Russia Visit Visa Requirements

Formerly USSR, now the Russian federation, Russia is one of the largest countries by land mass and coldest by average yearly temperature, but if your one who loves to explore cultures, traditions and food then i invite you to Russia .The purpose of this article or post is to provide a guide to every reader in getting needed assistance, requirements, forms, fees, access to consultants and so much more towards their Russian visa. 

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Category of visa

This post covers the basic Requirements needed to process

  • Tourist Visa – Issued for a stay of 30 days, single or double entry.
  • Business Visa – Can be issued for 90 days and be single or double entry or it may be issued for one year with multiple entries (total period of stay is 90 days within each period of 180 days).

Visa Requirements

This section contains a list of all requirements needed to successfully process a South African visa application:

  • Passport – must be valid for at least six months after the Russian visa’s expiry date and must have at least two blank pages.
  • Visa Application Form – filled in and printed out from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation website (electronic visa application form). This is the only existing official form of application, and no other forms of application will be accepted. Sign the application form and fill in the date of application.
  • One recent colour photo with the following specifications: 35x45mm, no older than six months, taken against a white or off-white background, non-smiling face (without sunglasses and headwear unless the headdress is worn for religious or ethnic purposes).
  • The photograph must be placed on the Visa Application Form.
  • Tourist Voucher or Tourist Confirmation letter – can be obtained from an inviting organisation registered with the Russian Ministry of Affairs. A travel agency in Russia can issue a tourist voucher. The confirmation must contain the agency’s reference and registration number.
  • Copy of your confirmed flight tickets.
  • Minors require their original birth certificate and a copy of both parent’s passport.

Important sections of Self Service Document to be Uploaded before Biometrics appointment Day

  1. Find all documents under each category.
  2. Scan all documents under each category.
  3. Email all documents under each category to us.

Needed document types

Residency: This is country residency document, if you are not applying in your country of nationality

Employment evidence: this might include a work certificate, letter or contract, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation.

Financial evidence: this might include a bank statement, savings certificate or payslips, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Sponsor evidence: this might include your sponsor’s passport and residency or an invitation letter, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Studies evidence: this might include your offer letter, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Family evidence: this might include birth and marriage certificates, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Accommodation: temporary or permanent this might include a rental or house, mortgage statement or house deed, for further information please check the User guide for supporting documentation

Travel and residency documents: we always recommend that you do not book and pay for travel and accommodation until the outcome of your visa is known

Other evidence: Any other valuable information.

It should end with a Link to download the visa application form. A sub section should contain the requirements for minors.

Application fees to Russian embassy:

Single-Entry Visa
Regular fee (4-20 working days)      ₦24,500

Express fee (three working days)     ₦49,000

Double-Entry Visa
Regular fee (4-20 working days)    ₦39,200

Express fee (three working days)    ₦78,400

Multiple-Entry Visa
Regular fee (4-20 working days)    ₦73,400

Express fee (three working days)    ₦147,000

Visa transfer fee from an expired passport costs ₦9,800.

The visa fees must be paid in cash at the Consular Section of the Embassy, or in advance via a bank transfer, in the event that you requested the service in your purpose of payment.


Embassy of the Russian Federation, Abuja:

Embassy’s Private Mail Box: E51002 Adenkunle Fajuyi Street, Cad Zone A00
Central Business District, Abuja

Bank Address: United Bank for Africa PLC Gana Street, Abuja

Account No.: 1014969516

Please note: banks will withhold a transfer fee, which must be included in the amount of your payment.

Processing time

The processing time for a Russian visa can take 3 to 20 days, depending on the urgency of your application.


When your Russian visa has been approved, you will need to collect it at the Russian Embassy in Abuja. You will be contacted telephonically and via email to let you know that your visa is ready for collection.

Biometrics collection/submission addresses

Embassy of the Russian Federation


Plot 1119, Constitution Avenue, Central Business District, Abuja

Business Hours: 
Monday-Friday: 12:00-13:00

Application collection days:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 09:00-12:00

How to apply

Step 1: Fill all forms Online or Offline. 

Step 2: Pay application fees. 

Step 3: Select Biometrics Appointment Date. 

Step 4: Upload All Support Documents

Step 5: Print out all submission documents. 

Step 6: Visit TLS Centre for Submission.

Download your Visa application form here - fill it and scan it to our email for consultation purposes.

Consultation - Be Sure of your Visa approval chances!

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Get Expert advice from our Visa consultants. Yes! You can DIY but with guidance from our visa experts. Below are the benefits of our consultation services.

  • Bank Account Audit and Reporting: We will audit your application statement of account to know it will be suitable for the kind of application being made.
  • Letters of Support: We will check your letters and advise on how you should rewrite them to be better suited to your application. 
  • Complete Consultation/Advisory services: We will ask all relevant questions regarding your application and advice on the best approach. 
  • Save Money and Time: Avoid waste of valuable resources on visa applications that lack the merit required to get the visa granted. We scrutinize all applications based on years of experience and make sure every penny spent on a visa yields the desired outcome. 
  • Huge Convenience: We make your life simple by providing you with all the information you need in a specific way to your unique application. 
  • Expertise: We have treated many applications over the years and we have a better understanding of what entry clearance officers want. 
  • Transparency: We provide clear processes and application details that help build reliable travel history for all clients, no forms or contents are hidden. 
  • Privacy: All applications are done confidentially as vital documents relating to finance and social life are kept private. 

Consultation Fee Per Applicant: N15,000 Only per Session.

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