Russian Student Visa Information
Prior to the entry to Russia, foreign students must pass through a
distinct process in order to pursue his/ her aim to study in the said
country. Foreign students should first obtain a Russia Student visa.
This type of visa is issued to foreign nationals who intend to go to
Russia for the purpose of studying at an educational institution. It
can be obtain by proper visa application in a Russia Embassy/
A Russian student visa allows a stay in the said
country for only 3 months but it provides a possible visa extension by
Russia Embassy/ Consulate. The Russian school is the one accountable
for the visa extension in a timely manner. However, this kind of visa
provides a unique feature for it doesn't include an exit permit. The
permission for departure from Russia requires a separate application to
proper Russian authorities by the Russian educational institution.
Frequently Asked Questions about Russia Student Visas
What is the process for minors applying for a visa?
For people under the age of 18 who intends to study in Russia, he/ she must follow the process for student visa application
If he/ she has already the passport, the applicant must obtain a
power-of- attorney, written in Russia, stating a permission to travel
in the said country, alone or together with company of adults without
the presence of his/ her parents. This important document must be
presented upon arrival in Russia so that the entry to Russia is truly
How can a person apply for an exit visa?
An exit visa is a type of visa granted to travelers who intends
to leave the country prior to the expiration of the said visa. The
request for an extension of stay or exit visa should be processed with
the applicant's sponsor. If the visitors failed to apply for any of the
two kinds of visas prior to the expiration, the Russian Consulate is
allowing the person to stay for at least 20 days in the country in
order to process his/ her exit visa. During this time, the person will
be accountable for any of his/ her expenses. In fact, he/ she will have
a difficult time to stay in the country with an expired visa. The
Embassy/ Consulate doesn't have the authority to intervene in the said
situation. That's why, visa holders are encouraged to be conscious
enough to the regulations of visa application so that any visa problem
will be prevented.
What will be done if a person loss the passport during his/ her stay in Russia?
In the event that a person losses his/ her passport due to accident or
theft, he/ she must immediately report this situation and replace the
said document at the respective Embassy/ Consulate. They must
coordinate to their visa sponsor in order to obtain a new visa to be
placed on the passport. That's why, it is important to secure a
photocopy of the visa in order to have a proof of possessing a visa.
However, this copy is not sufficed as a replacement for visa to depart
from the said country
What is the fee for a Russian Student visa?
For single or double entry visas, the consulate fee is $160 for
routine service (6 business days) and $250 for expedited
service (3 business days). Multiple-entry Student visas cost $160 (1
year or 3 years validity) for regular service (8 business days) or $450
for expedited service (3 business days). Since the Embassy of Russia
and its respective consulates do not accept applications by mail, it
may be necessary to employ the services of a registered visa expediter.
In this case, there will be additional fees to pay.
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