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Tourist Visa (Short Stay Visa)

For people travelling with the purpose of tourism, staying at a hotel or in a rented flat.

Document Description
Main documents

Original of passport

Passport which must be valid for at least 3 months from the date on which you intend to leave the SCHENGEN territory, or, in the case of multiple journeys, the date on which you intend to leave it for the last time, issued within the previous 10 years. It is advisable that your passport contains at least one double blank page reserved for visas (blank front and back) for each applicant (so, if a child travels with parent in the parent’s passport, there should be 2 blank pages (blank front and back), i.e. 4 blank pages. Passport should be signed by the applicant.

Schengen application form

Duly completed (in German, Dutch, French or English), dated and signed by the applicant in person. The form with a bar code is available once the registration on Visa-On-Web is completed and the online form is filled in. Right after you will have the opportunity to print out the filled in form. For family members or groups application form must be filled in for each individual. In case of minors (below the age of 18), the application form needs to be signed by parents or person exercising legal guardianship. 

One photo

1 recent photograph in accordance to the Schengen photo requirements

                      Proof of purpose of stay and accommodation

Travel route

A detailed itinerary (in German, French or English) indicating the travel program envisaged.

Copy of round-trip flight ticket reservation from/to Russia Proof of transport arrangements (Confirmed bookings of return of return airplane tickets)
Hotel booking confirmation Proof of hotel reservation for the whole trip
                       Employment and solvency proof of applicant

Evidence of employment

Evidence of employment (letter from the employer) with name, address, phone number, your position, tenure duration, salary.
For students/pupils: attestation from the University/school with information about vacation time or permission to leave school for the planned trip
For retired: pension certificate (original and copy).
Self-employed people / individual entrepreneurs: Proof of economic activity (e.g. 2NDFL or 3NDFL form, copy of extract from the trade/fiscal registry or copy of certificate for individual business/entrepreneur).

Solvency proof

Bank account/credit card statement showing the movements for the last three months OR proof of currency exchange receipt OR proof of sponsorship OR proof of real estate property in Russia. Each person must have at least €  95.00 for every day of stay at his/her disposal in case of stay at the hotel and at least € 45.00  per day in case of accommodation with an individual.

                                Document for the minor (s)
Copy of birth certificate  
Consent of the parental authority or legal guardian If a child travels alone or is only accompanied by one parent: an authorization signed in front of a notary public by the parents/the parent who is not travelling, is required (original and copy).
                                        Other documents
Copy of document proving legal residence in Russia All non-Russian citizens living in Russia have to be legal residents of the Russian Federation and need to present the relevant documents (copy of residence permit, long-term visa or FMS registration). These documents need to be valid for at least 3 months beyond the planned return from the Schengen area or a document is to be submitted that the holder has applied for the renewal of proof of legal residence.
Medical insurance policy 1. The travel insurance should be valid for Schengen area if you apply for short stay visa.
2. The insurance must cover the minimum amount of 30,000.00 Euro (coverage: repatriation for medical reasons, urgent medical attention, emergency hospital treatment and transportation of the body in case of death).
3. The insurance should cover the whole period of your stay in Schengen area. If the visa is requested with a longer validity and multiple entries, the travel insurance only needs to cover the first trip.

Copy of old passport

If you have Schengen visas for last 5 years  in the old passport, it is recommended to submit copies Schengen visas and the page with the personal data of that passport with your application.

Copy of internal passport

Copies of all pages with any stamps in it (the applicant’s biodata, issued international passports, marital status and registration in Russia etc.)

Consent for processing of personal data Please download the form ”Consent for processing of personal data”, that can be found at section Links and Downloads, complete it according to the internal passport and attach with all your documentation.