Russian Transit Visa
Transit visa is appropriate for foreigners intending to transit through Russia en route to a third country. As a rule, it is easy and inexpensive to get a Transit visa.
A Transit Visa is not required if you remain in the transit zone of the airport in order to catch an onward or connecting flight within 24 hours of arrival or more in case of forced stop.
Transit visas can be single- and double-entry.
Transit visas are normally valid for maximum of 3 days if travelling by air and 10 days if travelling by car.
Visa Invitation is not required. The Russian Consulate issues a Transit visa upon presentation of your travel documents and visa to the country of destination (if necessary).
If you have difficulties while acquiring your Transit visa, you may want to apply for a Tourist visa.
Frequently asked questions about transit visa
Do I need a transit visa if my flight will pass through Russia?
Transit visa is required only for those travelers who are going to leave the customs zone of the airport. You can get a transit visa at the Russian Consulate upon presenting your tickets to and from the Russian airport.
Transit visa is valid only for a period of 72 hours. For a longer stay, we recommend you to get a tourist visa.