ATTENTION: When filling out electronic visa application form on website visa.kdmid.ru please choose the place of submission - Russian Visa Centre (Sydney).
Ordinary tourist visa is issued to Australian Citizens and other nationals who are the holders of Australian residency visas. Russian Visa is issued for a short-term stay and is based on a tourist acceptance confirmation issued by Russian travel agencies / tour operators who are registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
OR a booking confirmation issued by a hotel included in the unified list of classification hotels, ski slopes and beaches. On the basis of this confirmation the applicant can request a single entry visa for the dates mentioned in the confirmation.
A tourist visa is issued for the following purposes:
Tourist visas may allow single, double or multiple entries to the Russian Federation. The below conditions should be respected:
Cruise Ship and River Cruise passengers arriving / stopping at Russian Sea Ports (Big and Passenger Port of St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Vyborg, Kaliningrad, Korsakov – Sakhalin Oblast, Novorossiysk, Sevastopol, Sochi), tourist traveling on-board large cruise ships do not require a visa if the following conditions are met:
Tourists intending to go ashore independently, and NOT take part in the cruise tour company organized shore excursions will require a visa. Single entry visa will suffice even if the passenger is disembarking the ship more than once while remaining in Russian waters.
Visa are issued accordingly to tourist voucher or any other visa invitations entry and exit dates.
The following documents are required in order to apply for a tourist visa:
A tourist confirmation issued by the Russian organization that provides tour operator services and is listed in the Unified Federal register of tour operators.This document must be issued on a single prescribed form "On the admission of foreign tourists", signed by the responsible person and bear a stamp of a Russian tourist company. If tourist services are provided by different tourist companies, tourist confirmations of every company should be provided; OR A booking confirmation issued by a hotel included in the unified list of classification hotels, ski slopes and beaches. On the basis of this confirmation the applicant can request a single entry visa for the dates mentioned in the confirmation. The confirmation must contain the following information:
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 Federation Consular Offices in Australia 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.