Step-by-step instructions

Step-by-step instructions on applying for a Russian visa

Step 1

Depending on the purpose of your trip to Russia, select the type of visa you need and get acquainted with the list of documents required for your application.

Step 2

Prepare a complete set of documents according to the type of the visa that you have chosen.

Step 3

Please fill in the visa application form on the website of the Consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. Print out your completed visa application form and sign it.
 
Step 4

Choose the Visa centre at which you intend to submit the documents: the Visa centre in Bern or the Visa centre in Geneva
 
Step 5

Submit the documents to the Russian Visa centre that you have chosen after having made an appointment in advance. 

 

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