To obtain a visa to Russia for citizens of Bulgaria

28 July 2017

What is a visa to Russia for citizens of Bulgaria?

Visa is one of the main documents on the basis of which foreign citizens can enter the Russian Federation. Of course, this document is required for the Bulgarians. To determine the type of visa you need, perhaps for the purpose of your trip to Russia. This can be a working visa, tourist, educational, etc. You are to apply for a visa, have to provide the documents required to enter personally, or you can use the services of one of the agencies specializing in trips abroad. ;

How can I visit Russia, if you are a citizen of Bulgaria?

To ensure that your trip had a legal status, you must first submit to the Consulate a package of certain documents which should also contain an invitation to enter, in addition to this, you necessarily need to pay the visa fee. If for some reason you are denied a visa, fees paid for consular services, you will not return. By the way, from 15 June 2013 the Russian Consulate in Bulgaria switched to receiving electronic forms visa application forms that can be filled by you at the website. When applying, you will need to provide the printed application form from this site, it is important to remember that the questionnaires filled in another way will not be accepted.

How can I get an invitation to travel to Russia for citizens of Bulgaria?

The invitation is an important item in the list of papers required for visa. You can choose two versions of events:

  1. With our help, fill in the form for the invitation letter.

  2. Will receive a link for your order and pay for it.

  3. After payment you will receive at the specified email address a link to download the invitation. This can be as a touristand business invitation.

  4. Get the invitation.

  5. Collect all necessary documents for Russian visas and submit them in the prescribed manner to the Russian Consulate.

What are the features of obtaining a visa to Russia for citizens of Bulgaria to 2017?

To obtain a visa to Russia, citizens of Bulgaria, you must apply at the visa application centre, which is located at address Sofia, ul Elemer, d. 22 or go to their official web site and follow the instructions. At the visa application centre you will be able to obtain all necessary information concerning issues related to completing the questionnaire package of documents submitted for visa document, procedure and terms of visa requirements, etc. the Final decision about how you will get long-awaited document or not will be made directly by the Russian authorised bodies. Bypassing the visa application centre to obtain permission to enter the country only personnel of the Bulgarian consular offices and members of official delegations. All companies involved in issuing Russian visas are also required to contact only in an authorized institution. Visa application centre providing services has the right to charge them a service fee, estimated at 50 Bulgarian leva. This amount is additional to the consular fee, established in accordance with the applicable tariffs. The consular fee for a visa is 69 BGN (in case if you need an application for a visa for 10 days) and 137 leva (in case if you need urgent consideration of the application for a visa within 3 working days). These rates and the timing of the review which is typical for business and tourist visas. It is worth noting also that there are some categories of persons who may be exempt from paying the visa fee, in particular: relatives of Bulgarian citizens, who legally reside in the territory of the Russian Federation; the members of the delegations official, who visit the Russian Federation on the basis of the official invitation ; the members of the Government and Parliament of Bulgaria, judges of constitutional and Supreme courts of Bulgaria; face for the purpose of study or educational training, as well as their chaperones (teachers); persons with disabilities planning to get treatment in the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as their accompanying; the person carrying out the trip for humanitarian purposes; of a person planning a trip to Russia for the funeral or to visit a seriously ill relative; attendees of sports events (competitions, collecting, etc.), scientific, cultural and artistic figures; the exchange; children under the age of 6 years.

Below is the list of the most popular types of visas that are issued for entry to the Russian Federation:

Type of visa

The validity of

The purpose of entry into the territory of the Russian Federation


1-30 days

Travel purpose visiting friends or relatives who live in Russia;

Business (business)

30-90 days (1 year)

Business meetings, meetings, meetings, meetings. Search of business partners, attending conferences, long tourism, long-term visits to relatives living on the territory of the Russian Federation;


30-90 days

Formalized visiting friends living on the territory of Russia;


1-3 years

Employment or permanent residence.

How can I get tourist visa for citizens of Bulgaria?

If you are a citizen of Bulgaria and you have a desire to visit the Russian Federation to enjoy nature, cultural and historical attractions, which in Russia do not count, then you need to arrange a tourist invitation. To do this need to be mandatory and in advance. A tourist invitation you will need for the visa, which is required for almost all foreign nationals with few exceptions. Usually the invitation has two components: a Tourist Voucher and Confirmation. It also contains information about company name, address and reference number which is assigned to all authorized to issue invitations to the firms of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in the manner prescribed by law.

Tourist visa is issued for a period of not more than 30 days, and its registration takes from one to three weeks, depending on the chosen method of receipt. As mentioned earlier, you can apply for a visa by yourself (which would be much longer) or to contact the company that will help you in the design.

In order to obtain a visa to enter the territory of Russia, you need to follow a few steps. First, you need to fill in our online form and get an invite, second you need to get the online form for visa on the website of the foreign Ministry.

It is important to know that in addition to the tour invitation to one person, may also be issued group tourist invitation. Usually it is issued for a group of tourists, which is no less than 7 people. The main condition for obtaining such an invitation is riding on the same route and at one time during his stay in Russia, and also obtaining visas in one consular post. In the design of this type of invitation, there is a significant advantage is the low cost in comparison with an individual visa.

How can I issue business visa for citizens of Bulgaria?

In that case, if you are going to visit Russia for business purposes (attendance and organization of conferences, meetings, and business meetings; search of business partners and transactions, etc.) we recommend you to obtain a business visa. ;In order to obtain this type of visa, you must also have a business invitation. It can be made in the form of a letter from the organization; in the form of invitation on letterhead sample state; in the form of an invitation Telex. We recommend you to obtain the first kind of invitation, namely, a letter of invitation from the organization, as it is much cheaper than other types, quickly issued and sent to you by email, original not required for submission to the Consulate.

To get such an invitation, you need to perform three easy steps:

  • Complete the special form on our website;

  • Pay for the service in any convenient way for you;

  • You will receive a welcome e-mail.

After receiving the invitation, all you have to do is visit the Consulate and pay all previously prepared documents necessary for your trip to Russia took place. It is important to remember that you will also need to pay the visa fee. Business visa for citizens of Bulgaria is issued for up to 90 days or up to 1 year. Line

Visa to Russia from Bulgaria

Type of visa The price Processing time Validation period
Tourist visa invitation 33$ 24 hours 1 - 30 Days
Business visa invitation 332$ 15 Days 3 Months
357$ 15 Days 6 Months
383$ 15 Days 12 Months
Private visa to Russia Why We do not recommend using a private visa?

Embassy of Russia in Sofia
Address: Sofia, Dragan Tsankov avenue, 28
Tel. (359-2) 963-1663, 963-0914, 963-0912
Fax: (359-2) 963-4103, 963-4116                                                                                                                                      
Consulate General in Rousse
Address: 7020 Rousse, ul. Nish, 1

Tel. (359-82) 82-22-52
Fax: (359-82) 82-22-50                                                                                                                                                     
Consulate General in Varna
Address: Varna, ul. Macedonia, 53
Tel. (359-52) 60-2718; 60-27-21/22
Fax: (359-52) 60-2722 

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