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 PRIVATE (HOMESTAY) VISA

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

In accordance with the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the United States of America on the simplification of visa formalities for nationals of the Russian Federation and nationals of the United States of America effective September 9, 2012 the US citizens shall as a rule be issued multiple-entry business, private, humanitarian and tourist visas for a stay of no more than 6 months starting from the date of each entry that are valid for three years (36 months) from the date of issue of the visa.

 


Private Visa (Homestay)
  Business Visa
Tourist Visa
Student Visa
Work Visa
Transit Visa
Humanitarian Visa

Citizenship
Registration of adopted children
Legalization
Translation
Documents on Demand
Power of Attorney
 

All visa applicants are welcome  to apply for Russian visas to the Visa Center located at: 2226 Elliot Ave, Suite #A, Seattle, WA 98121, B. hours: 8 am – 4 pm, lunch break: 12 pm – 1 pm, ph.206-452-1739, f. 206-452-1790, www.ils-usa.com . Service fee – 33 USD.

Applicants for Russian visas can also apply directly to the Visa Section of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Seattle. Prior to submitting your visa application to Russian consulate you must make a PRIOR APPOINTMENT on the following web-site. For applying directly you are required to appear in person for a visa interview at the Consular Division from 9 a.m. till 12.15 p.m. Please, comply with the general visa obtaining procedure and have available all the documents concerning your trip. Touristvisa processing agencies have to submit applications to the ILS only.

Please comply with the following procedure and have the following documents available.

 

Please, read carefully!

When applying, please, be advised that the permission to enter Russia is a courtesy of the State. In accordance with the International Law, the Consulate in certain cases reserves the right to consider your visa applications for as long as it is necessary.

Visa can be denied if the Consulate has serious reasons to believe that the Applicant’s visit to Russia is not desirable, and the disclosure of the reason for the denial can be withheld. Visa application  fees are not subject to reimbursement in case of subsequent refusal.

Visa processing starts only after all visa documents are submitted.

In order to enjoy your visit to Russia, it’s important for you to apply for the right type of visa, the one that corresponds to the real purpose of your trip. 

PRIVATE (HOMESTAY) VISA

Documents required for a private visa (type 1)

 1.    A completed visa application form (one per person) with one professional passport-size photo glued to the appropriate space of the form.

Applicants should complete Visa application on-line and print it out on the special  web-site: http://visa.kdmid.ru .
 

Please be advised, if you submit application directly to the Consulate , choose the «CONSULATE GENERAL IN SEATTLE» office when you are applying in question “Visa Issuing Office” while filling up your Electronic Visa Application Form.

The form is to be completed accurately and completely, every question must be answered (if a question does not apply, please type N/A. The form should bear the original signature of the Applicant, all dates should be written following the European standard (day/ month/ year). Incomplete forms will be returned  unprocessed.

 2.     A valid passport (original) and a copy of its vital pages with bearer’s personal data  (including the amendments at p. 24: passport validity extension, the bearer’s name change, etc.  Passport must be valid for  six months beyond the visa expiration date and contain at least two blank pages marked “visas”, otherwise the passport and  documents  will not be accepted.

 3.   The notarized written statement from the hosting individual, which should give the surname, first name, patronymic, date of birth, citizenship, sex, passport number, address of registration, and address of the actual residence of the hosting individual, as well as the surname, first name, other names, date of birth, citizenship, sex, passport number, multiplicity of the visa, purpose of travel, requested period of entry, location of intended residence of the visa applicant, and the cities to be visited.

The host individual could be either a Russian citizen registered on the territory of the Russian Federation or a US citizen who has the permit to stay on the territory of Russian Federation for more than 90 days (i.e. work permit, common student multiple visa, diplomatic visa of the employee of the USA diplomatic missions or consulates on the territory of the Russian Federation).

 

Information for Turkish citizens

In accordance with the Decree ¹ 583, issued by the President of the Russian Federation on November 28, 2015, the procedure for entering the Russian Federation for citizens of the Republic of Turkey, bearers of a regular Turkish passports, has been revised.

As of January 1, 2016, Turkish citizens bearing said passports will be required to obtain a Russian visa issued by a diplomatic or consular division of the Russian Federation. (For more information please visit our website http://visa.kdmid.ru.).

This does not affect Turkish citizens:

  • bearing temporary residency permits or permanent residency cards for the territory of the Russian Federation;
  • bearers of special or official passports, traveling to the Russian Federation for less than 30 days;
  • bearing special or official passports who are working at diplomatic missions and consulates of the Republic of Turkey on the territory of the Russian Federation, and their family members who hold valid special or official Turkish passports;
  • or Turkish citizens who hold a Seaman’s Passport, provided they are entering for maritime purposes on ship orders.

Attention,  former citizens of the USSR

Ïðè îáðàùåíèè çà âèçîé ãðàæäàí áûâøåãî ÑÑÑÐ çàÿâèòåëþ íåîáõîäèìî ïðåäîñòàâèòü äîêóìåíò, ïîäòâåðæäàþùèé îòñóòñòâèå ó íåãî ðîññèéñêîãî ãðàæäàíñòâà (êîïèÿ âûåçäíîé âèçû èç ÑÑÑÐ, êîïèÿ çàãðàíè÷íîãî ïàñïîðòà ÑÑÑÐ ñ îòìåòêîé î âûåçäå íà ïîñòîÿííîå æèòåëüñòâî äî 2 ôåâðàëÿ 1992 ãîäà, ïàñïîðò ñ óêàçàíèåì ãðàæäàíñòâà îäíîé èç ñòðàí ÑÍÃ, ëèáî èíîé äîêóìåíò, ñâèäåòåëüñòâóþùèé îá îòñóòñòâèè ó çàÿâèòåëÿ ðîññèéñêîãî ãðàæäàíñòâà).

Îáðàùàåì âíèìàíèå íà òî, ÷òî ñîãëàñíî ïîëîæåíèÿì ñòàòüè 6 Çàêîíà Ðîññèéñêîé Ôåäåðàöèè “Î ãðàæäàíñòâå Ðîññèéñêîé Ôåäåðàöèè” çà ëèöîì, ñîñòîÿùèì â ðîññèéñêîì ãðàæäàíñòâå, íå ïðèçíàåòñÿ ïðèíàäëåæíîñòü ê ãðàæäàíñòâó äðóãîãî ãîñóäàðñòâà, åñëè èíîå íå ïðåäóñìîòðåíî ìåæäóíàðîäíûì äîãîâîðîì Ðîññèéñêîé Ôåäåðàöèè. Ïîýòîìó óêàçàííûå ëèöà ðàññìàòðèâàþòñÿ òîëüêî â êà÷åñòâå ðîññèéñêèõ ãðàæäàí è äîëæíû âúåçæàòü â Ðîññèþ è âûåçæàòü èç íåå òîëüêî ïî äåéñòâèòåëüíûì ðîññèéñêèì ïàñïîðòàì.

Attention, non-American citizens

You may apply for a visa  if you have a U.S. Green Card or long term non-immigration legal status in the USA  valid  for more than 3 months .  The holders of US tourist visas or short term visitors  with permanent residence outside the USA have to apply for a Russian visa in the country of their residence only.

 On the basis of reciprocity mandatory medical insurance (see the list of appropriate licensed insurers for all period of stay is required for the citizens of Estonia, Finland, as well as the citizens of Schengen Agreement Member-States.

 5.     Visa fees and processing time information

Method of payment – a money order or a cashier’s check payable to the Russian Consulate General for visa processing. Please, note that cash, company check or personal check are not acceptable. The following fees will apply:

Processing time

Single entry visa

Double entry visa

Multiple entry visa

9 days 

$160

$160

 

$160.00

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Attention, EU citizens

In accordance with the Visa Agreement signed by the Russian Federation and the European Union citizens of all EU countries except Ireland, Great Britain are welcome to submit the  following fees for all types of visas:

9 business days – 50 USD

1-3 business days – 100 USD

 

Documents required for a private  visa  (type 2)

This visa type specifically applies only to individuals whose husband or wife is a Russian citizen with permanent residence in the U.S. and in case they intend to go to Russia together.

 This type of visa does not require an official Invitation from Russia.

Documents required for this type of visa

 1. A special application of  the Russian citizen ( husband or wife or/  parent of a minor child) to the Consulate  with a copy of a valid Russian passport and document confirming  his/ her US residency (Green Card, US Passport).

 2. Applicant’s valid passport (original) . Passport must be valid  for six months beyond the visa expiration date and contain at least two blank pages marked “visas”, otherwise the passport and documents will not be accepted.

 3. A copy of your husband/wife or minor child’s passport vital pages (with personal data and photo).

 4. A completed visa application form (one per person) with one professional passport-size photo glued to the appropriate space of the form.
     
Applicants should complete Visa application on-line and print it out on the special  web-site: 
http://visa.kdmid.ru

Please be advised, if you submit application directly to the Consulate , choose the «CONSULATE GENERAL IN SEATTLE» office when you are applying in question “Visa Issuing Office” while filling up your Electronic Visa Application Form.

The form is to be completed accurately and completely, every question must be answered (if a question does not apply, please type N/A. The form should bear the Applicant’s original signature, all dates should be written  following the European standard  (day/ month/ year. Incomplete forms will be returned  unprocessed.

 5.   A copy of Marriage Certificate or Child’s Birth Certificate.

 6.     A copy of round trip air tickets for applicant – Russian citizen and his family – Foreign citizens.

Attention, former citizens of the USSR

Ïðè îáðàùåíèè çà âèçîé ãðàæäàí áûâøåãî ÑÑÑÐ çàÿâèòåëþ íåîáõîäèìî ïðåäîñòàâèòü äîêóìåíò, ïîäòâåðæäàþùèé îòñóòñòâèå ó íåãî ðîññèéñêîãî ãðàæäàíñòâà (êîïèÿ âûåçäíîé âèçû èç ÑÑÑÐ, êîïèÿ çàãðàíè÷íîãî ïàñïîðòà ÑÑÑÐ ñ îòìåòêîé î âûåçäå íà ïîñòîÿííîå æèòåëüñòâî äî 2 ôåâðàëÿ 1992 ãîäà, ïàñïîðò ñ óêàçàíèåì ãðàæäàíñòâà îäíîé èç ñòðàí ÑÍÃ, ëèáî èíîé äîêóìåíò, ñâèäåòåëüñòâóþùèé îá îòñóòñòâèè ó çàÿâèòåëÿ ðîññèéñêîãî ãðàæäàíñòâà).

 Îáðàùàåì âíèìàíèå íà òî, ÷òî ñîãëàñíî ïîëîæåíèÿì ñòàòüè 6 Çàêîíà Ðîññèéñêîé Ôåäåðàöèè “Î ãðàæäàíñòâå Ðîññèéñêîé Ôåäåðàöèè” çà ëèöîì, ñîñòîÿùèì â ðîññèéñêîì ãðàæäàíñòâå, íå ïðèçíàåòñÿ ïðèíàäëåæíîñòü ê ãðàæäàíñòâó äðóãîãî ãîñóäàðñòâà, åñëè èíîå íå ïðåäóñìîòðåíî ìåæäóíàðîäíûì äîãîâîðîì Ðîññèéñêîé Ôåäåðàöèè. Ïîýòîìó óêàçàííûå ëèöà ðàññìàòðèâàþòñÿ òîëüêî â êà÷åñòâå ðîññèéñêèõ ãðàæäàí è äîëæíû âúåçæàòü â Ðîññèþ è âûåçæàòü èç íåå òîëüêî ïî äåéñòâèòåëüíûì ðîññèéñêèì ïàñïîðòàì.

 Attention, non-American citizens

You may apply for a visa  if you have a US Green Card or long term non-immigration legal status in the USA  valid  for more than 3 months .  The holders of US tourist visas or short term visitors have to apply for a Russian visa in the country of their residence only.

 On the basis of reciprocity mandatory medical insurance (see the list of appropriate licensed insurers)  for all period of stay in Russia is required for the citizens of Estonia, Finland, as well as the citizens of  Schengen Agreement Member-States (except for the US Green Card holders).

8.    Visa fees and processing time information

Visa processing time for this type of visa is  at least 9 business days (no express service)

The following fees will apply:

Method of payment – a money order or a cashier’s check payable to the Russian Consulate General for visa processing. Please, note that cash, company check or personal check are not acceptable. The following fees will apply:

Processing time

Single entry visa

Double entry visa

9 business days 

$160.00

$160.00

No express service

 

 

Attention, EU citizens

In accordance with the Visa Agreement signed by the Russian Federation and the European Union citizens of all EU countries exept Ireland, Great Britain, Denmark and Iceland are welcome to submit the  following fees for all types of visas:

9 business days – 50 USD

 

Private (Homestay) visa in case of serious illness or death of  an immediate family member (type 3)

In case of serious illness or  death of your relative this type of  visa can be obtained upon submitting a certified medical record from a Russian clinic or a copy of  Death Certificate along with the documents providing the evidence of immediate family (a copy of Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate etc).

 1.     A special application specifying the purpose of your trip, dates of entry and departure, address where you intend to stay.

 2.   A completed visa application form (one per person) with one professional passport-size photo glued to the appropriate space of the form.
 

Applicants should complete Visa application on-line and print it out on the special  web-site: http://visa.kdmid.ru

Please be advised, if you submit application directly to the Consulate , choose the «CONSULATE GENERAL IN SEATTLE» office when you are applying in question “Visa Issuing Office” while filling up your Electronic Visa Application Form.

The form is to be completed accurately and completely, every question must be answered (if a question does not apply, please type N/A). The form should bear the Applicant’s original signature, all dates should be written  following the European standard  (day/ month/ year). Incomplete forms will be returned  unprocessed.

 3.  A valid passport (original) and a copy of its vital pages with bearer’s personal data  (including the amendments at p. 24: passport validity extension, the bearer’s name change, etc. (“GREEN CARD” is not valid for entry into Russia) The passport must contain at least two blank pages marked “visas”, otherwise the passport and  documents  will not be accepted.

Attention, former citizens of the USSR

Ïðè îáðàùåíèè çà âèçîé ãðàæäàí áûâøåãî ÑÑÑÐ çàÿâèòåëþ íåîáõîäèìî ïðåäîñòàâèòü äîêóìåíò, ïîäòâåðæäàþùèé îòñóòñòâèå ó íåãî ðîññèéñêîãî ãðàæäàíñòâà (êîïèÿ âûåçäíîé âèçû èç ÑÑÑÐ, êîïèÿ çàãðàíè÷íîãî ïàñïîðòà ÑÑÑÐ ñ îòìåòêîé î âûåçäå íà ïîñòîÿííîå æèòåëüñòâî äî 2 ôåâðàëÿ 1992 ãîäà, ïàñïîðò ñ óêàçàíèåì ãðàæäàíñòâà îäíîé èç ñòðàí ÑÍÃ, ëèáî èíîé äîêóìåíò, ñâèäåòåëüñòâóþùèé îá îòñóòñòâèè ó çàÿâèòåëÿ ðîññèéñêîãî ãðàæäàíñòâà).

Îáðàùàåì âíèìàíèå íà òî, ÷òî ñîãëàñíî ïîëîæåíèÿì ñòàòüè 6 Çàêîíà Ðîññèéñêîé Ôåäåðàöèè “Î ãðàæäàíñòâå Ðîññèéñêîé Ôåäåðàöèè” çà ëèöîì, ñîñòîÿùèì â ðîññèéñêîì ãðàæäàíñòâå, íå ïðèçíàåòñÿ ïðèíàäëåæíîñòü ê ãðàæäàíñòâó äðóãîãî ãîñóäàðñòâà, åñëè èíîå íå ïðåäóñìîòðåíî ìåæäóíàðîäíûì äîãîâîðîì Ðîññèéñêîé Ôåäåðàöèè. Ïîýòîìó óêàçàííûå ëèöà ðàññìàòðèâàþòñÿ òîëüêî â êà÷åñòâå ðîññèéñêèõ ãðàæäàí è äîëæíû âúåçæàòü â Ðîññèþ è âûåçæàòü èç íåå òîëüêî ïî äåéñòâèòåëüíûì ðîññèéñêèì ïàñïîðòàì.

Attention, non-American citizens

On the basis of reciprocity mandatory medical insurance (see the list of appropriate licensed insurers) for all period of stay in Russia is required for the citizens of Estonia, Finland, as well as the citizens of Schengen Agreement Member-States (except for the US Green Card holders).

 4.   Visa fees and processing time information

The following fees will apply:

Method of payment – a money order or a cashier’s check payable to the Russian Consulate General for visa processing. Please, note that cash, company check or personal check are not acceptable. The following fees will apply:

Processing time

Single entry visa

Double entry visa

9 business days 

$160.00

$160.00

1-3 business days (not including the day of application)

$250.00

$250.00

 

Attention, EU citizens

In accordance with the Visa Agreement signed by the Russian Federation and the European Union citizens of all EU countries exept Ireland, Great Britain, are welcome to submit the  following fees for all types of visas:

9 business days – 50 USD

1-3 business days – 100 USD

Processing time, requirements and fees are subject to change without notice.

Any Applicant may be interviewed by a consular officer if necessary.

Please note, that the above mentioned requirements are general. If you have any specific questions, please contact at