Russia visa application and requirements

                    Russia Visa

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Tourist visa
required
Business visa
required
Private visa
required
Transit visa
required
Business voucher
required
Tourist voucher
required


Fill out Russia tourist visa application form online

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:

a
Russia visa application form. Completed application form for Russia will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
b
Original, signed Australia passport with at least 2 blank pages and validity of at least 6 months beyond the validity of the requested visa.
c
Photo Recent passport-sized photo with a white background.
d
Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or itinerary.
e
Letter of Invitation. Letter of Invitation or valid voucher and official confirmation letter issued by a registered Russian tour agency or hotel is required. The Russian consulate will only accept vouchers issued by no more than two Russian tour operators.

Note:
Cruise Ship Passengers. Tourists traveling onboard large cruise ships do not require a visa if the following conditions are met:
• The overall period of their stay in the Russian territory is no more than 3 days (72 hours).
• They stay overnight onboard the cruise ship.
• They go ashore only as a part of a group of passengers on the excursions organized by the cruise company.
• Tourists intending to go ashore independently, and not take part in the cruise company's organized shore excursions will require a visa.
• A single entry visa will only allow the applicant to disembark the cruise ship once.
• If applicants intend to disembark the cruise ship twice, whether, on the same day or two separate days, a double entry visa will be required.

• Cruise Ship passengers are only permitted to apply for a single entry or double entry tourist visa - Multiple entry tourist visas will not be issued.
• If cruise ship passengers intend to disembark the cruise ship more than twice within 72 hours, the additional shore excursions must be pre-arranged shore excursions organized by the cruise company. In this instance, the cruise company will arrange blanket visas. Applicants should confirm with the cruise company to ensure that blanket visas will be available.

Minors:
• If the applicant is a minor (under 18), and the passport states "No Signature" the parent/guardian of the applicant must sign the application form, and include a copy of their passport biodata page when submitting the application.
• If the applicant is a minor (under 18) and he/she has signed their passport, the applicant will be required to sign the application form irrespective of their age - Please ensure the signature on the visa form is the same as the signature in the passport.

Russia tourist visa fees for citizens of Australia

Single entry
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 10 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 4 business days
  • Total cost:
Double entry
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 10 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 3 months
  • Processing: 4 business days
  • Total cost:
Maximum stay in Russia: 30 days Russia visa help

Invitation letter options for a tourist visa to Russia

Need an Invitation letter for a tourist visa to Russia? We can help.
Invitation typeProcessing timeCost
Russian Tourist Visa Invitation - Single entry (up to 90 days)2 business days120.00
Russian Tourist Visa Invitation - Double entry (up to 90 days)2 business days145.00
Maximum stay in Russia: 30 days Russia visa help
Russia visa for citizens of Australia is required. For more information please contact the nearest Russia embassy.



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Russia visa information
Russia Visa
1
Russia Visa category as defined by Russia Embassy.
2
Russia Visa validity.
3
Russia Visa issue date (format might be different from MM-DD-YYYY).
4
Name of Russia visa holder
5
Traveler's passport number.
6
Birth date of passport holder (format might be different from MM-DD-YYYY).
7
Traveler's gender.
8
Traveler's citizenship.
9
Russia Visa remarks.
11
Number of allowed entries to Russia (subject to visa validity dates).
12
Maximum duration of stay in Russia per each entry.
13
Russia Consulate that issued a visa.
14
Russia Visa number.
15
Date of entry to Russia (format might be different from MM-DD-YYYY).
18
Purpose of entry to Russia (type of Russia visa)
19
Business visa invitation number (applicable to Russia business visas only)