Humanitarian visa

Humanitarian visa is issued to the citizens of Hungary, other countries and persons without citizenship for entering the Russian Federation with a purpose of establishing, renewing and strengthening scientific, cultural, social and political relations, for sporting activities, religious and charity work as well as humanitarian aid delivery.

It is issued based on an invitation issued by the General Administration for Migration issued of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (Russian MIA) or a written request from a host organization or institution. It may also be based on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs decision (Russian MFA).

Humanitarian visa can be single- or double-entry, valid for up to 90 days, or multiple-entry, valid for up to 1 year (except if otherwise provided in an international agreement of the Russian Federation).

Please note!

The period of stay in the Russian Federation with an ordinary multiple-entry humanitarian visa may not exceed 90 days for each 180 days period.

To apply for a single-entry, double-entry or multi-entry humanitarian visa one must submit:

  1. The invitation for an entry to the Russian Federation:
    1.1. The invitation for an entry to the Russian Federation issued by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs;
    1.2. The Russian Federation Ministry of the Foreign Affairs decision to issue a visa;
    1.3. A written request of a host organization or institution;
  2. Passport with no less than 2 empty pages for visas, valid for 6 months from the visa expiry date;
  3. Visa application form filled in on the website, printed and signed personally by the applicant;
  4. Color photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm taken against a light background with a clear full face frontal view without tinted glasses or a head wear (except for religious or national head coverings that are also present in the applicant's passport photograph). At the Russian contact center you can opt for the additional Express Photo service;
  5. Medical insurance policy valid on the territory of the Russian Federation and during the validity period of the visa, except for the mutual insurance cases. 

Please note!

Consulate institution reserves a right to request additional documents for visa processing, invite for an interview or extend the duration of a visa processing.

Please note!

If you are not a citizen of Hungary, you must also submit:

  1. A permit for a continuous stay in Hungary for more than 90 days for citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Egypt, India, Ireland, Macedonia, Mexico, New Zealand, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Venezuela.

    According to the national legislation of Hungary, a residence permit issued based on a corresponding visa serves as a document based on which a foreign citizen may continuously stay in the country for more than 90 days.

  2. Hungary Permanent Resident Card for the citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Chad, China, DPRK, Ethiopia, Georgia, Iraq, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria.

For the citizens of Hungary and the European Union

All fees can be paid only by BANK CARD (cash is not accepted).

Processing time*
Consular fee Service fee (incl. VAT)
Additional service
Single-, double-, multi-entry visa
    Courier delivery
4-20 business days
12600 HUF 10500 HUF +5400 HUF
1-3 business days (only by invitation from the MIA)
25200 HUF 10500 HUF +5400 HUF

*Approximate dates from the moment the documents are delivered to the Consular department. The final term of visa processing depends on the type of invitation and is determined by the Consular department on the basis of international agreements of the Russian Federation.

Please note!

If you are a stateless person or are not a citizen of Hungary or the European Union, please check the fee of your visa with the call center operator.

Visa processing fees and time schedules for the citizens of other countries and persons without citizenship are calculated according to “Consular fees of the consular institutions of the Russian Federation”.

Transfer or restoration of a visa regardless of citizenship

Consular fee Service fee (incl. VAT)
10800 HUF 10500 HUF

Please note! 

Before submitting the documents for a transfer or a restoration of a visa, please consult a call-center operator regarding the procedure, documents list and the period of a consideration.

Filling in the Russian visa application form

The application form for a Russian visa should be filled in online on the website of the Consular Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry:

At your request we can fill in the application form for you at the contact center.

This is a paid additional service that costs 1800 HUF for each page of the application form

A separate application form must be filled in for each applicant.

Dear applicants,

We would like to inform you that at the Russian visa application centers you can opt for the following additional (paid) services:

Please note!

  • Using the above mentioned services does not influence processing time of your visa application and does not guarantee that the visa will be issued;
  • The charges for the above services are collected in addition to the service fee;
  • All the above mentioned services are provided only at your request;
  • Please read all the terms and conditions before opting for these services.