Student visa

Ordinary student visa is issued to citizens of Hungary and other countries as well as persons without citizenship for an entry into the Russian Federation with a purpose of studying in an educational institution based on an invitation issued by the General Administration for Migration issues of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (Russian MIA), or based on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (Russian MFA) decision.

Student visa can be single- or double-entry, valid for up to 90 days.

The subsequent visa prolongation is carried out by the General Administration for Migration issues of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs according to a place of stay and migration registration by the issuance of a multiple-entry visa for an enrollment contract validity period settled according to the Russian Federation educational legislation but no more than for a year for each subsequent visa.

An ordinary student visa with a purpose of short-term studies, courses, internship may be issued based on a Russian educational institution request.

In order to apply for a common single- or double-entry student visa the following documents must be submitted:

  1. The invitation for an entry into the Russian Federation:
    1.1.  The invitation for an entry into the Russian Federation issued by the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs;
    OR
    1.2.  The Russian Federation Ministry of the Foreign Affairs decision to issue a visa;
    OR
    1.3. A request of a Russian educational 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 visa.kdmid.ru, 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. 
  6. A certificate of a negative HIV test of a foreign citizen in case the supporting invitation is issued by the Department of Domestic Affairs/FMS or is a telex invitation. The certificate has to be submitted in the original and be valid for no more than three months.

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)
Total Additional service (courier delivery)
4-20 business days
12600 HUF 9000 HUF 21 600 HUF +5400 HUF
1-3 business days
25200 HUF 9000 HUF 34 200 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.


For other categories of citizens (non-EU citizens), as well as stateless persons

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

Processing time*
Consular fee Service fee (incl. VAT)
Total Additional service
Single entry       Courier delivery
4-20 business days
24000 HUF 9000 HUF 33 000 HUF +5400 HUF
1-3 business days
48000 HUF 9000 HUF 57 000 HUF +5400 HUF
Double entry        
4-20 business days
39000 HUF 9000 HUF 48 000 HUF +5400 HUF
1-3 business days
76800 HUF 9000 HUF 85 800 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”.

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: https://visa.kdmid.ru.

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.