Russia visa application and requirements

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                    Russia Visa

Russia Visa

Having to get a visa to Russia takes all the fun out of traveling.
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Tourist visa
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Private visa
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Student visa
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Work visa
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Transit visa
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Humanitarian Visa
required


Currently Russian Visa Сenters are not accepting any visa applications from any nationality except Canadians.

Canadians only can apply for a work/ business visa and will require approval from the Russian Ministry of Interior.

Please make sure that application forms are not printed on double-sided paper.

Applicant must upload a copy of their tourist voucher/invitation and passport copy to their profile after applying.

Fill out Russia tourist visa application form online

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:

a
Russia visa application form. Completed application form for Russia will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.
b
Original, signed Canada passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure from the Russian Federation.
c
Passport-type photograph: 1. Photo size MUST be 35mm x 45mm, in color, taken against white background, non-smiling, and taken within the last 6 months.
d
If a double entry is requested. The client needs to provide a copy of airplane or ground transportation tickets showing the full travel route from the Russia to the neighboring state and back to the Russia.
e
Tourist Voucher. Copy of tourist voucher issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
f
Personal Letter. A personal letter from the applicant addressed to the Embassy of Russia, explaining the purpose of the trip, dates of travel, cities to be visited, and places of accommodations.
Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

Evidence of emigration. Original copy of old passport and stamps showing date of emigration. If applicant emigrated on a parent's passport, then parents’ emigration papers must be submitted, including copies of passport pages showing the children included in their passport.
Naturalization Certificate. Original copy of the applicant's Naturalization Certificate.
Renunciation Certificate. Original copy of the Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship from the Russian Embassy (if available).

The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview, at their discretion.

Russia tourist visa fees for citizens of Canada, residing in Quebec

Single entry
  • Validity: up to 1 month
  • Processing: 7-20 business days
  • Total cost: 225.83 
    Russia visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 112.00 Processing: 99.00HST: 14.83 Total cost: 225.83
  • Validity: up to 1 month
  • Processing: 3 business days
  • Total cost: 450.31 
    Russia visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 279.00 Processing: 149.00HST: 22.31 Total cost: 450.31
Double entry
  • Validity: up to 1 month
  • Processing: 7-20 business days
  • Total cost: 292.83 
    Russia visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 179.00 Processing: 99.00HST: 14.83 Total cost: 292.83
  • Validity: up to 1 month
  • Processing: 3 business days
  • Total cost: 529.31 
    Russia visa help
    Cost calculation
    Embassy fee: 358.00 Processing: 149.00HST: 22.31 Total cost: 529.31
Maximum stay in Russia: 30 days  
Russia visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
Maximum stay in Russia: 30 days
Russia visa help Maximum stay refers to the number of days allowed on a single visit.
Russia visa for citizens of Canada is required. For more information please contact the nearest Russia embassy.

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