Visas

ENTRY VISAS TO RUSSIA

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR VISA APPLICANTS

Working hours:

Iranian citizens may apply for Russian visa between 10.00 am and 12.30 pm.

Important!

Since January 11, 2016 only electronic visa application forms are valid. You can fill the form at web site https://visa.kdmid.ru/PetitionChoice.aspx then you need to print it, glue your photo and bring together with all the other documents to the Consulate General.

Types of Russian visas

 All foreign citizens, including Iranians, entering Russia are required to get an entry visa. The Consulate General issues different categories of visas to Russia based upon the purpose of the trip and the duration of stay in Russia. They are as follows:

·        Private visa

·        Business visa

·        Tourist visa

·        Student visa

·        Work visa

·        Humanitarian visa

·        Transit visa

·        Refugee visa

 

PRIVATE VISA

Private visa is to be given to foreign citizens entering Russia as a guest, being invited by Russian citizen (applicant's friend or relative) or by foreign citizen obtaining the residence permit. This invitation ("Priglashenie") is an official document that can be obtained by applicant's relatives or friends in a Local Visa Office of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

Another reason of applying private visa is a necessity of applicant's urgent medical treatment or serious illness or death of an applicant's relative.

Private visa can be valid for the period up to 3 months only. And it can be either single-entry or double-entry.

To apply for the private visa an applicant should submit to the Consulate General the following documents:

1.      Original letter of invitation ("Priglashenie") issued by a Local Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation. ATTENTION! No copies are accepted! (The invitation must be on stamped paper and contain full name of the invited person, his or her date of birth, passport number, duration of stay in Russia and cities to be visited. The invitation must be signed and sealed by authorized people).

ATTENTION! To apply private visa instead of the invitation an applicant may also show medical documents approving the necessity of urgent treatment or serious illness or death of an applicant's relative.

2.      Valid foreign passport (original only and it should have at least 2 clear visa pages). It must be valid not less than 6 months after the visa expiration date.

3.      Completed visa application form, signed by an applicant only. All information must be filled in English.

4.      1 photo (3x4).

 

BUSINESS VISA

Business visa can be applied by the foreign citizen entering Russia with business purposes. This type of visa can be single-entry, double-entry (valid for 3 months) and multipleentry (valid for the period up to 1 year or 5 years).

ATTENTION! Persistent stay in Russia by foreign citizen obtaining 1-year multiple entry visa must be no longer then 180 days.

To apply for private visa an applicant should submit to the Consulate General the following documents:

1.      Original letter of invitation ("Priglashenie"). ATTENTION! No copies are accepted!

2.      Valid foreign passport (original only and it should have at least 2 clear visa pages). It must be valid not less than 6 months after the visa expiration date.

3.      Completed visa application form, signed by an applicant only. All information must be filled in English.

4.      1 photo (3x4, mat).

5.      Original  HIV blood test (AIDS) (only for MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA).

 

 

TOURIST VISA

Tourist visa can be obtain by an applicant for the period up to 1 month and can be single entry or double entry only.

To process Russian tourist visa Iranian citizen should apply to some Iranian tourist agency.

To apply for tourist visa an applicant should have the following documents:

1.      Standard tourist confirmation (original) from the authorized hosting Russian travel agency, registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The confirmation should contain full name of the traveler, date of birth, passport number, date of entry/departure, itinerary, the agency's reference number, official seal and signature of the authorized person. HOTEL BOOKING STATEMENT IS NOT VALID FOR OBTAINING A TOURIST VISA.

2.      Transport ticket with date of entry/departure from Russia. The ticket date should coincide with the date of entry/departure indicated in confirmation and voucher.

3.      Valid foreign passport (original only and it should have at least 2 clear visa pages). It must be valid not less than 6 months after the visa expiration date.

4.      Completed visa application form, signed by an applicant only. All information must be filled in English.

5.      1 photo (3x4).

ATTENTION! When entering Russia with the tourist visa, you could be asked to present your tourist confirmation and a return ticket with a fixed date of departure from Russia at the border checkpoint.

PLEASE, DON'T FORGET TO TAKE WITH YOU A CONFIRMATION'S COPY AND RETURN TICKET WHEN TRAVELLING TO RUSSIA!

 

STUDENT VISA

Student visa can be obtained by foreign citizen entering Russia with the purpose of studying in some Russian educational organizations. This type of visa can be applied only under original invitation and is given only for the period up to 3 months. It can be single entry only.

To apply for student visa an applicant should submit to the Consulate General the following documents:

1.      Original letter of invitation ("Priglashenie"). ATTENTION! No copies are accepted!

2.      Valid foreign passport (original only and it should have at least 2 clear visa pages). It must be valid not less than 6 months after the visa expiration date.

3.      Completed visa application form, signed by an applicant only. All information must be filled in English.

4.      1 photo (3x4).

 

WORK VISA

Work visa can be given to the foreign citizen, entering Russia with the purpose of working practice.

To apply for work visa an applicant should submit to the Consulate General the following documents:

1.      Original letter of invitation ("Priglashenie"). ATTENTION! No copies are accepted!

2.      Valid foreign passport (original only and it should have at least 2 clear visa pages). It must be valid not less than 6 months after the visa expiration date.

3.      Completed visa application form, signed by an applicant only. All information must be filled in English.

4.      1 photo (3x4).

5.      Original  HIV blood test (AIDS) (only for MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA).

 

 

HUMANITARIAN VISA

         Humanitarian visa can be applied by the foreign citizen, entering Russia with the purpose of exercising scientific, cultural, social, political, sport and religious ties, as well as practicing pilgrimage, charity and delivery of humanitarian aid. This type of visa can be obtained under the invitation. It can be single entry, double entry (valid for 3 months).

To apply for work visa an applicant should submit to the Consulate General the following documents:

1.      Original letter of invitation. ATTENTION! No copies are accepted!

2.      Valid foreign passport (original only and it should have at least 2 clear visa pages). It must be valid not less than 6 months after the visa expiration date.

3.      Completed visa application form, signed by an applicant only. All information must be filled in English.

4.      1 photo (3x4).

 

TRANSIT VISA

Transit visa can be obtained by foreign applicant travelling through Russia to another country. This kind of visa can be single entry or double entry only.

To apply for transit visa an applicant should submit to the Consulate General the following documents:

1.      Entry visa of the state to be visited indicated in applicant's passport

2.      Completed visa application form, signed by an applicant only. All information must be filled in English.

3.      3 photo (3x4).

4.      Transport tickets.

Transit visa is to be given for the period up to 10 days only.

For applicants, flying through the Russian territory by air transport to the third state transit visa can be given for the period up to 3 days.

 

Visa processing fees depand on their urgency and number of entries:

 

Single entry visa

Double entry visa

Multiple entry visa

Urgent (1-3 working days)

5 131 450 ir. rials

6 942 550  ir. rials

12 979 550 ir. rials

Non-urgent (4-20 working days)

3 018 500 ir. rials

3 924 050 ir. rials

8 149 950 ir. rials