Visa for work and for study

Documents for a visa should be submitted to the Consular Section of the Russian Embassy in person.

We would like to inform you that visa applications will be accepted only after making an appointment. To book an appointment, please follow the link.

To apply for a visa for work and study in the Russian Federation an applicant should submit to the Consular section:

  1. A completed visa application, a national passport, one passport size photo, paid travel insurance (see points 1-4 of the General Information). Please note that the national passport must be valid at least 1,5 years after the expiry date of the visa;
  2. For a study or work visa an original certificate of the negative HIV-test is required. The certificate must contain information about the patient, the original signature of the doctor and the stamp of the medical office. The certificate must not be older than 3 months.
  3. An official invitation for work or study (the original only) issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. An organization inviting you to work or study in Russia applies for an invitation to the Local Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Then the invitation should be sent directly to an applicant (in original).

A visa can be one-entry and cannot exceed 90 days of stay in Russia. To prolong a visa one should apply to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation. The insurance policy should cover the whole period of the applicant’s stay in Russia.