Russian tourist visa for Australians

Russian tourist visa for Australians

Are you travelling to Russia as a citizen of Australia? Here is a guide for a Russian tourist visa for Australians. The citizens of Australia need a visa in order to enter the Russian Federation. 

There are some conditions when Visa-free entrance to the Russian Federation is granted. Those conditions are: The citizen is a holder of diplomatic and official passport (can enter the Russian Federation for a period of up to 90 days); The citizen is a member of aircraft crews. 

Therefore, other citizens of Australia who do not fall into the categories above will be required to apply for a Russian tourist visa for Australians. Whether the purpose of visit to the Russian Federation is for business, study or tourism, you need a visa. You need to know the requirements for a Russian tourist visa for Australians. Ultimately, this will help you with speed up the visa application process and save you the stress of patronizing visa office every now and then.

Russian Tourist Visa for Australians

A Russian tourist visa for Australians allows citizens of Australia to enter Russia for tourism for a maximum period of 30 days. In addition, the Russian tourist visa for Australians can come as a single-entry visa or a double-entry visa. Tourism can also be categorised as common tourism, aim tourism (business visit, health visit or exhibition that is less than 7 days), auto tourism, or hunting tourism.

Requirements for Russian Tourist Visa for Australians

Below are the requirements for a Russian tourist visa for Australians:

  • Tourist confirmation letter issued by a Russian tour operator (registered in the Unified Federal Register of Tour Operators under a unique reference number). The tourist confirmation letter (also called tourist invitation) contains all the details on the passport of the tourist – the entry and exit date, the number of entries granted by the visa, the contact details of the Russian tour operator and its reference number (“MBT”), the name of cities to be visited, and the hotel or Airbnb. Get your Tourist confirmation letter now  
  • Next, an original passport that has at least 2 blank pages. The passport must be valid for a period of 6 months after your return from Russia.
  • An online application form completed on the website visa.kdmid.ru. The applicant will fill the form online, submit it, print and sign it. Choose the location where you will be applying for the visa while filling the form.
  • One colour passport size photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm. light-coloured background. The photograph should be a clear image of the applicant directly facing the camera. No dark or tinted glasses or any headgear. There are, however, excemption for persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background. They should also be seen wearing the same in their passport photo.

In some cases, the consulate may request for itinerary if the days of travel is more than 14 day.

Additionally, some documents may be requested by the Consular Office during visa application process.
Now that you know the tourist visa requirements for Russia for Australians, get your tourist invitation now

Requirements for Business Visa for Australians

  • A business invitation to enter the Russian Federation issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation. Get your business invitation here
  • An original passport that has at least 2 blank pages. The passport must be valid for a period of 6 months after your return from Russia.
  • An online application form completed on the website visa.kdmid.ru. The applicant will fill the form online, submit it, print and sign it. Choose the location where you will be applying for the visa while filling the form.
  • One colour passport size photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm. light-coloured background. The photograph should be a clear image of the applicant directly facing the camera. No dark or tinted glasses or any headgear. There are, however, excemption for persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background. They should also be seen wearing the same in their passport photo.

Additionally, the consulate may request for some more documents during the visa application.
Now that you know the business visa requirements for Russia for Australians. Get your business invitation now

Russian Consulate in Australia
78 Canberra Avenue, Griffith, Canberra, ACT 2603
Phone +61 (2) 6295-9474, 629-59033; fax +61 (2) 6295-1847;
Email: rusembassy.australia@rambler.ru
Website: https://australia.mid.ru/

One thought on “Russian tourist visa for Australians

  1. Anna Kristensen says:

    Paspoort – je paspoort moet minstens zes maanden na je visumdatum geldig zijn en tenminste twee lege pagina’s hebben. in de meeste gevallen moet je voor je verblijf in Rusland ook kunnen aantonen dat je een reis- en zorgverzekering hebt.

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