Russia Student's Visa Guidelines
01. Passport with minimum 18 months validity.
02. 10th Certificate + Mark sheet
03. 12th Certificate + Mark sheet
04. Birth Certificate in English or translated in English and notarized.
05. Photo - 10 ( 4.5 x 3.5 cm, 70% Face )
06. Official Invitation letter from the University of Russia
07. HIV test documents
08. Authorization of all documents by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.
09. Legalization of all documents by the Russian Embassy.
10. Visa fees
11. Bank receipt of University 1st year Tuition fee payment ( reqd for some Universities )
Obtaining a Russian studentís Visa is comparatively much easy than any other European countries. We from
Omkar Medicom will do all the process required for Visa of our students from India.
Students from other countries will have to apply for their visa on their own. While applying they must mention us the name of the Russian
Embassy, where they wish to apply for their visa. As per that we will make their Invitation.
In order to apply for a Russian student visa, a student must first secure a place at a Russian educational institute. It is granted to those
international students who are enrolled on any academic ( like Engineering, Medical, MBA, etc ).
The Russia student visa is issued as a single entry visa that is initially granted for a period of 3 months to 1 year. It is an extendable visa that
can be extended depending on the duration of the course of study. It may be converted into a multiple-entry visa after three months of the
studentís arrival in Russia.
3 stages of Russian student visa application process
A Russian student visa process has three stages-invitation letter, visa application and visa registration.
Stage 1 - Invitation letter ( We will do everything about it )
The first stage to obtain a student visa to Russia is to acquire an invitation letter. It is also referred to as Ďvisa support.í After you secure
admission in an educational institute in Russia, a letter of Invitation will be issued to you from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or its Regional
In case Regional Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is not situated in the region where you plan to study in, an invitation letter must be
issued by the University, Institute or College where you have enrolled for your course of study.
The invitation must be issued on the official letter head of the University or Institute or College and must be signed by the rector. The invitation
must be certified either by the Office for International Affairs of the local administration or by the local office of the Ministry of Interior.
Stage 2 - Visa Application ( We will do everything about it for Indian students , except HIV test report which has to be done by the student )
The second stage to obtain a student visa to Russia is to apply for the visa at a Russian embassy or consulate. Before applying for a student visa
to Russia a student must check the rules of application and the required visa fees from the Russian embassy in his or her home country.
Stage 3 - Visa Registration ( This will be done by the concerned University )
The third and final stage to obtain a student visa to Russia is to register the visa upon arrival in Russia. After a student arrives in Russia he or
she must register the student visa within seven days of arrival. Normally it is done by the University or the educational institute where the
student enrolled for the course of study.
Eligibility criteria for Russian student visa
To be eligible for Russian student visa you must fulfill the following conditions:
*You must have a valid and signed passport that has at least two blank pages face to face.
*Your passport must have a 18 months validity.
*You must have a copy of your Russian visa application form, completed and signed by you
*You must have the original letter of invitation issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or its Regional Office or the University or educational
institute where you have enrolled for your course
*You must provide ORIGINAL certificates of your current diploma or degree or educational qualification
*You must provide proof of tuition fee payment to the University or College or Institute where you plan to study ( Required for some
*You must provide an original HIV (AIDS) Test Certificate showing a negative result. The test must be a recent one and must not have been
conducted more than three months ago
*You must display your intention to leave Russia at the end of your authorized stay ( If ever asked by Embassy, you must say that you will go
back to your home country after completion of the course )
Steps to follow to apply for a Russian student visa
( For INDIAN students we will do all the steps )
Before you apply for Russian student visa, check the time needed for the visa application process to be completed. Once you are sure of that,
you can go ahead with the application procedure mentioned below.
Step 1: Obtain Invitation Letter or Visa Support
As mentioned earlier, the first step towards obtaining a Russian student visa is to get an invitation letter after being enrolled in a University or
College or Educational Institute. It will be provided to you by the inviting college or institute or University.
Step 2: Fill out the Visa Application Form
Fill the Russian student visa application form online and print the completed visa application form. You can also download the application form
and then fill it up. Remember to sign the completed visa application form. In most cases Application Forms has to be filled up Online.
Step 3: Gather the required documents
Make a check list of the documents that you need to submit along with your application form. Gather all the documents and keep them ready for
Step 4: Get the visa photograph taken
Provide your recent color photograph for the visa application. Make sure that your photograph matches or corresponds to all the specifications
required for visa photographs. In most cases you will need to submit at least two passport photographs along with your visa application form. You
will also need to sign the photographs on the reverse side.
Step 5: Keep the visa application fee ready
Keep ready the visa application fee that you will need to submit along with your application form. Check with the Russian embassy or consulate in
your home country to find out the fees and the mode of payment accepted by them.
Step 6: Submit the visa application form
Submit your visa application at your local Russian Embassy for a single entry student visa. You will have to submit the visa application and the
required documents along with the required application fee in person.
Generally in most countries Russian embassies do not accept visa applications and documents from authorized persons, representatives or agents
under any circumstance. You will be provided a receipt after you submit the visa application and the required fee.
In India Russian Embassy and Consulate accepts visa applications and documents from Authorized persons or representatives. So in case of
Indian students we will do all the application process.
Step 7: Wait for the visa decision
After submission, wait for a decision to be taken regarding your visa application. You will be provided a date on which you can get in touch with
the embassy regarding the visa. Contact the embassy on that date to know if you have been granted the visa.
In case of Indian students we guarantee 100% Visa.
Step 8: Collect the student visa
Collect the visa on the specified date. To collect your visa you must carry the receipt given to you after the submission of your application form
and visa fee.
Step 9: Obtain a Migration Card ( This has to be done by all students during Immigration while entering Russia in the 1st time )
You will need to obtain a migration card at the point of entry into Russia. It is a form that you must complete and submit at passport control.
Half of the form will be kept at the passport control ( Immigration in Russian Airport ) and half will be returned to you after being stamped. You
must retain your half very carefully till you exit Russia.
Step 10: Register the student visa
You must get your visa registered within seven days of your entry in Russia. In case of student visas, it is normally the inviting party (University
or College or Institute) that arranges for the visa registration of the students.
You will have to provide your passport with the Russian student visa and the migration card to the Universityís or educational instituteís foreign
department. After your registration is done, you will be provided with a proof of your visa registration, which you must retain carefully till you
exit the country.
Extension of Russian student visa
Since your course is longer than three months, your student visa will be extended after you arrive in Russia. The visa will be valid for the entire
duration of your course and it will be converted to multiple-entry visa depending on the length and type of your course.
Note that once your visa is converted or extended, you will be issued a new visa in your passport.
Fees for Russian Student Visa
The fees required for Russian student visa varies according to the country that issued the passport to the student. However, note that your
application fee will not be refunded if your application for a student visa is refused or rejected for any reason.
Dos and doníts of Russian student visa
You need to remember the following dos and doníts while applying for Russian student visa.
Apply for a student visa at least 2 months in advance of your planned travel date to allow enough time for the application procedure to be
completed on time
Fill up your application form carefully with all accurate details
Provide photos that are of matt finish and not glossy finish
Bring original copies and photocopies of all supporting documents when you come to submit your visa application form at the application centre
Consult the Russian embassy or consulate in your country to check whether any additional document is required
Do not present false documents for your student visa
Do not hide or misrepresent facts in your application
If all documents are OK, then Russian studentís Visa is very easy to obtain.
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