The Global Visa Application Center of the Russian Federation in your Region: www.vfsglobal.com
The Consular service of Russian Federation. Contact list of Consulates and embassies of the Russian Federation you can find here.
Your travel agency
VALID PASSPORT
To obtain a visa, you must have a passport (ID-card is unsuitable), which expires no earlier than 6 months after the end date of your trip to Russia. If you do not have a passport, you need to get it in the appropriate authority of your country.
VISA SUPPORT LETTER
Invitation to Russia (Visa Support Letter) – is the most important document. It should not be confused with the hotel booking confirmation. Will be provide by CTO CONGRESS upon hotel booking.
1
2
How to get a Russian Visa by yourself in an effective way. Complete step-by-step instruction.

If you are a foreigner, for example, a citizen of the USA, Germany or Turkey, then for a trip to Russia you must have a visa. Citizens of some countries with which Russia has concluded bilateral agreements are exempt from the need to obtain a visa.
Please, see the list of countries which citizens need a Visa to enter the Russian Federation.
If you need to obtain a visa to the Russian Federation, you can apply for a visa through next services:
Type of visa
Tourist Visa is the most common type of visa. It is issued to enter the country with tourist purposes for a stay of up to 30 days. Applying for such a visa is the cheapest, easiest and fastest way. Tourist visa can be for a single or double entry.
To obtain a visa, you must provide the following documents to the Consulate service:
Complete set of documents will be indicated in your consulate service. The average of visa processing period is 10-15 days. Please, consider the deadlines preparing your application.

By arriving
All foreign citizens arriving to Russia have to fill in a migration card while passing through customs. Migration cards will be given to foreigner guests before crossing the border (in airplanes, trains, buses, ships, etc.).
Please be careful while filling in this migration card and keep this card secure until your departure from Russia.
Complete set of documents depends on the country, please note, to facilitate the issuing of visa you need to specify Tourism as a "Purpose of Visit"
ATTENTION! In the Visa Centre of the Russian Federation, visas are issued no earlier than 6 months before the estimated date of the trip.
NOTICE. According to Russian legislation all foreign citizens should be registered within 7 working days of their arrival at a hotel. In general the hotel takes care of this registration and guests should not be worried about this issue.

Visa policy for citizens of foreign countries
If you are a citizen of EU, a country in Asia or Africa, Japan or USA you are required to obtain a visa to enter Russia. More detailed information on each of the countries is listed in the table below.

Citizenship - Do foreign citizens need a visa to enter Russia?
Australia - Visa required
Austria - Visa required
Azerbaijan - No visa required
Andorra - Visa required
Argentina - No visa required
Armenia - No visa required
Belarus - No visa required
Belgium - Visa required
Bulgaria - Visa required
Bosnia and Herzegovina - No visa required
Brazil - No visa required
United Kingdom of Great Britain - Visa required
Hungary - Visa required
Venezuela - No visa required
Germany - Visa required
Gibraltar - Visa required
Greece - Visa required
Georgia - Visa required
Denmark - Visa required
Dominican Republic - No visa required
Egypt - Visa required
Israel - No visa required
India - Visa required
Indonesia - Visa required
Jordan - Visa required
Iraq - Visa required
Iran - Visa required
Ireland - Visa required
Iceland - Visa required
Spain - Visa required
Italy - Visa required
Kazakhstan - No visa required
Canada - Visa required
Qatar - Visa required
Cyprus - Visa required
Kyrgyzstan - No visa required
China - Visa required
Colombia - No visa required
Costa Rica - Visa required
Cuba - No visa required
Kuwait - Visa required
Latvia - Visa required
Lithuania - Visa required
Liechtenstein - Visa required
Luxembourg - Visa required
Macedonia - No visa required
Malaysia - Visa required
Malta - Visa required
Morocco - Visa required
Mexico - Visa required
Moldova - No visa required
Principality of Monaco - Visa required
Netherlands - Visa required
New Zealand - Visa required
Norway - Visa required
U.A.E - Visa required
Oman - Visa required
Paraguay - No visa required
Peru - No visa required
Poland - Visa required
Portugal - Visa required
The Republic Of Korea - Visa required
Romania - Visa required
Saudi Arabia - Visa required
Serbia - No visa required
Singapore - Visa required
Slovakia - Visa required
Slovenia - Visa required
United States - Visa required
Tajikistan - No visa required
Thailand - No visa required
Turkey - Visa required
Uzbekistan - No visa required
Ukraine - No visa required
Philippines - Visa required
Finland - Visa required
France - Visa required
Croatia - Visa required
Montenegro - No visa required
Czech Republic - Visa required
Chile - No visa required
Switzerland - Visa required
Sweden - Visa required
Estonia - Visa required
Japan - Visa required
Country/Organization/How to contact
Argentina - Embassy of Russia in Buenos Aires - www.argentina.mid.ru
Armenia - Embassy of Russia in Yerevan -www.armenia.mid.ru
Consulate General in Gyumri - www.gyumri.mid.ru
Australia - Embassy of Russia in Canberra Consulate General in Sydney -www.sydneyrussianconsulate.com
Austria - Embassy of Russia in Wien - www.austria.mid.ru/
Azerbaijan - Embassy of Russia in Baku - www.embrus-az.com
Belarus - Embassy of Russia in Minsk - www.belarus.mid.ru
Consulate General in Brest - www.brest.belarus.mid.ru
Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to CIS - www.cismission.mid.ru
Belgium - Embassy of Russia in Brussels - www.belgium.mid.ru/cons.html
Bulgaria - Embassy of Russia in Sofia - www.bulgaria.mid.ru/
Canada - Embassy of Russia in Ottawa - www.toronto.kdmid.ru/
Chile - Embassy of Russia in Santiago - www.chile.mid.ru
China - Embassy of Russia in Beijing - www.russia.org.cn/ru/
Colombia - Embassy of Russia in Bogota - www.colombia.mid.ru
Croatia - Embassy of Russia in Zagreb - www.zagreb.mid.ru
Cyprus - Embassy of Russia in Nicosia - www.cyprus.mid.ru
Czech Republic - Embassy of Russia in Prague - www.czech.mid.ru
Consulate General in Brno - www.brno.mid.ru
Consulate General in Karlovy Vary - www.karlovy-vary.mid.ru
Denmark - Embassy of Russia in Copenhagen - www.denmark.kdmid.ru/en.aspx www.denmark.mid.ru/
Egypt - Embassy of Russia in Cairo - www.egypt.mid.ru/
Estonia - Embassy of Russia in Tallinn - www.estonia.mid.ru/
Finland - Embassy of Russia in Helsinki - www.helsinki.mid.ru/
France - Embassy of Russia in Paris - www.ambassade-de-russie.fr/index.php/ru/
Germany - Embassy of Russia in Berlin - www.russische-botschaft.ru/ru/
Greece - Embassy of Russia in Athens - www.greece.mid.ru
Consulate General in Thessaloniki - www.saloniki.mid.ru
Hungary - Embassy of Russia in Budapest - www.hungary.mid.ru
Consulate General in Debrecen - www.debrecen.mid.ru
Iceland - Embassy of Russia in Reykjavik - www.iceland.mid.ru
Indonesia - Embassy of Russia in Jakarta - www.indonesia.mid.ru/
Ireland - Embassy of Russia in Dublin - www.ireland.mid.ru
Israel - Embassy of Russia in Tel Aviv - www.russianembassy.org.il
Consular Division of Embassy in Tel Aviv - www.telaviv.kdmid.ru
Consulate General in Haifa - www.haifa.mid.ru
Italy - Embassy of Russia in Rome - www.roma.mid.ru/
Japan - Embassy of Russia in Tokyo - www.rusconsul.jp/hp/index.html
Jordan - Embassy of Russia in Amman - www.jordan.mid.ru//cons.html
Kazakhstan - Embassy of Russia in Astana www.rfembassy.kz
Consulate General in Almaty - www.almaata.mid.ru
Consulate General in Uralsk www.uralsk.mid.ru
Korea (South) - Embassy of Russia in Seoul - www.russian-embassy.org
Consulate General in Busan - www.pusan.mid.ru
Kyrgyzstan - Embassy of Russia in Bishkek - www.kyrgyz.mid.ru
Consulate General in Osh www.rusconsosh.kg
Latvia - Embassy of Russia in Riga - www.latvia.mid.ru/rus.html
Lithuania - Embassy of Russia in Vilnius - www.lithuania.mid.ru/
Luxembourg - Embassy of Russia in Luxembourg - www.ambruslu.com
Malaysia - Embassy of Russia in Kuala Lumpur - www.malaysia.mid.ru
Malta - Embassy of Russia in Valletta - www.malta.mid.ru
Mexico - Embassy of Russia in Mexico - www.mexico.mid.ru/
Netherlands - Embassy of Russia in The Hague - www.rnvb.nl/
New Zealand - Embassy of Russia in Wellington - www.newzealand.mid.ru/
Norway - Embassy of Russia in Oslo - www.norway.mid.ru/
Oman - Embassy of Russia in Muskat - www.oman.mid.ru/
Peru - Embassy of Russia in Lima - www.embajada-rusa.org
Poland - Embassy of Russia in Warsaw - www.warsaw.kdmid.ru/en.aspx
Portugal - Embassy of Russia in Lisbon - www.embrussia.ru/
Qatar - Embassy of Russia in Doha - www.qatar.mid.ru/
Romania - Embassy of Russia in Bucharest - www.romania.mid.ru
Consulate General in Constanţa - www.constantza.mid.ru
Saudi Arabia -Embassy of Russia in Riyadh - www.riyadh.mid.ru/
Serbia - Embassy of Russia in Belgrade - www.ambasadarusije.rs
Singapore - Embassy of Russia in Singapore - www.singapore.mid.ru/
Slovakia - Embassy of Russia in Bratislava - www.rusemb.sk
Slovenia - Embassy of Russia in Ljubljana - www.veleposlanistvorusije.mid.ru
Spain - Embassy of Russia in Madrid - www.spain.mid.ru
Sweden - Embassy of Russia in Stockholm - www.sweden.mid.ru
Switzerland - Embassy of Russia in Bern - www.switzerland.mid.ru/
Tajikistan - Embassy of Russia in Dushanbe - www.rusemb.tj
Consulate General in Khujand - www.consulrus.tj
Thailand - Embassy of Russia in Bangkok - www.thailand.mid.ru
Tunisia - Embassy of Russia in Tunis - www.tunisie.mid.ru/
Turkey - Embassy of Russia in Ankara - www.turkey.mid.ru
Consulate General in Antalya - www.antalya.kdmid.ru
Consulate General in Istanbul - www.istanbul.turkey.mid.ru
Consulate General in Trabzon - www.trabzon.mid.ru
Turkmenistan - Embassy of Russia in Ashgabat - www.turkmenistan.mid.ru/
Ukraine - Embassy of Russia in Kiev - www.embrus.org.ua
Consulate General in Kharkiv - www.kharkov.mid.ru
Consulate General in Lviv - www.lviv.mid.ru
Consulate General in Odessa - www.odessa.mid.ru
Consulate General in Simferopol - www.simferopol.mid.ru
United Arab Emirates - Embassy of Russia in Abu Dhabi - www.uae.mid.ru/
United Kingdom - Embassy of Russia in London - www.rus.rusemb.org.uk/
Uruguay - Embassy of Russia in Montevideo - www.uruguay.mid.ru
USA - Embassy of Russia in Washington - www.washington.mid.ru//en/
Uzbekistan - Embassy of Russian Federation in the Republic of Uzbekistan - www.russia.uz
Venezuela - Embassy of Russia in Caracas - www.venezuela.mid.ru