Russian visa for Romanian citizens

04 April 2017

Romanian citizens have to obtain visa to Russia if they want to travel. The procedure is not so complicated, but requires going through some official formalities. Visa can be double or single-entry. There is also a multiple business visa, which allows to enter  Russia unlimited amount of times, but the total period of stay should not exceed more than 90 days within a period of six months. First of all it is necessary to obtain Russian visa invitation. It is issued by local authorities, special legal companies or Russian citizens. An application for visa invitation is issued by the offices of Russian Migration Service.


Visas may be obtained in special visa centers in Russia; in the Russian embassy personally or through the official representative. Usually visas are issued in no more than 14 days. 

The following documents are required to apply for a Russian visa:

  • ID document recognized by the Russian Federation;
  • Fully completed application form with a photograph;
  • Photograph, 3x4 sm;
  • Visa invitation;
  • Health insurance policy, unless otherwise provided by the international treaties to which Russia is a party

Certificate of No HIV is required to apply for a visa for three months or a longer period.

Migration registration of foreign citizens is maintained at the place of stay and is notification based. A foreign citizen must notify the Federal Migration Service if the period of stay in Russia is more than 7 days.

Visa to Russia from Romania

Type of visa The price Processing time Validation period
Tourist visa invitation 38$ 24 hours 1 - 30 Days
Business visa invitation 377$ 15 Days 3 Months
406$ 15 Days 6 Months
435$ 15 Days 12 Months
Private visa to Russia Why We do not recommend using a private visa?

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Romania