Step-by-step instructions on applying for a Russian visa
Depending on the purpose of your trip to Russia, select the type of visa you require and familiarize yourself with the list of documents required for your application.
Prepare a complete set of documents according to the type of the visa that you have chosen.
Please fill in the digital visa questionnaire form on the website of the Consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
When selecting the location at which you intend to submit your documents, you must indicate the Visa Centre at which you intend to submit the documents (the Visa Centre VHS (in Bern, Switzerland) or the Visa Centre VHS (in Geneva, Switzerland)).
Print out your completed questionnaire and sign it
The documents required to obtain visas for the Russian Federation must be submitted at the Russian Visa Centre that you have chosen after having made an appointment in advance. You can do this yourself register on the website.