard should you have any additional information which can help locate Victor Ivanelo please contact police at 101 and quote Operation Decibel reference 45170020251.

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