Visa application / entry requirements: Russian Federation

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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

NEWS 

April 2021
It is now possible to apply for all visa categories again.
Please note, however, that for business visas for technical purposes, which now fall under the category "Work" - "Installation Work" - "Common For Job", an official "EMS" invitation from the Ministry is required.
Entry from Germany to Russia is currently only permitted on a direct flight.

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German citizens can apply for an E-Visa for the Kaliningrad region or for Saint Petersburg with the Leningrad Region or Far East for a stay of up to 8 days via http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/index_en.html

More information click here.

How to apply for an E-Visa for these regions with SERVISUM can be seen in the lower black box on the right side.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VISA CATEGORIES

  • visa application form
    fill in online via https://visa.kdmid.ru
    Please select "GERMANY" (the country where the visa is applied for) at the very beginning.

    Please read these information first and fill out the application form completely to avoid any delays.

    The Russian Missions attaches increasing importance to the exact completion of visa applications. (E.g. If the private address is given, a telephone number must be included, although this is not a mandatory field).

  • passport
    original, at least valid for 6 months after journey and minimum two free pages

  • passport picture
    original, biometric, white background, photo requirements
    It must not older than 6 months!

  • overseas health insurance
    The confirmation must contain the following points: Amount of cover (min. 30.000 €), list of medical services, validity for Russia, validity for the travel period (sample)

    non-German applicants
  • current residence registration (Meldebescheinigung) and NEW: proof of permanet residence (green card) (if EU citizen) or
  • valid residence permit for Germany (if not EU citizen)

FOR TOURIST VISA

additional to minimum requirements above

  • Visa Support Letter and Voucher 
    from hotel or travel operator 

  • only in BERLIN: proof of social connection to Germany
    e.g. payslip, bank statement, school certificate, matriculation, or similar

  • only in FRANKFURT payslip
    of the past 3 months

    if private visa:
  • copy of marriage certificate

FOR BUSINESS VISA

additional to minimum requirements above 

  • company letter
    from employer in Germany 
    with salary details, cost assumption, position in company etc. (sample)
    in HAMBURG this letter is is not necessary for single or double entry

  • letter of invitation
    from company in Russia
    If it is a ministerial invitation (brownish, in DIN A5 format) the original invitation is always required.
    in HAMBURG and in FRANKFURT invitation letters must be in Russian language

    Here you will find a list of all information that must be included in an invitation (only in German at this time).

    when applying for ANNUAL VISAS
  • official ministerial letter of invitation in original
    An annual visa can also be approved with a company invitation, if the traveler can prove at least one business visa (with entry and exit stamps) within the last 365 days and the invitation is then available in original and in Russian language. 

You can order invitations for business or tourist visas very easy with us!

click here to order a business invitation

click here to order a tourist invitation/visa support letter

More information can be found in one of the black boxes on the right.

HANDLING TIME (VISA) (nlow) 
ordinary: minimum 7 working days
express: please ask, depends on place of issue
special visa and annual visa with company invitation: minimum 11 working days


Website of the embassy: https://russische-botschaft.ru/de/



Please attach the SERVISUM-Order Form to your assignment for regular visa.

 
You'll need the Adobe Reader to display PDF files. You can download the latest Version here.

Embassy fees

FOR GERMANS

regular

express

embassy fee

35.00 €

70.00 €

Artionis fee

30.00 €

60.00 €

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total

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

A letter of invitation for business visas or a visa support letter for tourist visas can be ordered via SERVISUM by filling out one of the following order forms and sending it by e-mail to einladung-rus@servisum.de:

Before completing the online visa application, please wait for the invitation/visa support letter to be sent to you, as you will need to enter any resulting information in the visa application.

E-Visa

We can help you to apply for the eVisa for the region Kaliningrad, Far East or Saint Petersburg with region Leningrad.

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

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

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

processing time: about 4 days

E-Visa Application Form

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


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.