Russian Visa Centers

To get a Russian visa we advise you to apply through the Russian Visa Center in Gothenburg which is located at Friggagatan 12B, 411 01 Göteborg.

Russian Visa Center is established for foreign citizens and stateless persons who are applying for a visa to visit Russia and is aimed to speed up and facilitate the application process as well as to enhance the quality of service. There are two Russian Visa Centers in Sweden: in Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Visa centers are authorized to receive, process and forward for review visa applications to the Embassy of the Russian Federation or the Consulate General of the Russian Federation and to give back passports with issued visas to applicants. Visa Center staff consult applicants on how to fill the application form, help them to submit necessary documents and provide information about the processing time and other formalities.

It is the Embassy of the Russian Federation or the Consulate General of the Russian Federation which make final decision concerning visa approval or rejection.

Foreign citizens have the right to apply for a visa directly at the Consulate General for themselves or on behalf of their close relatives. In this case a prior appointment should be made.

Following applicants submit their visa applications directly to the Consulate General:

  • guests of Swedish diplomatic and consular missions in Russia,
  • members of official delegations invited by Russian authorities.    

Please be informed that all other applicants including companies and tourist agencies should apply through the Visa Center.

Application processing through the Visa Center requires an additional service fee of 315 SEK (495 SEK - for express service). Please pay attention that this fee is not a consular fee which is not refundable, even in case of rejection of a visa application. More information about consular fees can be found here.

If you have any remarks or observations regarding the Visa Center services you can contact the Consulate General by e-mail ( Your comments will be duly considered.