RUSSIAN VISA Application

 

 

Sectect a visa type to obtain information : 

BUSINESS 

TOURIST

STUDENT 

WORK (EXPATRIATION)

TRANSIT

At the end of this page you will find information about Consular Fees, Processing Time and Validity of visa

 

 

Important information :

 

  • WARNING : We recommanded you to not book you flight before obtaining the visa

 

  • VSI can deliver Business and Tourist Invitation/Voucher. The cost of this Extra service depends on duration and number of entries required. If interested, please complete the form enclosed: here. 

 

  • Within 3 days after your arrival in Russia, please resigter at the FMS. Information available here :  

 

  • Visa exemption : The nationals of those countries, holding ordinary passport, do not beed a visa in businee or toursim if the stay do not exceed : 90 days max : Argentine, Azerbaïdjan, Biélorussie, Brésil, Chili, Colombie, Cuba, Guatemala, Israël, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Nicaragua, Pérou, Rep. Dominicaine (tourism only), Tadjikistan, Turkménistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Ouzbékistan, Venezuela, Serbie. 30 days max : Arménie, Cuba, Equateur, Monténégro, Serbie, Turquie (if holding a normal biometric passport). This list can change at any moment, please contact us for further information. 

 

  • Transit without visa : 24h max for holder of onward tickets, transiting without changing terminal. Transit without visa is not applicable if transit is to/from Belarus.

 

 

 

WARNING: The documents required for visa can be differents according to the nationality of the applicant. 

Check table below:

 

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR FOREIGNERS

For Europeans other than French  : Add a proof of residence in France : electricity or telephone bill.

 

For Australians and Canadians :  2 copies of the application forms are required + join a copy of your residence card. The processing time is about 20 working days minimum. Invitation letter from a Russian company are not accepted, you need to provide official invitation from the FMS or Télex. Plase indicate the 2 last employment, adress and telephone of the company and information about your N+1.

 

For British and Swiss : Provide the xhole application in 2 copies (2 application form, 2 photos...).  The application form has to be on 6 pages. Add a copy of your residence permit or a letter from your employer in France (for business visa only). For the British, in Business, the consulate accept only Invitations delivered by the FMS or telex invitation. If you have an invitation from a Russian company it will be refused.

 

For Americans : Provide the whole application in 2 copies (2 application form, 2 photos...). In Business, provide an official lettre of invitation delivered by the FMS or a telex. The processing time is about 10 or 12 working days.

 

For nationals of those countries : Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, China, Korea, Egypt, UAE, Ethiopia, Géorgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordania, Lebanon, Morocco, Népal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Soudan, Sri Lanka, Syrie, Chad, Turkey, Vietnam. Please povide the following additionnal documents :

  • Original residence permit + 1 copy 
  • Invitation from the FMS
  • Electronic Flight ticket/reservation
  • Hotel reservation with proof oy payment
  • Visa Application Form in 2 copies 
  • Work certificate delivered by your employer
  • If VSI is providing you the invitation letter from the FMS, we also need : 

1/ Name of the company visited 

2/ Address of stay (name of the hotel + address) 

3/ Certified translation of you residence permit in Russian language (both side of the residence permit have to be translated)

If you have lost the Russian Nationality : Please provide a letter explaining Why, When and How.

 

For foreigners, non europeans, nationalas of anoter country not mentionned above, please proide : Copy of your residence permit (both sides) + Official invitation delivered by the FMS.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CONSULAR FEES ARE HIGHER THAN THOSE FOR FRENCH CITIZEN.PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATIONS ABOUT THE CONSULAR FEES

 

 

 

 

 

BUSINESS VISA  

  • VSI order form in 2 copies
  • Passport with at least one blank visa page. It has to be valid for at least six months beyond the expiry date of the visa
  • One photograph in color, recent (less than 6 months), passport type photograph (35 mm x 45mm) , taken against a white background
  • Information important to read and to sign
  • Letter of Invitation from the company to be visited in Russia. The letter must:

·         Be written in Russian on company letter head with company stamp

·         Show the company INN number and full address and phone number

·         Include the applicant's full passport details

·         Include full details of the reason for travel with all entry and exit dates

·         Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required

Or

Original FMS Invitation : The invitation/telex must be approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or its regional representatives or by an appropriate Russian Federation Migration Service Branch.

The invitation must:

·         Include the name of the applicant

·         State the purpose of the journey

·         Specify dates of entry and departure

·         Bear an official seal and legal address of the host institution

·         State the document registration number and date of registration

Or

 

Telex of approval sent to the Consulate of Russia in Strasbourg. Join a copy with your application.

VSI can obtain a Russia Business Invitation on your behalf. Simply complete and return the Russia Business Invitation Order Form available here.

 

  • Proof of Medical and Repatriation Insurance (original or copy in colors)

The certificate must be delivered for Russia and:

·         State the full name of the applicant as it is indicated on their actual passport

·         State that the policy is valid for the duration of the invitation (same dates) 

·         Be signed and stamped

 

  • Visa Application Form fully completed online at https://visa.kdmid.ru and printed once. Please choose Visa Center VHS Paris as place where the application will be submitted.

This form must:

·         Indicate the full name of the applicant as it appears on their passsport

·         Indicate the entry and exit date stipulated in the invitation

·         Include all cities that are stated on the invitation

·         Indicate the name of the Russian inviting company

·         Indicate a private phone number

·         Indicate a landline phone number

If VSI obtained your Business invitation letter on your behalf, please contact us at 08 26 46 79 19 or contact@vsi-visa.com  so we can provide you with the information needed to complete the section of the form referring to the Business invitation letter

 

VSI can provide the traveler the online application form as an Extra service at a cost of €10, exclusive of VAT.


Please note that when completing the online application form you must ensure that you have selected that you will make your application at the "Visa Center VHS Paris". This information must appear on the top right hand corner of the application form once printed

 

 

  • One Year Multiple Entry Applicants

Applicants requiring a one year multiple entry visa and supplying a letter of invitation issued by a Russian company must provide a copy of the last visa obtained and a copy of the entry and exit stamps. The last visa has to be delivered in the past year.

 

  • Applicants of foreign nationality living in France. Please provide :

·         Copy of your residence card (if applicable)

·         For Australian and Canadian only: one Additional Application form + 1 one more photograph.  Please note that Letter of invitation from companies are not accepted in your case. You can only provide FMS or Telex invitation.

·         For British: Employer certificate. It has to state your position and how long you have been working for the company. Please note that Letter of invitation from companies are not accepted in your case. You can only provide FMS or Telex invitation.

·         For those countries : Algérie, Angola, Afghanistan, Arabie, Bangladesh, Chine, Corée, Egypte, Emirats, Ethiopie, Géorgie, Inde, Iran, Iraq, Jordanie, Liban, Népal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalie, Soudan, Sri Lanka, Syrie, Tchad, Turquie, Vietnam, please provide the following documents : Residence card Carte (+ 1 copy) + Flight reservation (onward/return travel) + One Additional Application form + One more photograph

 

NOTE : Applicants of Russian Origin

Applicants of Russian origin who have acquired the French nationality must provide a Surrender Certificate. A copy of this certificate must be submitted with the visa application in order to be processed

 

 

 

 

TOURIST VISA

  • VSI order form in 2 copies
  • Passport with at least one blank visa page. It has to be valid for at least six months beyond the expiry date of the visa
  • One photograph in color, recent, passport type photograph (35 mm x 45mm) , taken against a white background
  • disclaimer of responsibility
  • Information important to read and to sign
  • Tourist Hotel Voucher & Confirmation. This must:

·         Be stamped and signed by an authorised person from the Russian Foreign Ministry and be received by fax from Russia

·         Indicate the traveller's full name as indicated on their actual passport

·         Indicate the traveller's sex and passport number

·         Be issued for stay of a maximum of 14 days (Warning: If the stay is longer than 14 nights, you must provide the detailed program of the stay issued by the Russian agency).

·         Bear the exact entry and exit dates required by the applicant and as stated on the visa application form

·         Indicate the name, address and phone number of the hotel booked in Russia

VSI can obtain a Russia Tourist Voucher and Confirmation on your behalf. Simply complete and return the Russia Business Invitation Order Form available here.

 

Or

 

Original FMS Invitation if you stay with Family or Friends. 

 

  • Proof of Medical and Repatriation Insurance (original or copy in colors)

The certificate must be delivered for Russia and:

·         State the full name of the applicant as it is indicated on their actual passport

·         State that the policy is valid for the duration of the voucher (same dates) 

·         Be signed and stamped

 

This form must:

·         Indicate the full name of the applicant as it appears on their passsport

·         Indicate the entry and exit date stipulated in the invitation

·         Include all cities that are stated on the invitation/voucher

·         Indicate the name of the Russian inviting company

·         Indicate a private phone number

·         Indicate a landline phone number

VSI can provide the traveler the online application form as an Extra service at a cost of €10, exclusive of VAT.

If VSI obtained your Tourist Voucher on your behalf, please contact us at 08 26 46 79 19 or contact@vsi-visa.com  so we can provide you with the information needed to complete the section of the form referring to the Voucher and Confirmation number.

 

Please note that when completing the online application form you must ensure that you have selected that you will make your application at the "Visa Center VHS Paris". This information must appear on the top right hand corner of the application form once printed

 

  • Minors: A complete Tourist pplication is required for each children. They have to be mentionnend in the invitation/voucher. 

o    Minor travelling alone : Please provide the addictionnal documents : Copy of the family record, copy of the parent's passport, autorization to leave the country written by each parent

o    Mineurs voyageant avec un des deux parents : Fournir en plus des formalités Tourisme : Autorisation de sortie du territoire de l’autre parent + copie du livret de famille 

 

  • Applicants of foreign nationality living in France. Please provide :

·         Copy of your residence card (if applicable)

·         For Australian and Canadian only: one Additional Application form + 1 one more photograph.  Please note that Letter of invitation from companies are not accepted in your case. You can only provide FMS or Telex invitation.

·         For British: Employer certificate. It has to state your position and how long you have been working for the company. Please note that Letter of invitation from companies are not accepted in your case. You can only provide FMS or Telex invitation.

·         For those countries : Algérie, Angola, Afghanistan, Arabie, Bangladesh, Chine, Corée, Egypte, Emirats, Ethiopie, Géorgie, Inde, Iran, Iraq, Jordanie, Liban, Népal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalie, Soudan, Sri Lanka, Syrie, Tchad, Turquie, Vietnam, please provide the following documents : Residence card Carte (+ 1 copy) + Flight reservation (onward/return travel) + One Additional Application form + One more photograph

 

NOTE : Applicants of Russian Origin

Applicants of Russian origin who have acquired the French nationality must provide a Surrender Certificate. A copy of this certificate must be submitted with the visa application in order to be processed

 

 

 

STUDENT VISA

  • VSI order form in 2 copies
  • Passport with at least one blank visa page. It has to be valid for at least six months beyond the expiry date of the visa
  • One photograph in color, recent, passport type photograph (35 mm x 45mm) , taken against a white background
  • Visa Application Form fully completed online at https://visa.kdmid.ru and printed once

This form must:

·         Indicate the full name of the applicant as it appears on their passsport

·         Indicate the entry and exit date stipulated in the invitation

·         Include all cities that are stated on the invitation/voucher

·         Indicate the name of the Russian inviting company

·         Indicate a private phone number

·         Indicate a landline phone number

VSI can provide the traveler the online application form as an Extra service at a cost of €10, exclusive of VAT.

  • disclaimer of responsibility
  • Original Invitation delivered by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Recent AIDS test (less than 3 months old)
  • Proof of Medical and Repatriation Insurance (original or copy in colors)

The certificate must be delivered for Russia and:

·         State the full name of the applicant as it is indicated on their actual passport

·         State that the policy is valid for the duration of the invitation (same dates) 

·         Be signed and stamped

 

 

 

 

 

EXPATRIATION VISA or HIGH QUALITY

Please provide the same documents as Business Visa + the following documents  :

  • Recent AIDS test (less than 3 months old). Children and new born have to do it too.
  • Proof of Medical and Repatriation Insurance (original or copy in colors) for a period of 1 year. VSi can provide it (please see the Order Form).

The certificate must be delivered for Russia and:

·         State the full name of the applicant as it is indicated on their actual passport

·         State that the policy is valid for the duration of the invitation (same dates) 

·         Be signed and stamped

 

  • disclaimer of responsibility
  • Attestation sur l'honneur que le passager se trouve bien en France à la date où il confie sa demande de visa à VSI
  • For strangers living in France (Europeans) : Please provide a proof of residence inf France such as electricity or phone bill or income tax
  • Applicants of foreign nationality living in France (non europeans). Please provide :

·         Copy of your residence card (if applicable)

·         For Australian and Canadian only: one Additional Application form + 1 one more photograph.  Please note that Letter of invitation from companies are not accepted in your case. You can only provide FMS or Telex invitation.

·         For British: Employer certificate. It has to state your position and how long you have been working for the company. Please note that Letter of invitation from companies are not accepted in your case. You can only provide FMS or Telex invitation.

·         For those countries : Algérie, Angola, Afghanistan, Arabie, Bangladesh, Chine, Corée, Egypte, Emirats, Ethiopie, Géorgie, Inde, Iran, Iraq, Jordanie, Liban, Népal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalie, Soudan, Sri Lanka, Syrie, Tchad, Turquie, Vietnam, please provide the following documents : Residence card Carte (+ 1 copy) + Flight reservation (onward/return travel) + One Additional Application form + One more photograph

 

 

 

 

TRANSIT VISA

Il est possible de rester en transit, sans visa, durant 24h avec le billet de continuation, si l’intéressé prend le prochain avion pour une autre destination dans le même aéroport sans changer de terminal.

Au-delà, il faut demander un visa. Pour obtenir un visa de transit il faut les documents suivants :

  • Billet d’avion
  • Formulaire de demande de visa original à compléter et imprimer en 2 exemplaires depuis le site de l’ambassade : iciNous vous invitons à consulter notre Guide de remplissage du formulaire en ligne disponible dans les documents en téléchargement en haut de page ou en cliquant ici

o    Signer le formulaire au stylo bic noir

o    Compléter la section Adresse personnelle et professionnelle

  • 1 photo d’identité originale en couleurs (non scannée) taille 3.5x4.5 cm, datant de moins de 6 mois, sur fond clair, collée sur le formulaire
  • Passeport original valable 6 mois après la date de retour prévue
  • Bon de commande VSI en double exemplaire  :  
  • Attestation d’assurance rapatriement originale (tampon et signature originaux), signée, tamponnée, nominative, non manuscrite, mentionnant le pays visité et le n° de contrat d’assurance et les dates de voyages (Copie couleur uniquement tolérée par le consulat de Strasbourg).

Nous pouvons vous la fournir moyennant un surcoût (tarifs en bas de page selon la durée), il suffit de cocher le cocher dans le bon de commande VSI

 

 

 

 

 

CONSULAR PROCESSING TIME*

 

Normal Process

Business

With Official invitation from the FMS or télex :

10 working days (except for Americans Canadians)

With Company Invitation letter - 1 or 2 entries :

10 working days (except for Americans Canadians)

With Company Invitation letter - Multiples entries :

10 to 15 working days, depends on your departure date

Tourism

10 working days or more, depends on your departure date

Express process

Busines

With Official invitation from the FMS or télex : 3 to 5 working days

With Company Invitation letter - 1 or 2 entries : 3 to 5 working days (10 jours minimum pour les américains)

With Company Invitation letter - Multiples entrires : 6 à 8 working days (10 jours minimum pour les américains)

Attention : Visa Multiples entrées en urgence possible uniquement pour les Français

Tourism

5 to 6 working days (not abvailable for Americans and Canadians)

 

 

* Not included :treatment by VSI (+1day) and delivery time.

 

Warning : Those processing tim can be longer during Summer (from July 1st to August 31th).

 

 

 

CONSULAR FEEs FOR FRENCH CITIZENS

Business or Tourism Visa - NORMAL PROCESS

61 €

Business or Tourism Visa - EXPRESS PROCESS

 96 €

Expatriation / Work Visa

price according duration of stay

Student visa - NORMAL PROCESS 125 €
 

Those consular fees are the same for national of : Germnay, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chypre, Danemark, Spain, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Italia, Lettonie, Lituania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovaquia, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland. 

 

The consular fees are different according to the nationality and the type of visa. Please contact us for more information about consulat fees.

 

 

INSURANCE CERTIFICATE (rapatriation and medical FEES - delivered by vsi

- ALLIANZ (N° de contrat : 78.877.931)

GENERAL CONDITIONS AVAILABLE HEREici

From 1 to 15 days 36 € TTC

From 16 to 30 days

54 € TTC

From 31 to 45 days

72 € TTC

From 46 to 90 days

120 € TTC

From 91 days to 1 year

264 € TTC

 

 

 

VALIDITY OF THE visa

The duration and number of entries delivred depends on the decisio of the consulate.

The russian visa is usually valid for the period indicated on the invitation or the voucher. The duration of stay is 30 days maximum per stay.

The toursi visa is valid for 1 or 2 entries only.

 

Warning: The business visa valid for 1 year Multiples entries is divided in 2 periods of 6 months. The total duration of stay cannot exced 90 days per period of 6 months. It is forbidden to be in Russia the 180 days.

 

It is impossible to have 2 visas valid at the same time, even in 2 different passports

 

 

Centre des Visas - VHS Paris

Centre d'affaires "Elysées 26"

19 rue de Ponthieu

75008  Paris

Tél. : 01.71.93.96.96

Fax : 01.71.93.96.99

 

Horaires d'ouverture :

Lundi au Vendredi

9h à 12h30

13h30 à 14h

Attention : Ils ne traitent aucun dossier envoyé par courrier

 

 

 

Ambassades de Russie à Paris - Consulat de Russie à Paris

40/50 boulevard Lannes

75116 Paris

Tél. : 01.45.04.05.01

Fax : 01.45.04.17.65

 

Horaire d’ouverture du Consulat :

9h à 12h

 

 

6 place Sébastien Brandt

67000 Strasbourg

Tél. : 03.88.36.73.15

Fax : 01.45.04.17.65

 

3 avenue Ambroise Paré

13008 Marseille

Tél. : 04.91.76.26.79

 

Centre des visas Russie VHS Strasbourg

1 rue Goethe, 3ème étage

67000 Strasbourg

Tél. : 01.71.93.96.96 

 

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