Travel Visas

Russia Student Visa

Select the number of times you’re planning to enter Russia and the speed of your visa processing below:

  • Priority

    15DAYS
    PROCESSING TIME

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    • EntrySingle
    • Validity3 Months
    • Days StayPer Invitation
    • Embassy Fee $313
    • Service Fee $209
  • Urgent

    10DAYS
    PROCESSING TIME

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    • EntrySingle
    • Validity3 Months
    • Days StayPer Invitation
    • Embassy Fee $313
    • Service Fee $259
  • Priority

    15DAYS
    PROCESSING TIME

    SELECT

    • EntryDouble
    • Validity3 Months
    • Days StayPer Invitation
    • Embassy Fee $313
    • Service Fee $209
  • Urgent

    10DAYS
    PROCESSING TIME

    SELECT

    • EntryDouble
    • Validity3 Months
    • Days StayPer Invitation
    • Embassy Fee $313
    • Service Fee $259
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Russia Student Visa Requirements

Russian Visa Application

Russian visa application is completed electronically (you can always save and return to it).
We recommend downloading our helpful application assistance by clicking here.
*Note that we need your visa application password to ensure smooth processing of your visa. We recommend easy to remember password knowing that you will share it with us (i.e. visahero123)
Click here to complete the online Russian visa application.

Original Passport

Your physical passport must maintain validity for a minimum of 6-months beyond your departure date.
Please note that the amendment pages located at the back of your passport are not visa pages and are not acceptable for visa issuance.
If you've run out of visa pages, please renew your passport before applying for a visa.

One (1) Passport Photograph

Please provide one (1) recent passport photograph, captured in the last six months, printed on photo paper.
For your convenience, you'll have the option to upload a digital photo* (additional fee applies).
*Face the camera directly without objects behind you and do not wear eyeglasses, headphones, or earbuds (click for sample).

Original Russian Visa Invitation

You must provide either the original invitation letter approved by the Russian Government, a Telex number, or an electronic invitation from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This document may also be referred to as "visa support" or "letter of invitation."

Original HIV Test Result

You must provide an original HIV test, performed within the last 3 months, issued by either a primary physician, lab, or hospital.

Special Requirement: Born in Russia or Former USSR

For applicants born in the former USSR or Russia, please provide:
Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992,


  • Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992,
  • Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996,
  • Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship,
  • Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992,
  • Or a signed letter of explanation, if you have no documentation, addressed to the Russian Embassy.

Adopted from Russia:

  • Please submit a Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship obtained from the Russian Embassy (adoption papers is not required).
  • We cannot assist with Renunciation of Citizenship: please contact the Embassy directly.
  • !! In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports.
    !! The Embassy may request additional documents and an in-person interview at their discretion.

Minors - Under 18

Applicant under the age of 18 must submit:

  1. A copy of the minor's birth certificate,
  2. A signed statement from both parents, specifying the purpose and duration of the visit,
  3. A copy of both parents' passport, driver's license, or ID.

Additionally, an extra consent letter from the parent(s) is needed if the child or children are traveling alone or with a guardian.