To enter the Russian Federation for tourist purposes, foreigners must have a valid visa. A Russian tourist visa can be issued for no longer than 30 days! When entering with a tourist visa, you could be also asked to present your tourist confirmation, voucher and a return ticket with a fixed date of departure from Russia at the border checkpoint. You must also prove that you have sufficient funds for your trip. Foreigners must have at least a 3-month Vietnamese visa to apply for a visa in Consular section or Genaral Consulates of the Russian Federation in Vietnam.

To obtain a visa you should submit to the Consular Section:

1.    Double sided completed application form, one per person. Application form must be signed and dated.

2.    National passport (original) valid for at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from Russia. At least two pages of the passport should be free from notes.

3.    Copy of high quality or original standard tourist confirmation ("Podtverzdeniye") and a tour voucher from a hosting Russian travel agency or hotel, registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and authorized to invite foreign citizens in the Russian Federation. Confirmation carries a REFERENCE-NUMBER of the hosting company (which confirms that this company is allowed to receive foreign tourists), personal data of each tourist, dates of trip, itinerary in Russia, services as paid. Confirmation and voucher must be signed by authorized person and carry the official seal of the Russian travel company.

4.    Copy of itinerary (flight details).