|17 daysturnaround||5 daysturnaround|
|Tourist or Private Single Entry Visa (for applicants who already have full visa support documents and paid hotel) valid for 30 days with max 30 days stay||$ 315.00
|Tourist or Private Double Entry Visa (for applicants who already have full visa support documents and paid hotel) valid for 30 days with max 30 days stay||$ 435.00
|17 daysturnaround||5 daysturnaround|
|Tourist Single Entry Visa (for applicants without visa support) valid for 30 days with max 30 days stay||$ 345.00
|Tourist Double Entry Visa (for applicants without visa support) valid for 30 days with max 30 days stay||$ 465.00
|17 daysturnaround||5 daysturnaround|
|Business Single Entry Visa (for applicants who already have full business visa support documents) valid for 90 days with max 90 days stay||$ 345.00
|Business Double Entry Visa (for applicants who already have full business visa support documents) valid for 90 days with max 90 days stay||$ 470.00
|Business Multiple Entry Visa (for applicants who already have full business visa support documents) valid for 365 days||$ 678.00
|47 daysturnaround||23 daysturnaround||14 daysturnaround|
|Business Single Entry Visa (for applicants without business visa support documents) valid for 90 days with max 90 days stay||$ 450.00
|Business Double Entry Visa (for applicants without business visa support documents) valid for 90 days with max 90 days stay||$ 560.00
|47 daysturnaround||30 daysturnaround||25 daysturnaround|
|Multi-Entry Business Visa for Canada passport
(for applicants without Russian business visa support documents from Russia, i.e. Invi valid for 365 days
|14 daysturnaround||5 daysturnaround|
|Cruise Single Entry Visa for Canada passport with max 3 days stay||$ 270.00
Nearest Holidays - We advise to apply ASAP to avoid possible delays due to Russia consulate closure during the upcoming holidays!
|Wednesday, Mar 8||International Women Day|
Russia Visa Requirements
- BASIC SET OF DOCUMENTS:
- Valid passport (Valid at least for 6 months from the projected departure date from Russia & min. 3 empty pages)
- One color photo. (Photo facility is available on-site - TORONTO, OTTAWA,
MARKHAM & VANCOUVER). Please note that photos from photo booth or
home-shot photos are not acceptable. If you are not visiting our office
and prefer to courier your documents you must have your photos done in
accordance with Detailed requirements of Russian visas photos.
Photo must have a time stamp of not more than 6 months with address of photo studio at the back.
- On-line Russian visa application form (This form is located here: https://visa.kdmid.ru).
IMPORTANT NOTE! $35/applicant + tax will be applied to your total bill and processing will be delayed by 2 days if you choose to bring/send us the off-line form or incomplete/incorrectly filled-out on-line form. $10/applicant + tax will be applied to your total bill if electronically filled application form submitted by you contains errors and/or omissions.
After completing on-line form, print it out on the front and back sides of a single sheet of paper, sign and send/bring to our office along with:
- Visacenter order form and Application ID form
OTHER DOCUMENTS AS PER REQUIREMENTS BELOW:
- Copy of the overseas emergency medical insurance policy with minimal coverage amount of 30 000 EUR, which is valid for travel to Russia if you are not a Canadian or US citizen. Please note that the insurance company issuing the policy must have reinsurance agreement with a Russian insurance company possessing a license for this type of insurance or agreement with a service (assistance) organization that organizes medical help (medical transportation services) to the extent no less than as specified in the minimal list of services. You must provide proof that your insurance company has such an agreement. Get approved simple and flexible insurance HERE NOW.
- Non-Canadian applicants must provide the copy of the document confirming their current resident status in Canada (PR Card, Landed Document, Work Permit)
- Persons with dual citizenship, one of which is Canadian, must apply with their Canadian passports only.
- Former citizen of the USSR or of the Russian Federation emigrated from the USSR or from Russia, must submit: one of the documents which confirms that they are no longer citizens of the Russian Federation (so called "Visa to Israel" or stamp in their passport saying that they left for "permanent residence abroad" before the February 6, 1992, or Landed Document with lading date before February 6, 1992, or official document certifying that their Russian citizenship was abrogated), otherwise the applications will not be accepted. Recent bank statement and confirmed paid hotel reservation for the whole period of stay in Russia. In some cases interview may be required.
- For travelers younger than 18 years old the following additional documents are required:
- Certified true copy of the birth certificate on which the parents full names are clearly indicated. (We may do certification if you provide/bring us the original (additional charge of CAD35 applies));
- Travel consent from both (if child is traveling alone or accompanied by someone else) or one of the parents, who is not travelling with the child (if traveling with the other parent). Consent must be certified by notary or commissioner. (If the signatory is visiting one of our offices, we can certify the signature (additional charge of CAD35 applies));
- Copy of parent(s) passport(s). If one of the parents is a holder of Russian passport, then copy of Russian (not Canadian) passport must be provided;
- For RUSSIAN TOURIST VISA applicants:
TOURIST VOUCHER and CONFIRMATION issued by the Russian hosting travel company. Confirmation must be signed by authorized person and carry the official seal of the Russian travel company. The confirmation of prepaid accommodation at the hotel you are going to stay provided by the hotel. Most consular departments will accept faxed or scanned copies of these documents. You may check here how Russian tourist visa support usually looks like.
If you have Standard tourist confirmation and voucher, enclose them with your other visa documents. If your tour operator or hotel unable to provide the required support, you may use our service (go to the price table for applicants without visa support) or may get it from the third party and send it to us with your visa documents.
For double-entry tourist visa: applicant's copy of flight itinerary clearly showing double entry into Russia from bordering country only is required
- For RUSSIAN BUSINESS VISA applicants:
INVITATION from your Russian host. It must be issued by the local office of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation (FMS). The invitations are of two types: HARD COPY and ELECTRONIC. In case of hard copy invitation issued for a work, study or multiple entry visas the original (hard copy) must be submitted. You may check here how Russian business visa invitation (hard copy) usually looks like. If you have such invitation enclose it with your other visa documents. In case of electronic invitation enclose its printout to your other visa documents. You may check here how Russian business electronic invitation usually looks like.
- - Applicants with the passports of Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Chad, China, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, Iran, Libya, N. Korea, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Syria, Somalia, Sri-Lanka, Vietnam must undergo personal visa interview at the Consulate and submit their PR Cards in ORIGINAL. No applicants from the mentioned nations with Study or Work permits are accepted. Processing timing is not less than 20 business days after the interview. Work and study visas applications can not be accepted.
- In some cases Russian Embassy or consulate may request the applicant to provide additional documents like paid hotel reservation, bank statement, etc. and/or appear for the interview.
- There must be not less than 3 business days period between the date of tourist visa release by the consulate and the supposed date of entry into Russia.
- Applicants for Russian work visa or Russian study visa along other documents must provide HIV certificate which has been issued in less than 80 days.
- By Russian law all foreign travelers require to register after entry into Russia. Click here to know how to do Russian visa registration.
- NOTE: Want to check if you prepared your Russian visa application documents correctly? Click on the following link: Russian visa pre-screen service and send us your file for quick evaluation.
TELEX CONFIRMATION provided by Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation or by Ministry’s local offices only. If you have such telex confirmation please provide us with the 6-digits telex number along with the name of the inviting organization and its address in Russia.
If applying for a multi-entry or double entry visa, it should be specifically mentioned in the Visa support.
If your business contacts in Russia unable to provide the required support, you may use our service or may get it from the third party and send it to us with your visa documents.
Requests for business visas processing will be on-hold if received earlier than 45 calendar days before the date of entry indicated on the application form.
Still have questions?
Most popular questions:
Q: If I already have my own visa support for Russian visa may I use it to apply at Visa Center?
Q: I need to get visa to Russia. Can I apply directly to Russian consulate?
Russian consulates and embassy do not accept applicants directly, but through visa center only. So you must apply through visa center. So, one of the options is to visit one of our offices. Check the addresses here: http://www.visacenter.ca/corporate/contact.html
You may check Russian visa requirements, application form, fees and processing timings here: http://russia.visacenter.ca
Q: I need to get permanent residence permit to live in Russia. How can I do it?
You may obtain it while in Russia. We would recommend you to get Russian business visa with min. 90 days stay in order to enter and stay in Russia as the procedure to get the permit is time consuming.
See here how to apply for Russian business visa: http://russia.visacenter.ca
Q: I have got Russian visa support documents. Is that all that I need to travel to Russia?
To be able to enter Russia you need the actual visa to be put on one of the empty pages of your passport. Just having visa support documents is absolutely not enough. To put visa in your passport we need to receive your orginal passport, photo, properly filled out application form, visa support and other documents related to your case (see Russian visa requirements for more information).
Q: I am planning to go to Russia to visit my friends. What type of visa should I apply for?
You should apply for private visa. To be able to obtain this type of visa along other documents you must provide visa support in the form of the original document issued by Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) upon request filed by your friend(s) inside Russia.
After getting such invitation your may visit our office to submit your visa documents. For the list of the required documents please visit http://russia.visacenter.ca
Q: I have got my Russian visa in my passport, but need to change the entry and exit dates. How can I do it?
Unfortunately, once visa has been issued there is no way to correct it. You need to re-apply for Russian visa again - http://russia.visacenter.ca
Q: I have been informed by my Russian counterpart that a telex invitation for my business trip to Russia has been issued. What are my next steps to get visa to Russia?
Your Russian counterpart must inform you about the details of your telex invitation, namely: the number of the telex, the name of the establishment in Russia which issued this invitation, the address of this establishment. You need to have this information to be able to fill out Russian visa application form on line. After filling the application on your computer and printing it you need to bring/deliver all required documents (check here: http://russia.visacenter.ca) to one of our offices (addresses may be found here: http://www.visacenter.ca/corporate/contact) for processing.
Q: Can I extend my Russian visa?
Unfortunately, Russian visas are non-extendable. You need to apply for new Russian visa. You may do it here: http://russia.visacenter.ca
Q: I am preparing my Russian visa documents. What are the specifications of the photos for this visa?
If you are coming to one of our offices (not drop-off locations) then we can do photos right on the spot. Otherwise please provide the photo done in accordance with these specs: http://www.visacenter.ca/pdf/additional-russian-visa-photo-requirements.pdf
Q: I am going on a business trip to Russia. I have got official letter of invitation (LOI) issued by Russian authorities. Do you also need a copy of my hotel reservation?
If you have officially issued letter of invitation (LOI), then you do not need to provide the confirmation of the hotel reservation. For the details on Russian business visa you may visit: http://russia.visacenter.ca
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