Visa

To enter Russia, a visa is required. Visas are issued by Russian Consulates following submission of a recommendation (also known as an invitation).

There is a difference between

  • a recommendation for a business visa and
  • a recommendation for a tourist visa on the basis of a confirmed hotel booking. Tourist visas cannot be extended.

Consular fees and processing period
To keep fees down, you should apply for a visa as early as possible, since the cost of an invitation and consular fees are both based on the date of application. 

Business visa
Fee for an invitation, available from a travel agency: starting at € 130,- (depending on the date of application).

Consular fees:
€ 40,- (application at least 15 working days* before departure)
€ 65,- (processing period at the Consulate 7 -14 working days*)
€ 90.- (processing period at the Consulate 2 – 6 working days*)
€ 130,- (overnight processing by Consulate)

Tourist visa (cannot be extended)
Invitation may possibly be arranged free of charge via the hotel or travel agency

Consular fee:
€ 52 (Processing period at the Consulate 7 – 14 working days*)
€ 67 (Processing period at the Consulate 2 – 6 working days*)
 

* working days – operating days of the Consulates

Russian Consulate General and Embassies outside Russia
The Russian visa can be issued by the Russian Embassy or the Russian Consulate in the applicant’s respective country of origin. You will find detailed information about visa application procedures and visa application forms on the official website of the Russian Embassy and Consulates in your country.

Embassy

Egypt

http://www.rusembassy.nm.ru

Embassy

Argentina

http://www.argentina.mid.ru

Embassy

Australia

http://www.australia.mid.ru

Consulat General

Australia - Sydney

http://www.sydneyrussianconsulate.com

Embassy

Belgium

http://www.belgium.mid.ru

Embassy

Bosnia

http://www.Sarajevo.mid.ru

Embassy

Brazil

http://www.brazil.mid.ru

Embassy

Bulgaria

http://www.russia.bg

Embassy

Canada

http://www.rusembcanada.mid.ru

Consulat General

Canada

http://www.toronto.mid.ru

Embassy

Chile

http://www.embajadaderusiaenchile.mid.ru

Embassy

China

http://www.russia.org.cn

Embassy

Denmark

http://www.denmark.mid.ru

Embassy

Germany

http://www.russische-botschaft.de

Embassy

Ecuador

http://www.ecuador.mid.ru

Embassy

Finland

http://www.rusembassy.fi

Consulat General

Finland

http://www.rusembassy.fi/

Embassy

France

http://www.france.mid.ru

Embassy

Greece

http://www.greece.mid.ru

Embassy

Great Britain

http://www.great-britain.mid.ru

Embassy

India

http://www.india.mid.ru

Consulat General

India

http://www.russiaconsulmumbai.mid.ru

Embassy

Iran

http://www.iran.mid.ru

Embassy

Ireland

http://www.ireland.mid.ru

Embassy

Iceland

http://www.iceland.mid.ru

Embassy

Israel

http://www.israel.mid.ru

Embassy

Itay

http://www.ambrussia.com

Consulat General

Italy - Milano

http://www.milan.mid.ru

Embassy

Croatia

http://www.croatia.mid.ru

Embassy

Cuba

http://www.cuba.mid.ru

Embassy

Latvia

http://www.latvia.mid.ru

Embassy

Lithuania

http://www.rusemb.lt

Embassy

Luxemburg

http://www.ruslux.mid.ru

Embassy

Holland

http://www.netherlands.mid.ru

Embassy

North-Korea

http://www.dprk.mid.ru

Embassy

Norway

http://www.norway.mid.ru

Embassy

Austria

http://www.austria.mid.ru

Embassy

Peru

http://www.embajada-rusa.org

Embassy

Poland

http://www.poland.mid.ru

Embassy

Portugal

http://www.portugal.mid.ru

Embassy

Romania

http://www.romania.mid.ru

Embassy

Saudi Arabia

http://www.russianembassy.net/iservice.nsf/
Cons/ConsulateGeneralOfRussiaInJeddah

Embassy

Sweden

http://www.ryssland.se

Embassy

Switzerland

http://www.switzerland.mid.ru

Embassy

Slowenia

http://www.rus-slo.mid.ru

Consulat General

Spain

http://www.spain.mid.ru

Embassy

Spain

http://www.consrusbar.com

Embassy

South- Korea

http://www.russian-embassy.org/russian/scientific.html

Embassy

Czech Republic

http://www.czech.mid.ru

Embassy

Turkey

http://www.rfembtur.mid.ru

Embassy

Hungary

http://www.hungary.mid.ru

Consulat General

USA - Houston

http://www.rusconshouston.org

Consulat General

USA - New York

http://www.ruscon.org

Consulat General

USA - San Francisco

http://www.consulrussia.org

Embassy

USA - Washington

http://www.russianembassy.org

Embassy

Venezuela

http://www.venezuela.mid.ru

Embassy

Vietnam

http://www.vietnam.mid.ru