Visa application / entry requirements for Russia

AUTHORITY

SERVISUM Berlin

all German States, independent of residence

It's recommended to send your documents to Berlin. Optional you can choose between one of our other SERVISUM offices:

SERVISUM Hamburg

Bremen, Hamburg, Niedersachsen, Schleswig-Holstein

SERVISUM Frankfurt

Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Saarland, Rheinland-Pfalz, Nordrhein-Westfalen

SERVISUM München

Bayern


Please fill out the application form completely and correctly.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR GERMAN CITIZEN
FOR ALL VISA CATEGORIES

  • passport (at least valid for 6 months after journey and min. two free pages)
  • online visa application
  • passport photograph (original, biometric)
  • detailed overseas health insurance (example)

FOR TOURIST VISA

additional to minimum requirements:

  • proof of social connection to Germany (proof of salary, school certificate, matriculation, or similar)
    • in Frankfurt: last 3 salary validations
  • Visa Support Letter + Voucher (from hotel)

FOR BUSINESS VISA

additional to minimum requirements: 

 

  • proof of social connection to Germany (letter from company you're working with, salary details, position in company etc.)
    • in Frankfurt: last 3 salary validations
  • letter of invitation

Multiple visa for one year

  • official ministerial letter of invitation or original invitation letter from company in Russia with proof of last trips to Russia during last 12 months (copy of last visa and entry and exit stamps)

Letters of invitation and visa support letters can be acquired through SERVISUM:

Order form for tourist invitation

Order form for business invitation

HANDLING TIME

ordinary: at least 7 working days
express: at least 4 working days
special visa (for ex. one year with letter of invitation form company): at least 11 working days
(nlow)

OUTSOURCING

As the visa departments of the Russian consulates need to be outsourced to VFS Global. An additional service fee per visa must be paid to VFS (Ordinary: 22,69 € (plus VAT); Express: 46,17 € (plus VAT). SERVISUM will charge this fee to you.

Please attach the SERVISUM-Order Form to your assignment.

You can place an order for the pre-check and/or the pick-up of your documents via using the visafinder.

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Embassy fees

FOR GERMANS

T=Tourist, B=Business

T/B:

35,00 €

(single, double, multi)

T/B:

70,00 €

(express)

plus VFS-fee:
ordinary: 27,00 €
express: 57,00 €

 

Application Help

Do you have troubles with the online application form?

We'll help you!

Please fill out the following "Antragshilfe"-PDF and we create your application.


Citizen of: USA, Ireland, Australia, Georgia and Canada have to fill out an additional form.


fee per applicant:
23,80 € (incl. VAT)

Form

Order Letter of Invitation / Visa Support Letter

Letters of invitation and visa support letters can be acquired through SERVISUM: