We are kindly drawing all potential russian visa-applicants' attention to the fact that starting from January 21st 2013 all Consular institutions of Russia in Japan are to switch to a newly adopted on-line visa application form. All applicants starting from the date above are to fill in the correspondent form using the Consular department of the MOFA of Russia-provided http://visa.kdmid.ru web-link (all due helpful notices are given in english, russian and japanese), then print it out and bring to our consulates with all other due documents for further procedures.
Please also be kindly reminded that untill January 21st 2013 the current form of visa-application is deemed valid, whereas starting from the date mentioned we shall be solely accepting a newly adopted on-line visa application form.
The Consular Section
Attention! If you apply via a travel agent, the application form should bear the original signature of the applicant!
To obtain a business visa the original of the official letter of invitation issued by the Russian Ministry of internal affairs (click here to view the sample) should be submitted to the visa section.
If the visa support was obtained through the Russian Ministry of foreign affairs or its regional representatives an applicant should inquire by fax (03-3586-0407) using special form. When an applicant receives a positive reply fax from the Consular section (which shall be sent to the fax number written in the special form) it should be submitted alongside with other documents at the time of the application.
Due to the new Russian-Japanese Agreement on simplification of processing visas put to effect since October 30 th 2013, certain categories of japanese citizens designated under the Agreement are to apply for their visas in simplified order laid out both in japanese and russian languages in respective sections of this web-site.
If an applicant is planning to stay in the Russian Federation for more than 3 months (student and working visas only), a certificate of HIV-infection test negative results should be submitted to the visa section alongside with their documents (the certificate is valid for 3 month from the day of test).
Russian transit visas are issued only in case of a transit from Japan though Russian territory to a third country. The period of stay in Russia is limited for transit passengers to 3 days. To obtain a transit visa the following documents should be submitted to the visa section:
Transit visas for passengers who travel from Japan through Russia to CIS countries, which do not have a diplomatic or consular establishment in Japan, are issued only if the Consular section receives a fax confirmation directly from the Ministry of foreign affairs of the respective country, which confirms that an applicant will get his/her entry visa at the point of the border control.
To obtain a homestay visa the original of the official letter of invitation from your friend or relative in Russia issued by the Russian Ministry of internal affairs (click here to view the sample) should be submitted to the visa section.
Visa fees should be paid in cash in the day of the application (Japanese yen only, no credit cards or personal checks are accepted).
Visa fee for Japanese nationals
*If a weekend or a Russian national holiday comes in between the processing time is further extended for the duration of the weekend/holiday.
**Only Japanese nationals are free from the visa fee. Citizens of other countries may be charged an extra consular fee on the basis of reciprocity.
Visa processing fee is not refundable.
The Government of the Russian Federation has issued decree (N773 of 02.10.2009) on participation of Russia in APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) Scheme under certain conditions, which can be regarded as �Štransitional membership�‚. Under the decree, which comes into force since 12-th April, 2010 , the ABTC holders will enjoy special fast-track entry and exit lanes at international airports and seaports. Although the ABTC cardholder is still to apply for entry visa, unless otherwise exempt under international agreements of the Russian Federation , our Embassy (Consulate General) will process such visa applications in a priority mode, including same day visa processing.
Any ABTC cardholder applying a visa should have an invitation from some organization in Russia , completed application form, one photo and passport.
Please notice that on arrival to Russia the ABTC cardholder should show his passport with visa and the card to pass through the lanes "For APEC Business Travel Card holders" or "For ABTC holders", which can be the same as "For Diplomatic passport holders".
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