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Humanitarian Visa


Humanitarian visas are issued to citizens of Denmark, other states and stateless persons entering the Russian Federation with the aim of establishing, renewing or strengthening academic, cultural or socio-political ties, taking part in sports, religious activity or charitable work or supplying humanitarian aid.

This visa is issued on the basis of an invitation submitted by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation (FMS of Russia), under the legislation of the Russian Federation following a petition from a Russian academic institution or on the basis of an invitation by the Russian Federation (MFA of Russia), or on the basis of a direct letter of invitation from the host organization or institution or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. (MFA of Russia).

Humanitarian visas may be single-entry or double-entry with a period of validity of 90 days, or multi-entry and valid for 1 year (unless stipulated otherwise under an international agreement with the Russian Federation).

Please note - on a multi-entry, standard humanitarian visa you may not stay in the Russian Federation for more than 90 days in each 180-day period.

Visa Fees

For citizens of Denmark and the European Union

Service TYPE Consular fees Service fees
(incl. VAT)
Single, double, or multiple-entry visa
 Express Service  523 DKK 380  DKK
Regular Service 261 DKK 190 DKK

According to the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to the citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union, in some cases, depending on the category of applicant and the purpose of travel, you can be exempted from paying the consular fee for the processing of humanitarian visa.

Note - if you are a stateless person or not a citizen of Denmark, please, find out about your visa fees by contacting our Call-Centre operators at the Russian Visa Application Centre.

Visa fees and processing time for citizens of other countries and stateless persons are calculated according to the “Tariff for consular fees, charged by Consular institutions of the Russian Federation”.

Transfer / restoration of visa regardless of citizenship

Consular fees Service fees
(incl. VAT)
257 DKK 190 DKK

Note - before submitting documents for transfer or restoration of visa, please, contact our Call-Centre operators at the Russian Visa Application Centre in order to find out about the procedure, list of necessary documents and the processing time.

Documents Required

In order to apply for a standard, single-entry, double-entry or multi-entry business visa, the following must be submitted:

1. Invitation to enter the Russian Federation issued by the Federal Migration Service (either original or electronic version) ; or

2. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia's decision to issue a visa; or

3. A written application from the Russian organization hosting the visitor;

4. Original passport containing at least 2 blank visa pages, valid for a period of 6 months after the visa expires;

5. Online application form completed on the website, printed and signed in person by the applicant;

(When selecting the location where you are going to submit your documents, you must state the Visa Centre where you intend to submit your documents)

6. Colour photograph 3.5cm x 4.5cm with a light background, a clear full-face image of the applicant, in which the person is not wearing dark glasses or any headgear (with the exceptions of individuals who are allowed to wear headgear in their passport photo to their nationality or religious affiliation). The photo must be recent, taken within the last 6 months before submitting the application - please see Photo Specifications page above.

7. Original medical insurance policy document, valid in the territory of the Russian Federation and covering the entire duration of the visa except in cases based on reciprocity.

Please note - The applicants insurance policy must contain:

  • the date when the agreement was signed;
  • the policy number;
  • the full name of the person insured;
  • full details of the insurer;
  • the policy must cover the entire period of stay in Russia for single-entry and dual-entry visas, and the duration of the first trip for multi-entry visas;
  • a list of medical and medical-transport services provided for, including repatriation;
  • the territory must be Worldwide, the Russian Federation, or Europe including Russia;
  • the signature of the insurer.

Only insurance policies from Russian insurance organizations or those insurance organizations which have entered into re-insurance agreements with Russian insurance organizations licensed to provide this type of insurance, or have an agreement with a service (assistance) organization which arranges medical assistance (medical and transport services), to the same extent or greater than that stipulated in the list of minimum requirements will be accepted.

Insurance policies and confirmation letters which do not contain the information above and standard forms stamped by the insurer will not be accepted.

Please note - If you are not a national of Denmark, you need to provide the following documents:

1. Denmark residence permit which is valid for more than 90 days and is required from the nationals of the following countries: Albania, Bahrain, Venezuela, Haiti, Egypt, Ireland, Lesotho, Libya, Macedonia, Mali, Mexico, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, Japan.

According to the national legislation the documentary evidence for the permanent stay in Denmark for more than 90 days can be a student visa or work visa, a work permit, a short-term residence permit, a limited residence permit etc.

2. Denmark unlimited residence permit or other equivalent document are required from the nationals of the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Georgia, India, Iraq, Iran, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ruanda, Syria, Somali, Chad, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia.

Please note- The consulate may require additional documents before issuing a visa, may invite you to an interview or extend the time required for consideration of your visa application.

Payment of the consular and service charges may be made at the Visa Centre.

Photo Specifications


Note: The photographs submitted must meet with these specifications.

Please provide one recent photograph (not more than 6 months old) of yourself. The photographs should be:

  • 3,5 x 4,5 cm taken against a light background (white or off-white) so that features are distinguishable and contrast against the background.
  • Clear quality and with the face in focus.
  • Printed on normal photographic paper (camera print).
  • Full face, non-smiling (without sunglasses, a hat/cap or other head covering, unless the applicant wears such items because of their religious belief or ethnic background).
  • Please stick the Photograph on the Visa Application Form.

Note: Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete.

Processing Time

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of Denmark processes visa applications and decide whether or not to issue a visa within the processing times service standards (usually between 4 and 10 working days). This is subject to a complete set of documents being provided and consular fees paid.

The processing times may vary according to the decision of the Consular establishment.

In emergency cases an urgent visa application may be submitted. In such cases the processing time can be shortened to just 3 working days or less, if an order to that effect has been given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the Federal Migration Service of Russia or the Ambassador or Consul General of the Russian Federation.

In addition, some applications may take 30 days if deemed necessary by the Consulate.

Download Forms

To complete the online visa application form, please go Here.