ASLA – Our Visa Service


Asla Ltd is a British company founded in 1991 specialising in complex and luxury products for the travel trade in Russia and beyond.

STOP PRESS: 13 Sept 17 – UK Passports
HM Passport Office has introduced passports that will no longer include the holder’s signature in digital format. Now the passport holder is required to sign their passport upon receipt and prior to travel.
A passport is not valid for travel without your signature.
Some passengers with unsigned passports have been refused entry to Russia.

Press Release on the Russian-South African protocol on reciprocal abolition of visa requirements
The Protocol between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of South Africa on the reciprocal repeal of visa requirements for foreign travel passports, that was concluded by an exchange of official documents, will come into force on March 30 2017.  Under the Protocol’s provisions, citizens of Russia and South Africa travelling without the intention of working, studying or living in the other country’s territory, are free from visa requirements and can enter, stay or transit without a visa for a duration of up to 90 days

STOP PRESS: 26 Feb 16 – Azerbaijan
From February 01 2016, electronic visas for foreigners will be issued in 5 days. In addition, citizens of Japan,  South Korea,  Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, China, Malaysia, and Singapore are able to get simplified visas at all international airports of Azerbaijan.
From January 13 2016, foreigners may enter with up to 1,000 US dollars without declaring while crossing the border to/from Azerbaijan.

STOP PRESS: 05 Feb 16 – New Russian Visa Application Centre in Manchester 
Applications may now be made at the new Russian Visa Centre in Oxford Street, Manchester, convenient for travellers and groups in the Midlands and North of England.  

STOP PRESS: 17 Nov 15 – Biometric Russian visa applications – mobile service 
The trialled system is up and running and works well for groups. Let us come to you and organise the application process at your school or other venue.  Please ask us for more details.

STOP PRESS: 02 July 15 – Visa Free scheme extended to 31 Dec 2017
All British passport holders can travel to Kazakhstan without a visa, provided their stay does not exceed 15 days

STOP PRESS: 05 Dec 2014
From 10 December all Russian visa applications must be made in person at a visa processing centre, located in London and Edinburgh.
For those requiring assistance in completing application forms and checking you have the correct supporting paperwork, our team can advise and assist you.  We charge £20 per person for this service.
Pease call us for details on 01480 433800.

When you need a visa for travel to a country requiring a visa you need a specialist visa service. The ASLA Visa Service has been providing a professional visa service for travel to Russia, China, Belarus, India, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Myanmar and beyond for over 20 years. We make the process simple and straightforward and provide a cost-effective and secure method of obtaining the required visas. We do not issue visas ourselves and we are not an agency appointed by any government – we simply assist in the provision of your visa in a timely and secure way. Our service is available for those applying for visas in the UK.

Please phone us for details on 01480 433800. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5:30pm. Alternatively contact us by email at

For those requiring assistance in completing application forms our team can advise and assist you.
We offer a form filling and document checking service for all visas for a nominal fee of £21.

For assistance phone us on 01480 433800 or contact us by email at


Russian Visa Types

Most visitors to Russia require a valid visa. Visa types available:-russian visa

  • Tourist *
  • Business *
  • Multi entry *
  • Private
  • Transit

* We also supply the required Visa Support Letter (also known as a Letter of Invitation) for tourist, business and a range of multi entry visas. See this page for details. 

Visa Support Letter for Russia – Also known as ‘Letter of Invitation’

If you need only a Visa Support Letter we can provide this regardless of your country of residence.

Visa support types available:

  • Tourist – Single and Double entry
  • Business – Single and Double entry
  • Multi entry – And Telex.

Check our visa support prices and processing times or apply for visa support.

Simply complete our application form online and use our secure payment system (credit card).

We send the visa support to you by the method of your choice. Tour operators planning tours to Russia should visit our homepage at

The Visa Department is based at the head office of ASLA Travel Group in Huntingdon, England and serves as a sales and operational base, and this is where our dedicated .
Our Visa Department uses a range of secure courier services and Royal Mail Special Delivery for all passports and visas.

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