Common private visa is issued to foreign citizens entering the Russian Federation as guests on the basis of an invitation completed in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, following an application by a citizen of the Russian Federation or a foreign citizen who has obtained residency in the Russian Federation, or a legal entity.
Please note that Russian individuals can enjoy simplified procedure to arrange Personal Invitation Letter for their co-travelling spouse or minor children. Russian spouse or parent will need to visit our Visa Center with valid Russian passport and original Marriage Certificate Child’s Birth Certificate* to sign Personal Invitation Letter. Processing time for co-traveller visa is 5-20 working days.
*Certificates must be legalized or have Apostille where applicable
Visa fees vary depending on the nationality of the applicant, visa type, number of entries and processing time.
Please note that in addition to the visa fee applicants are required to pay the Russian Visa Application Centre Service Charge of 280HKD for each visa application.
Payments can be made at the Russian Visa Application Centre in Hong Kong dollars in cash only.
All payments made are non-refundable.
Visa application form must be filled in on-line, printed out and signed personally by the applicant
Passport: original and copy of its vital pages
Passport must have at least two empty pages and must expire not earlier than in six months after trip to Russia
Original invitation issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry or its regional representatives or by an appropriate Russian Federation Migration Service branch
In case of a visit to the Russian Federation for urgent medical reasons / urgent treatment, or to visit a seriously ill (deceased) relative, an applicant should present a certificate issued by a medical institution or a death certificate and a document proving the kindred between the applicant and the ill or deceased relative. Passport’s validity of the applicant should exceed the visa expiry date
Please glue to your Visa Application form one recent (not more than 6 months old) personal photo:
Fill in the on-line visa application form at https://visa.kdmid.ru/
Please make sure you have written down the access password of your application in case the form needs to be amended.
You will have to print out the Visa Application form, glue your photo to the form, sign the form personally and indicate the date of submission.
You can submit Visa Application form to our office in person or through an agent or representative.