Copy Right 2017 BCV Visa and Passport.  All rights reserved.
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address is:

21306 Chickory Trail
Katy, TX 77450
281 660 6151
Tell: 281 660 6151
Visa and Passport Service
1. Passport requirement.
    You must send your actual passport, not a copy of it. Your passport must be signed and be valid for at least 6 months beyond the ).
    Passports must also be in good condition and not altered in any way.
  • If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact BCV for further instructions.
  • Non-US citizens must present proof of legal residency, such as a photocopy of either a green card, a valid visa issued by the United
    States government, or an American Re-entry Permit.
2. Visa Application Form
    The Russian Consulate requires a visa application completed online. Click here to complete the application form online. When you
    start your application form online, It's very important to keep ID number (located top of web-page) and Password for your record. Your
    visa request cannot be processed if you do not complete the application form online. Your completed application must:
  • Provide answers for all fields (handwritten changes are not accepted). If a question is not applicable to the applicant, he/she should put
  • Include your name as it appears in your passport
  • Include the institution or organization in Russia to be visited
  • Display an original signature inside the box found directly below the section where we will attach your photograph
  • Be accompanied by a copy of your Application ID and password.
Notice: Last question on application form: "Select the location where you will be apply for your visa": please select VFS (Houston)
3. Cover Letter
    A letter of introduction is required. The cover letter must indicate the nature of visit, number of entries, probable duration of stay, and
    validity of visa requested. An original signature must be applied.
4. Official Student Invitation
    You must provide an original Student Invitation Letter obtained by your host institute in Russia from Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
5. Medical Requirement
    You must provide a recent HIV test result certificate, taken within previous 90 days.
4. Passport-type Photo
    You must provide one color, 2x2 passport-type photos that be taken within the last three months against an all-white background and
    printed on high-quality photo paper. DO NOT affix the photo to the application or trim the photo to fit the box on the application. Please
    leave it loose in your package and we will handle the rest. Photos printed on regular papers are not accepted.
5. BCV order Form
    Complete the BCV Visa Order Form online. This online form is essential for us to know your application is coming and your shipping
    address and contact information

Additional Requirements that may apply to you
6. Former Russian Nationals Only
    You must provide a cover letter stating the date that you renounced your Russian citizenship. The consulate will not issue a visa to
    former Russian nationals who do not supply this cover letter.
7. Minors Traveling to Russia
    All minors must submit a copy of his or her birth certificate.  Other conditions may apply:
  • If the minor is traveling to Russia with only one parent or without both parents, he or she must submit a notarized original letter of
    consent providing permission from the non-accompanying parent or legal guardian to travel to Russia on the specified dates of the
    trip.  Those signing this letter must provide copies of his or her driver’s license and passport information page
  • If the minor is adopted, you must submit a copy of the adoption papers in addition to a copy of the birth certificate
  • If the parents already hold a Russian visa, they must provide a copy of the Russian visa showing validity that covers the minor’s travel
  • If the parents are Russian citizens, they must provide certification of Russian citizenship
8. Former Soviet and Ukrainian Citizens
    Click here for additional Requirement for former USSR country citizen and their children
Instructions for Expedited Russia Student Visa Application
Collect and Send the Following Documents to us
Total Cost  =  A + B
Processing Time
Visa  Fee
BCV Service Fee
Visa Fee + BCV Service  
8 -10 Business Days
10 - 15 Business Days
Option 1
Send back your visa via FedEx
Option 2
FedEx priority overnight,  FedEx Saturday Delivery.
Option 3
Enclosing a prepaid air bill or an envelope with sufficient stamps (US Post Office
Express Mail, Priority Mail with Delivery Confirmation, or Certified Mail. Regular Mails or
Priority Mails without confirmation are not accepted).
A.  Visa Fee and BCV Service Fee
B.  Return Shipping Fee
Shipping of Application
    BCV Visa and Passport Services
    21306 Chickory Trail
    Katy, TX 77450
    281 660 6151

As a private passport and visa service company that officially registered with but not affiliated with China consulate, BCV does not issue visa or in any way determine visa
ance. BCV is not and cannot be responsible for any determinations, act or omissions by China Consulate. Chinese consular officials are entitled to decide on the type,
number of entries, validity and duration of each stay of a visa to be issued based on Chinese laws and regulations. Consular officials reserve the right to decline a
visa application or revoke an issued visa.