Russia is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. It offers it all, from historic cities and idyllic countryside to artistic riches, epic train rides and vodka-fuelled nightlife. If you want to visit Russia, check if you need a visa to cross its borders.
2. Russia Visa Application Form
Start your Russia visa application by getting the invitation to travel to Russia. Besides your passport information, you are required to provide your travel dates and accommodation information in order to apply for the Visa Invitation Letter. The Russian Invitation Letter is a requirement for you to obtain the Russian Tourist or Business Visa. There are 2 different tourist invitation letters – the only difference is whether you need a single or double entry into Russia.
Most of foreign citizens who wish to enjoy a stay in the Russian Federation are required to apply for a visa for Russia. Tourists intending to visit Russia for a short-term stay can now apply for Russia eVisas, a much faster and more practical way to obtain a Russian travel authorization than the traditional Russian tourist visa. eVisas allow visitors to apply for their Russian visa entirely online in minutes, from anywhere in the world. Russian E-Visas are issued for tourists who visit Russia with the following purpose: Tourism, Business, Humanitarian reasons, Sport relations, Cultural relations, Scientific-technical relations. However, not all foreign nationals can apply for all of the eVisas for Russia. This visa is available for nationals of Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, China, India, Iran, Japan, North Korea, Kuwait, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. It is only valid to visit the regions in the Russian Far East for less than 8 days.
Russia Visa Application Form Online
Citizens of all countries can complete an electronic version of the Russian visa application form in their preferred language here.
The application form for a visa for Russia is available at the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MID) website visa.kdmid.ru. Give in all of the required information, with correct and honest information.
You should contact directly to the nearest Russia embassy or consulate to check whether you need a visa to visit Russia. If you must submit your Russia visa application at the embassy or consulate you need to print your visa application form that you filled online to submit with the required documents.
3. Guidelines for Completing the Form
– Complete the required information
- Personal information
- Passport information
- Contact details
- Marital Status Details
- Details of Sponsor
- Travel information
– Fill in the blank. Make sure to read all the instructions carefully and provide as much information as possible, avoid typing errors.
– After finishing the form, check all information again. The information filled in the form should be as clear and exact as possible.
– Finally, print the filled form out and sign it.
NOTE: The Visa application form should be completely filled and signed by Visa applicant and not another person. If the visa applicant is a minor (under 18), the application must be signed by a person having parental authority and their relationship should be included in parentheses (father, mother, guardian). If the visa applicant cannot sign, a cross may be used.
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel. Check your eligibility before you apply. If you are eligible to apply you will find guidance on how to complete your application and the evidence you need to provide within the online application.