Visa for work and study

To apply for a visa for work and for study in the Russian Federation an applicant should submit to the Consulate General:

  1. Completed visa application (, a national passport, one passport size photo, paid travel insurance (see points 1-4 of the General Information). Please note that national passport must be valid not less than 1,5 years after the expiry date of the visa;
  2. An official invitation for work or study (the original only) issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation. An organization inviting you to work or study in Russia applies for an invitation to the Local Office of the Federal Migration Service. Then the invitation should be sent directly to an applicant.
  3. For a visa for a study or work visa a negative HIV-test in original is required. The test must inhold information of the patient, original signature of the doctor and stamp of the medical office. The test must not be older than 3 months.

A visa can be one-entry and can’t exceed 90 days of staying in Russia. To prolong a period of the validity of your visa a person should apply the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation. The insurance policy should cover all the period of the applicant’s stay in Russia.