Visa requirement for Russia

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All foreign nationals are required to have entry visas to travel to the Russian Federation. A visa to the Russian Federation is a document, permitting stay in Russia for a specific period of time.


The following documents should be submitted to the Russian Embassy or Consulate to obtain a Tourist Visa to enter Russia:


  • Your original passport with at least 2 blank visa-designated pages (passport must be valid for at least 6 months after intended departure date from Russia).
  • Two copies of Russian visa application form completed and signed.
  • Two passport-size photos signed on the back.
  • Confirmation of hotel arrangements from authorized Russian travel company, or directly from the Russian hotel, showing reference number and confirmation number for the visa.