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


Since July 2019, German citizens have been able to apply for an eVisa for the Kaliningrad region for a stay of up to 8 days via http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/index_en.html

More information here.

How to apply for an E-Visa for the Kaliningrad region with SERVISUM can you see in the lower black box on the right side.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
FOR ALL VISA CATEGORIES

  • online visa application form (click here to start the application form)
    Please read these information first and fill out the application form completely.
  • original passport
    (at least valid for 6 months after journey and minimum two free pages)
  • passport photograph 
    (original, biometric, white background, not older than 6 months)
  • overseas health insurance (example)
  • Non-Germans: proof of residence

FOR TOURIST VISA

additional to minimum requirements:

  • Visa Support Letter and Voucher from hotel or operator
  • in BERLIN: proof of social connection to Germany (proof of salary, bank statement, school certificate, matriculation, or similar)
  • in FRANKFURT: last 3 salary validations

FOR BUSINESS VISA

additional to minimum requirements: 

Multiple visa for one year

  • official ministerial letter of invitation or original invitation letter from company in Russia in russian language 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: Please contact us! It depends on where you apply for your visa.
special visa and one year visa 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.

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

Please attach the SERVISUM-Order Form to your assignment.

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Embassy fees

FOR GERMANS

regular

express

embassy fee

35,00 €

70,00 €

CVASC fee

30,00 €

60,00 €

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65,00 €

130,00 €

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, Australia, Georgia and Canada have to fill out an additional form.

Citizen of: Great Britain and Northern Ireland 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:

You'll have to apply for the invitation and wait for more information before you can fill out the online visa application form.

E-Visa Kaliningrad

We can help you to apply for the eVisa.

Please fill out the following form and send us all documents via email:

  • scan of passport (PDF)
  • passport photograph (JPG)

fees per applicant:
+ 47,60 € (SERVISUM 
fee, incl. VAT) 
plus administration fee (4,50 €, incl. VAT) per order

processing time: about 72 h

E-Visa Application Form