Humanitarian visa

Important to Know

Humanitarian visas are issued to US citizens, foreign nationals, and statelessvisas traveling to the Russian Federation with the intent of cultural or political exchange, sports events, scientific or technical purposes, religious purposes or missionary programs, charity events and organizations, or humanitarian relief.

A Humanitarian visa is issued on the basis of the applicant having received an Original Official invitation issued by the Federal Migration Service (FMS) of the Russian Federation that has been applied for by the inviting organization.

These visas may be issued for a Single or Double-entry period up to 90 days, or a Multi-Entry for up to 3 years.

In accordance with the Simplification of Visa Formalities for nationals of the Russian Federation and the United States, US citizens may apply for a 1 or 3-year multi-entry Humanitarian visa.

It is recommended that the US citizens apply for a 3-year, multiple-entry Humanitarian visa regardless of the dates of entry and exit, number of entries or period of stay indicated in the invitation issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation (FMS) or the host organization.

In order to apply for a 3-year multiple-entry Humanitarian Visa, please indicate the full three year period as the length of stay in the Russian Federation when filling out the visa application. (ex. Date of Entry 25/10/2016 until Date of Departure 24/10/2019-minus one day )

Be Aware! A Multi-Entry 1 Year Humanitarian visa is only good for a length of stay no longer than 90 days out of every 180.

Also, Multi-Entry 3 Year Humanitarian visas for US citizens are valid for only a 6-month stay per entry, from said date.

Visa Center in Washington

 Visa Center in Washington

List of Documents Required for a Single, Double, or Multiple-Entry Humanitarian Visa:

  1. An Original Official Invitation, issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation; or

  2. Decision to issue a visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on a Telex; or

  3. A written statement from the sponsoring organization, written in Russian (in the case of 3 Year Multi-entry visas); Link
    (Invitations for three year visas may be copies).

    In order to apply for a 3-year multiple-entry *Humanitarian* visa, please indicate the full three year period as the length of stay in the Russian Federation when filling out the visa application(ex. Date of Entry 25/10/2016 until Date of Departure 24/10/2019-minus one day ).

  4. An original, signed passport with at least 2 blank pages marked “Visas”, that is valid for at least 6 months after the visa expiry date;

  5. A printed visa application filled out at visa.kdmid.ru, signed by the applicant;

    • 5.1 The very first question on the electronic application site asking “Country (select the country where you will be applying for your visa)”
      Be sure that you select “UNITED STATES” ;

    • 5.2 You must choose the Visa Center where you will be dropping off your documents.

  6. One standard passport-style photograph 3.5cm x 4.5cm, (colloquially known as 2" by 2" in the US), with a clear view of the face, without dark glasses, or head coverings (except for persons whose religious or national traditions require it, in which case the photograph must match the passport photo). ) - specific criteria;

  7. Payment must be in the form of a Money Order or a Cashier's Check (Bank Check) made payable to Invisa Logistic Services, LLC. If applying in person, payment by cash is also accepted. 

For our mail service - click here

EU (European Union) Citizens are required to provide a copy of their health insurance policy card, along with their policy documents that is valid in the Russian Federation for the visa period, except for countries covered by bilateral agreements. If you are not EU citizens, then please ask visa center operators whether you require medical insurance. Your policy must include information about clinics covered in Russia.

US CITIZENS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR A VISA.

NON-US CITIZENS must provide a copy of their legal status in the US:

  1. Green Card; or
  2. Long-term US Visa, tourist visas not accepted.

    US citizens with a second passport must apply for a visa using only their US passport; invitations must be filled out according to the US passport.

Take Note! The Russian Consulate has the right to ask for additional documentation in order to process your visa application, ask you to come in for an interview, or extend the visa processing time of your application.

Attention! If you are not a citizen of the United States, you must provide the following in addition to your documents:

  1. Permission for uninterrupted stay in the United States for more than 90 days for citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bahrein, Venezuela, Haiti, Egypt, Ireland, Lesotho, Libya, Macedonia, Male, Mexico, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Oman, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and North Ireland, Sierra-Leone, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, and Japan.
    In accordance with national laws, documentary evidence allowing uninterrupted stay in United States for more than 90 days may be a Student or Work visa, work permit, permanent residency (Green Card).
  2. Permanent residency status in United States or a similar document for citizens of the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Georgia, India, Iraq, Iran, China, DPRK, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Syria, Somalia, Chad, Sri-Lanka, Ethiopia.

Additional Requirements for Humanitarian Visas:

  1. Customer Agreement (between applicant and Invisa on services rendered) (a template may be found here);
    Please note that the «ID number» - is the number of your passport or driver’s license.

  2. Notarized non-objection letter (if you applying on behalf of another person) (a template may be found here);

  3. Letter from company/organization (If a company/organization representative is submitting documents on behalf of their employees) (a template may be found here).

 

For former citizens of the USSR:

When applying for a visa it is necessary to provide documentation that you no longer possess Russian citizenship, such as:

  • Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
  • Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
  • Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
  • Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
  • Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
  • Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation (at discretion of the Consulate).

In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports. We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.

Australian citizens must provide a detailed autobiography either in Russian.

If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.

Visa Center in New York

 Visa Center in New York

List of Documents Required for a Single, Double, or Multiple-Entry Humanitarian Visa:

  1. An Original Official Invitation, issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation; or

  2. Decision to issue a visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on a Telex; or

  3. A written statement from the sponsoring organization, written in Russian (in the case of 3 Year Multi-entry visas); Link
    (Invitations for three year visas may be copies).

    In order to apply for a 3-year multiple-entry *Humanitarian* visa, please indicate the full three year period as the length of stay in the Russian Federation when filling out the visa application(ex. Date of Entry 25/10/2016 until Date of Departure 24/10/2019-minus one day ).

  4. An original, signed passport with at least 2 blank pages marked “Visas”, that is valid for at least 6 months after the visa expiry date;

  5. A printed visa application filled out at visa.kdmid.ru, signed by the applicant;

    • 5.1 The very first question on the electronic application site asking “Country (select the country where you will be applying for your visa)”
      Be sure that you select “UNITED STATES” ;

    • 5.2 You must choose the Visa Center where you will be dropping off your documents.

  6. One standard passport-style photograph 3.5cm x 4.5cm, (colloquially known as 2" by 2" in the US), with a clear view of the face, without dark glasses, or head coverings (except for persons whose religious or national traditions require it, in which case the photograph must match the passport photo). ) - specific criteria;

  7. Payment must be in the form of a Money Order or a Cashier's Check (Bank Check) made payable to Invisa Logistic Services, LLC. If applying in person, payment by cash is also accepted. 

For our mail service - click here

EU (European Union) Citizens are required to provide a copy of their health insurance policy card, along with their policy documents that is valid in the Russian Federation for the visa period, except for countries covered by bilateral agreements. If you are not EU citizens, then please ask visa center operators whether you require medical insurance. Your policy must include information about clinics covered in Russia.

US CITIZENS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR A VISA.

NON-US CITIZENS must provide a copy of their legal status in the US:

  1. Green Card; or
  2. Long-term US Visa, tourist visas not accepted.

    US citizens with a second passport must apply for a visa using only their US passport; invitations must be filled out according to the US passport.

Take Note! The Russian Consulate has the right to ask for additional documentation in order to process your visa application, ask you to come in for an interview, or extend the visa processing time of your application.

Attention! If you are not a citizen of the United States, you must provide the following in addition to your documents:

  1. Permission for uninterrupted stay in the United States for more than 90 days for citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bahrein, Venezuela, Haiti, Egypt, Ireland, Lesotho, Libya, Macedonia, Male, Mexico, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Oman, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and North Ireland, Sierra-Leone, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, and Japan.
    In accordance with national laws, documentary evidence allowing uninterrupted stay in United States for more than 90 days may be a Student or Work visa, work permit, permanent residency (Green Card).
  2. Permanent residency status in United States or a similar document for citizens of the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Georgia, India, Iraq, Iran, China, DPRK, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Syria, Somalia, Chad, Sri-Lanka, Ethiopia.

Additional Requirements for Humanitarian Visas:

  1. Customer Agreement (between applicant and Invisa on services rendered) (a template may be found here);
    Please note that the «ID number» - is the number of your passport or driver’s license.

  2. Notarized non-objection letter (if you applying on behalf of another person) (a template may be found here);

  3. Letter from company/organization (If a company/organization representative is submitting documents on behalf of their employees) (a template may be found here).

 

For former citizens of the USSR:

When applying for a visa it is necessary to provide documentation that you no longer possess Russian citizenship, such as:

  • Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
  • Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
  • Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
  • Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
  • Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
  • Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation (at discretion of the Consulate).

In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports. We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.

Australian citizens must provide a detailed autobiography either in Russian.

If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.

Visa Center in San Francisco

 Visa Center in San Francisco

List of Documents Required for a Single, Double, or Multiple-Entry Humanitarian Visa:

  1. An Original Official Invitation, issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation; or

  2. Decision to issue a visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on a Telex; or

  3. A written statement from the sponsoring organization, written in Russian  (in the case of 3 Year Multi-entry visas); Link
    (Invitations for three year visas may be copies).

    In order to apply for a 3-year multiple-entry *Humanitarian* visa, please indicate the full three year period as the length of stay in the Russian Federation when filling out the visa application(ex. Date of Entry 25/10/2016 until Date of Departure 24/10/2019-minus one day ).

  4. An original, signed passport with at least 2 blank pages marked “Visas”, that is valid for at least 6 months after the visa expiry date;

  5. A printed visa application filled out at visa.kdmid.ru, signed by the applicant;

    • 5.1 The very first question on the electronic application site asking “Country (select the country where you will be applying for your visa)”
      Be sure that you select “UNITED STATES” ;

    • 5.2 You must choose the Visa Center where you will be dropping off your documents.

  6. One standard passport-style photograph 3.5cm x 4.5cm, (colloquially known as 2" by 2" in the US), with a clear view of the face, without dark glasses, or head coverings (except for persons whose religious or national traditions require it, in which case the photograph must match the passport photo). ) - specific criteria;

  7. Payment must be in the form of a Money Order or a Cashier's Check (Bank Check) made payable to Invisa Logistic Services, LLC. If applying in person, payment by cash is also accepted. 

For our mail service - click here

EU (European Union) Citizens are required to provide a copy of their health insurance policy card, along with their policy documents that is valid in the Russian Federation for the visa period, except for countries covered by bilateral agreements. If you are not EU citizens, then please ask visa center operators whether you require medical insurance. Your policy must include information about clinics covered in Russia.

US CITIZENS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR A VISA. 

NON-US CITIZENS must provide a copy of their legal status in the US:

  1. Green Card; or
  2. Long-term US Visa, tourist visas not accepted.

    US citizens with a second passport must apply for a visa using only their US passport; invitations must be filled out according to the US passport.

Take Note! The Russian Consulate has the right to ask for additional documentation in order to process your visa application, ask you to come in for an interview, or extend the visa processing time of your application.

Attention! If you are not a citizen of the United States, you must provide the following in addition to your documents:

  1. Permission for uninterrupted stay in the United States for more than 90 days for citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bahrein, Venezuela, Haiti, Egypt, Ireland, Lesotho, Libya, Macedonia, Male, Mexico, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Oman, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and North Ireland, Sierra-Leone, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, and Japan.
    In accordance with national laws, documentary evidence allowing uninterrupted stay in United States for more than 90 days may be a Student or Work visa, work permit, permanent residency (Green Card).
  2. Permanent residency status in United States or a similar document for citizens of the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Georgia, India, Iraq, Iran, China, DPRK, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Syria, Somalia, Chad, Sri-Lanka, Ethiopia. 

Additional Requirements for Humanitarian Visas:

  1. Customer Agreement (between applicant and Invisa on services rendered) (a template may be found here);
    Please note that the «ID number» - is the number of your passport or driver’s license.

  2. Notarized non-objection letter (if you applying on behalf of another person) (a template may be found here);

  3. Letter from company/organization (If a company/organization representative is submitting documents on behalf of their employees) (a template may be found here).

 

For former citizens of the USSR:

When applying for a visa it is necessary to provide documentation that you no longer possess Russian citizenship, such as:

  • Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
  • Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
  • Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
  • Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
  • Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
  • Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation (at discretion of the Consulate).

In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports. We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.

Australian citizens must provide a detailed autobiography either in Russian.

If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.

Visa Center in Houston

 Visa Center in Houston

List of Documents Required for a Single, Double, or Multiple-Entry Humanitarian Visa:

  1. An Original Official Invitation, issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation; or

  2. Decision to issue a visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on a Telex; or

  3. A written statement from the sponsoring organization, written in Russian  (in the case of 3 Year Multi-entry visas); Link
    (Invitations for three year visas may be copies).

    In order to apply for a 3-year multiple-entry *Humanitarian* visa, please indicate the full three year period as the length of stay in the Russian Federation when filling out the visa application(ex. Date of Entry 25/10/2016 until Date of Departure 24/10/2019-minus one day ).

  4. An original, signed passport with at least 2 blank pages marked “Visas”, that is valid for at least 6 months after the visa expiry date and a copy of it’s vital page;

  5. A printed visa application filled out at visa.kdmid.ru, signed by the applicant;

    • 5.1 The very first question on the electronic application site asking “Country (select the country where you will be applying for your visa)”
      Be sure that you select “UNITED STATES” ;

    • 5.2 You must choose the Visa Center where you will be dropping off your documents.

  6. One standard passport-style photograph 3.5cm x 4.5cm, (colloquially known as 2" by 2" in the US), with a clear view of the face, without dark glasses, or head coverings (except for persons whose religious or national traditions require it, in which case the photograph must match the passport photo). ) - specific criteria;

  7. Payment must be in the form of a Money Order or a Cashier's Check (Bank Check) made payable to Invisa Logistic Services, LLC. If applying in person, payment by cash is also accepted. 

For our mail service - click here

EU (European Union) Citizens are required to provide a copy of their health insurance policy card, along with their policy documents that is valid in the Russian Federation for the visa period, except for countries covered by bilateral agreements. If you are not EU citizens, then please ask visa center operators whether you require medical insurance. Your policy must include information about clinics covered in Russia.

US CITIZENS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR A VISA. 

NON-US CITIZENS must provide a copy of their legal status in the US:

  1. Green Card; or
  2. Long-term US Visa, tourist visas not accepted.

    US citizens with a second passport must apply for a visa using only their US passport; invitations must be filled out according to the US passport.

Take Note! The Russian Consulate has the right to ask for additional documentation in order to process your visa application, ask you to come in for an interview, or extend the visa processing time of your application.

Attention! If you are not a citizen of the United States, you must provide the following in addition to your documents:

  1. Permission for uninterrupted stay in the United States for more than 90 days for citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bahrein, Venezuela, Haiti, Egypt, Ireland, Lesotho, Libya, Macedonia, Male, Mexico, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Oman, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and North Ireland, Sierra-Leone, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, and Japan.
    In accordance with national laws, documentary evidence allowing uninterrupted stay in United States for more than 90 days may be a Student or Work visa, work permit, permanent residency (Green Card).
  2. Permanent residency status in United States or a similar document for citizens of the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Georgia, India, Iraq, Iran, China, DPRK, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Syria, Somalia, Chad, Sri-Lanka, Ethiopia.

Additional Requirements for Humanitarian Visas:

3 Year Multiple-Entry Business Visa:

  • Applicant's bank statement;
  • Statement from employer regarding applicant's wages;
  • Copy of health insurance valid in Russia, also for US citizens;
  • Documents regarding applicant's ownership of property in the country of his citizenship;
  • A certificate on the makeup of the applicant's family (a template may be found - here).

 

  1. Customer Agreement (between applicant and Invisa on services rendered) (a template may be found here);
    Please note that the «ID number» - is the number of your passport or driver’s license.

  2. Notarized non-objection letter (if you applying on behalf of another person) (a template may be found here);

  3. Letter from company/organization (If a company/organization representative is submitting documents on behalf of their employees) (a template may be found here).

 

For former citizens of the USSR:

When applying for a visa it is necessary to provide documentation that you no longer possess Russian citizenship, such as:

  • Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
  • Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
  • Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
  • Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
  • Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
  • Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation (at discretion of the Consulate).

In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports. We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.

Australian citizens must provide a detailed autobiography either in Russian.

If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.

Visa Center in Seattle

 Visa Center in Seattle

List of Documents Required for a Single, Double, or Multiple-Entry Humanitarian Visa:

  1. An Original Official Invitation, issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation; or

  2. Decision to issue a visa from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs based on a Telex; or

  3. A written statement from the sponsoring organization, written in Russian  (in the case of 3 Year Multi-entry visas); Link
    (Invitations for three year visas may be copies).

    In order to apply for a 3-year multiple-entry *Humanitarian* visa, please indicate the full three year period as the length of stay in the Russian Federation when filling out the visa application(ex. Date of Entry 25/10/2016 until Date of Departure 24/10/2019-minus one day ).

  4. An original, signed passport with at least 2 blank pages marked “Visas”, that is valid for at least 6 months after the visa expiry date;

  5. A printed visa application filled out at visa.kdmid.ru, signed by the applicant;

    • 5.1 The very first question on the electronic application site asking “Country (select the country where you will be applying for your visa)”
      Be sure that you select “UNITED STATES” ;

    • 5.2 You must choose the Visa Center where you will be dropping off your documents.

  6. One standard passport-style photograph 3.5cm x 4.5cm, (colloquially known as 2" by 2" in the US), with a clear view of the face, without dark glasses, or head coverings (except for persons whose religious or national traditions require it, in which case the photograph must match the passport photo). ) - specific criteria;

  7. Payment must be in the form of a Money Order or a Cashier's Check (Bank Check) made payable to Invisa Logistic Services, LLC. If applying in person, payment by cash is also accepted. 

For our mail service - click here

EU (European Union) Citizens are required to provide a copy of their health insurance policy card, along with their policy documents that is valid in the Russian Federation for the visa period, except for countries covered by bilateral agreements. If you are not EU citizens, then please ask visa center operators whether you require medical insurance. Your policy must include information about clinics covered in Russia.

US CITIZENS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR A VISA. 

NON-US CITIZENS must provide a copy of their legal status in the US:

  1. Green Card; or
  2. Long-term US Visa, tourist visas not accepted.

    US citizens with a second passport must apply for a visa using only their US passport; invitations must be filled out according to the US passport.

Take Note! The Russian Consulate has the right to ask for additional documentation in order to process your visa application, ask you to come in for an interview, or extend the visa processing time of your application.

Attention! If you are not a citizen of the United States, you must provide the following in addition to your documents:

  1. Permission for uninterrupted stay in the United States for more than 90 days for citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bahrein, Venezuela, Haiti, Egypt, Ireland, Lesotho, Libya, Macedonia, Male, Mexico, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Oman, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom and North Ireland, Sierra-Leone, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, and Japan.
    In accordance with national laws, documentary evidence allowing uninterrupted stay in United States for more than 90 days may be a Student or Work visa, work permit, permanent residency (Green Card).
  2. Permanent residency status in United States or a similar document for citizens of the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Georgia, India, Iraq, Iran, China, DPRK, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Syria, Somalia, Chad, Sri-Lanka, Ethiopia.

Additional Requirements for Humanitarian Visas:

  1. Customer Agreement (between applicant and Invisa on services rendered) (a template may be found here);
    Please note that the «ID number» - is the number of your passport or driver’s license.

  2. Notarized non-objection letter (if you applying on behalf of another person) (a template may be found here);

  3. Letter from company/organization (If a company/organization representative is submitting documents on behalf of their employees) (a template may be found here).

 

For former citizens of the USSR:

When applying for a visa it is necessary to provide documentation that you no longer possess Russian citizenship, such as:

  • Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
  • Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
  • Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
  • Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
  • Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
  • Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation (at discretion of the Consulate).

In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports. We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.

Australian citizens must provide a detailed autobiography either in Russian.

If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.

Rates and terms

Consulate Fees are applicable to US citizens only

Number of Entries

Consular Fee
Regular* / Expedited**

Visa Cente
Processing Fee

Totals for In-Person

Additional Services

     

Submission
Regular*/ Expedited**

Express Delivery* 

Processing by Mail**

Single Entry $90 / $180 $ 33  $123 / $213 + $ 30* + $ 85**
Double Entry $144 / $288   $ 33    $177 / $321 + $ 30* + $ 85**
1/3 Year Multiple Entry¹ $270 / $540 $ 33  $303 / $573 + $ 30* + $ 85**

¹3 Year Multiple-Entry Visas can be expedited only under Emergency circumstances at the discretion of the Consulate.

*Regular Processing Time is 10 Calendar Days,from the day the documents are submitted to the Russian Consulate for review.

**Expedited Processing Time is 3 Business Days,from the day the documents are submitted to the Russian Consulate for review.


Payment is accepted in the form of a Money Order or Cashier's Check made payable to «Invisa Logistic Services, LLC», for those applying in person, cash is also accepted.


Please Note!

* For information regarding Same-Day Express delivery of your documents to the Consulate, click here

** Additional information on documents required when applying by mail maybe found in Mail Service


Please Note!

Additional mailing fee for Alaska and Hawai'i + $10

Additional mailing fee for Saturday Delivery + $20

Additional fee for international shipping + $45


Non-US citizens or stateless persons must contact a Call Center Agent to ascertain the Consulate Fee.


Consular fees and processing times for foreign nationals and stateless persons are determined by the Consulates of the Russian Federation.


Please Note!

In the case of outright denial of your application by the Russian Consulate, the Consular Fee and the Processing Fee's are non-refundable.

Fill in the visa application form


To fill in the questionnaire, please follow this link visa.kdmid.ru

 

Service for completing the electronic visa application form

Russian Visa Application Center offers additional service for completing the electronic visa application form when submitting documents to the Visa Center, or correction on behalf of the applicant (authorized representative) of the mistakes made on the application form.

Visa application form is filled on the basis of documents and information submitted by the applicant, and is signed by the applicant personally.

Visa application correction fee is charged in addition to the service fee, and is 30 dollars per application. Please ask the Operator of the Russian Visa Application Center about this service, when you apply for a visa.