ALL APPLICATIONS FOR RUSSIAN VISAS SUBMITTED IN THE UNITED STATES
SHOULD BE PREPARED USING THE ELECTRONIC VISA APPLICATION FORM WHICH IS A WEB-BASED
APPLICATION, AVAILABLE ONLINE AT
Confirmation Number: 0019285
Before arranging the trip to Russia, citizens of most of the countries need to apply for the Russian visa. If you are planning a visit to Russia and don’t know what to start with, Russian National Group gives you the most complete information on obtaining a visa to Russia.
A visa to the Russian Federation is a document, permitting stay in Russia for a specific period of time. Visa lists entry/exit dates, your name, passport details, and a purpose of travel. 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.
PLEASE PROVIDE RUSSIAN NATIONAL GROUP WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
- - A VALID NATIONAL PASSPORT
NOTE: Passport should be signed and valid at least 6 months after the visa expiration date. You will need to h
ave at least two blank Visa pages in your passport
- - A FILLED OUT APPLICATION FORM (Visa application and instructions click here)
NOTE: each applicant must submit a separate form
- - DECLARANT ID AND PASSWORD FOR VISA APPLICATION FORM
- - ONE PASSPORT SIZE PHOTO (2” X 2”) - SINGLE/DOUBLE-ENTRY VISA
- - TWO PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOS (2” X 2”) – MULTI-ENTRY VISA
- - A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER FOR THE AMOUNT SPECIFIED IN VISA FEES LINK ABOVE AND PAYABLE TO RUSSIAN NATIONAL GROUP
NOTE: We also accept cash and credit card (we charge additional 4% if you want to pay with your credit card)
- - ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR FORMER USSR CITIZENS
NOTE: “Applicants who used to be citizens of the USSR or of the Russian Federation and then emigrated from the USSR or from Russia must submit one of the documents which confirms that they are no longer citizens of the Russian Federation (so called "Visa to Israel" or stamp in their passport saying that they left for "permanent residence abroad" before the 6th of February, 1992 or official document certifying that their Russian citizenship was renounced), otherwise the applications will not be accepted…”
- - ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR NON-US CITIZENS
NOTE: A copy of your green card (both sides) or a copy of your visa along with I-94 form
- - ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR EU CITIZENS
NOTE: citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France,Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland should submit national medical coverage certificate valid for Russia or guarantee of medical coverage from a Russian hosting organization for all period of stay.
- - ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR THE CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OLD
NOTE: a copy of child’s birth certificate and copies of both parents' passports (first page). If child’s mother changed her maiden name, please submit also a marriage certificate.
- - ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS FOR WORKING AND STUDENT VISAS:
NOTE: applicant must submit HIV Test (AIDS) Certificate
- - A PREPAID FEDEX OR UPS AIR BILL, IF YOU WANT YOUR VISA MAILED TO YOU
MULTIPLE-ENTRY TOURIST/BUSINESS VISAS UP TO 3 YEARS CAN BE ISSUED ONLY WITHIN 15 CALENDAR DAYS (EXPEDITED SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE!).
THE CONSULATE ALSO HAS THE RIGHT TO REQUEST, IF NEEDED:
•Proof of Financial Ability: You must provide a copy of a recent bank statement or a letter from your bank verifying you have sufficient funds to support yourself.
Bank statement must contain your name and address. You can cover-up the account number if you do not want to share it with the consulate;
•Employment Verification letter from the employer stating the wages for the most recent year, half year or month.
For Self-Employed, letter of incorporation/business registration document;
•(if available) Real-estate ownership documents: Deed/etc;
•Copy of Marriage Certificate; Divorce Decree; or Death certificate. For children: copy of birth certificate.
•For children under 18 years of age: All above documents should be from parents: Bank statement, Real-estate, Employment, etc.
The Russia-EU Visa processing fees are changed for the citizens of the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. The fees introduced are:
* For all types of visa (including multiple entry) for 10 days processing - $80(consulate fee) + $50 (processing fee) + $50 (medical insurance) Total: $180
* For all types of visa (including multiple entry) for urgent (3 days) processing - $130 (consulate fee) + $50 (processing fee) + $50 (medical insurance) Total: $230
Holders of diplomatic passports of the mentioned countries will not need a visa to enter Russia for 90 days.
However these provisions are not valid for the countries which did not sign the Agreement: the United Kingdom, Ireland and Denmark, as well as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland which are not EU member states and did not sign the Agreement with Russia.
For a double entry tourist visa you should submit a copy of the tickets for the whole itinerary.
We can also help you obtain visas to Ukraine and Belarus.
For passengers travelling to Minsk via Moscow on Aeroflot flights Russian visa may be necessary based on the country of citizenship.Please make sure to obtain a visa in advance.
For prices and information on how to apply for Ukrainian and Belarussian visas, please call 646-473-2233.
Russian visas must be registered within the first 7 business days after your arrival. This can be done either at your hotel free of charge OR at our downtown Moscow or St. Petersburg offices on the spot. Registration fee is $60. We will send you registration instructions with your issued visa.
Please forward the completed paperwork to:
224 West 30th Street Suite 701 New York, NY 10001
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