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Visa to Russia -

is a necessary condition for foreign citizen to entry into Russia. The type of visa depends on the reasons of the foreigner. So, the type of visa can be:

  • Tourist
  • Educational
  • Private
  • Business
  • Work

Tourist visa is issued for а foreign citizen, who entering Russia as tourist, for a term of up to 30 days. This visa can be a single or double entry.

The visa is issued on the basis of tourist invitation to Russia (a document consisting of a tourist voucher and confirmation of acceptance). Foreign citizens, who wish to obtain a visa to Russia, shall apply to the Russian Consulate for visa processing. The order of presentation of documents is governed directly by the RF mission abroad, for all the necessary information should contact them. The period during which the document is issued, depends on the respective consulate.

The Consulate may request the following documents:

- Tourist Invitation

- Passport (identity document)

- Confirmation of availability of funds

- A completed application form Consulate

- Medical Insurance

Upon arrival in Russia, foreign citizens must register. It should be done during the first seven days of stay in the Russian Federation. Registration is made in the presence of the migration card with a note on crossing the Russian border and identity document. Making a tourist visa is the least troublesome process compared to design other types of visas, such as, , private or working visa. If you have a desire to visit Russia on a short visit, the more convenient and quickest way would be to issue a tourist visa, while the purpose of travel, tourism cannot be.

Medical Insurance

One of mandatory conditions for obtaining Russian visa is a medical insurance with the insurance sum covering 30000 EUR. Insurance policy should be valid in all Russian territories and cover whole visa period.

Medical insurance compensates expenses caused by an unexpected illness or accident away from home:

  • Expenses for ambulance, hospital and medical treatment and medicines;
  • Delivery of patient to the country of living;
  • Accomodation and living for the person who accompanied the insured;
  • In case of fatal accident - expenses for burial abroad, or returning remains to the homeland.

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