Visa Information

Visa Information

Nationals of most countries need a visa to travel to Russian. This includes citizens of the EU, USA, Canada, Japan, African and Asian countries. You can check here whether you need a visa to go to Russia.

A foreign citizen can apply for a Russian Visa at the embassy or a consulate of the Russian Federation located in the country of his/her citizenship, or in the country where the applicant has a temporary permit to stay valid for a period not less than 6 months. In order to obtain a Russian visa an Invitation for a Foreigner to Visit Russia is required.

To attend the 2018 ESWG meeting a participant needs to obtain a Business Visa. Business Visa to Russia. You will need a Business Invitation Letter to obtain a Business Visa. A Business Visa allows you to stay in Russia for a period not exceeding 90 days in any 180 days. A visa for 6 months or more permits an unlimited number of entries into Russia within the period indicated on the visa. Visas for 3 months give you the option of 1 or 2 entries, a 1 month visa is valid for single entry only.

To get a Business Invitation Letter please email a copy of your passport and a completed Application for Business Invitation form to The form can be downloaded here. Once received we will email you the invitation no later than 5 working days.

Please contact us with any of your visa-related questions.