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 July 18, 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”

NOTICE: FOR HOLDER OF PERMIT FOR TEMPOARARY RESIDENCE

NOTICE: 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);

- Passport valid for the period not less than eighteen (18) months from the date of proposed entry to the Russian Federation 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;

- Passport valid for the period not less than six (6) months from the date of proposed entry to the Russian Federation 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;

- Passport valid for the period not less than six (6) months from the date of proposed entry to the Russian Federation 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;

- Passport valid for the period not less than six (6) months from the date of proposed entry to the Russian Federation 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;

- Passport valid for the period not less than eighteen (18) months from the date of proposed entry to the Russian Federation with at least two (2) empty pages;

- 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.

- Confirmation of acceptance of foreign tourist by an officially registered Russian tourist operator – in original and in copy;

- Contract for provision of tourist services by a foreign tourist company (or a Russian tourist company) on the conditions of the proposed trip. It shall include applicant’s particulars, dates of entry to Russia and exit from Russia, name of an authorised Russian tourist operator and list of services, which have been paid - in original and in copy;

- International travel insurance (only for citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland) – in original and one (1) copy;

- Passport valid for the period not less than six (6) months from the date of proposed entry to the Russian Federation with at least two (2) empty pages;

- Air tickets with a fixed date of entry to Russia and exit from Russia ;

- 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.

- Passport valid for the period not less than six (6) months from the date of proposed entry to the Russian Federation with at least two (2) empty pages;

- Visa for entrance to the country of destination or a document, certifying that such visa is not required;

- 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.

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