Consulate-General of the Russian Federation in Busan, Republic of Korea
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Private visa

Private (homestay) visa   (type 1)

If you  have relatives or friends in Russia (Private citizens) you may apply for this type of visa submitting a standard Private (Homestay) Invitation.  It can be obtained by your Russian relatives or friends from a local office of Russian Federal Migration Service located in the Russian Federation only.

Private (homestay) visa (type 1) can be valid for single or double entries for the period up to three months only.

Documents required:

1. Standard invitation (original only).

2. Passport (original). Passport must contain at least  two blank pages marked "visas", otherwise the passport and documents will not be accepted and will be returned. Passport must be valid no less than six months after visa expiration date.

Applicant's passport will be in the Consulate's possession within the whole period of visa processing.

3. StandardVisa Application form  (https://visa.kdmid.ru/PetitionChoice.aspx) with one passport-size b\w or color photo glued or stapled at the place for photo on the application form (Russian Visa Photo Specifications) .

Each applicant has to fill out visa application form online, print it on your printer at home, in your office or in Consulate General along with other documents required.

No blank spaces must be left. If a question does not apply, please type "N/A". If the answer is none, write "None". Kindly ensure that the dates of your entry and exit, as entered in the application form, match with the period specified in your invitation. The form should bear the original signature of applicant and must be well readable. Please note that all dates in your application form must be written in European style (date, month, year). Please state clearly your contact telephone number (office, home). Incomplete forms, forms with no signature, forms with corrections, forms filled out illegibly or NOT FROM THIS Special OFFICIAL WEB SITE will be returned to the applicants unprocessed.

4. В соответствии с действующим российским законодательством российские визы гражданам России в том числе, имеющим просроченные российские загранпаспорта, не оформляются.

 5. For Non-Korean Passport holders only: You may apply for Russian visa  only if you have Alien Registration Card, Sojourn  Status or long term non-immigration legal status in ROK valid not less than 3 months from the date of your Russian visa application. There are some countries in the world with which the Russian Federation has mutual understanding visas policy and citizens of which countries should not have Alien Registration Card for period more than 3 months. If you would like to know is your country in this list, please ask in Consulate.

 

Private (Homestay Visa) (type 2)

For the relatives (husband, wife, minor child) of the Russian Citizen who has residency in the Republic of Korea.

If your wife or husband is a Russian Citizen with valid Russian Foreign Passport and has residency in the Republic of Korea and you intend to travel to Russia together on the same flight (crossing Russian boarder simultaneously) she\he may submit special application to the Consulate General to issue Private (Home Stay) Visa (type 2) for you or (and) your joint minor child.

In this case Standard Invitation from the Russian Federal Migration Service or any other invitation is NOT required any more.

Visa processing time for this type of visa application is not less than seven working days (no express service).

This type of visa can be valid for single or double entries (depending on air tickets information) for the period up to three months only.

Russian Citizen - applicant must submit application to the Consulate in person only

(no mail or visa processing agency)

Presence of the family members who are going to travel is required.

Documents required:

1. Special applicationto the Consul General of the Russian Federation from the Russian citizen requesting visa for his\her relative-foreign citizen (form can be found here);

2. Copy of the valid Russian Foreign Passport of the applicant-Russian citizen and copy of the document confirming her\his residency in the Republic of Korea ;

3. Documents which can confirm your relative relations (Original or copy of Marriage Certificate or Child's Birth Certificate);

4. Your Passport (original) and\or passport of your joint minor child. Passport must contain at least two blank pages marked "visas", otherwise the passport and documents will not be accepted and will be returned. Passports must be valid no less than six months after visa expiration date. Applicant's passport will be in the Consulate's possession within the whole period of visa processing.

5. StandardVisa Application form  (www.visa.kdmid.ru) with one passport-size b\w or color photo glued or stapled at the place for photo on the application form (Russian Visa Photo Specifications).

Each applicant has to fill out visa application form online, print it on your printer at home, in your office or in Consulate General along with other documents required.

No blank spaces must be left. If a question does not apply, please type "N/A". If the answer is none, write "None". Kindly ensure that the dates of your entry and exit, as entered in the application form, match with the period specified in your invitation. The form should bear the original signature of applicant and must be well readable. Please note that all dates in your application form must be written in European style (date, month, year). Please state clearly your contact telephone number (office, home). Incomplete forms, forms with no signature, forms with corrections, forms filled out illegibly or NOT FROM THIS Special OFFICIAL WEB SITE will be returned to the applicants unprocessed.

Each visa applicant must submit separate application even for minor child (including newborn or enfant).

6. For Non-Korean Passport holders only: You may apply for Russian visa  only if you have Alien Registration Card, Sojourn  Status or long term non-immigration legal status in ROK valid not less than 3 months from the date of your Russian visa application. There are some countries in the world with which the Russian Federation has mutual understanding visas policy and citizens of which countries should not have Alien Registration Card for period more than 3 months. If you would like to know is your country in this list, please ask in Consulate.


If you stay in Russia more than seven business days upon arrival you have to register as a foreigner. This registration is mandatory and required by the Russian Law that regulates entry/exit and stay of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation. Registration process is varied from registering in a hotel to registering at the Passport and Visa Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia or Russian Federal Immigration Service depending on which type of visas you have in your passport. It is important for you to apply for the right type of visa, the one that corresponds to the purpose of your trip, in order to enjoy your visit to Russia without legal problems, should it be a tourist journey, a home stay with a relative or friend, a business trip, or a transit.