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IMPORTANT NOTICE: In January 2008 the arrangements for the collection of biometric data will be amended.  Instead of attending the Embassy in Moscow or the Consulates-General in St Petersburg or Ekaterinburg, all visa applications, irrespective of nationality, will have their fingerscans collected and digital photograph taken as part of the application process at their respective Visa Application Centre ( VAC ). more ...
From March 1, just online application for UK visas accepted in Russia
From the 1st of March 2008, the UK Visa Application Centres (VACs) in Moscow, St Petersburg and Ekaterinburg will accept online applications only; applicants can apply at more ...
HM Ambassador Tony Brenton
Welcome to the website of the British Embassy in the Russian Federation.
I am proud to be Ambassador here at such an interesting time.  Britain and Russia are cooperating as never before, in fields as diverse as trade, science, defence, and culture.  This website is designed to give you as much information as possible on the range of work that we do together.  It also contains information about the services that we can offer you, including visas, consular, trade and economic advice, and much more.  And, together with the websites of organisations such as the British Council and VisitBritain, we have information which will help you find out more about the modern, diverse and creative Britain I represent in Russia. I hope that you will find the information you require here. Please feel free to contact us by email, telephone or fax should you require further assistance.
British Embassy Project Activities
The British Embassy has a number of programmes designed to fund activities with Russian partners. These activities are contribute towards the British Government’s International Priorities and the embassy’s own objectives. If you want to ask questions about any Embassy project programme send an e-mail to us at:
For more information on embassy projects click here
Warning: Fraudulent (Scam) Emails.
The British Embassy, Moscow has been made aware of fraudulent e-mails being sent to random recipients regarding a non-existent “lottery-win”. All recipients should ignore such e-mails as they do not originate from the British Embassy or the UK National Lottery.
All inquires regarding Embassy Playgroup should be addressed to
Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus. Happy St David’s Day
On 1 March each year we celebrate our patron Saint, St David who died on that day in 589AD. To mark the day, Welsh people around the world wear one or both of our national emblems - a daffodil or leek - and celebrate at special concerts and processions.
Know before you go
The FCO's country-specific Travel Advice and the Know Before You Go pages provide up to date travel advice and travellers’ tips to ensure that you are well prepared for your holiday. The FCO website also contains answers to common questions on Travel Advice in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

elk Please click here to go to the Travel Section on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website