Russian visa for Ethiopian citizens

08 July 2017

Russia is a country with its splendid sceneries, places of interest and cultural heritage. That is why a lot of foreigners come there, but first they check if they need a visa. Let us give an example. You are an Ethiopian resident. The first question you would like to be answered is ‘Do Ethiopian need a visa to Russia?’ Check some sources for finding out that it must be obtained before coming to any Russian region. But it is a significant thing to meet requirements for getting a visa to Russia from Ethiopia.

What must Ethiopian people have?

There are three things:

  1. the invitation (getting a Russian visa in Ethiopia cannot be possible without having it);
  2. the form that should be filled in;
  3. the visa fee that you can pay in an embassy.

How does the invitation look like?

The presentation and the content of the document depends on the exact reason of the forthcoming trip:

  1. exploring the places of interest;
  2. organizing and participating in business meetings;
  3. meeting members of family, friends and close people;
  4. being employed by someone from Russia.

A reason to travel defines what visa an Ethiopian resident can have.

What kinds of Russian visa exist?

Ethiopia people can have one of the four kinds of the document:

  1. a tourist visa (for a month);
  2. a business visa (from 1-3 months to 5 years);
  3. a private visa (for 1-3 months);
  4. a work visa (for 1-3 years).

The purpose of each kind is understandable from its name. There are a couple of things that you should know. If you want to meet someone from Russia, it is better to have a tourist visa instead of a private one. As for a work visa, you must get a work permission for it. Speaking about the first two visas, it should be pointed out that these kinds don’t have any special nuances to be obtained.

How to get a Russian visa from Ethiopia?

You should go to any Russian embassy. That is the answer on the second important question ‘Where to apply for a Russian visa in Ethiopia?’

Visa to Russia from Ethiopia

Type of visa The price Processing time Validation period
Tourist visa invitation 158$ 24 hours 1 - 30 Days
Business visa invitation 701$ 15 Days 3 Months
730$ 15 Days 6 Months
759$ 15 Days 12 Months
Private visa to Russia Why We do not recommend using a private visa?

Embassy of Russia in Ethiopia