Visa Information

The following documents should be submitted to the Consular Section of the Embassy by an applicant in person in order to obtain a TOURIST VISA:

1. A valid passport which should have at least two clear visa pages and  must be valid for not less than 6 months after the expiry date of the visa. 

2. Properly and fully completed visa application form (one per person).

3. One recent photo of an applicant sized 3,5 x 4,5 cm.

4. Original contract for provision of tourist services.

5. Original tourist voucher.

6. Confirmation of a reception of a foreign tourist issued by a host Russian Travel Agency.

7. Tickets to Russia and back.

PRIVATE VISA (HOMESTAY VISA):

1. A valid passport which should have at least two clear visa pages and  must be valid for not less than 6 months after the expiry date of the visa. 

2. Properly and fully completed visa application form (one per person).

3. One recent photo of an applicant sized 3,5 x 4,5 cm.

4. Original visa entitlement certificate (IZVESHENIYE) from the local FMS in Russia. Your host must obtain this certificate for you and send the original certificate to you. Your host will need to know:

Your Full Name; Address; Nationality; Passport Number and Date of Birth;

Your Date of Arrival/Departure in Russia.

(The cost of FMS application is about USD35. Allow 4-6 weeks for FMS's approval).

 

TRANSIT VISA:

1. A valid passport which should have at least two clear visa pages and  must be valid for not less than 6 months after the expiry date of the visa. 

2. Properly and fully completed visa application form (one per person).

3. One recent photo of an applicant sized 3,5 x 4,5 cm..

4. Visa to the country of destination, if required.

5. Tickets for the whole itinerary.

BUSINESS SINGLE, DOUBLE AND MULTIPLE-ENTRY VISA:

1. A valid passport which should have at least two clear visa pages and  must be valid for not less than 6 months after the expiry date of the visa. 

2. Properly and fully completed visa application form (one per person).

3. One recent photo of an applicant sized 3,5 x 4,5 cm..

4. For stay exceeding 3 months, or multi entry visa, a HIV test required.

5. Original official invitation from an organization authorized to invite business visitors to Russia.

Please note that the Embassy accepts Nakfa only, and only in cash.

Consular fees once paid are not refundable, even in case of refusal of visa.

 

 Visa Category

Regular processing
up to 20 business days

Rush processing
up to 3
 business days

Single Entry (tourist, private, business, study, work, religious or cultural purposes)

1200

1950

Double Entry (tourist, private, business, study, work, religious or cultural purposes)

1800

3000

Multi Entry (private, business, study, work, religious or cultural purposes)

2850

5100

Transit Visa (Single Entry)

900

1650

Transit Visa (Double Entry)

1350

2550

 

Please note that the information above applies to the Eritrean citizens.

Holders of passports issued by other countries may be subject to other conditions, including the list of documents to be submitted, application forms to be completed and/or consular fees to be paid.