Work visa

Ordinary work visa is issued to citizens of Norway, other countries and persons without citizenship for an entry into the Russian Federation for work purposes based on an invitation issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation (Russian FMS) with a possibility of a further prolongation by the Russian FMS agency on the territory of the Russian Federation.

The basis for a prolongation may be an employment agreement or a civil contract, either work or service, concluded according to the Russian Federation legislation.

Work visa may only be single-entry for a period up to 90 days (except the visas for highly qualified specialists).

Please note! Medical insurance policy must contain:

  1. contract date;
  2. policy number;
  3. Name, last name and father’s name of a policy holder;
  4. details of the insurer;
  5. a policy must be valid during the whole stay in the Russian Federation in case of a single- or double-entry visa and during the period of the first travel in case of a multiple-entry visa;
  6. list of medical and medical transportation services including repatriation of remains;
  7. coverage territory – the whole world or the Russian Federation; Europe, including Russia;
  8. signature of the insurer.

Insurance policies, letters of confirmation from insurance organizations not containing the above-mentioned information, set forms with the stamps of the insurance companies and other insurance documents not fulfilling the indicated requirements are not considered.

For the application for a common single- or multiple-entry work visa the following must be submitted: 

  1. The invitation for an entry into the Russian Federation issued by the Federal migration service; Or
  2. Passport with no less than 2 empty pages for visas, valid for 1.5 years from the visa validity start date Or
  3. Visa application form filled in on the website, printed and signed personally by the applicant;

    The Russian Visa center can complete a visa application on your behalf.

  4. Colour photography 3.5 x 4.5 cm with a light background and with a clear frontal view of the full face without tinted glasses or a headwear (except for the persons who in accordance with their nationality or religious beliefs are depicted with a headwear on their passport photography). At the Russian visa center you may ask for the additional service «Express Photo«;
  5. Medical insurance policy valid on the territory of Russian Federation and during the validity of the visa, except for the mutual insurance cases.
  6. A certificate of a negative HIV test of a foreign citizen in case of applying for a visa authorizing a stay longer than 3 months.
  7. If you are not a citizen of Norway, it is also necessary to submit a proof of employment or local municipal statement of residence, confirming temporary or permanent residence on the territory of Norway.

For more information on the submission of the documents by post see section Postal service.

Important! In case of possessing two or more passports, before submitting the documents to a Russian Visa Office, please, make sure there are no valid visas in other documents.

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

The consular and service fee may be paid in a Visa Office.

Please note! If you are not a Norway citizen, you must also submit:

1. A permit for a continuous stay in Norway for more than 90 days for citizens of the following countries: Albania, Bahrain, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Ireland, Japan, Lesotho, Libya, Macedonia, Mali, Mexico, New Zealand, Oman, Republic of Korea, Republic of South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Venezuela.

Depending on the national legislation, the following documents may serve as a confirmation of continuous stay for more than 90 days in Norway: student or work visa, working permit, temporary residence permit, and temporary resident card.

2. Norway Permanent Resident Card or another equivalent document for the citizens of the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Chad, China, DPRK, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Turkey, Vietnam.

For citizens of Norway

Consideration period Consular fee Service fee(incl. VAT) (inclusiv TVA)
4-10 business days 880 NOK 300 NOK
1-3 business days 1440 NOK 300 NOK
4-10 business days 2000 NOK 300 NOK
1-3 business days 3360 NOK 300 NOK

Please note! If you are a person without citizenship or you are not a Norway citizen, please specify the cost of your visa by calling an operator of a call-center.

Transfer or restoration of a visa regardless of citizenship

Consideration period Service fee(incl. VAT)
640 NOK 300 NOK

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

For more information on the submission of the documents by post see section Postal service.

To fill in an application form go to the website

Service for completing the electronic visa application form

Russian Visa Application Center offers additional service for completing the electronic visa application form when submitting documents to the Visa Center, or correction on behalf of the applicant (authorized representative) of the mistakes made on the application form.

Visa application form is filled on the basis of documents and information submitted by the applicant, and is signed by the applicant personally.

Visa application correction fee is charged in addition to the service fee, and is 120 NOK for each filled in page of the application form. Please ask the Operator of the Russian Visa Application Center about this service, when you apply for a visa.

Dear applicants,

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

Please note!

  • Acquiring of the above mentioned services does not affect the procedure for consideration of visa application and does not guarantee issuing of visa;
  • The cost for provision of services is charged in addition to the service fee;
  • All the above mentioned services are provided only at your request;
  • Please, read about all the terms of providing these services before you start the procedure.