Consular Section of the Embassy
of the Russian Federation
in Ireland
Address: 184-186 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 14, Ireland
Phone: +3531-492-20-48
Fax: +3531-492-69-38
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List of the documents to be submitted to the Consular Section (no prior appointment is needed except for groups of 10 or more):

1. Passport

- Passport must be valid within six months after visa expiry date and contain at least two blank visa designated pages.

- Damaged passports or passports with marks, reservations, records, erasures, corrections, torn pages are not acceptable.

- Only the original of passport is accepted (no copies, photographs).

2. Electronic visa application form (one per person)

- It must be properly and fully completed then printed out and signed by an each applicant. A hard copy of the electronic visa application form must contain a unique track-number on its top and destination: Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ireland (specimen of Application Form ).

- Corrections and amendments in the application form made by hand are not acceptable.

3. One photo glued to the form.

All photos should meet the criteria described here.

4. A copy of travel/health insurance policy

- It must be valid in Russia for the whole period of the journey.

- Details of the policy including the policy number, dates of validity, etc. must be stated in the visa application form as well.

5. Appropriate payment (in EURO only)

- The Consular Section accepts only Postal Money Orders made payable to the "RUSSIAN EMBASSY".

- The fee is charged for checking the documents and it is not refundable in case of refusal.

6.Visa supporting documents depending on the main purpose of visit:


An official letter of invitation issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia or the General Administration for Migration Issues of the Internal Ministry of Russia  on request of the host organization in Russia. 

Sample of paper Invitation ; Sample of electronic invitation .

- Only the original invitation is acceptable.

- An HIV/AIDS negative test (not older than 3 months) must be provided when applying for STUDY and WORK visas* and if you are going to stay in Russia more than 90 days seaseless .

*If applying for STUDY or WORK visa, the passport must be valid for not less than 18 month from the beginning of your visa validity period.

• TOURIST visas:

A standard «tourist confirmation»  issued by the authorized host Russian travel agency or the hotel only (hotel booking confirmation cannot serve as the ground for issuing a visa).

- The documents must contain an applicant's name, passport number, dates and points of arrival and departure, cities to be visited, agency's reference (registration) number.

- All the information in the documents as well as the stamps and signatures must be clearly readable.

- Applicants going for auto tourism should also enclose a photocopy of Vehicle Registration Certificate, travel itinerary and the names of the accompanying persons.

- Tourists on board of Cruise ships have the right to stay in the Russian Federation without a visa for up to 72 hours. They may leave the ship and come back on board as a part of an organized tourist group only. Tourists who would like to leave the ship on their own must apply for a tourist visa.

• PRIVATE visas:

An official letter of invitation issued by a local branch of the General Administration for Migration Issues of the Internal Ministry of Russia on request of the host person in Russia. Sample of invitation .

• TRANSIT visas:

Valid tickets for entry and exit from the Russian Federation or guarantees of its purchase in the Russian Federation, a valid visa of the country you want to enter after leaving Russia (if required by that country) or passport of that state.

- A Transit visa is not required if you remain in the transit zone of the airport within 24 hours in order to catch an onward or connecting flight. Transit visas can be valid for maximum of 3 days if travelling by air and 10 days if travelling by train.

- Passengers travelling to/from Belarus and Kazakhstan via the Russian Federation need to obtain the transit Russian visa irrespectively of their duration of stay in Russia.

7. Proof of permanent/long term residency in Ireland (for non-Irish Nationals only).

- It could be either Statement from local Garda Station or Cover Letter from the Employer or Educational Institution or GNIB card or Irish Driving License or Utility bills or Bank Statement.

- Non-Irish Nationals who reside in Ireland less than 90 days should apply for a visa at the Russian Embassy accredited in the country of their nationality.

- In some cases non-Irish Nationals must apply for a Russian visa in the country of their nationality irrespectively of the duration of their residency in Ireland.