Things you have to know

Entry to the Russian requires a valid visa. When applying for a visa, please note that the permission to enter Russia is a courtesy of the State. In accordance with the International Law, the Embassy reserves the right to invite Applicants to be interviewed in person as well as to consider visa applications for as long as it deems necessary. The Embassy is authorized to request any supplementary documents and information regarding to the application. Visa can be denied if the Embassy has reasons to believe that the Applicant's visit to the Russian Federation is not desirable, and the disclosure of the particular reason for the denial can be withheld. In cases where the Embassy does not issue a visa, the submitted invitations will not be returned and previous payments made by Applicant will not be refunded. Type of visa or dates of entry/departure can not be changed or extended. After the visa is received, it should be checked by the traveler. For corrections of mistakes, not of the Embassy‘s oversight, traveler should apply for a new visa including payment of the relevant fee. The Embassy assumes no responsibility for any discrepancies in visas which were not brought to its attention before the traveler's departure from Saudi Arabia. While passing through the border control in Russia travelers are strongly recommended to have along with a valid visa documents confirming the purpose of trip (originals/copies of the letter of invitation, work/study contract, work permit, tourist voucher and confirmation, letter of Guarantee, confirmed return ticket, contact phone numbers and address of the host organization, etc.) and to agree with the host organization on meeting at the port of entry.


We do not issue visas for the other states of the former USSR. Saudi residents should apply for a visa at the Russian Embassy in Riyadh or the Russian Consulate General in Jeddah. On the basis of reciprocity, non-Saudi citizens may apply for visa to Russia at the Consular Section of the Russian Embassy in KSA only if they have a Saudi resident permanent and CPR, work or study permit. In all other cases they have to apply for Russian visa at the Russian consular missions in the state of their origin.