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Holders of diplomatic and service passports intending to visit Russia on official Business will continue to apply in person at the Consulate General / Embassy of the Russian Federation United Arab Emirates.

Step 1 :

Before applying, please ensure you have a clear understanding of the “purpose of your visit” - do remember we are here to assist and help you through the entire visa application process but are not permitted to advise or guide you on choosing a visa category. Since our work is primarily administrative in nature, we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa as this is entirely the prerogative of the Embassy and/or Consulate General of the Russian Federation United Arab Emirates to decide on.

Step 2 :

Please access the “Know Your Visa Type” section to understand the requirements for a particular type of visa.

Step 3 :

Please select the type of visa you are applying for to obtain further information on the requirements.

Step 4 :

Please check the requirements carefully and fill in an online application form which is available in the section “Online Application Form”.

Step 5 :

Please SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT at the visa application centre to submit your application. You should submit your visa application no more than 90 days prior to your date of travel.

Please ensure that you print your Appointment Letter and bring it with you when attending the Visa Application Centre.

You can either visit the Visa Application Centre in Dubai personally OR through a representative (authorization letter is required) or simply walk in with the necessary documents.

Important Notice: if you are applying at the Visa Application Centre in Dubai, please select ‘Dubai Visa Centre’ when prompted to the location once the online application form is completed.

Please see the section Know Your Visa Type for more detailed information.

Step 6 :

Please ensure you check closure dates and read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre.

Step 7 :

Please note that in order to collect your passport at the Visa Application Centre you must present the original receipt given to you during the document submission which will be collected from you as a proof of delivery of your passport. Please make sure you have a copy of it in case you require it for your records.

Step 8 :

It is Applicant’s responsibility to check the validity of the visa issued to ensure that it covers the period of stay requested, the number or entries required, and that it is valid for the purpose of trip immediately after collection of your passport.

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