BUSINESS VISA

It’s recommended that the US citizens apply for a 3-year multiple-entry business visa regardless of the dates of entry/exit, number of entries or period of stay stated in the invitation issued by the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation or the host organization.

When applying for a 3-year multiple-entry business visa, please indicate a three year period of stay in the visa application form.

To apply for a multiple three year Business visa, an applicant should submit the following paperwork:

  • Visa Application Form completed at visa.kdmid.ru. The Visa Application Form must be printed out and signed by the applicant. It should be addressed to the Russian Consulate in New York (if applied at the Consulate),
  • US passport,
  • one standard passport picture,
  • money order payable to the Russian Consulate in New York,
  • a latter from the host organization, which should give: the full name of the host organization, its official address and contact information, the surname, first name, patronymic, and position of the person who signed the statement (if the host organization is a legal entity or enterprise, an institution, or their affiliate established in the territory of the Russian Federation - the individual taxpayer number), and basic information regarding the visa applicant: 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 Consulate General of the Russian Federation in New York has the right to call the applicants for an interview and request, if needed:

  • a bank statement from the applicant;
  • a statement from the employer regarding the applicant's wages for the preceding year/ half year, or month;
  • medical insurance valid in the country to be visited and fully covering the period of the first trip;
  • documents regarding the applicant's ownership of property in the country of his citizenship;
  • a certificate on the makeup of the applicant's family.

II. To apply for a single, double (up to 90 days) or multiple (up to 365 days) Business visa, an applicant should submit the following paperwork

  • Visa Application Form completed  at visa.kdmid.ru. The Visa Application Form must be printed out and signed by the applicant. It should be addressed to the Russian Consulate in New York (if applied at the Consulate),
  • US passport,
  • one standard passport picture,
  • money order payable to the Russian Consulate in New York,
  • visa Support provided by your Russian host organization through Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia (telex) or Original letter of Invitation from your Russian host must be issued by the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation or its local office. Electronic invitations may be presented as copies.