ATTENTION: When filling out electronic visa application form on website visa.kdmid.ru please choose the place of submission - Russian Visa Centre (Sydney).
Ordinary student visa is issued to Australian Citizens and other nationals who are the holders of Australia Residency visa to enter the Russian Federation for the purpose of studying in an educational institution on the basis of an invitation issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation (Russian MIA), or based on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (Russian MFA) decision.
Student visa can be applied for single, double or multi entry and issued for the period up to 3 years, based on the dates provided in invitation obtained from MIA.
The subsequent visa for further stay / extension period is carried out by local migration office of the Russian MIA at the place of stay and migration registration by issuance of a multiple-entry visa for an enrollment contract validity period settled according to the Russian Federation educational legislation but no more than for a year for each subsequent visa.
Visa are issued accordingly to tourist voucher or any other visa invitations entry and exit dates.
To apply for a student visa you must submit the following documents:
10. If you are not an Australian citizen please check the additional requirements for the citizens of your respective country and follow this link to check the additional information.
11. We recommend you to obtain medical and travel insurance policy. Our consultants can assist you to obtain insurance policy accordingly to your needs.
Please refer to our Postal service instructions on how to submit your visa application by post.
Important! In case you have two or more valid passports, please make sure there are no valid Russian visas in any of the passports before submitting your visa application.
Please note! The Russian Consular Offices may request additional supporting visa documents, invite you for an interview or extend the time of visa issuing procedure.
Visa application for minors under 18 years of age:
If visa application is filled on behalf of children under 18 years of age, copy of birth certificate of applicant and the copy of front page passport of parent must be included in the supporting documents.