Payment must be exact and made by money order or bank cheque payable to the Consulate General of Russia. If paying in our office credit/debit cards are also acceptable. Please be advised that payments made with personal/company cheques or payable not to the Consulate General of Russia are not accepted. Accepted visa fee is not subject for reimbursement in any circumstances.

If you apply in person normal processing time is 10 business days, urgent – 2 business days. If you apply by post normal processing time is 12 business days, urgent – 4 business days. Visa processing starts only after the Consulate has received all necessary documents. Drop-off or delivery day is not counted as a business day. The Consulate General does not provide information by phone or email on status enquiry for visa applications.

The Consulate General does not take into consideration your prepaid air tickets, bookings, etc. and doesn't bear any responsibility for your possible expenses and losses if you did not read the above information carefully and counted the date of collection/dispatch incorrectly.

Visa fees (in Australian dollars) and processing time

Type of visa

Normal fee 

Urgent fee 

Single-entry

135

270

Double-entry

216

432

Multiple-entry

405

810

 

Please find below single-entry tourist/business/private visa fees for citizens of the following countries based on bilateral agreements or reciprocity. For information about double/multiple-entry and transit visa fees contact the Consulate via visa.sydney@mid.ru

Country

Normal fee

Urgent fee

European countries (except UK and Ireland)

60

119

China

75

120 (3 days)

180 (1 day)

Japan

50 (tourist, transit visas) gratis (others)

120

Angola

60

120

Bangladesh

Cambodia

India

Pakistan

Syria

Turkey

Vietnam