Visas to Russia

Visa Invitations

Those WRC2013 participants who need visas to enter Russia and require visa invitations are kindly asked to send a request by e-mail to the address below:
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and indicate the following data:
1. Team number
2. Last names, names of participants who need visa invitations
The detailed information on issuing visa invitations will be provided in the reply.

Countries for visa free regime of entry to Russia

The Government of the Russian Federation allows citizens of specific countries/territories to visit Russia for tourism or business purposes without having to obtain a visa, often based on bilateral agreements. Citizens of other countries have to obtain a visa from the embassy of their residence country.
Visa policy of Russia
Citizens and holders of passports issued by the following countries are not required to obtain a visa prior to travel to Russia
For unlimited period without Russian visa: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Up to 90 days in each 180 day period without Russian visa: Abkhazia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Israel, Macedonia, Nicaragua, Peru, South Ossetia, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Up to 30 days without Russian visa: Cuba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macau, Montenegro, Serbia, Thailand, Turkey.
Up to 14 days without Russian visa: Hong Kong.

Russian visa

Visa is a document issued on the basis of an invitation to enter the Russian Federation. It determines how long a foreign citizen can stay in Russia. Russia requires you to get an official visa support or "invitation" before you can apply for the visa to the Consulate. This invitation may be is an official document from a travel agency, registered with the local Ministry of Foreign Affairs or invitation from WRC organizers, issued by a Russian Federal Migration Service agency, or written invitation from WRC organizers.

Types of visas:
  • Diplomatic
  • Official
  • Ordinary
  • Transit
  • Temporary residence visas.
There are several types of ordinary visas in Russia
  • private
  • business
  • tourist, including group
  • study
  • work
  • humanitarian
  • asylum

To obtain a visa a foreign citizen must apply to the Russian consulate at the place of residence.

Russian consular authorities draw up a visa, depending on the purpose of travel and length of stay of a foreigner in the territory of the Russian Federation.

Regardless of the category of visa applicant must submit to the Russian consulate of the following documents:

1) Passport.
2) A completed visa application form
3) Your photo
4) The fee for a visa
5) Visa invitation
6) Other documents

Full information about the requirements for obtaining a Russian visa and a list of required documents can be found at the embassy or consulate of the Russian Federation in your country.

You can address a travel agency to obtain a visa to Russia.
Upon request the WRC2013 Organizing Committee will send official invitations to WRC2013 participants that have confirmed their entries to obtain visas to Russia.
© WRC2013 Organizing Team