Single- and double-entry business visas are issued for a period no longer than 90 days. Multiple-entry business visa is issued for up to 1 year permits the holder to stay in Russia for 90 days in every 180 days.


  1. Visa application form

It must be filled out online and printed out double-sided. One per person. No blank spaces must be left. If a question does not apply, please type "N/A". If the answer is none, write "None". Kindly ensure that the dates of your entry and exit, as entered in the application form, match with or fall within the period specified in the supporting documents. For multiple-entry visa application put the exit date according the last departure from Russia. The form should bear the original signature of applicant. Application form of children under 18 must be signed by one of the parents. Question no.25: 30 entries is sufficient. Incomplete forms, forms without signature, forms with corrections, will be returned to the applicants unprocessed. Please choose "visa application centre" from dropdown menu as the place of submission.


  1. One photograph 

size: 3.5 by 4.5 cm, less than 6 months old, in colour, with a light background. The photo must be glued (not stapled or attached using adhesive tape) on the form strictly at reserved place. Please find photo requirements here.


  1. Passport 

or other travel document recognized as such in the Russian Federation with at least 2 blank pages for visas. The passport should be submitted in original only and should be valid for at least 6 months after planned departure date from Russia.


  1. Letter of invitation

In original. In urgent cases a copy of good quality is accepted for single or double-entry visa applications. The letter is issued by local migration office of the Internal Ministry of the Russian Federation either in paper form or in electronic form (received directly by the Consulate). An additional letter may be requested from the inviting company explaining the purpose of visit.


  1. Visa fee payment

Visa processing fees and time can be found on the website


Attention to non-Australian passport holders: please read additional requirements