(Visitor’s/Private Visa is issued  for a period no longer than 90 days
and can be single-entry or double-entry)

  • Application form completed and signed by applicant with 1 photo (3,5 cm X 4,5 cm, color) glued to the form.

NOTE! Incomplete visa application may result in rejection of documents. 

  • Valid Passport (only in original and valid for at least six months after the last day of the intended stay in Russia).

NOTE! Non-South African nationals must submit valid Residence Permit (Work Permit) in RSA or copy of RSA ID (RSA passport). 

  • Inviting person, Russian citizen must appeal to the local representation of the Federal Migration Service of Russia in order to organize an official invitation.

A foreigner currently residing in Russia appeals to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia  for the invitation.

NOTE! Only original invitation is accepted when lodging a visa application.

  • Copy of medical/travel insurance for the whole period of stay in Russia. We encourage all our visitors to have a valid insurance to cover any unforeseen medical expenses, which are usually rather costly abroad. Please note, that this requirement is mandatory for EU-citizens (Schengen Zone countries) only.

  • Copy of return air ticket.