All you need to know about Russian visa application process


Are you thinking of taking a vacation to Russia? If yes then this is for you, The transcontinental country dispersed across Eastern Europe and North Asia is home to spectacular attractions and diverse cultures. Use this opportunity to explore cities like Moscow and Kazan with this guide on how to apply for your Russian tourist visa.

All you need to know about Russian tourist visa application process. After all this,you only need to pack your bags and book your flight ticket
Nigerian passport holders require a tourist visa for Russia, with this guide the process will be a relatively painless one.first you will need to apply at the Russian Embassy in Abuja.

Note that you should always apply for your Russian visa at least 21 days before your travel date to allow enough processing time frame.
Secondly check your eligibility before beginning the application process and submit your application process well in advance of flight departure date

Mind you that this process is only to Nigerian passport holders

Types of Visa

  • Tourist visa – issued for a stay of 30 days,single or double entry.
  • Business visa – can be issued for 90 days and it can be single or double entry or it may be issued for one year with multiple entries ( total period if stay is 90 days within each period of 180 days)

Visa processing time frame 

The processing time for a Russian visa can take 3 to 20 days,it all depends on the urgency of your application.

Visa collection

Once is approved,you will be collect it at Russian embassy in Abuja. You will be contacted telephonically or via email to let you know that your visa is ready for collection.

Visa cost

Single – Entry visa 

Regular fee (4-20 working days) cost N 24,599 while express own of Three working days cost N 49,000

Double-Entry visa

Regular fee( 4-20 days) cost N39,200 while express fee ( three working days). Cost N78,400

Multiple-Entry visa

Regular fee(4-20 working days) cost N73,400 while express fee ( three working days) cost 147,000

The Visa fees must be paid in cash at the consular section of the Embassy.or in advance via a bank transfer, in the event that your requested the service in your purpose of payment.

Also have this in mind that visa transfer fee from an expired passport costs N 9,800.

Bank Details

Name: Embassy of the Russian Federation

Embassy’s private mail Box: E51002 Adenkunle Fajuyi Street, Cad Zone A00 central Business District, Abuja

Bank Address: United Bank of Africa PLC Gana Street, Abuja

Account number. 1014969516

Please Note: Banks will withhold a transfer fee, which must be included in the amount of your payment.

Visa Requirements

Passport – valid for at least six months after Russian Visa’s expiry date and must have at least two blank pages.

Visa Application Form – filled in and printed out from the ministry of foreign affairs of Russian Federation website ( electronic visa Application Form). Is the only existing official form of application,and no other forms of application will be accepted. Sign the form then fill in the date of Application.

One recent colour photo with a size of 35×45mm, no older than six months,taken against a white or off-white background,non-smiling face ( without sunglasses and headwear unless the headdress is worn for religious or ethnic purposes)

The photographs must be placed on the visa application Form.

Tourist Voucher or Tourist confirmation letter- can be obtained from an inviting organization that is registered with Russian ministry of Affairs. Travel agency in Russia can issue a tourist Voucher, To confirmation it must contain the agency’s reference and registration number.

Copy of your confirmed flight tickets.

Minors require their original birth certificate and a copy of both parent’s passport.

Where to Apply For Russian visa 

Russian visa application must be done in person at the Russian Embassy in Abuja.

Address:. Plot 1119, Constitution Avenue,central Business District,Abuja

Contact: 08121393721,[email protected]

Business Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday :09:00-12:00

Applications collection of Documents: Monday-Friday: 12:00 – 13:00

Documents printing and Taking of photos

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Address: suite 014, Lozumba commercial complex,Area 10, Garki, Abuja,FCT 

Contact: 08035478307

Business Hours: Monday-sunday: 08:00-18:00

Now that your informed of all the necessary information needed to acquire a Russian visa,don’t forget to let someone else reached by sharing this post. Have you had the pleasure of visiting Russian recently? Let us know in the comment below

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