Getting a visa to travel to russia

Russian Visa


The visa does not guarantee entry into the Russian Federation, the final authorization is the responsibility of the Immigration Officer at the border. The application for a visa and the payment of fees and processing costs does not imply the right to be granted a visa by the Consulate of the Russian Federation. Refusal of the visa by the Consulate shall not entitle the applicant to a refund of the amount paid for the fees and processing costs.

All foreigners intending to enter the territory of the Russian Federation must be in possession of a valid visa issued in their passports (a document of identity for travel abroad recognized by the Russian Federation), with the following exceptions:

You can travel to russia without a visa

There are some exceptions for citizens of countries that have visa waiver agreements with Russia. Check with the Russian consulate in your country to find out if you are eligible to enter the country without a visa for a short period of time.

Below you will find the general process for obtaining a visa for Russia. Since the process may change at any time, we recommend that you consult with a visa support service provider or your local Russian consulate to make sure you have all the information and documents you need:

Generally, your host is the person responsible for your registration. Alternatively, the agency that issued your visa support documents may also facilitate your registration (usually for an additional fee). If you need this service, please request it in conjunction with your visa assistance.

In general, an individual visa invitation is required for each member of the group. There may be exceptions for your family members. Check with your visa service provider.

Which countries do not require a visa to enter Russia?

We recommend you to apply for a visa to travel to Russia at least one month in advance. If you do not live in Madrid or Barcelona, you have to send all the documentation and your own passport, and the approximate processing time is ten calendar days.

★ Very important: Before you start processing your visa to travel to Russia, it is essential that you have your entire trip booked. For visa processing you will be asked to specify all the hotels where you are going to stay in Russia, flight reservation with the date of entry and exit of the country, and travel insurance with policy certificate, with expiration date and indicating that it has coverage in Russia or World.

Gostika Hotel. “The breakfast is correct buffet type but without too many things to choose from. For example there was no fruit. The location is quite good. A 20 minute walk from Red Square or 5 minutes from a metro station that takes you directly to Red Square. Also, it is in an area with quite a lot of nightlife and restaurants.”

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A visa is a permit or authorization for entry, stay or transit in the Russian Federation that citizens of other nationalities must obtain. However, not all countries are required to have a visa to visit Russia. Some, such as those that belonged to the former Soviet Union, are exempt. If your country appears on this list of the Russian Visa Central, you should not apply for a visa.

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To submit your application for a visa to Russia, you must fill out the form of the Consular Department of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. To fill out this form you must have a complete itinerary of your trip. So you must specify the cities to visit, hotels, transfers and the total number of days you will stay in Russia.

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