Consular information

 

VISA INFORMATION


THE REQUIREMENTS FOR VISA APPLICATION:

Visa is a permit for entrance to the Russian Federation or transit passage through the territory of the Russian Federation issued by a relevant authority to a valid identification document of a foreign citizen or a stateless person, recognised by the Russian Federation (the Federal Law on the procedure of exit from the Russian Federation and entrance to the Russian Federation No.114-FZ dated August 15, 1996).

CONSIDERATION OF VISA APPLICATION

Consideration of visa application may take from four (4) to twenty (20) working days if an applicant pays standard fees and from one (1) to three (3) working days if an applicant pays express tariff.

NOTICE: FEES FOR MAIN SERVICES

NOTICE: WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PASSPORT WITH A VALID RUSSIAN VISA HAS BEEN CANCELLED OR HAS EXPIRED

WARNING: ON VISA FACILITATORS/MEDIATORS

WARNING: FOR HOLDERS OF PERMITS FOR TEMPORARY RESIDENCE

WARNING: GRADUATION CEREMONIES

TYPES OF REGURAL VISAS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

NOTICE: All applicants are kindly requested to submit documents in person or through a legal representative (i.e. a parent (for minors) or a person, who has powers to represent an applicant (with an authority note certified by a Notary).

The Consular Section would appreciate if visa application forms are filled comprehensively (with phone numbers, physical, postal and email address indicated in fields No.18 and No.20 of the forms).

REGULAR STUDENT VISA is issued to a foreign student who is going to study in an institution of higher education of the Russian Federation. It is single-entry valid for the period not exceeding three (3) months and may be renewed in Russia.

- An official invitation issued by the Migration Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (a standard invitation shall be submitted in original, an electronic invitation in copy) or a number of MFA telex;

- Certificate of education in original and copy (WAEC + Scratch Card for undergraduates, diploma and transcript for bachelors and masters);

- Valid passport with at least two (2) empty pages;

- One (1) passport sized colour picture (35x45 mm against white background);

- HIV test report to be done in an officially registered laboratory;

- Application form (with all fields filled);

- A copy of the front page of the passport with particulars (in fine quality).

REGULAR BUSINESS VISA is issued to a foreign citizen who intends to visit the Russian Federation for business purposes. It may be single-, double- or multiple-entry (as prescribed in the invitation). Single- or double-entry business visas are valid for the period not exceeding three (3) months. Multiple-entry business visas are valid for the period not exceeding one (1) year, but permit their holders to stay in Russia for up to 90 days out of each 180.

- An official invitation issued by the Migration Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (a standard invitation shall be submitted in original, an electronic invitation in copy) or a number of MFA telex;

- Valid passport with at least two (2) empty pages;

- One (1) passport sized colour picture (35x45 mm against white background);

- Application form (with all fields filled);

- A copy of the front page of the passport with particulars (in fine quality).

REGULAR HUMANITARIAN VISA is issued to a foreign citizen who intends to visit the Russian Federation for sports, youth, cultural, science and technology, social and political, religious and other purposes. It may be single or double-entry (as prescribed in the invitation) and valid for the period not exceeding three (3) months.

- An official invitation issued by the Migration Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (a standard invitation shall be submitted in original, an electronic invitation in copy) or a number of MFA telex;

- Valid passport with at least two (2) empty pages;

- One (1) passport sized colour picture (35x45 mm against white background);

- Application form (with all fields filled);

- A copy of the front page of the passport with particulars (in fine quality).

REGULAR PRIVATE VISA is issued to a foreign citizen who intends to visit relatives, or friends living in the Russian Federation. It may be single or double-entry (as prescribed in the invitation) and valid for the period not exceeding three (3) months.

- An official invitation issued by the Migration Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (a standard invitation shall be submitted in original, an electronic invitation in copy) or a number of MFA telex;

- Valid passport with at least two (2) empty pages;

- One (1) passport sized colour picture (35x45 mm against white background);

- Application form (with all fields filled);

- A copy of the front page of the passport with particulars (in fine quality).

REGULAR WORK VISA is issued to a foreign citizen who is going to do work in accordance with the contract they signed with an employer in the Russian Federation. It may be single-, double- or multiple-entry (as prescribed in the invitation) and valid for duration of the contract.

- An official invitation issued by the Migration Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (a standard invitation shall be submitted in original, an electronic invitation in copy) or a number of MFA telex;

- Valid passport with at least two (2) empty pages;

- One (1) passport sized colour picture (35x45 mm against white background);

- HIV test report to be done in an officially registered laboratory;

- Application form (with all fields filled);

- A copy of the front page of the passport with particulars (in fine quality).

REGULAR TOURIST VISA is issued to a foreign citizen who is going to Russia with tourist purposes. It is single-entry and valid for the period not exceeding one (1) month.

- Tourist voucher;

- Fully paid accommodation;

- International travel insurance (valid in Russia) in original and one (1) copy;

- Valid passport with at least two (2) empty pages;

- Air tickets with a fixed date of entering and leaving the country;

- Personal bank statement with the equivalent of at least 1 000 USD or equivalent amount in national currency on the bank account;

- Application form (with all fields filled);

- One (1) passport sized colour picture (35x45 mm against white background);

- A copy of the front page of the passport with particulars (in fine quality).

TRANSIT VISA is issued to a foreign citizen for transit passage through territory of the Russian Federation. It may be single- or double-entry and valid for the period not exceeding ten (10) days.

NOTICE: Transit visa is not required in for airline transit passengers in case they plan to depart from the same international airport they arrived to and stay there for the period not exceeding twenty four (24) hours.

- Valid passport with at least two (2) empty pages and visa of the country of destination (obligatory);

- Air tickets with a fixed date of entering and leaving the Russian Federation;

- One (1) passport sized colour picture (35x45 mm against white background);

- Application form (with all fields filled);

- Copies of the front page of the passport with particulars (in fine quality) and of the pages with valid visa for country of destination.

TEMPORARY RESIDENTS VISA is issued to a foreign citizen who has been granted a permit for temporary residence in Russia by the Migration Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. It is single-entry and valid for the period not exceeding four (4) months.

- The letter by the Migration Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation which stipulates the decision to grant a permit for temporary residence (in original);

- Valid passport with at least two (2) empty pages;

- One (1) passport sized colour picture (35x45 mm against white background);

- HIV test report to be done in an officially registered laboratory;

- Application form (with all fields filled).

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