Russian Visa Centres

Russian Visa Centers in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto will resume their operations, effective July 14 2017, under new management company “VFS Global”. Documents are to be submitted to respective officers at previous locations:

  • 294 Albert St., Suite 505, Ottawa ON, K1P 6E6

  • 1010 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 718, Montreal, QC, H3A 2R7

  • 60 St.Clair Ave. East, Suite 200, Toronto, ON, M4T 1N5

Business hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (except weekends and national holidays);

Tel. (514) 841-2113



Visa centre was established for purposes of improvement of quality in serving foreign and stateless persons who request Russian visas; expediting and simplifying the visa procedure, creating maximum comfortable conditions for applicants. In Canada, besides Ottawa, visa centres also operate in Toronto and Montreal.

Visa centres are officially authorized to accept, process and forward documents including consular fees to diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Russian Federation for further consideration from individuals and companies as well as travel agencies and also to prepare for picking up passports with visas ready. The Visa centres employees consult applicants on matters related to visa applications, the required set of documents for obtaining visa, procedure and terms of getting visa etc.

The final decision to grant or refuse visas lies with Russian diplomatic missions and consular offices.

For its services visa centre will charge a fixed service fee of 50 CAD. This service charge is not to be confused with the consular fee payable to the Russian diplomatic mission or consular office. The amount of the visa fee is established in accordance with the Consular Tariff.

Should there are any claims to the work of the visa centre (low service quality, long waiting queues, incorrect behavior of the staff, etc.) or suggestions regarding the improvement of its work, you can forward them to the Consular Division of the Embassy at 52 Range Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 8J5 or by e-mail address Your request will be considered for a comprehensive response.