Visa information

Visa requirements

The following requirements are obligatory to accomplish at submission of documents on registration of visas through the Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

Consideration of visa application form starts on condition of giving the complete set of documents by the applicant or legal representative (also plenipotentiary representative as a juridical or private person with the conformable power of attorney). Absence of one of the documents is the reason for refusal in consideration and return of documents. 

In some cases the Embassy in BiH could request extra documents or information. If it is necessary embassy official could invite the applicant personally for individual interview with the purpose of specification of details in provided documents and items of planned trip to Russia. 

Provided documents have to satisfy the requirements established by the Legislation of Russian Federation and the Agreement between Russian Federation and Bosnia and Herzegovina facilitation of issuance of visas and the European Union as well. In case of providing of forged documents or application forms with wittingly unreliable information obtaining of visa will be declined. Visa application fee is collected before the consideration of documents and is non-refundable.

  1. Valid international passport. The passport has to contain two or more blank pages intended for visas, period of passport validity, generally, shouldn't expire earlier than in 6 months from a visa expiration date. In case of providing a student visa or a visa on an employment basis, period of validity shouldn't expire earlier than in 1.5 year from start valid date of visa.
  2. Filled visa application form (questionnaire). The visa application form should be filled by a foreign citizen on web-site https://visa.kdmid.ru/ in Russian or English and sent to The Visa Application. All answers in the questionnaire should be exhaustive. In the visa application form all columns should be filled. A copy of visa application form filled on the web-site and printed is signed by a foreign citizen personally; the signature shouldn't run over the field which is intended for it.
  3. Photograph 3,5x4,5 cm (only in colour!). The photograph has to be taken on a light background with the well defined full-face image without smoked glasses and without head-dress (with the exception of foreign citizens for whom carrying a head-dress is obligatory attribute of their national or religious identity and on condition that the foreign citizen is represented in such head-dress on the photo in the passport). The picture is pasted strictly following the contour of the frame on the field intended for it in the questionnaire (place for photograph).
  4. Medical insurance policy which is valid for territories of the Russian Federation (except applicants for whom the Russian Federation declare diplomatic or official status, visitors, who arrives to members of a diplomatic mission, consular offices of foreign states and international organizations, employees of public service of foreign state proceeding to the Russian Federation by invitations of Federal public authorities and public authorities of subjects of the Russian Federation, and also other categories of the applicants exempted from granting of the medical insurance policy on a reciprocal basis). These policies have to be issued by the foreign insurance companies with the contract of reinsurance with one of the Russian insurance companies.
  5. In case of the application of the foreign citizen of other country who is in BiH with the petition for registration of the Russian visa in some cases permission to continuous stay can be requested.
  6. In case of registration of business, tourist and private visas (except visas with a purpose of visit "a special case") granting of document which confirms the sufficient income and the guarantees on return to the country of permanent residence connected with it is obligatory for citizens of the EU. In case of registration of the tourist visa the letter of guarantee of the travel (legal) agency in which the organization assumes obligations of return of the tourist (tourists) to the country of permanent residence can be also submitted.


Grounds for visa issuance

  1. The original of the invitation to entry into the Russian Federation issued according to the existing Russian legislation. The invitation to entry into the Russian Federation is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation or its territorial authorities.
  2. Confirmation of acceptance of the foreign tourist by the organization conducting tourist activities and having the valid reference number with the contract for rendering services in tourism.
  3. The decision of territorial authority of Federal Migration Service on delivery to the foreign citizen a permission of the temporary residence in the Russian Federation.
  4. The decision of Federal Migration Service or its territorial authority on recognition the foreign citizen as a refugee.
  5. The transit visa is issued on the basis of valid tickets for entrance and departure from the Russian Federation or the confirmed guarantee of their acquisition on the territory of the Russian Federation in case of obligatory existence of the entry visa in state contiguous to the Russian Federation on the route, or visas of the state of destination, or the passport of this state. The fact of existence of the right to visa-free entry into the state of destination according to available between the countries agreements has to be documented.
  6. The documents confirming a purpose of visit according to Agreements on facilitation of issuance of visas between Russia and the EU, and also Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and South Korea.


Terms of consideration of visa applications and issuance of visas

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in BiH considers visa applications, makes decisions and issues Russian visas depending on category and number of entries granted by the visa during the period of 3 working up to 20 calendar days after submission of complete set of documents and payment of consular fees and the collection on account of compensation of actual charges. 

At the same time, the Embassy in BiH reserves the right, in case of need and also proceeding from the principle of reciprocity, to prolong the term of consideration of the Russian visa application forms till 30 days. 

Terms of stay in the Russian Federation according to the visas issued in BiH 

On transit visas: the single entry visa - till 3 days, double-entry visa - till 6 days; 

On private, employment, student and business (single, double-entry) visas - no more than 90 days; 

On multiple-entry working and student visas - for the full term of the invitation; 

On multi-visas - citizens of the states of the EU, being participants of the Agreement, can stay on the territory of Russia by multi-visas no more than 90 days (totally or continuously) during every period in 180 days.


The list of visa application documents

Employment Visa (OE)

The single entry visa - till 3 months;

Documents:

  1. Valid international passport. The passport has to contain two or more blank pages intended for visas; period of passport validity shouldn't expire earlier than in 6 months from a visa expiration date;
  2. An invitation on the protected form of a standard pattern officially registered by territorial authority of FMS of the Russian Federation;
  3. Filled visa application form with one photograph of standard size (3 x 4 cm);
  4. Medical insurance policy (for the EU member states);
  5. Certificate of absence of HIV infection;
  6. The document granting the right to the foreign citizen on continuous stay in the country during more than 90 days in case of applying by foreign citizen for visa not in the state of the nationality (residence or work permit);
  7. Copies of all the mentioned documents. 

Student visa (OS)

single, double-entry visas - till 3 months;

Documents:

  1. Valid international passport. The passport has to contain two or more blank pages intended for visas; period of passport validity shouldn't expire earlier than in 6 months from a visa expiration date;
  2. An invitation on the protected form of a standard pattern officially registered by territorial authority of FMS of the Russian Federation;
  3. Filled visa application form with one photograph of standard size (3 x 4 cm);
  4. Medical insurance policy (for the EU member states);
  5. Certificate of absence of HIV infection;
  6. The document granting the right to the foreign citizen on continuous stay in the country during more than 90 days in case of applying by foreign citizen for visa not in the state of the nationality (residence or work permit);
  7. Copies of all the mentioned documents.

Humanitarian visa (OH)

single, double-entry visas - till 3 months;

multiple-entry - till 1 year.

Documents:

  1. Valid international passport. The passport has to contain two or more blank pages intended for visas; period of passport validity shouldn't expire earlier than in 6 months from a visa expiration date;
  2. An invitation on the protected form of a standard pattern officially registered by territorial authority of FMS of the Russian Federation;
  3. Filled visa application form with one photograph of standard size (3 x 4 cm);
  4. Medical insurance policy (for the EU member states);
  5. The document granting the right to the foreign citizen on continuous stay in the country during more than 90 days in case of applying by foreign citizen for visa not in the state of the nationality (residence or work permit);
  6. Copies of all the mentioned documents.

Business visa (OB)

single, double-entry visas - till 3 months;

multiple-entry - till 1 year.

Documents:

  1. Valid international passport. The passport has to contain two or more blank pages intended for visas; period of passport validity shouldn't expire earlier than in 6 months from a visa expiration date;
  2. An invitation on the protected form of a standard pattern officially registered by territorial authority of FMS of the Russian Federation;
  3. Filled visa application form with one photograph of standard size (3 x 4 cm);
  4. Medical insurance policy (for the EU member states);
  5. The document granting the right to the foreign citizen on continuous stay in the country during more than 90 days in case of applying by foreign citizen for visa not in the state of the nationality (residence or work permit);
  6. Copies of all the mentioned documents.

Private visa (OP)

single, double-entry visas - till 3 months;

Documents:

  1. Valid international passport. The passport has to contain two or more blank pages intended for visas; period of passport validity shouldn't expire earlier than in 6 months from a visa expiration date;
  2. An invitation on the protected form of a standard pattern officially registered by territorial authority of FMS of the Russian Federation;
  3. Filled visa application form with one photograph of standard size (3 x 4 cm);
  4. Medical insurance policy (for EU states);
  5. The document granting the right to the foreign citizen on continuous stay in the country during more than 90 days in case of applying by foreign citizen for visa not in the state of the nationality (residence or work permit);
  6. Copies of all the mentioned documents.

Tourist visa (OT)

single, double-entry visas - till 1 months;

Documents:

  1. Valid international passport. The passport has to contain two or more blank pages intended for visas; period of passport validity shouldn't expire earlier than in 6 months from a visa expiration date;
  2. Confirmation of a standard pattern of acceptance of the foreign tourist by the Russian travel company;
  3. The original contract for rendering of tourist services by a foreign travel company (or foreign representation of the Russian travel company) through which the foreigner issued a trip (the tourist voucher);
  4. A ticket with confirmed dates of entry and departure from Russia;
  5. Filled visa application form with one photograph of standard size (3 x 4 cm);
  6. Medical insurance policy (for the EU member states);
  7. The document granting the right to the foreign citizen on continuous stay in the country during more than 90 days in case of applying by foreign citizen for visa not in the state of the nationality (residence or work permit);
  8. Copies of all the mentioned documents.