Russian visa for citizens of Myanmar

Published by Mike Lomberg June 29, 2020
Myanmar passport cover

Russia welcomes travelers from different countries for tourism, business, work or study purposes. If you are a citizen of Myanmar planning a trip to Russia, you should first learn how to travel to Russia legally and safely. 

Do citizens of Myanmar need a visa to enter Russia?

Yes, they do.

Unless you are a holder or diplomatic or service passport, you have to get a Russian visa prior to your trip. Remember, that Russian visas aren’t issued when you arrive to the country on the border. 

How and where to apply for a Russian visa? Which documents should I need? How much and how long will the process take? Find answers to these questions in this article. Let’s get started.

Step 1. Choose among the Russian visa types

Russian visas are classified according to the duration of your stay, number of entries and purpose of your visit into several types. Read the description below and choose the right visa type.

Visa typesPeriod of stayTravel purpose
Tourist visa30 daystourism and leisure
Private visa90 daysprivate guest visits. Not recommendable: see why here
Business visa30 -90 days (a visa can be valid for 1 year)
conducting business in Russia, looking for partners, negotiating, investing etc.
Transit visa3 -10 dayscrossing Russian territory on your way to another country
Student visa90 days and abovestudying a course in a Russian school or university
Work visa90 days and aboveworking under contract for a Russian employer

Russian Tourist visa for citizens of Myanmar

You need it if: 

Russian Business or Humanitarian visa for citizens of Myanmar

You need it if: 

Russian Private visa for citizens of Myanmar

You need it if: 

Russian Student visa for citizens of Myanmar

You need it if: 

Russian Work visa for citizens of Myanmar

You need it if: 

Step 2. Get the necessary documents and fill the visa form

You can apply for a Russian visa not earlier than 3 months before your trip. After you have decided on the visa type, you can start preparing your documents. The list includes:

Step 3. Visit the Embassy and apply for your visa

After you have prepared the necessary documents, you can apply for a visa at the Consular Section of the Russian Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar.

All applicants undergo a fingerprinting procedure when they submit their documents for visa, so it’s essential to apply your documents in person.

The address is:

38 Zagawar Street, Dagon Township, Yangon

Tel.: (+95-1) 241955

[email protected] (consular section)

When you submit your documents for a visa you should pay the fees for the processing of your application. The amount of visa fee as of June 2020 is:

Visa typeStandard processing 4-20 working daysUrgent processing 1-3 working days
Single entry80 $160 $
Double entry128 $256 $
Multiple entry240 $480 $

Visa fees are non-refundable and paid only in USD during the submission of documents at the Consulate.

Step 4. Receive your passport and check your visa details

When the time comes to collect your passport back (you’ll be given the date when you apply), you should come to the Consulate again bringing your receipt of payment of the visa fees. 

The visa is a stamp in your passport bearing the following information:

Russian visa stamp

Check all details carefully, if you spot any mistakes you can apply for correction. If everything is fine, start packing your bags. I recommend you carrying your invitation from Russia in a copy of original with you to display at the migration control if requested.

Don’t forget these documents in Russia

When you arrive, take care of two more documents you’ll need during your visit:

When you pass migration control an officer will ask you to fill in the migration card (it can also be given out on board your plane, or found on the desks at the airport arrivals). This form is completed in pen with block letters in English or Russian. It has two identical parts and the one you give to the officer, while the other you keep and after your trip comes to an end – return on the border.

Migration card in Russia

If you plan on staying in Russia over 7 working days, you’ll need to undergo such procedure as registration. Nothing to worry about, but as it is required by law, make sure the hotel which you booked provides you with one, or the owner of the apartment where you stay.

Registration in Russia

As both documents can be asked for by the police to prove your legal stay in Russia, it’s recommendable to carry them with you during the entire trip. 

If you lose migration card – contact the local migration service office to get one. If you lose registration – ask your Russian host to get a duplicate.

Hope my article has helped you get your Russian visa. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email.

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Happy travels to Russia!