Russian Visa Step-by-Step

Step 1 of 5. What is a Russian Visa?

A visa to the Russian Federation is a document permitting you to stay in Russia for a specific period of time. A visa lists entry/exit dates, your passport details, and may have your photo stamped into it. Please note that your Russian visa is an exit permit just like it’s an entry permit: if you lose it or stay over your designated departure date, leaving the country could be more troublesome than entering it.

Requirements For Foreign Citizens To Enter Russia

Tourist Travel to Russia

  1. Passport must be valid 6 months beyond intended stay
  2. Tickets and Documents for return or onward travel
  3. Russian Visa is Required
  4. Vaccination - None Required

Business Travel to Russia

  1. Passport must be Valid 6 months Beyond Intended Stay
  2. Tickets and Documents for Return or Onward Travel
  3. Russian Visa is Required
  4. Vaccinations - None Required

Employment or Study Travel to Russia

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The Russian visa support is provided according to the requirements of the Federal Law of the Russian Federation No. 115. The service cost includes all the required official fees needed for the processing the visa support at the local office of the FMS or MFA by a Russian legal entity.