Work visa

Work visa is required in case you wish to enter Russian Federation for employment. Work visa can be valid for up to 90 days and can be issued for single or double entry. Also work visa can be issued for multiple entries and can be valid for up to 3 years. Dates of validity of the visa will correspond with the dates mentioned on your letter of invitation issued by a Russian Federal Migration Service agency.

Please note that you require to submit your HIV test Certificate when applying for work visa. Highly skilled specialists do not require to provide covering letter only when applying for 3 years multiple entries work visa.

Required documents:

  1. Current passport which should be valid for a minimum of six months after visa's expiration date and has at least 2 blank pages which do not need to be consecutive.

  2. Visa application form filled in and printed out from the following website: Kindly ensure that the dates of your entry and exit, as entered in the application form, match with or fall within the period specified in the supporting documents.

  3. One recent passport size photo​ glued to the indicated space on the application form.

  4. An original letter of invitation issued by a Russian Federal Migration Service.

  5. When applying for work visa you must additionally submit HIV Test (AIDS) Certificate taken within the last three months. HIV Test (AIDS) Certificate should still be valid for 15- 30 days on the day of your application.

  6. Medical insurance at least 30 000 € in coverage valid for Russia.