Russian visa for citizens of Germany

Published by Natalia Goncharenko July 16, 2017

Despite the obvious development of international relationships, most of the countries on the globe still have visa regime. Russian-German situation isn’t an exception so in order to cross these borders, you have to obtain a visa in the appropriate consular bodies. In the article presented below, you can find all the information about getting a Russian visa and its cost for German.

Russian visa for German nationals

Visa regime assumes certain rules both for a foreigner and for a receiving party. In order to issue Russian visa, you need to define purposes of the upcoming visit. The list of goals available for German nationals includes:

  • Business trip – negotiations, signing contracts and agreements, business structure management in the territory of the Russian Federation
  • Different kinds of tourism
  • Foreigners’ participation in educational programs, carried out by Russian academic institutions
  • Private visits to relatives
  • Trips for employment purposes (by invitation)

The purposes that you indicate will influence the procedure of getting a visa as well as the duration of your permission to enter.

The foreigner’s data verification and the visa issuance lies within the competence of Russian consulates, which work in every foreign country. German national can get a Russian visa in consulate right after he provides the following documents:

  • Profile (application) with indication of the purpose(s) of the trip, the date of the alleged visit and the duration of stay in Russia
  • Applicant’s passport
  • Colour photos of the applicant
  • Medical insurance valid within the whole time of staying in Russia
  • Invitation to Russia with indication of the purposes (according to the profile)
  • Receipt confirming the payment of the consular fees

Certain visa types may require extra documents (such as work permission for a work visa or travel document for a transit visa).

The cost of Russian visa for German national depends on the size of consular fees. For the 2017 year it amounts:

  • Single-entry visa issued by standard procedure (4-20 days) – EUR 85
  • Single-entry visa issued by quick procedure (1-3 days) – EUR 169

How much do you need to pay in case if you are planning to visit Russia more than once? That means the much higher price of the issuance – EUR 254 and EUR 508 respectively. If you use services of the Visa Center you also need to pay service fee.

Tourist Russian visa for German nationals

In order to have an opportunity to visit Russia for tourist purposes, you need to apply for a tourist visa. In this case the permission’s duration won’t exceed 30 days, however, you can obtain either single or multiple-entry visa.

A tourist visa will give you an opportunity to achieve the following goals:

  • Traveling through the country as a part of organized tourist group
  • Trip by your own car (the route is agreed in advance)
  • Business or medical tourism
  • Short-term visit by 72-hours program (doesn’t require an invitation)

The legal visa regime (for all types of visa, including tourist one) implies the obligation for foreigners to register with the MIA authorities or in a hotel. The disobeying will lead to legal responsibility, fine and following expulsion from the country. Also, the infringer’s data will be entered into the database of migration authorities and can become the ground for refuse when re-applying for a visa in the future.

Visa issuance starts with getting an invitation from the receiving party. That’s the document, which provides you with the opportunity to apply for a visa to the consulate.

Arrangement of the tourist invitation to Russia for German citizens

Obtaining of an invitation is the key point for a tourist trip. Without it, you will not just get a denial of entry but your document package won’t be considered.

A tourist invitation includes voucher and a confirmation. These documents prove the fact of having a tourist services contract as well as having a place to stay in Russia. An invitation can be arranged at the same time as getting a tourist product so that German national can apply to a consulate immediately.

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If you need to get an invitation quickly, ask our consultants for help. We provide you both with all the documentation necessary and assistance on every stage of the process. All you need to do is to fill in the form on our web or call our specialists.

The tourist invitation’s data will be used while filling out the profile. That’s why it’s so important to pay special attention to this item.

Private visa to Russia for German nationals

What visa do you need if you plan to visit your relatives in Russia? This purpose will not provide you with a tourist visa so you need to apply for a private one. There are some special features that you need to take into account:

  • You need an invitation from a private person or organization taking care of your disabled relative
  • To arrange this visa you need to confirm your relationship with Russian citizen
  • Visa can valid up to 90 days

You can’t use private visa for other purposes such as tourism or working or you will be charged by law.


Arrangement of the private invitation to Russia for German nationals

Such kind of invitation will allow you to open a Russian visa. In order to get this paper Russian nationals or organizations apply to the Russian MIA authorities and provides the documents listed below:

  • Request in particular form
  • Passport copies (both Russian and German parties)
  • Confirmation of relationship
  • Description of purposes and timing of the visit as well as alleged route
  • Guaranteed obligation to provide foreigner with a residence and both medical and material insurance for the whole trip’s duration.

An invitation is issued on official letterhead of the AFMS. The foreigner can receive it in copy or in original. After getting it the German national can apply for a visa to a consular body.

Our company offers a full package of services including help in arrangement of an invitation. We can secure the fast-track arrangement if needed and assist you in all stages of visa issuance.

Business Russian visa for German citizens

For one-time or multiple business trips you need to issue business Russian visa. The business invitation from Russian party is the basis for a visa application.

Pay attention! Business visa can be issued for a period up to one year, sometimes even up to 3 or 5 years (with the obligation to prolong it annually). In order to know more about the legal regime of business visa, we advise you to consult with our specialists.

The business invitation can be issued by several ways. The particular method is chosen depending on circumstances.

Arrangement of business invitation to Russia for German nationals in a form of a letter

One of the most efficient options is to issue a business invitation in the form of the receiving party. In order to do it, the organization needs to be accredited by the MIA bodies preliminarily. This procedure is most important for companies that maintain permanent contacts with foreign businessmen.

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While getting such type of invitation you don’t need to apply to the AFMS authorities because they will get all requested information about invitation through internal channels. The form of the letter is sent to foreigner’s post address so he/she can present in into the consulate and obtain a visa.


Arrangement of the business invitation to Russia for German citizens  in the form of the AFMS

The standard procedure of getting a business invitation implies applying to the AFMS authorities. In this case, an applicant provides a usual document package declaring purposes and timing of the alleged visit of a German national.

After document verification, the business invitation will be issued in the form of the AFMS. This paper should be presented when you are applying for a visa to the Russian consulate.

Arrangement of the business invitation to Russia for German citizens by Telex

German can get a business visa to Russia presenting a business invitation received by the consular department by special Telex channel. In this case, the verification of documents will be carried out by the authorized RF MFA services.

The business invitation isn’t being delivered to the applicant. Instead of it the invitation goes directly to particular RF consulate in Germany. Businessman needs to provide full document package to consulate’s employees.

Our company will help you to issue an invitation by any of the methods above. In order to get our assistance, you need to fill in the feedback form on our web indicating foreigner’s personal data.

Russian work visa for German nationals

One of the most widespread purposes is an employment in Russian companies. Labour and migration legislation of the RF contains significant restrictions on the involvement of external specialists. That means particular problems when getting a work visa.

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We recommend you to solve all your employment issues both legally and efficiently. Our company may assist you while obtaining a work invitation and getting a job permission.

Arrangement of the work invitation to Russia for German citizens

The procedure of getting a work invitation implies that Russian employer goes through required formalities:

  • Applying to the authorized bodies for confirmation of quota for invited foreign specialists
  • Notification to a local employment agency about hiring an external specialist
  • Registration in the AFMS as an employer hiring external specialist(s)
  • Issuance of work permission for a foreigner

Just after these actions, you can apply to the AFMS for a work invitation. Work visas are being opened for up to one year with an opportunity to prolong them.

If you need to go through all the formalities quickly and achieve success in getting work invitation, ask our consultants for assistance. With our help, you will choose optimal way of invitation’s issuance and arrange all the documents necessary for hiring a German national.

Russian consulates in Germany

Russian system of consulates in the territory of Germany includes:

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in Germany

Address: Unter den Linden 63–65, 10117 Berlin.
Phone number: (8-10-49-30) 229-11-10, 229-11-29.
Fax: (8-10-49-30) 229-93-97.

Consular Department of the Embassy

Address: Konsulat Abteilung: Behrenstrasse 66, 10117 Berlin.
Phone number: (8-10-49-30)2265-11-83, 2265-11-84.
Fax: (8-10-49-30) 2265-19-99.

Reception hours: From Monday till Friday – 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Bonn

Address: 53177 Bonn, Waldstrasse, 42.
Phone number: (8-10-49-228) 931-90-69   — commander on duty;

(8-10-49-228) 931-99-323 — help desk;

Fax: (8-10-49-228) 31-21-64;
Reception hours: From Monday till Friday – 8.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Hamburg

Address: Am Feenteich 20, 22085, Hamburg
Phone number: (8-10-49-40) 229-52-01, 229-53-01.
Fax: (8-10-49-40) 229-77-27.
Reception hours: From Monday till Friday – 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Leipzig

Address: 04155 Leipzig, Turmgutstrasse 1.
Phone number: (8-10-49-341) 585-18-76, 590-29-23.
Fax: (8-10-49-341) 564-95-89.
Reception hours: From Monday till Friday – 8.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Munich

Address: D-81675 München, Maria-Theresia-Strasse 17.
Phone number: (8-10-49-89) 592-503 (help desk, from Monday till Friday – 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.),

(8-10-49-89) 595-715 (commander on duty).

Fax: (8-10-49-89) 550-38-28.
Reception hours: From Monday till Friday – 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Frankfurt am Main

Address: 60318 Frankfurt am Main, Eschenheimer Anlage 33–34.

Reception of the visitors — 60318 Frankfurt am Main, Öderweg 16/18.

Phone number: (8-10-49-69) 596-74-503, 596-74-231.
Fax: (8-10-49-69) 596-74-505.
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Reception hours: From Monday till Friday – 9.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.