An Important Update Regarding Chinese & Russian Visas

Over the past few days, there have been some changes to both the Chinese and Russian visa application process.

The Chinese Embassy have announced that they will no longer be accepting handwritten application forms. From the 3rd of April a new online form needs to be completed; please contact us if you need the link. The completed form is then printed and signed. In case there is an emergency you can go down to the Chinese Visa Application Service Centre in Manchester where there are computers and printers available to use. The remainder of the process remains unchanged.

The processing times for Russian visas are to take a lot longer, as the standard processing time of six working days has been increased to 20 days, and the express service has increased from two to three days.