Russia Visa – How To Apply For A Russian Visa

Do you have a trip to Russia in mind? If so, this Russia Visa Guide will help you gain more information about your trip. Russia offers tourist, business, private, student, work, and humanitarian visas. Below is a list of requirements for each visa type.

Tourist Visa

  • Original, sign United States Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity left.
  • (2) Approved passport photographs that are not the same as the one in your passport.
  • Tourist invitation that is issued by Russian hotel or Tourist Company.
  • Provide proof if you had a name change.
  • Double Entry Letter that states when, where, and how you enter and exit the country every time and should be addressed to the “Embassy of Russia, Visa Section”
  • Copies of passports and invitations.

Business Visa

  • Original, sign United States Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity left.
  • (2) Approved passport photographs that are not the same as the one in your passport.
  • Itinerary that is for double entry requests, that shows multiple entries into Russia.
  • Letter of Invitation is a business letter invitation that has to be approved by Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Copies of passports and invitations.

Private Visa

  • Original, sign United States Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity left.
  • (2) Approved passport photographs that are not the same as the one in your passport.
  • Itinerary that is for double entry requests, that shows multiple entries into Russia.
  • Letter of Invitation is a business letter invitation that has to be approved by Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Copies of passports and invitations.

Student Visa

  • Original, sign United States Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity left.
  • (2) Approved passport photographs that are not the same as the one in your passport.
  • HIV Test Results
  • Letter of Invitation is a business letter invitation that has to be approved by Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Copies of passports and invitations.

Work Visa

  • Original, sign United States Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity left.
  • (2) Approved passport photographs that are not the same as the one in your passport.
  • HIV Test Results
  • Letter of Invitation is a business letter invitation that has to be approved by Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Copies of passports and invitations.

Humanitarian Visa

  • Original, sign United States Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity left.
  • (2) Approved passport photographs that are not the same as the one in your passport.
  • Letter of Invitation is a business letter invitation that has to be approved by Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Copies of passports and invitations.

NOTE: You should ensure that your passport has at least 6 months validity left before your trip, and a minimum of (2) blank visa pages available for stamps to ensure you do not run into any issues.

Russia Embassy & Consulate Information

Embassy & ConsulateAddressPhone Number
Embassy of Russia
2650 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
20007
Washington DC
District of Columbia
United States
Phone
202-298-5700
202-298-5701
202-298-5704
Fax
202-298-5735
202-483-7579
Consulate General of Russia
Texas
1333 West Loop South, Ste.1300
TX 77027
Houston
United States
Phone
713-337-3300
Fax
713-337-3305
Consulate General of Russia
Washington
600 University Street, Suite #2510
WA 98101
Seattle
United States
Phone
206-728-0232
Fax
206-728-1871
Consulate General of Russia
California
2790 Green Street
CA., 94123
San Francisco
United States
Phone
415-928-6878
415-202-9802
Fax
415-929-0306
Consulate General of Russia
New York
9 East 91 Street
NY, 10128
New York
United States
Phone
212-348-1717
212-348-5762
Fax
212-831-9162

Additional Russia Information

CapitalMoscow
CurrencyRussian Ruble (RUB)
LanguageRussian
ElectricityVoltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
Power sockets: type C / F
Country Code+7
Time ZoneUTC+2 to +12

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