Russia Business Visa Requirements

Visa requirements for business

  1. Passport:

Original passport holders must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond their planned travel date and has at least two blank pages for visa stamping.

  1. a) A copy of any previous passports or visas that have been issued.
  2. b) Include all of your previous passports (if any).
  3. c) If a visa request is denied, the information of the original letter sent by the country’s authorities are preferable.
  4. Visa Application Form for Russia: 

The applicant must complete and sign the visa application form.


  1. Photo requirements: 

Two recent passport-sized photos with a matt or semi-matt quality, 60-80% facial coverage, white backdrop, and no border (Size: 35mm x 45mm)

Please note that the photograph must be less than 3 months old, scanned/stapled, and not have been used in any previous visas.

  1. Covering-Letter: 

A covering letter from the application detailing the applicant’s name, designation, passport number, purpose, and who will be responsible for the entire trip’s costs, including travel, lodging, and expenses. Addressed to: The Visa Officer, Russian Embassy in Dhaka.

  1. Invitation Letter: 

Original and copy of the Russian Federation’s Federal Migration Service’s Invitation for Entry. The invitation will be organized in the Russian Federation by inviting a person, a business partner, or an educational institution. Copies are not taken into account. Those wanting to visit Russia for tourism purposes should provide originals of Tourist Voucher and Confirmation of Receiving a Foreign Tourist obtained from a Russian Travel Agency registered with the Russian Federation’s Consular Department.

  1. Forwarding-Letter: 
  2. On the applicant’s company letterhead, a forwarding letter / NOC from the applicant’s company authority specifying the applicant’s name, designation, passport number, reason, and duration of visit.
  3. A letter from the educational institution requesting a visa or a student card/proof of school enrolment (if student)


  1. Occupation Proof:

If the applicant is a first-time traveler or a sole proprietor, 

  1. Company registration certificate (original notarized English translation and photocopy of the original).
  2. Copies of the office ID card and visitor cards.
  3. Financials: 
  4. Company or personal bank statement for the previous six months, clearly stating the bank’s name and phone number.
  5. Pay slip for the previous six months. (If applicable)


  1. Make a reservation for a plane ticket and a hotel room.

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The Russian Federation’s Embassy

Road 79, House #NE (J) 9, Gulshan-2, 

Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Phone: (+88) 02 988 9379, (+88) 02 988 4224,  

(+88) 02 988 0011 


Phone: (780) 632310; 

Fax: (780) 632310 (SOVEM BJ)

Fax: (+88) 02 8823735

Email: rusemb@citech-bd.com;

Website: http://bangladesh.mid.ru/home


Consular Section

House NE(J)11, Road 83, 

Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212

Tel: 02 988-48-47 

Fax: (8802) 986-32-85 

E-mail: dhakaconsul@yandex.ru


Consular hours are from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.


Russia Visa Fee:

Regular visa fee:  6,800/-
Express visa fee: 13,600/-


Regular visa fee: 10,800/-
Express visa fee: 21,760/-


Regular visa fee: 20,400/-
Express visa fee: 40,800/-

Processing time:

Regular time: 4-20 working days
Express time: 1-3 working days

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