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Russian Visa

To obtain visa to Russia it is required to submit the following documents in person or by mail:

  1. Valid passport with at least 2 blank visa pages. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months after intended departure date from Russia.
  2. Visa application form (one per person), completed and signed by the applicant.
  3. One latest passport-size photo of the applicant with the name of the applicant signed on the back.
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Visa requirements:

  • Business Visa: official letter of invitation from an organization in Russia authorized by the local office of the Ministry of Interior. For multiple-entry visa a HIV Test (AIDS) Certificate is required.
  • Tourist Visa: standard tourist confirmation from a Russian travel agency or a hotel, registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, voucher from your travel agency (or hotel). The voucher should contain your name, number of your passport, date and destination points of arrival to Russia and departure from Russia, cities which you intend to visit and data on the travel agency. Please note that the hotel arrangement is not enough to apply for visa.
  • Private or Homestay Visa: original of the official invitation authorized by the local office of the Ministry of Interior. Your relatives or friends in Russia should receive it and send it to you.
  • Transit Visa (for a period no more than 72 hours): air ticket and visa of the country of the destination if it is required.

We do not advice you to book flights before you get confirmation from the Embassy about the date of getting your visa.

You can learn about fees and visa processing time by visiting the websites of the Embassies and Consulates of the Russian Federation in your country:

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Australia.
australia.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Austria.
rusemb.at

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Azerbaijan.
embrus-az.com

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Algeria.
ambrussie.gov.dz

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Argentina.
argentina.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Armenia.
armenia.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Afghanistan.
afghanistan.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bangladesh.
bangladesh.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bahrain.
bahrain.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Byelorussia.
belarus.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Belgium.
belgium.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Benin.
benin.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bulgaria.
russia.bg

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
sarajevo.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Botswana.
botswana.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Brazil.
brazil.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Great Britain.
great-britain.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Great Britain (Consular section).
rusemblon.org

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Hungary.
hungary.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Venezuela.
venezuela.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vietnam.
vietnam.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Guyana.
rusembassyguyana.org.gy

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ghana.
ghana.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Guatemala.
guat.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Guinea.
guinee.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Germany.
russische-botschaft.de

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Greece.
greece.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Georgia.
georgia.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Denmark.
denmark.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
drc.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Egypt.
egypt.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Zimbabwe.
zimbabwe.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Israel.
israel.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in India.
india.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Indonesia.
indonesia.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Jordan.
jordan.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Iran.
iran.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ireland.
ireland.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Iceland.
iceland.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Spain.
spain.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Italy.
ambrussia.com

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Cabo Verde.
capeverde.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada.
rusembcanada.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kazakhstan.
rfembassy.kz

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Cambodia.
embrusscambodia.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Qatar.
qatar.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Cyprus.
cyprus.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kirghizia.
kyrgyz.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the People's Republic of China.
russia.org.cn

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Colombia.
colombia.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Congo.
congo.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Korea (the Republic of Korea).
repkorea.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
dprk.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Costa Rica.
costarica.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Cuba.
cuba.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Kuwait.
kuwait.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Latvia.
latvia.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Lebanon.
lebanon.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Lithuania.
rusemb.lt

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Luxemburg.
ruslux.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Macedonia.
russia.org.mk

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Malaysia.
malaysia.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Malta.
malta.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Mexico.
embrumex.com.mx

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Mozambique.
mozambik.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Moldavia.
moldova.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Mongolia.
mongolia.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Nepal.
nepal.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Nigeria.
nigeria.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Netherlands.
netherlands.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Nicaragua.
nicaragua.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Nicaragua (information about the Republic of Honduras).
gonduras.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Nicaragua (information about the Republic of El Salvador).
elsalvador.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in New Zealand.
rus.co.nz

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Norway.
norway.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Panama.
panama.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Pakistan.
pakistan.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Peru.
embajada-rusa.org

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Poland.
poland.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Portugal.
portugal.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Rwanda.
rwanda.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Romania.
romania.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Senegal.
senegal.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Singapore.
singapore.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Syria.
ruemsy.org.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Slovakia.
slovakia.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Slovenia.
rus-slo.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the USA.
russianembassy.org

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Tadzhikistan.
rusembassy.tajnet.com

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Thailand.
thailand.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Tanzania.
tanzania.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Tunis.
tunisie.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Turkey.
rfembtur.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Uzbekistan.
uzbekistan.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Ukraine.
embrus.org.ua

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Ukraine (Consular section).
rucons.kiev.ua

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Uruguay.
uruguay.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Finland.
rusembassy.fi

Embassy of the Russian Federation in France.
france.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Croatia.
croatia.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Central African Republic.
rca.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Czechia.
czech.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Chile.
embajadaderusiaenchile.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Switzerland.
switzerland.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sweden.
ryssland.se

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka.
sri-lanka.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ecuador.
ecuador.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Estonia.
rusemb.ee

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of South Africa.
russianembassy.org.za

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Jamaica.
jamaica.mid.ru

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Japon.
embassy-avenue.jp/russia/

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Antwerp (Belgium).
russian-consulate-antwerp.be

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Barcelona (Spain).
rusbar.com

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Bonn (Germany).
ruskonsulatbonn.de

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Brno (Czechia).
brno.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Hamburg (Germany).
homepage.hamburg.de/generalkonsulat-russland/

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Genoa (Italy).
genova.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Calcutta (India).
kolkata.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Capetown (the Republic of South Africa).
capetown.southafrica.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Constantsa (Romania).
constantza.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Lvov (the Ukraine).
lviv.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Marseilles (France).
marseille.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Milan (Italy).
milan.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Montreal (Canada).
montreal.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Mumbai (India).
russiaconsulmumbai.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Munich (Germany).
ruskonsmchn.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York (USA).
ruscon.org

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Osh (Kirghizia).
dipkurier.narod.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).
consrio.narod.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in San Paulo (Brazil).
sao-paulo.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in San Francisco (USA).
consulrussia.org

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Sapporo (Japon).
www1.odn.ne.jp/ruscons_sapporo/

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Sydney (Australia).
sydneyrussianconsulate.com

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Seattle (USA).
netconsul.org

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Istanbul (Turkey).
istanbul.turkey.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Strasbourg (France).
perso.wanadoo.fr/rusconsulat/

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Toronto (Canada).
toronto.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Trabzon (Turkey).
rftrabzon.com

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Turku (Finland).
rusconsul-turku.com

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Haifa (Israel).
haifa.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kharkov (the Ukraine).
kharkov.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Khodzhenta (Tadzhikistan).
consulrus.tj

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Houston (USA).
rusconshouston.org

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Chennai /Madras/ (India).
chennai.mid.ru

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Chittagong (Bangladesh).
chittagong.mid.ru

Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the EU (Brussels).
russiaeu.mid.ru

Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the NATO (Brussels).
rusnatomission.mid.ru

Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UNO (Geneva).
geneva.un.mid.ru

Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UNO (New York).
un.int/russia

Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe (Strasbourg).
russiaeurope.mid.ru

Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the CIS statutory and other bodies (Minsk).
cismission.mid.ru

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