Consular Section of the Embassy
of the Russian Federation
in the Kingdom of Denmark
Address: Kristianiagade 3, 2100 Copenhagen
Phone: +45 35 38 23 70
Fax: +45 35 42 02 87
E-mail: embrusdenmark@kdmid.ru
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RusconsDk
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HERE YOU CAN FIND ANSWERS TO THE MOST FREQUENT QUESTIONS.

Should I apply for a Russian visa if I have a Danish diplomatic passport?

According to the Agreement citizens of the Russian Federation or Denmark, holders of valid diplomatic passports can enter, leave and transit through the territories of Denmark or Russia without visas and stay there for a period not exceeding 90 days every 180 days.

Is it possible to apply for a Russian visa, if my passport expires in less than 6 months from the last day of my trip to Russia?

No, it is impossible unless you are visiting a seriously ill close relative or attending the funeral of a family member. However, if your passport’s validity can be extended by the authorities of your country, such a passport is acceptable for application.

How do I apply for a tourist visa if I am planning to visit several cities in Russia?

If you are staying in more than one city in Russia, you should provide a tourist voucher and a confirmation of acceptance of a foreign tourist for each of the cities or towns you are going to stay in. If these documents are received directly from the hotels, they should cover the whole period of your stay in Russia without any time gaps. If these documents are issued by a travel company all the hotels and cities should be stated in them.

Do I need a visa if I am travelling on a cruise ship, which stops over in Russia?

The passengers of a cruise ship, which stops over for not more than 72 hours in any Russian port do not have to have a visa if they live on board the ship. They are allowed to leave the ship without a visa if:

- they have a valid identification documents acknowledged by Russian authorities (valid passport) and
- they are included into the official list of the participants of a cruise provided by the captain of the ship to the authorities of the port 72 hours prior the arrival of the ship to that port and
- they leave the ship only as an organized tourist group and go only to the places, stated in their program.

If you wish to leave the ship on your own and not as a member of an organized tourist group, you should apply for a tourist visa

What documents should drivers conducting international cargo and passenger transportation services, registered in the EU submit to the Consular Section when applying for a visa?

In order to apply for a visa a driver should provide the Consular Section with the following set of documents:

- An original passport which should be valid not less than 6 months after the last day of your trip to Russia and contain at least two blank pages.
- One printout of a duly completed application form for each applicant. The application form should be filled in online on the website visa.kdmid.ru.
- One passport photograph.
- A travel insurance certificate valid in Russia during the whole period of the trip.
- A written request from the national association (union) of carriers of the EU country providing for international road transportation, stating the purpose, duration and frequency of the trips.

What documents should members of train, refrigerator and locomotive crews in international trains traveling between Russia and EU provide when applying for a visa?

In order to apply for a visa a crew member should submit the following set of documents to the Consular Section:

- An original passport which should be valid not less than 6 months after the last day of your trip to Russia and contain at least two blank pages.
- One printout of a duly completed application form for each applicant. The application form should be filled in online on the website visa.kdmid.ru.
- One passport photograph.
- A travel insurance certificate valid in Russia during the whole period of the trip.
- A written request from a railway company of the EU country stating the purpose, duration and frequency of the trips.

Can children enter Russia if they are included into a parent’s passports?

Yes, they can. But it should be mentioned in the confirmation of tourist acceptance that children are traveling with a parent. The names of children and the dates of their birth should also be indicated.

Visas for children included in parent's passport is not required. In that case children are included in their parent's visa.

Photos of the children included in passport are not necessary.

How can I pick up my passport if I have lost my receipt of payment?

If you have lost your receipt of payment you should come personally to the Consular Section to pick up your passport and provide a sufficient identification document (ID card, driving licence, etc.). If for any reason you are unable to do that, an authorized person can come on your behalf with a power of attorney, stating his passport details, your passport details and your original signature.

Can I have two Russian visas in two passports?

No, you cannot. If your passport with a valid Russian visa was lost, stolen or destroyed, you should provide the Consular Section with documentation of that when applying for a new Russian visa.

I’m going with a business trip to Russia. May I take my spouse with me? What papers should he/she submit?

You may take your spouse to Russia. He or she should submit the same set of documents as you. If you apply with a direct letter of invitation, the purpose of his/her trip should be like “accompanying family member”.

There are many websites and tourist agencies which offer to buy a visa to Russia. Is it legal?

No, it is not. “Buying a visa” may result in rejection of your application or entry refusal to Russia.

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