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Russia Launches Tourist Visa and Updated Rules for Pakistanis

Russia Launches Tourist Visa and Updated Rules for Pakistanis


Pakistani citizens who want to travel to Russia to immerse themselves in the country’s rich history and culture now have new rules to follow from the Russian government.Beginning in November 2023, these regulations require all applicants for tourist visas to attend a personal interview where they will be required to provide comprehensive details regarding their travel and host arrangements.

List of Documents Needed for a Russian Tourist Visa

Travelers from Pakistan must provide a number of documents with their application for a tourist visa to Russia in order to ensure a seamless application process. Among these documents are:

  1. Visa Issuance Basis: Traveler confirmation from a recognized Russian tour operator, including personal information, arrival and departure dates, visitation goal, travel schedule, and lodging specifics.
  2. Tourist Pay Voucher: Verification of residency and payment for the duration of the visit, either with a hotel reservation or a travel voucher, are required.
  3. Return Ticket Confirmation: evidence of a purchased return flight to Russia.
  4. Original passport: It has two blank visa pages and is valid for a minimum of six months after the visa expires. It is also necessary to have a high-quality copy of the pertinent passport pages.
  5. Visa Application Form: It is finished and available with an attached image on the official website.

Updated Visa Fees and Extended Processing Times

The decision to issue a tourist visa will now be made within 30 days of the submission of all necessary paperwork, per the revised regulations. Furthermore, Pakistani nationals’ visa costs have been updated:

  • Visa for Single Entry: PKR 22,560
  • Visa for Doube Entry: PKR 35,360

These costs pay for the costs of administration incurred in granting tourist visas to Pakistani visitors who want to see the architectural marvels of Moscow, the Saint Petersburg buildings, and the ancient cities of the Golden Ring.

Online Application Procedure

The official Russian visa procedure website (https://visa.kdmid.ru/) is recommended for applicants to fill out the necessary paperwork and upload the required files. It’s crucial to adhere to the instructions and give accurate information when submitting an application.

The objective of the latest modifications is to streamline the procedure for obtaining a visa and ensure that visitors from Pakistan have an enhanced encounter while exploring the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Russian Federation.