Tourist visa


Ordinary tourist visa is issued to the citizens of Poland, citizens of other countries and persons without citizenship for a short-term stay in the country with a touristic purpose (visiting cultural events, excursions, familiarization with the sights), based on a tourist acceptance confirmation by a Russian touristic organization.

The maximum period of stay in the Russian Federation with a tourist visa is up to 30 days.

An entry for short-term business negotiations, participation in exhibitions, auctions, as well as for medical consults and tests is also permitted. In this case “target tourism” should be put in a field “purpose of travel” of the confirmation of acceptance of a foreign citizen, and a visa is issued for a number of days necessary for the planned events according to a time schedule indicated in a confirmation of residence (but no more than 30 days).

A single- or double-entry tourist visa to the Russian Federation may be issued.

A double-entry tourist visa is issued to a foreign citizen only if, according to the documents, during the stay in the Russian Federation a visit to neighbouring countries (near-abroad countries (CIS, Baltic countries)) or countries from which the return is to be made through the territory of the Russian Federation (for example China, Mongolia) is planned. In addition, a route must be indicated in a foreign citizen confirmation of acceptance issued by a host Russian organization.

Please note! Medical insurance policy must contain:

  1. contract date;
  2. policy number;
  3. first name, last name and father’s name of a policy holder;
  4. details of the insurer;
  5. a policy must be valid during the whole stay in the Russian Federation in case of a single- or double-entry visa, and during the period of the first travel in case of a multiple-entry visa;
  6. list of medical and medical transportation services including repatriation of remains;
  7. coverage territory – the whole world or the Russian Federation; Europe, including Russia;
  8. signature of the insurer.

Insurance policies, letters of confirmation from insurance organizations not containing the above-mentioned information, set forms with stamps of the insurance companies and other insurance documents not fulfilling the indicated requirements are not considered.

To expedite and simplify the registration procedure for entry visas to Russia, we have extended the scope of services offered by our Visa Centres in Poland in the interests of Polish citizens as well as other foreign nationals.

If you would like to apply in person for an ordinary tourist visa via one of our Visa Centres, you can choose one of two options: Standard Visa Application Package or Premium Visa Application Package, now available at an exclusive price.

Standard Visa Application PackageHideShow

More detailed information

If you wish to apply for a single entry or double ntry tourist visa using the Standard Visa Application Package, you need to submit the following documents:

  1. Original letter of confirmation of a tourist visit from a tour company entered into the Uniform Federal Register of Tour Operators.
  2. Foreign passport with at least 2 empty visa-designated pages, valid for 6 months from the visa expiration date.
  3. Visa application form, completed online at visa.kdmid.ru , printed and signed by the applicant.
    Need help with completing your visa application form? Use our Visa Application Form Services .
  4. Colour photograph sized 3.5 x 4.5 cm, taken in front of a light-coloured background in full-face view. Please note that no sunglasses, tinted or dark eyeglasses, headgear or head covering are allowed. If you do not have a suitable photograph, you can use our Express Photo Services .
  5. Health insurance policy, that is valid in the Russian Federation, for the visa period, corresponding to the requirements of the Russian Federation’s law, which you can purchase personally in our Visa Center.

Before submitting the documents, please check carefully the fees for the Standard Visa Application Package .

Premium Visa Application PackageHideShow

More detailed information

If you wish to apply for a single entry or double entry tourist visa using the Premium Visa Application Package, you need to submit the following documents:

  1. Foreign passport with at least 2 empty visa-designated pages, valid for 6 months from the visa expiration date.
  2. Colour photograph sized 3.5 x 4.5 cm, taken in front of a light-coloured background in full-face view. Please note that no sunglasses, tinted or dark eyeglasses, headgear or head covering are allowed. If you do not have a suitable photograph, you can use our Express Photo Services .
  3. Medical insurance policy valid in the Russian Federation during the visa validity period, except where not required based on the principle of reciprocity.

Need help with completing your visa application form? Use our Visa Application Form Services .

Before submitting the documents, please check carefully the fees for the Premium Visa Application Package .

 

Please note! Consular institution reserves a right to request additional documents for visa application, invite for an interview or extend the duration of a visa processing.

The consular and service fee may be paid in a Visa Office.

Please note! If you are not a citizen of Poland, you must also submit:

1. A permit for a continuous stay in Poland for more than 90 days for citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bahrain, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Ireland, Japan, Lesotho, Libya, Macedonia, Mali, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Republic of Korea, Republic of South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Venezuela.

Depending on the national legislation the following documents may serve as a confirmation of continuous stay for more than 90 days in Poland: student or work visa, working permit, temporary residence permit, and temporary resident card.

2. Poland Permanent Resident Card or another equivalent document for the citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Chad, China, DPRK, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Vietnam.

Premium Visa Application Package

Polish and EU citizens

Processing Wait Time Consular fee Service fee Total
(incl. VAT)
Additional Services
Single entry or double entry visa       Delivery by courier* 
5-10 business days PLN 153 PLN 278 PLN 431  PLN +40
1-3 business days PLN 306 PLN 280 PLN 586  PLN +40 

 *For detailed information and courier delivery terms and conditions click here 

 

Standard Visa Application Package

Polish and EU citizens

Processing Wait Time Consular fee Service fee Total
(incl. VAT)
Additional Services
Single entry or double entry visa       Delivery by courier* 
5-10 business days PLN 153 PLN 170 PLN 323  PLN +40
1-3 business days PLN 306 PLN 170 PLN 476  PLN +40 

 *For detailed information and courier delivery terms and conditions click here 

 

Please note! If you are a stateless person or a non-Polish citizen, please contact our call centre  to check your visa processing fees.

The visa processing fees and wait times for third-country nationals and stateless persons are governed by the “Consular fees of the consular institutions of the Russian Federation”.

 


 To fill in an application form go to the website visa.kdmid.ru


Service for completing the electronic visa application form

Russian Visa Application Center offers additional service for completing the electronic visa application form when submitting documents to the Visa Center, or correction on behalf of the applicant (authorized representative) of the mistakes made on the application form.

Visa application form is filled on the basis of documents and information submitted by the applicant, and is signed by the applicant personally.

Visa application correction fee is charged in addition to the service fee, and is 20 PLN per application. Please ask the Operator of the Russian Visa Application Center about this service, when you apply for a visa.

 

Dear Applicants!

The Russian Visa Center offers it's clients the following services:

  • Document preparation and return to avoid errors;
  • Delivery of documents to the Russian Consulate for visa issue;
  • Returning the completed documents to the applicant;
  • Assisting with questions regarding the visa process.

Dear applicants,

We would like to inform you that at the Russian visa application centers you can use the following additional (paid) services:

Please note!

  • Acquiring  of  the  above  mentioned  services does not  affect  the procedure for  consideration of visa application and does not guarantee issuing of visa;
  • The cost for provision of services is charged in addition to the service fee;
  • All the above  mentioned services are provided only at your request;
  • Please, read about all the  terms  of  providing  these services before you start the procedure.