In order to improve the quality of service for Russian visa applicants a Russian visa center is operating in the consular district of the Russian Embassy in Canada (web-site http://www.vfsglobal.com/russia/canada/, call centre: +1 514 841 2113, email: info.ruca@vfshelpline.com).

The objectives of the Center are: speed up and facilitate the visa procedure, create the most comfortable conditions for applicants, clarify the rules of entry and stay in the Russian Federation, check the completeness of documents that are required for obtaining a visa as well as represent the interests of applicants at the Consular Section when submitting (collecting) documents on their behalf.

The final decision to issue or refuse a Russian visa as well as the issuance of visa itself to foreign nationals outside the Russian Federation lies with the respective Russian Consular institutions.

Individual applicants have the right to apply directly to the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation to obtain a visa by making an online prior appointment at the web-site of the Consular Section  http://ottawa.kdmid.ru/queue-en/.

In order to exclude cases of fraud with the pre-registration system, we accept documents only from those applicants whose personal data was entered into the system during the registration of the application. In case of discrepancy of the information indicated in the system with the data of the applicant whose documents are submitted to the Consular Section, those documents will not be considered. One time slot in the system provides the possibility of submitting only one set of documents to the Consular Section.


Diplomatic and official visas.


All the requests must be forwarded to the Embassy along with the verbal note of Passport Canada (Official Travel) and delivered by its courier services only. 


The documents submitted by any other way as stated above or containing visa application forms filled out improperly will be returned without processing. 


Please be advised, that if you apply for a diplomatic or official visa you must choose «Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada» as the correct destination when filling in thevisa application form. The application form must be printed out on a single sheet of paper from both sides and have a destination name and a 12-digit number on top of it.


The Russian Federation maintains consular offices in three locations 
in Canada, with each having its own jurisdiction.

Please contact your local Russian Consulate according to your place of residence.

The Embassy of Russian Federation in Canada (Consular Division)

Address: 52, Range Rd, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 8J5 
(Attention: Sending of your paper work to the Embassy’s Address (285 Charlotte St.) may cause an extension of terms for documents processing.) 
Telephone:  (613) 236-72-20
Fax:  (613) 238-61-58 
Open to public: Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
(Consulate is closed on National Holidays of the Russian Federation)
Head of the Consular Division: Nikolay N. MOSKVICHEV
Jurisdiction: Ottawa and Capital Region (area codes 613 and 819), British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Yukon and Northwest Territories.

The application can be submitted to the Consular Division of the Embassy by a prior appointment only

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Toronto

E-mail: toronto@kdmid.ru 
Web site: 
Jurisdiction: Ontario (except Ottawa and Capital Region), Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan 

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Montreal

Address: 3655 Avenue de Musee, Montreal, Quebec H3G 2E1 
Telephone: (514) 843-5901
Fax: (514) 842-20-12 

Web site: http://montreal.mid.ru
E-mail: gcmontreal@mid.ru