For your convenience Russian Visa Application Centres in Bern and Geneva accept visa application documents sent by post.
Please note! Documents for private visas issued on the base of the written invitation from a citizen of the Russian Federation, indicating that other members of his/her family (spouse or minor children) are going to travel with him/her to the Russian Federation, as well as documents for urgent visas are not accepted by post.
If you want to send your visa application documents by post, please make a request for postal service before sending your documents.
To make a request for postal service, please click below "Make a request for postal service".
If you send visa application documents without completing an online request for postal service, your documents won’t be processed and your payment won’t be refunded.
To send your visa application documents by post you need:
- To make a payment of:
- Consular fee (according to the type of visa– see “Types of visa” - “Rates and terms”);
- Postal fee in the amount of 68 CHF per set of documents for one visa application.
Cash sent in envelope is not accepted as a payment method.
- To send the following documents:
- Complete set of documents required for your type of visa – please see “Types of visa”
- Confirmation of payment;
- Printed and signed request for the postal service;
- Stamped envelope (CHF 6 for registered mail) with a return address (return address has to be legible).
Consular department of Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bern and Consulate General in Geneva do not accept visa application documents sent by post!
Visa application will be processed once applicant or his legal representative sends a complete and correct set of documents for visa application, and payment of all fees is made.
If applicant or his legal representative sends incorrect or incomplete set of documents for visa application, Russian Visa Application Centre reserves the right to send the documents back. In this case postal service fee won’t be refunded.
Russian Visa Application Center assumes no responsibility for mail delivery service.
The decision whether to issue or refuse to issue a visa is taken by the Consular establishment.
Consular establishment may also require additional documents, invite an applicant to an interview or extend the visa processing time.