All international travellers planning to visit the Russian Federation should apply for the visa prior to travel. The types of visa they can opt for include Tourist, Private, Business, Humanitarian, Work, Student, Transit etc. Since international travellers will mostly be relying on a tourist visa, we share important information regarding it.
For a tourist visa, the applicant must provide a Tourist Voucher, generally obtainable by a Russian local travel agency. The tourist visa is issued for a period of one month only. The entries within this one month can be:- Single Entry and Double Entry. Multiple Entry standing valid for one year is solely permitted to US citizens.
Russia Visa Requirements (Documents)
Russia allows Visa-on-Arrival facility for the UAE nationals from February 2019. As per the agreement, Emirati nationals are now eligible for 30-days of stay in Russia on Visa-on-Arrival. This agreement is only applicable for UAE nationals. Citizens of other countries residing in the UAE will have to check with their respective countries visa policy and embassies.
Citizens of US, Syria, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan Afghanistan and few other nations have different visa requirements. It is advisable that nationals of these countries check with their respective embassies before travelling.
Submission of Application Form
The visa application can be completed only after obtaining the Tourist Voucher. After filling in all the required fields, attaching a passport sized photo to the first page of the application form and signing it personally mentioning the date, the tourist visa must be addressed to the nearest Russian embassy.
Russia Visa Online Application form is available too! Click here.
Collection of Passport and Visa
For collecting your passport at the Visa Application Service Centre you need to show the original receipt given to you during the submission. It will be taken by the concerned authority as a proof of delivery of your passport. Do ensure that you have a copy of it if you require it for your record.
Please Note: Check the validity and other important details of the visa when you have received it. Embassy/Consulate will accept resubmission of passports for rectification on the day of the passport collection only.