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VISA APPLICATION PROCESS

Step 1 :

Holders of diplomatic and service passports as well as members of official delegations intending to visit Russia on official Business will continue to apply at the Russian Embassy in Seoul or Busan prior to a decision being taken on your application.

As of 12 February, 2016, Russian Embassy in Seoul announced that if the customers whose nationals are below want to apply for visa to Russia, they must bring their applications in person to the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in South Korea for a personal interview.

The list of countries - Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Georgia, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, China, North Korea, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Rwanda, Syria, Somalia, Chad, Sri-Lanka, Ethiopia, Turkey, Egypt.

Step 2 :

Before applying, please ensure you are very clear on your ‘purpose of 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 of Russia to decide on granting of visa.

Step 3 :

Please go to the link “Visa Types” to understand details of short stay visas.

Step 4 :

The application form for all nationalities is available on the website of the Consular department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation which you can find in the section ‘Application form’. Please complete the application form online from that website only and print it. No postal application can be accepted.

Step 5 :

Please submit your printed and signed application form with all the additional documents to the Russia Visa Application Service Centre. Please note that every visa application needs to be accompanied by a visa fee for the amount applicable to your chosen visa category. Please note handwritten changes such as erasures, additions, crossed out words and other corrections on the application form are not accepted.

Step 6 :

Please ensure you read the security regulation notices before you visit the Visa Application Centre / Embassy.

Step 7 :

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

Step 8 :

It is customer’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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