Russian visa for Slovenian citizens

Published by Mike Lomberg June 2, 2020
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Rich natural beauty and long history of cultural traditions place Russia among the most attractive tourist sites. Besides, you can come to visit your relatives and friends, or probably establish useful business contacts, attend an outstanding sports or cultural event, or even enroll in a Russian university to take some educational course. Whichever purpose you have, you’ll need to find out which documents you need to enter Russia and how to get them.

Do Slovenian citizens need a visa to enter Russia?

Yes, they do.

A Russian visa exists in a regular form as a stamp put in your passport, as well as in electronic form. Following our guide you’ll be able to arrange your visa application in a fast and economical way without any extra services. We’ll help you understand which visa you need, how to collect the required documents and apply them in Slovenia to get your visa.

Remember, that you can start the application process not earlier than 6 months before your trip.

We also recommend you to do it not later than 1 month before traveling.

Step 1. Choose a suitable visa type and the dates for your travel

Russian visas can be categorized into the following main types:

Visa typesValidity periodTravel purpose
Tourist visa30 daystourism and leisure
Private visa90 daysprivate guest visits. Not recommendable: see why here
Business visa30 -90 days (up to 5 years max)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
Electronic visa8 daysshort tourist, business or humanitarian visits

Before you start collecting documents for your application, choose the type that suits you best. Read on for more details.

Russian Tourist visa for Slovenian citizens

You can stay in Russia for: maximum 30 days

You can enter: once, twice

You enter Russia for:

You should be invited by: Russian registered tour operator

Russian Private visa for Slovenian citizens

You can stay in Russia for: maximum 90 days

You can come: once, twice

You enter Russia for: visiting family or friends in Russia

You should be invited by: a Russian citizen or resident with an official residence permit, who solicits the invitation at the MIA of Russia; or writes an invitation and verifies it with the notary, enclosing copies of documents proving your family ties.

Russian Business visa for Slovenian citizens

You can stay in Russia for: 90 days out of each 180. A visa can be issued for up to 5 years.

You can come: once, twice or multiple times

You enter Russia for:

– looking for new business contacts

– attending various meetings, conferences, negotiations

– investing into Russian business

– purchasing goods and services, researching the market

– conducting trainings, maintenance work (sub-purpose Technical Maintenance)

– commercial activity (sub-purpose Commercial)

– driving cargo or passenger vehicle throughout Russia (sub-purpose Driver)

– flying aircraft (sub-purpose Crew Member)

– accompanying parents in a business trip as an underage child (sub-purpose Family Member)

– taking part in events related to sports, culture, politics, religion, charity, volunteer programs, or supplying humanitarian aid (Humanitarian type)

You should be invited by: A Russian organization, or MIA of Russia upon request of the host Russian company, or a Russian MFA following a request of the host company

Russian Transit visa for Slovenian citizens

You can stay in Russia for: up to 3 days if you make a flight connection, or up to 10 days if you cross Russia by road or railroad

You can come: once

You enter for: crossing Russia following to another country of destination.

You should have the tickets showing entry/exit from Russia

Russian Student visa for Slovenian citizens

You can stay in Russia: 90 days and longer. Initially, a visa is issued for 90 days, but can be extended in Russia depending on the duration of studies.

You can come: once, twice or multiple times within validity of your visa

You enter Russia for: studying at a Russian university or attending short-term courses

You should be invited by: A Russian School or University via the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia

Russian Work visa for Slovenian citizens

You can stay in Russia: 90 days and longer. A visa can be extended in Russia, depending on the labour contract terms. For Highly Qualified Experts a visa is issued for 3 years at once, and can also be extended in Russia.

You can come: once, twice or multiple times within validity of your visa

You enter Russia for: paid employment

You should be invited by: your Russian employer via the MIA of Russia

Russian Electronic visa for Slovenian citizens

You can stay in Russia: no longer than 8 days. Visa validity starts from the issuance date and lasts for 30 days. 

You can come: once

You enter Russia for: tourism and leisure activities, or brief business or humanitarian visits to Russia

You should fill the application for e-visa on kdmid website 4 days before your entry. When on the border, display the printed e-visa and enter one of the three regions: 

Enter and leave through the same border point. Unfortunately, you cannot visit any other regions of Russia on e-visa yet. If you want to travel more freely get yourself a regular tourist visa instead.

Step 2. Prepare a package of documents for your Russian visa

The next step after you’ve identified the visa type for you, will be to prepare the documents for your application. You’ll need to collect the following:

– For tourist visa you’ll need a tourist confirmation from an approved Russian travel agency. Get it here in 10 min: Get Tourist Confirmation. Print and use

For Autotourism be ready to submit a copy of the registration certificate of your vehicle.

– For private visa your Russian host should solicit an official invitation at the local MIA migration department and send it to you. It’s made in 20 working days and sent in e-format. If you don’t have time to wait, consider coming on a tourist visa. 

For emergency visits to seriously ill or deceased relatives you can provide the medical or death certificate, as well as documents proving your kinship directly to the consulate and obtain your visa urgently.

– For Business visa your Russian partner must provide you either with a written statement of invitation signed and sealed, or solicit an invitation at the MIA of Russia (takes 20 working days), or MFA  of Russia (invitation type – Telex, takes around 12 working days). If your host company can’t provide this, order your Business invitation here: Get Business invitation

– For Student visa your Russian school or university should solicit official invitation from the MIA of Russia (takes 1- 1.5 months)

– For Work visa your Russian employer should solicit official invitation from the MIA of Russia (takes 1- 2 months)

Step 3. Apply your documents and pay for your visa

Have you gathered everything and are ready to apply? You can do this at:

Visa centers were created to simplify the process of visa application and offer supplementary services to make it more convenient for the applicants. 

We’d recommend you applying through the visa center to avoid any mistakes in your documents, and to order courier delivery of your passport back once the process is finished (you cannot do that if you apply at the consulate).

Visa fees 

paying the visa fees

Consulate non-refundable visa fees:

Visa typeStandard processing in 4-10 working daysExpedited processing in 1-3 days
All short-term visa types35 EUR70 EUR
Single entry student/ work visa70 EUR140 EUR
Double entry student/work visa112 EUR224 EUR
Multiple entry student/work visa210 EUR420 EUR

If you apply via Interlink visa center, you’ll be also asked to pay the service fee of 25 EUR, and another 21 EUR for delivery of your passport back with courier service.

Visa fees are paid during the submission of documents with credit card. Cash isn’t accepted.

You’ll be given a receipt which you’ll need to save and present when collecting your passport back.

Step 4. Get your Russian visa and examine it

Getting your passport with visa stamp in it

You have waited the stipulated time and received notification that your visa is ready? If you haven’t paid for courier delivery, you should take your ID and receipt and go collect your passport with visa from the office where you’ve applied.

Attentively look at the visa stamp. Check that all information is correct, and your name is spelled the same way as in your passport bio page. 

Russian visa stamp - information on it

In case of any mistakes, apply for correction at the same office.

If everything is fine, start packing your bags and making your travel plans.

Step 5. Arrive to Russia and obtain migration card and registration

After your arrival you’ll need to take care of two more documents required in Russia for all foreign guests:

A migration card is given to foreign nationals arriving to Russia at migration control points. It has two identical parts, one of which is surrendered to the immigration officer. You’ll need to write on it the details of your trip, dates of travel, places of intended stay. After you have it stamped by the officer, keep the second part of the card with you, and don’t lose it. You’ll have to return it back when leaving Russia.

Russian migration card sample

You’ll need to get registered upon arrival, if you stay longer than 7 working days in Russia.

If you stay in a hotel, you’ll get registered by the hotel manager. If you stay with your Russian friends, ask the owner of the apartment to register you at the local post or police office during the first 7 days after your arrival. Carry your registration with you. You might need to show it when returning from Russia.

Russian registration template

Hope that our guide will help you navigate better through the process of visa application. If you still have questions or doubts, don’t hesitate to contact us by email.

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