VISA

General information

Visa application forms should be completed online only on the special website of the Consular Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: http://visa.kdmid.ru.

Application forms should be filled in English or in Russian, printed and signed by applicants personally.

All questions in application forms should be answered. Incomplete visa application forms will not be processed. Visa application forms taken from other Internet sources as well as hand-written visa application forms will not be accepted.

Visas cannot be swapped or extended. If your travel plans has been changed after the visa issuing, you have to re-apply for a new visa. Also a new visa fee is to be paid by the applicant.

Visa processing commences only after all necessary and proper documents have been presented by an applicant and accepted by a consular officer. Incomplete set of documents may lead to refusal of visa processing, or documents may be returned to an applicant undone.

 

                                                    About new visa regime at the Free Port of Vladivostok

The Government of the Russian Federation approved a list of 18 countries including the KSA whose citizens can obtain electronic single entry visas (business, tourist or humanitarian) when entering the Russian Federation through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok. The new system will take effect preliminary from August 2017. The information on the procedure of getting free electronic visas will follow.

An approved list of those countries include: Algeria, Bahrein, Brunei, India, Qatar, People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey and Japan.

 

Tourist visa

The following documents should be submitted by an applicant in person in order to obtain a tourist visa:

1.Valid passport (with a copy) which should have at least two clear visa pages and must be valid for not less than 6 months after the expiry date of the visa. 

2.Properly and fully completed visa application form (one per passport) (http://visa.kdmid.ru).

3.One recent photo of an applicant sized 3,5 x 4,5 cm.

4.Confirmation of a reception of a foreign tourist (Fax and E-mail copies are accepted) issued by a host Russian Travel Agency. The hotel must be paid in full for the entire duration of the visa. A tourist voucher and a confirmation must contain an applicant's name, passport number, dates and points of arrival and departure, cities to be visited, agency's reference (or registration). The stamp and all the details should be clearly readable.

5.Booked tickets to Russia and back.

6.Letter from work (with the salary) stamped by the Saudian Chamber of Commerce (for non-government organizations) or bank statement with the official seal.

7.Original and copy of  Iqama for non-saudis.

8.Medical insurance for citizens of the Shengen Area

 

Please note that a hotel booking only is not sufficient for a visa application.

In case of refusal to issue a visa – no refund.

 

Private/Guest visa

1.Valid passport (with a copy) which should have at least two clear visa pages and must be valid for not less than 6 months after the expiry date of the visa. 

2.Properly and fully completed visa application form (one per passport) (http://visa.kdmid.ru).

3.One recent photo of an applicant sized 3,5 x 4,5 cm.

4.Original invitation (Fax and E-mail copies are not accepted) issued by an appropriate local branch of the Russian Federal Migration Service.

5.Letter from the work (with the salary) stamped by the Saudian Chamber of Commerce (for non-government organizations) or bank statement with the official seal.

6.Original and copy of  Iqama for non-saudis.

7.Medical insurance for citizens of the Shengen Area.

 

Student visa

1.Valid passport (with a copy) which should have at least two clear visa pages and must be valid for not less than 6 months after the expiry date of the visa. 

2.Properly and fully completed visa application form (one per passport) (http://visa.kdmid.ru).

3.One recent photo of an applicant sized 3,5 x 4,5 cm.

4.Original student invitation (Fax and E-mail copies are not accepted) issued by an appropriate local branch of the Russian Federal Migration Service.

5.Original and copy of  Iqama for non-saudis.

6.Original HIV blood test (AIDS) Certificate. This certificate is valid for 3 month only (HIV blood test should be taken not earlier than 3 months before applying for a visa)

 

Business visa

1.Valid passport (with a copy) which should have at least two clear visa pages and must be valid for not less than 6 months after the expiry date of the visa. 

2.Properly and fully completed visa application form (one per passport) (http://visa.kdmid.ru).

3.One recent photo of an applicant sized 3,5 x 4,5 cm.

4.Original business invitation (Fax and E-mail copies are not accepted) issued by an appropriate local branch of the Russian Federal Migration Service.

5.Letter from the work (with the salary) stamped by the Saudian Chamber of Commerce (for non-government organizations) or bank statement with the official seal.

6.Original and copy of  Iqama for non-saudis.

7.Medical insurance for citizens of the Shengen Area.