Applying for a visa for Russia

Are you planning a business trip or holiday to Russia?  If so, it is important that you apply for a visa for Russia.  In most cases a visa is necessary to enter and stay in Russia.  It is possible to stay for a brief time in Russia without a visa if you are in transit, travelling from one country to another with a brief stopover in Russia.  If this is the case then you are not allowed to leave the international terminal of the airport through which you are travelling.  However, if your end destination is either Kazakhstan or Belarus, then a visa for transit is necessary and you will only be allowed a maximum of 24 hours between arrival and departure from the airport in Russia.  It is always advisable to check with your airline if a visa is necessary or not.

A visa is a document with which you can show that you have official permission to enter and travel through a country.  For EU passport holders travelling within the EU a visa is not needed, this is often not the case while travelling outside of the EU.  A visa for Russia, for example, is needed.  Most people find that a visa application for Russia is quite difficult.  The invitations needed are often written in Russian and the Embassy has extremely specific views on the requirements for visas.  If you are applying for a visa for the first time then the application process can seem extremely complicated.  The requirements for visas can also be very different per country, or due to your nationality. Do you want to be sure that your visa application for Russia is going well, but you are unsure how to apply?  Then let Visa Service Desk handle the application for you and you needn’t worry anymore.   When you submit your visa application through us, you can be sure that it is handled in the most efficient manner possible.  If you have never applied for a visa before, no problem, Visa Service Desk is waiting to help you and will ensure that you fulfil all of the requirements necessary.  Our specialists will help you throughout the whole process so that your visa application is problem free.

How does it work?

Applying for your visa is easy:

  • laptop Step 1  Start your application online on our website
  • flight Step 2  You will then see which documents are necessary for your application.
  • paper place Step 3  Send all of the documents to us.
  • recycle Step 4  We will make sure that everything is correct and complete, and deliver the application to the Russian Embassy.
  • passport Step 5  We then ensure that you receive your visa as quickly as possible.

Requirements for a business visa for Russia – for Dutch passport holders

Requirements for a business visa for Russia – for Dutch passport holders

Do you hold a Dutch passport and do you need to apply for a Russian business visa? Then you will need to fulfil all of the requirements necessary. Below you can find the standard requirements to ensure that your business visa application proceeds without any problems.

Please be aware that the requirements for your specific situation could be different from the basic requirements shown below. To ensure that the exact requirements are met, place an order online through our website.

  • Passport
  • A signed and completed visa application form
  • A passport photo measuring 35x45mm
  • An invitation letter
  • Proof of insurance in Russia

These are the standard requirements for a Russian business visa. The exact requirements for your visa application can be different from what is shown here above. If you want to make sure that you fulfil all of the exact requirements for your visa then the specialists from Visa Service Desk can help you. Thanks to our years of experience in visas, we know all of the exact requirements necessary for all types of Russian visas. With us you will receive tailor-made advice suited to your exact situation. Make an online application on our website to see which requirements are necessary for your application.

Examples of the tailor-made services from Visa Service Desk

  • Applying for a Russian visa with Visa Service Desk is easy

    Visa applications for Russia can seem very complicated when you read the requirements. At Visa Service Desk we take as much as possible out of your hands. Due to this, you need only follow the steps on our website and we will then ensure that your visa application runs smoothly. So long as you follow the steps laid out on our website you needn’t worry further. If you have any questions about specific requirements then our specialists are ready and willing to help. Our specialists have years of experience with visas and legalisations and can offer you the best help possible.

  • A safe choice

    At Visa Service Desk we find your privacy extremely important and we adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation. The personal details which we receive from you will only be used for the application of visas. Moreover, we only ask for the information that we really need from you. Important data that you send to us digitally is encrypted. You can trust that we will handle your data with care and protect it properly. Visa Service Desk is therefore a very safe choice. If you want to be sure that your data is well protected, then it is best to choose Visa Service Desk.

  • The right advice

    On our website you can read precisely what you need to do to ensure that your visa application runs smoothly. It is possible that your personal requirements are slightly different than normal. For example, if you were born in the Soviet Union before 1991 you will need specific documentation.   Even in such cases as this, we are at your service at Visa Service Desk. We give you tailor-made advice so that you meet all of the requirements necessary in your case. If you have a specific request or have doubts about the correct visa type, we are happy to help. We are familiar with all of the different options and can therefore give you the exact information you need. We are always willing to help you with your visa applications.

  • Quick applications

    Do you need a visa for Russia and is it important that you get it as quickly as possible? At Visa Service Desk we work quickly and efficiently. We ensure that you get your visa as soon as possible and we are, of course, dependant on the processing times of the Russian Embassy. If your application is urgent then it is best that you choose the urgent application option – be aware that you will have to prove that there is actually urgency in your need for a visa. Urgent applications are not available for tourist visas. If you would like to find out if your application can be handled as urgent, let us know and we can check if you qualify for this process or not.

Requirements for a Tourist Visa

The requirements for a tourist visa for Russia are slightly different from a business visa. Are you travelling to Russia as a tourist? Then check below for the standard requirements:

Please be aware that the requirements for your specific situation could be different from the basic requirements shown below. To ensure that the exact requirements are met, place an order online through our website.

  • Passport
  • Visa application form
  • Passport photo measuring 35x45mm
  • A tourist voucher
  • Proof of insurance in Russia

If you enter the country with your own vehicle, you also need the following documents:

  • A copy of your vehicle registration
  • A copy of your driving licence
  • Your travel itinerary
  • A copy of your vehicle insurance

The specialists at Visa Service Desk are ready to help you to find out how to fulfil the exact requirements needed for your specific visa. This way you needn’t worry about missing any documents.

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Visa Service Desk assists companies and private travellers with applying for a visa, or legalisation. We assist our clients by taking care of both the administrative part of an application and the relevant procedure at an embassy or consulate. For this service we charge a fee. We are not part of the government or affiliated with them. All fees for your application are visible and transparant when you place your order on our website. You also have the option to submit your application directly to the relevant government entity yourself. When you place an order on our website we will never charge you a higher fee than the fee charged by the embassy or consulate.

 

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