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Consulate General of Russia in Seattle – Multy-entry Visa

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 WORK  VISA

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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: 8.30 am – 4 pm, lunch break: 12.30 pm – 1.30 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 an 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.


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
   

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 processing fees received from the applicants are not subject to reimbursement in case of subsequent refusal.

Visa processing  starts only after the complete required set of documents is 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.

WORK VISA

Work  visa can be single-, double- or multi-entry. Single-entry and double-entry visas can be valid for the period of no longer than 90 days. Multi- entry  visa can be valid for 1 year or 3 years depending on the invitation.

Documents required for any type of work visa

 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 no less than six months after visa expiration date and contain at least two blank pages marked “visas”, otherwise the passport and  documents  will not be accepted.

 3.     An official invitation  issued by the Russian Federal Migration Service or its  regional offices sent to you by your Russian business partner.  You should submit the original of the invitation for a multi-entry work visa.

View an example of the invitation letter.

 4.    An original HIV test (AIDS) Certificate.

 5.    A cover letter from your company  or your individual letter specifying itinerary, dates of entry and departure, purpose of your trip, cities to be visited in Russia.

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 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) or letter of guarantee from a Russian hosting organization for all period of stay in Russia is required for the citizens  of Schengen Agreement Member-States.

 6.    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

Multiple entry visa

9 business days 

$160

 $160

$160.00

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

$250.00

$250.00

$450.00

Attention of 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