To apply for a Work or Student visa, an applicant should submit a completed visa application form, national passport, one standard picture, Money Order (see points 1-4 of General Information), as well as:

  • Original letter of Invitation from your Russian host organization must be issued by the Federal Migration Service or its local office.
  • 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).

           If you submit the documents for work or student visa, please be aware that the national passport has to be valid for not less than one and a half-year.

Dear US Applicants,

Be advised that all applicants should submit their visa applications through the Russian Visa Center in New York (ILS). No appointment is needed. At ILS you can submit your visa paperwork in person, by mail or through your legal representative.

For those who wish to apply for visa at the Russian Consulate in New York (in person only), please make an appointment here (Appointment availability is limited).

The applicant should comply with the general visa obtaining procedure and have available all the documents concerning his trip.