The Russian Federation
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Russia?
Canadian citizens using a Canadian passport require a visa to visit Russia.
Russian BUSINESS or WORK Visas
Russian TOURIST and VISIT Visas
Russian visa fees were substantially increased by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Canada on Friday 27 January 2017.
Citizens of the Russian Federation, regardless of any other citizenship they have, must travel to Russia on valid Russian documents only.
Nationals of the following countries or zones must abide by special visa requirements: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain.
- a proof of travel insurance issued by an insurance company having a partnership agreement with a licensed Russian insurance company, (or)
- a written confirmation of full medical coverage from Russian hosts.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS are now mandatory. Our form contains links and full instructions.
VISA SUPPORT DOCUMENTS
VSC would be pleased to arrange your BUSINESS VISA SUPPORT
Due to ongoing changes in the Russian ministry's ways and means of issuing such documents, this process can take from six to 14 working days. We recommend applying for a TELEX visa support document to save time. Charges vary depending on the type and length of visa; from $200 to $300. Single entry business telexes can be acquired in 6 working days.
VSC would be pleased to arrange your TOURIST VISA SUPPORT
Tourist visa support documents for airline, train, and bus passengers are available immediately for only $50 per passport.
For more information about travel conditions in Russia, please visit the Foreign Affairs Web site.