Visa types

Visitors from most countries will need a visa to Russia, it cannot be obtained at the border; therefore you should apply for a Russian visa prior to travelling.

Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your purpose of visit – do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. The decision to grant the visa is the sole prerogative of the Diplomatic missions of the Russian Federation.