Public Holidays / Closures

The VFS Global Russia Visa application centres in London and Edinburgh will close for business on the following public holidays in 2018:

Please note that these dates are not final and are subject to change.

Date Day Holidays 2018
1 – 6 and 8 January Monday-Monday New Year's Holiday and Russian
7 January Sunday Orthodox Christmas
23 February Friday Defender of Motherland Day
8 - 9 March Thursday, Friday International Women's Day
30 April – 2 May Monday-Wednesday Spring and Labour Day
9 May Wednesday Victory Day
11 - 12 June Monday, Tuesday Russia Day
5 November Monday Day of the National Unity

The VFS Global Russia Visa application centres in Manchester will close for business on the following public holidays in 2017:

Date Day Holidays 2017
25 December Monday Christmas Day
26 December Tuesday Boxing day

The VFS Global Russia Visa application centres in Manchester will close for business on the following public holidays in 2018:

Date Day Holidays 2018
1 – 6 and 8 January Monday-Monday New Year's Holiday and Russian
7 January Sunday Orthodox Christmas
23 February Friday Defender of Motherland Day
8 – 9 March Thursday, Friday International Women's Day
30 March Friday Good Friday
2 April Monday Easter Monday
30 April – 2 May Monday Spring and Labour Day
7 May Monday Early May Bank Holiday
9 May Wednesday Victory Day
28 May Monday Spring bank holiday
11 – 12 June Monday, Tuesday Russia Day
27 August Monday Summer bank holiday
5 November Monday Day of National Unity
25 December Tuesday Christmas Day
26 December Wednesday Boxing day