Visa documents

Published by Natalia Goncharenko July 12, 2017

Consular authorities of the Russian Federation located in foreign countries carry out visa registration. When applying every citizen must provide necessary documents for Russian visa which guarantee an entry permit.

List of visa documents depends on purposes and terms of a trip that you indicate in your profile. It can include extra forms according to visa earmarking.

The table below shows the documents that you need in any case:

Russian visa documents Where to apply Details
An invitation Issued by a receiving party through migration services of the Ministry of Internal Affairs The invitation’s data should match the data in other visa documents
Visa profile On the form approved by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Photos From 1 to 3 photos 35mm x 45mm provided by an applicant
Receipt(s) for the contribution of consular fees and services fees Is paid by an applicant to essential elements indicated by consular authorities or the Visa Center You only need to pay services fees if you apply to the Visa Center for help in a documents’ preparation.
Medical insurance Is provided by an applicant Should be valid within the term of the trip

The list may expand depending on the travel purposes.

Documents necessary for obtaining a working visa

If you apply for a working visa the list of documents includes a working permission, which should be issued in migration services by receiving party. In this case it might be possible to obtain a long-term visa for a period up to one year. The following extension requires re-applying to a consulate.

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Documents for a tourist visa

Since the term of such permission doesn’t exceed 30 days and in fact matches terms of a trip (1-2 weeks), the full-term permission might require a justification confirming that you have enough money for the whole visit to Russia.

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Documents for a business visa

These documents require standard package of forms. While applying you need to pay special attention to a purpose of a trip because businesspersons can get a one-year visa. If the purpose indicated in the invitation doesn’t match the profile it would be the ground for refuse.

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Documents for a study visa

To study in Russian educational institution you should get an invitation from a receiving organization (university, school, etc.). In this connection the main point are the terms of studying because you can obtain a visa for up to 90 days or for the whole period of studying (but no longer than for one year with the option of prolongation).

Documents for transit visa

If you are planning to change flight while travelling, in order to make temporary stop or to drive through the territory of Russia you need to provide travel documents with indication of the destination point located beyond Russia. After getting visa, you can make short-term stop in Russia for a period up to 3 days.

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