Russian Visa Support

About Russian Visa

The requirements for applications in the applicant’s country of origin

  • visa application form (downloadable PDF forms in English non-US citizens, English US citizens, French, German, Spanish, Italian, .gif form in Turkish) (some Russian Consulates accept only computer filled forms)
  • invitation (visa support letter) provided by Educa
  • valid passport (six months after the Russian visa expiry date)
  • one recent passport-sized photo
  • health insurance certificate (only required by some Russian Consulates).

Applying for a Russian visa

The visa fee depends on the pricing policy at a given consulate and the speed of processing. To locate your nearest Russian Consulate, please, check www.russianembassy.net or www.waytorussia.net.

Visa Support

The type of visa and its processing time depends on the duration of your stay, so check this section carefully before choosing the start date of your course.

Up to 30 days stay

  • Course starting day – Min 7 days after enrollment
  • Visa type – Tourist single-entry
  • Invitation processing time – Up to 5 days (postage time included)
  • Extend-ability – Non-extendable
  • HIV test certificate – Not required

Up to 90 days stay

  • Course starting day – Min 6 weeks after enrollment
  • Visa type – Short-term student single-entry
  • Invitation processing time – Up to 5 weeks (postage time included)
  • Extend-ability – Extendable
  • HIV test certificate – Not required

Up to 1 year stay

  • Course starting day – Min 6 weeks after enrollment
  • Visa type – Long-term student multiple-entry
  • Invitation processing time – Up to 5 weeks (postage time included)
  • Extend-ability – Extendable
  • HIV test certificate – Not required

Registration

The law states that all visitors’ passports and visas have to be registered within 7 working days upon arrival. EDUCA take full responsibility for the registration of their students with the local authorities. Registration normally takes up to two working days.

Until the registration is complete, students are provided with stamped copies of their passport, visa and migration card, as well as with a letter from EDUCA which is used as a temporary identity certification.  During this period please, consult a member of staff at EDUCA before attempting to do any banking if identification is required.

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