Work Visa is required if you wish to enter the Russian Federation for employment purposes. It can be valid for up to 90 days, issued for single or double entry. Work Visa can also be issued for multiple entries, valid for up to 3 years.
Dates of visa validity correspond with dates of legal invitation issued by Russian Federal Migration Service agency.
Documents Required for Russian Work Visa:
- Your current passport, valid for a minimum of six months after the visa’s expiration date. Your passport must have at least 2 blank pages, which do not need to be consecutive.
- Visa Application Form filled and printed out from the website only. Make sure that the dates of your entry and exit entered in the application form match and fall within the period specified in your supporting documents.
- A recent passport size photo, which you should glue to the indicated space in the application form.
- A letter of invitation from your family members, relatives, friends or organization.
- Submit your HIV test Certificate when applying for a Work Visa
- Highly Skilled Specialists are not required to provide a covering letter, unless applying for multiple entries Work Visa with validity for up to 3 years.
- Introductory letter from your University/College (or from yourself in case you are self-employed) giving full details of the traveler, destinations, dates and purpose of the visit as well as stating the name of the inviting organization, contact details of the responsible person in Russia and explaining who will take financial responsibility of your trip.
- Self-employed, company directors, working from home or unemployed applicants need to provide bank statements for the last three months which have a current balance of a minimum of 121€ per day for the duration of the visit/stay. Please note that if you wish to provide online banking printouts, make sure they are certified and stamped by your bank. Exceptions are: housewives, students, and retired applicants.
- Insurance policy for the whole period of stay in Russia. The policy document should show validity for the duration of the journey as well as indicate the geographical area coverage, including Russia. Copies of insurance cards are not admissible! If covered by Company insurance, a signed letter on the Company letterhead, which clearly confirms the validity of the insurance in Russia for the entire duration of the journey, would suffice!
*Note: If you are applying from a country where you reside, different than your citizenship, then you must provide a proof of residence in that particular state for the last 90 days. One of the following documents should be submitted to confirm the same: applicant’s valid visa for the particular residing state in your passport, last three months bank statements, utility bills with applicant’s name and address, letter from employer specifying the starting date of employment or for students, letter from University/ College specifying the date of enrolment and course details. Rent, mortgage agreements, and phone bills are not acceptable!