Business visa for Russia

People who visit Russia for business are supposed to be granted this type of visa. But regular visitors who require more flexibility select this form of visa because it allows extended stays, numerous entrances, etc. A business Russian visa may be single, double, or multiple entry with a validity period of one month to twelve months. A person with multiple 1-year business visas is permitted to continuously stay in Russia for up to 90 days every 180 days. So, for example, if you remain for three months straight, you can only return to Russia in three months.A business visa is slightly more expensive than a tourist visa, but it takes the embassy about the same amount of time to grant one. The cost varies depending on processing speed; typically, it's $80-$90 USD for 5–7 days and $150 USD for 2 days. At the Russian consulate where you apply, you can get the actual prices.

Documents required for Business Visa Russia are as follow:

  • Invitation Letter - An invitation letter issued from either a friend/relative or an authorised travelling agency.
  • Passport - Original and photocopy of the passport with at least 2 blank visa pages for immigration stamping. The passport should also be valid for at least six months from the date of leaving the Russian Federation.
  • Application Form - Two copies of completed visa application form along with passport sized photographs (as per applicable guidelines)

Additional Documents - Depends on the purpose of the travel, period of stay, etc. the applicant may require submitting additional documents for the application of business visa to Russia.

Eligibility -Russia Business Visa

You must fulfil the following requirements in order to be qualified to enter the nation on a visa.

  • Have sincere travel aspirations. You must truly intend to visit the destination.
  • Able to cover all costs - You must have enough money to cover your expenses while staying with any dependents.
  • Reassuring ties to your home country are necessary to ensure that you will return there after your visit.
  • Be of good character - You must be of good character and have no criminal history.
  • For the same, you might need to present a PCC (Police Clearance Certificate).
  • Be in good health - You must at least have the required level of wellbeing.