Russia, Mongolia & China visa information for
Travel visas are an essential part of your holiday and you can’t get on with your adventure until you have them but they can be complicated things to sort out. There are application forms to complete and paperwork to provide. If you're a resident of the UK and would like someone to handle your Trans Siberian visa application for you then we recommend CIBTvisas. Please follow this link for more details on how to start your visa application with them -
The Russian government introduced biometric applications in the UK in 2014. That means that you need to apply for your Russian visa in person at the visa application centre in London or Edinburgh and submit your biometric data at the time of application (fingerprints and facial image), along with the visa fee and your letter of invitation.
Standard visas take on average 9 to 10 working days, and you must leave a minimum of 3 weeks before your trip to ensure you get your visa on time. The Russian Embassy experiences unprecedented demand, so the sooner you get your application to us, the better. Visa applications are only accepted 3 months or less prior to the date of your exit from Russia.
If you need your visa faster you’ll need to pay an express visa fee.
For details on how to obtain your Russian visa - click here.
UK nationals do currently require a visa to enter Mongolia for stays up to 30 days.
Embassy of Mongolia
7-8 Kensington Court, London W8 5DL
Tel: +44 (0) 207 937 0150
Fax: +44 (0) 207 937 1117
For information regarding your China visa application click here.
If you would like to obtain your visa yourself then upon confirmation of your holiday, please visit here and complete the online China visa application.