To obtain a visa the following documents should be
submitted to the Consular Section:
1. a valid passport or a substitution
2. a completed visa application
3. one passport size colour
or black and white photo without head-dress and sun
4. an invitation letter
to enter Russia or (depending on the purpose of visit)
a standard tourist confirmation,
verbal note from the MOFAT (Embassy or a Consulate of
a third country) that present grounds for considering
the visa issuance.
The passport must be valid not less than one month
after the date of your departure from Russia.
A visa application form should be filled in legible
letters or printed and signed personally by the applicant.
All the answers should be full and correct.
The persons applying for a visa to visit the foreign
Embassies and Consulates officially registered in Russia
and the representative offices of the international
organizations should ask the counterparts in Russia
to apply to the Consular Department of the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation or to the
regional representative office of the MFA.
The Government of the Russian Federation has issued decree (N° 773 of 02.10.2009) on participation of Russia in APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Scheme under certain conditions, which can be regarded as «transitional membership». Under the decree, which comes into force since April 12, 2010, the ABTC holders will enjoy special fast-track entry and exit lanes at international airports and seaports. Although the ABTC cardholder is still to apply for entry visa, unless otherwise exempt under international agreements of the Russian Federation, our Embassy will process such visa applications in a priority mode, including same day visa processing.
Any ABTC cardholder applying a visa should have an invitation from some organization in Russia, completed application form, one photo and passport.
Please notice that on arrival to Russia the ABTC cardholder should show his passport with visa and the card to pass through the lanes "For APEC Business Travel Card holders" or "For ABTC holders", which can be the same as "For Diplomatic passport holders".