How to Apply for a Russian visa in Nigeria? Are you a Nigerian, and want to travel to Russia, but don’t know how to go about it? If your answer is yes, then don’t worry yourself, because we got you covered. It is in the nature of Nigerians to travel abroad. If yes then read this article so as to get the whole gist. We will enlighten you on you can apply for the visa, including the procedures, and requirements for acquiring a Russian visa.
Applying for a visa can be quite difficult if you don’t know the right procedure to follow and the rules you need to follow too. But if you are in the category of those who want to travel to Russia but don’t know how to apply for a visa, let us now tell you what you need to have and what to do to apply for your visa successfully.
Russia is a dutch speaking country and has borders with European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. The country is blessed with lots of cuisines, and beaches, that you will really love. It also has over a hundred tourist attractions, the likes of the beautiful St. Basil’s Cathedral, Lake Baikal, Moscow Kremlin, State Hermitage Museum, Red Square, and so many others to mention but a few.
The country of Russia is blessed with a rich cultural heritage and natural varieties. That has been the contributing factor that makes it to be rank among the most popular tourist destinations in the world. UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Russia has gradually risen to 23 in number, while some others are still undergoing consideration. In 2013, it received over 33 million foreign tourists into the country, thereby making it the seventh-most visited country in Europe and the ninth-most visited in the whole wide world.
Types of Russian Embassy Visa
These are the different types of visas that the Russian Embassy issues:
- Private Visa
- Student Visa
- Tourist Visa
- Business Visa
- Visit Visa
Requirements for Russian Visa
Before you apply for a Russian visa, you must meet the following requirements:
- Flight reservation.
- Proof of payments.
- Consular interview.
- Letter from employer.
- HIV/AIDS certificate
- Invitation letter.
- Hotel reservation.
- Bank Statement (signed by your bank management)
- Medical Statement
- Letter Of Acceptance
- Cover letter
- Return tickets
- You must acquire a Nigerian passport that is valid for 6 months after the intended date of departure from Russia with at least two blank pages.
- Filled, signed, and printed the online application forms.
- A white recent passport-size photograph with a white background.
- Travel insurance is valid for the period of the trip.
- Bank statement showing proof of sufficient finances.
- Birth certificate for those under 18 years (minors).
Russian Visa Application Process
If you are interested in applying for a Russian visa, you have to do the following:
- Acquire the visa application form.
- Fill out the application form is completed,
- Make sure you printed out the application form,
- Then sign, and submit it at the Russia Visa Application Centre
- Submit all required supporting documents,
- Make necessary payment
- Please ensure the signature on your application form is the same as the others on your passport.
- Avoid buying tickets or bookings until you have been issued a visa
Steps to Application for a Russian Visa in Nigeria:
Step One: You can only apply for a short-term visa, be that is what the VFS Global application center accepts
Step Two: You must state the reason for applying to visit Russia.
Step Three: you must ensure that you read the instructions guiding the application process and understand its procedures.
Step Four: You have to select the type of visa you are applying for and familiarize yourself with the necessary information on the requirements needed to be eligible.
Step Five: Read the application requirements carefully and fill in the online application form completely.
Step Six: endeavor to print your visa application form out and submit it at the appropriate place.
Step Seven: All documents and visa fees must be made available at the time of submission.
Step Eight: Before visiting the Visa Application Centre, ensure you confirm the application deadline and read the security regulation notices.
Step Nine: you are required to present during the submission a copy of the original receipt given to you, as proof of delivery of your passport.
Step Ten: The number of entries needed, and the valid reason for traveling have to be Checked to ensure the validity of the visa issued to you covers the period of intended stay, immediately after the collection of your passport.
Russian Visa Type, Processing Time, and Period of stay
|Types of visa||Processing Time||Period of Stay|
|Tourist Visa||4 to 20 days||30 days|
|Business Visa||4 to 20 days||30 days|
|Students Visa||4 to 20 days|
Location and Address of Russian Embassy in Nigeria
If you want to apply for a visa in Nigeria, you have to visit the Russian Embassy in Abuja,
and their office is located at Plot 1119, Constitution Avenue Central Business District, Abuja 900271.
Or reach them through these contact phone numbers: (+234) 805-908-00-07, (+234) 812-139-37-21.
Business working hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 09:00-12:00
Application Fee For Russian Visa
Visa Category ————— visa cost
Single entry visa ————- N24,500
Regular fee (4-20 working days) ——— N49,000
Express fee (three working days)
Double-Entry Visa ————– N39,200
Regular fee (4-20 working days) ———– N78,400
Express fee (three working days)
Multiple-Entry Visa ———-N73,400
Regular fee (4-20 working days) —– N147,000
Express fee (three working days)
Always remember, that any money paid for the visa application, whether in advance or not is non-refundable
Bank You can Pay for a Russian Embassy Visa
Bank Name: Embassy of the Russian Federation
Bank Account number: 1014969516
Bank Address: UBA, PLC Gana Street, Abuja
Central Business District, Abuja.
Visa Processing Period
After you have applied for your Russian visa, it will take like 3 to 5 working days before the visa will be ready. But on the other way round, it can also take 20 working days before the process will be completed.
For those Nigerian who want to apply for a Russian visa, we have outlined all the requirements, and procedures, for acquiring the Russian visa. Applying for a visa can be quite easy since you now know the right procedure to follow and the rules you need to follow to apply for your visa successfully.
If you have any questions pertaining to the Russia visa, kindly use the comment section below and the LSI team will respond to you.