Types of Visa

Tourist VISA

Requirements for tourist visa: Application (filled on https://visa.kdmid.ru/PetitionChoice.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 and printed) with your signature and passport size picture, passport valid for 6 month from your exit Russia, Voucher and Confirmation from authorized Russian travel agency, tickets.

Be attentive filling up the Application form. The dates in the confirmation, tickets and application should be the same

Business VISA

Requirements for business visa: Application (filled on https://visa.kdmid.ru/PetitionChoice.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 and printed) with your signature and passport size picture, Invitation (from Russian Migration Service), NBI clearance (valid for 1 month), Police clearance (valid for 1 month), HIV certificate (valid  for 1 month).

STUDENT VISA

Requirements for  student  visa: Application (filled on https://visa.kdmid.ru/PetitionChoice.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1and printed) with your signature and passport size picture, Invitation (from Russian Migration Service), Guarantee letter from the institute or university, NBI clearance (valid for 1 month), Police clearance (valid for 1 month), HIV certificate (valid for 1 month)

Working Visa

Requirements for working visa: Application (filled on https://visa.kdmid.ru/PetitionChoice.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 and printed) with your signature and passport size picture, Invitation (from Russian Migration Service), NBI clearance (valid for 1 month), Police clearance (valid for 1 month), Insurance, Contract with the inviting company, HIV certificate (valid for 1 month).

Private VISA

Requirements for private visa: Application (filled on https://visa.kdmid.ru/PetitionChoice.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 and printed) with your signature and passport size picture, passport valid for 6 month from your exit Russia, Invitation (from Russian Migration Service), NBI clearance (valid for 1 month), Police clearance (valid for 1 month), copy of Russian passport of the person who invites you (pages with personal data and address where you are invited to), HIV certificate (valid for 1 month).

International cruise ship passengers are permitted to visit Russian ports without a visa for a period of up to 72 hours (as long as passengers stay overnight on board).  Passengers who wish to go ashore during port calls may do so without visas provided that they are with an organized tour at all times, accompanied by a tour operator who has been duly licensed by Russian authorities. 

If you want to do sightseeing on your own, you must have a visa.