APPLYING FOR AN RUSSIAN VISA FOR THE NENETS EXPEDITION
Please note: this is a generic guide. We recommend that you check the requirements and processes for your personal circumstances as specific details can vary between different embassies.
We recommend that you apply in good time as there can be delays with processing. Below is a generic step-by-step guide, please check with your relevant embassy/consulate on the exact requirements for your nationality and be aware that you may be required to submit your application in person with biometric data. You will need to have a passport valid for 6 months after the trip and with at least 2 blank pages (they do not need to be consecutive). Tourist visas are usually valid for up to 30 days, if you are staying in Russia for longer than this (for example on the Trans-Siberian train), you may need to consider a business visa. There are agencies who offer to assist you in applying for a Russian visa – this is usually unnecessary (and a considerable extra cost) as you will still need to attend in person to provide biometric data. In the UK, all Russian visa applications are processed by VFS Global on behalf of the embassy.
Applying for a Russian tourist visa involves 2 steps:
1) Apply for your Tourist Visa Support
2) Apply for your Visa
Select a tab below for more information.