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    Russia Visit Visa

    Russia is the largest state, with an area of 17.1 million sq. Km, well-known for its history and culture. You will find some unusual things here, which will fill your heart with unforgettable impacts.

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      In Russia, you will experience the diversity of cultures and religions.  It is a land of fascinating arts and literature. Russia has so much to explore as there is a wide range of choices for amusement and discoveries. It is one of the most popular visitor destinations and quite affordable for everyone. Last year, around 25 million visitors went to Russia. Moscow is the capital and one of the most visited cities in Russia.

      It is the safest country to visit. If you want to visit Russia, you will need to have a visit visa for Russia.


      Who does not need a Russia Visit Visa?

      If you are from any of the following countries, you do not need to apply for a visa to visit Russia.

      • Argentina 
      • Armenia 
      • Azerbaijan 
      • Belarus 
      • Bolivia (For stays of up to 90 days)
      • Bosnia and Herzegovina  
      • Brazil 
      • Brunei (With a stay of up to 14 days)
      • Chile 
      • Columbia 
      • Cuba 
      • Croatia 
      • Dominican Republic 
      • Hong Kong (For stays of up to 14 days) 
      • Iceland 
      • Israel 
      • Kazakhstan
      • Kirghiz Republic
      • Macedonia 
      • Moldova
      • Montenegro (For stays of up to 30 days)
      • Mozambique (For stays of up to 30 days)
      • Nicaragua 
      • Peru 
      • Panama 
      • Paraguay (For stays of up to 90 days in any 180 days)
      • Serbia
      • The Republic of South Africa (For visits of up to 90 days) 
      • Thailand (For stays of up to 90 days)
      • Tajikistan
      • Ukraine
      • Uruguay (For stays of up to 90 days within any 180 days)
      • Uzbekistan
      • Venezuela (with stays of up to 90 days)

      Note that if your country is not on the above list, you will need to apply for a visit visa of Russia.


      How to get a Russia Visit Visa?

      A visa to Russia is a document that allows you to stay in Russia for a specific period. All the Russian visas issued by the consulates in Europe. Your Russian visa is also an exit permit, just as it is an entry permit. 

      You will need to have a visitor/tourist visa to visit Russia. It will allow you to stay for a maximum of 30-days, and it is not extendable. To get a visit visa for Russia, you have to confirm accommodation for every night of your stay in the country.


      What will be the cost of a Russia Visit Visa?

      It will cost you approximately ERU 55 with a validity of up to 30 days.


      What will be the processing time?

      The Russian consulates take up to 3-10 business days for the processing of a visit visa. 


      What will be the requirements?

      You have to submit the following documents to the Russian Embassy or Consulate in order to get a Tourist/Visitor Visa to enter Russia:

      1. Valid Passport 

      2. Completed Russian visa Application form

      3. Passport-size photos (signed)

      4. Letter from tour company (if group travel)

      5. Confirmation of accommodation in Russia(if individual travel)

      6. Health Insurance

      7. A bank statement that shows enough funds


      What are the most visited places in Russia?

      Russia is full of immense beauty with magnificent mountains, glorious beaches, deserts, historical villages, eye-catching glaciers. There is the following worth visited places in Russia.

      1. Moscow

      2. St. Petersburg

      3. Kizhi Island

      4. Vladivostok

      5. Irkutsk and Lake Baikal

      6. Kazan

      7. The Golden Ring

      8. Sochi

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