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OPTION 2. Regular or traditional Russian visa. How to get it?

If you do not meet the conditions for applying for an electronic visa, then you must apply for a regular or paper visa. For example, citizens of the United States, Canada, Great Britain or Australia must apply for this type of visa. You may also need a longer stay than allowed by the e-visa.

The most common regular visa is the tourist visa, although there are also business, private, student, transit, humanitarian or work visas, depending on the purpose of your trip.

You apply for this type of visa at the Russian consulates or visa centers in your country, no earlier than 90 days before the start of your trip. It is attached to your passport and to obtain it an invitation is required.

In this section you will find guides on how to get a Russian regular visa in different countries, such as: Australia, USA, Canada, New Zealand, China, India, FinlandEstoniaLatviaLithuaniaSwedenNorway, Denmark, Czech RepublicUnited Kingdom, Sri Lanka, etc.