Visa Navigator

Please note: The results provided by the Visa Navigator have no legal force. In particular, a list of supporting documents is provided for information. The final determination of the visa category corresponding to the purpose of the trip and the list of required documents is possible only after studying your documents and is in the exclusive competence of the consular offices of the Russian Federation.

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Business visa

To obtain a business visa you need to provide the following documents:

  1. Passport – a valid passport or other identity document recognized by the Russian Federation.
  2. Completed visa application form – the electronic visa application form is completed on the website https://visa.kdmid.ru/, printed and signed by the applicant.
  3. One photo 3.5 x 4.5 cm – color photo on matte or glossy paper. You can find the requirements to the photo here.
  4. Medical insurance policy – a policy or other document on medical insurance must contain applicant’s name, details of the insurer, the signature of the insurer; the validity of the policy must cover the period of the requested visa (when requesting a single or double visa) or the period of the first trip (when requesting a multiple-entry visa); coverage territory – Russia, or the whole world, or Europe, including Russia.
  5. Invitation issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, or the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or
  6. Invitation of the host organization (when requesting a multiple-entry visa, the invitation must be in the original).

Humanitarian visa

To obtain a humanitarian visa you need to provide the following documents:

  1. Passport – a valid passport or other identity document recognized by the Russian Federation.
  2. Completed visa application form – the electronic visa application form is completed on the website https://visa.kdmid.ru/, printed and signed by the applicant.
  3. One photo 3.5 x 4.5 cm – color photo on matte or glossy paper. You can find the requirements to the photo here.
  4. Medical insurance policy – a policy or other document on medical insurance must contain applicant’s name, details of the insurer, the signature of the insurer; the validity of the policy must cover the period of the requested visa (when requesting a single or double visa) or the period of the first trip (when requesting a multiple-entry visa); coverage territory – Russia, or the whole world, or Europe, including Russia.
  5. Invitation issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, or the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or
  6. Invitation of the host organization (when requesting a multiple-entry visa, the invitation must be in the original).

Tourist visa

To obtain a tourist visa you need to provide the following documents:

  1. Passport – a valid passport or other identity document recognized by the Russian Federation.
  2. Completed visa application form – the electronic visa application form is completed on the website https://visa.kdmid.ru/, printed and signed by the applicant.
  3. One photo 3.5 x 4.5 cm – color photo on matte or glossy paper. You can find the requirements to the photo here.
  4. Medical insurance policy – a policy or other document on medical insurance must contain applicant’s name, details of the insurer, the signature of the insurer; the validity of the policy must cover the period of the requested visa (when requesting a single or double visa) or the period of the first trip (when requesting a multiple-entry visa); coverage territory – Russia, or the whole world, or Europe, including Russia.
  5. Travel confirmation voucher (voucher for visa) issued by an organization carrying out tour operator activities. You can request a voucher at the hotel you intend to stay at.

Please note: The hotel booking confirmation does not replace the voucher and cannot be used as a supporting document for a visa application.

Private visa

To obtain a private visa you need to provide the following documents:

  1. Passport – a valid passport or other identity document recognized by the Russian Federation.
  2. Completed visa application form – the electronic visa application form is completed on the website https://visa.kdmid.ru/, printed and signed by the applicant.
  3. One photo 3.5 x 4.5 cm – color photo on matte or glossy paper. You can find the requirements to the photo here.
  4. Medical insurance policy – a policy or other document on medical insurance must contain applicant’s name, details of the insurer, the signature of the insurer; the validity of the policy must cover the period of the requested visa (when requesting a single or double visa) or the period of the first trip (when requesting a multiple-entry visa); coverage territory – Russia, or the whole world, or Europe, including Russia.
  5. Invitation issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, or
  6. Written application of a Russian citizen addressed to the head of the consular office for the joint departure with his family members who are foreign citizens to Russia
    Application for submission of documents at the Russian visa center in Oslo
    Application for submission of documents at the Russian visa center in Kirkenes
    This application must be accompanied by:
    • a copy of the Russian passport of the applicant;
    • documents on the relationship with the applicant (copies of the birth certificate of a minor child or marriage certificate).
    Documents in a foreign (non-Russian) language confirming the relationship with the applicant must contain an Apostille stamp on the reverse side, or
  7. Notarized request from an EU citizen legally residing in Russia, inviting close relatives (spouses, children, parents, grandparents, grandchildren). The lawful residence must be proven by providing a copy of the documents clarifying the status, such as:
    • resident permit;
    • temporary residence permit;
    • student or work visa;
    • copies of the relevant birth or marriage certificates (in the case of applications of grandparents, grandchildren – copies of two birth certificates confirming the lineal consanguinity of the persons in question).
    Documents in a foreign (non-Russian) language confirming the relationship with the applicant must contain an Apostille stamp on the reverse side.

Student visa

To apply for a student visa you need to provide the following documents:

  1. Passport – a valid passport or other identity document recognized by the Russian Federation.
  2. Completed visa application form – the electronic visa application form is completed on the website https://visa.kdmid.ru/, printed and signed by the applicant.
  3. One photo 3.5 x 4.5 cm – color photo on matte or glossy paper. You can find the requirements to the photo here.
  4. Medical insurance policy – a policy or other document on medical insurance must contain applicant’s name, details of the insurer, the signature of the insurer; the validity of the policy must cover the period of the requested visa (when requesting a single or double visa) or the period of the first trip (when requesting a multiple-entry visa); coverage territory – Russia, or the whole world, or Europe, including Russia.
  5. Invitation issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, or
  6. Invitation of the Russian educational institution.

Work visa

To apply for a work visa you need to provide the following documents:

  1. Passport – a valid passport or other identity document recognized by the Russian Federation.
  2. Completed visa application form – the electronic visa application form is completed on the website https://visa.kdmid.ru/, printed and signed by the applicant.
  3. One photo 3.5 x 4.5 cm – color photo on matte or glossy paper. You can find the requirements to the photo here.
  4. Medical insurance policy – a policy or other document on medical insurance must contain applicant’s name, details of the insurer, the signature of the insurer; the validity of the policy must cover the period of the requested visa (when requesting a single or double visa) or the period of the first trip (when requesting a multiple-entry visa); coverage territory – Russia, or the whole world, or Europe, including Russia.
  5. Invitation issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Transit visa

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