General Information and Fees

VISA TO RUSSIA

Travel to Russia requires an entry visa. The Consular Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in UAE issues different categories of visas to Russia based upon the purpose of the trip and the duration of stay in Russia.

The following documents should be submitted in order to obtain a visa according to its category:

  1. Application available online at http://visa.kdmid.ru (must be printed and brought to the Embassy). All questions in the application form should be answered. If a question is not applicable to the applicant, he should put "N/A". Each application form must be signed by the visa applicant personally. Incomplete visa application forms shall not be processed.

  2. Valid national passport (original only and it should have at least two clear visa pages). It must be valid not less than six months after the visa expiration date.

  3. One picture of an applicant (passport size).

  4. Invitation to Russia from a host person or organisation.

  5. Medical insurance valid in the country to be visited and fully covering the period of staying in Russia (if you are applying for a multiple visa - the period of the first trip);

  6. Copies of the passport and residence visa.

  7. HIV blood test for a multiple visa applicants (should be taken not earlier than 3 months before applying for a visa).

  8. Paid Cash Deposit Slip (is to be given to you by the Consular Officer after familiarizing with the set of documents). Please note that we do not accept cash, credit or debit cards, personal or company checks.

 

Dear Applicants, when applying for a Russian visa please be advised that:

  • Non-UAE citizens should also provide proof of legality of their staying in UAE (residence visa; entry stamp for the citizens of the countries maintaining a visa-free regime with UAE) when applying for a visa.

  • In accordance with Russian laws citizens of the Russian Federation regardless of any other citizenship they may have are treated as a Russian citizens only and must travel to Russia on valid Russian documents only.

  • Visa processing starts only after the Consular Section has collected all necessary documents (including payment).

  • Visa processing fee is not refundable.

  • Type of visa or dates of entry/departure cannot be changed or extended. If your travel plans have changed after the visa issuance you have to reapply for a new visa.

  • After you have received your visa, please check all the data indicated in it and, if necessary, return it to the Embassy for corrections. The Consular Section will not be responsible for any mistakes in the visas, which were not brought to our attention prior to your departure from the UAE.

  • Any visa applicant may be interviewed by the Consular Officer, if necessary.

  • Processing time, requirements and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • In certain cases the Consular Section is entitled to consider visa applications as long as it necessary. Visa can be denied if the Consular Section has serious reasons to believe that an applicant's entry into or stay in the territory of the Russian Federation will not be desirable.

  • Please be advised that person cannot have two valid visas in one passport. In this case the first visa is to be cancelled.

 

The Consular Section also avails itself of the right to invite the applicants for an interview and request, if needed:

  • A bank statement from the applicant;

  • A statement from the employer regarding the applicant's wages for the preceding year/ half year, or month;

  • Documents regarding the applicant's ownership of property in the country of his citizenship;

  • A certificate on the makeup of the applicant's family.

VISA PROCESSING FEES FOR THE UAE NATIONALS*

 

     Normal processing     

      Urgent processing      

Single Entry Visa

AED 330

AED 660

Double Entry Visa

 AED 530

AED 1060

Multiple Entry Visa

AED 990

 AED 1980

 

*Visa fees for other countries' citizens are subject to the bilateral agreements with the Russian Federation. In case of absence of such an agreement the UAE nationals' rates are applied.