Types of visas

For business or humanitarian visa an applicant should submit to the Consular Section: 

a) documents mentioned in paragraphs 1 - 7;

b) original invitation issued by the Federal Migration Service of Russia (General Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia) or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia/direction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia/electronic invitation issued by General Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia;

c) letter of inviting organization.

For tourist visa an applicant should submit to the Consular Section:

a) documents mentioned in paragraphs 1 - 4, 6-7;

b) original tourist voucher and contract on tourist services issued by the authorized tourist agency in Russia;

Please, note that hotel booking (reservation order) cannot serve as legal basis for the issuance of tourist visa.

For private visa an applicant should submit to the Consular Section: 

a) documents mentioned in paragraphs 1 - 7;

b) original invitation issued by the Federal Migration Service of Russia (General Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia) or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia/direction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia/electronic invitation issued by General Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia;

c) notarized letter of inviting person.

d) copy of data and registration pages of the national passport of inviting person.

For student visa an applicant should submit to the Consular Section:

a) documents mentioned in paragraphs 1 - 7;

b) original invitation issued by the Federal Migration Service of Russia (General Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia) or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia/direction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia/electronic invitation issued by General Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia;

c) letter of inviting educational institution;

d) certificate of education

Please, note that for student visa the passport's expiry date must exceed the visa's expiry date by 18 months.

For working visa an applicant should submit to the Consular Section: 

a) documents mentioned in paragraphs 1 - 7;

b) original invitation issued by the Federal Migration Service of Russia (General Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia) or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia/direction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia/electronic invitation issued by General Migration Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia;

c) letter of inviting organization (employer);

d) document, confirming professional qualification;

e) employment agreement

Please, note that for working visa the passport's expiry date must exceed the visa's expiry date by 18 months.

For transit visa an applicant should submit to the Consular Section:

a) documents mentioned in paragraphs 1 - 7;

b) tickets for departure from the Russian Federation;

c) visa of the neighboring state/visa of the state of final destination/passport of the respective state.

Please, note that transit visa is issued for the period of 3 days maximum. Foreign citizen who travel by air transport over territory of the Russian Federation without stop do not need transit visa.