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Russia, the world’s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Its landscape ranges from tundra and forests to subtropical beaches. It’s famous for Moscow's Bolshoi and St. Petersburg's Mariinsky ballet companiest. Russia is a federal semi presidential constitutional republic. Tourism in Russia has seen rapid growth since the late Soviet period, first domestic tourism and then international tourism, fuelled by the rich cultural heritage and great natural variety of the country. Russia is the 9th most visited country in the world and the 7th most visited country in the world.

Russia has a free education system that guarantees all its citizens free education. However, entry into college is a different case as it's highly competitive, Russia highly emphasises on medical, mathematical, scientific and aeronautical research.

Capital : Moscow
Official Language : Russian
Area : 17,075,200 km sq
Time zone : UTC +2 to +12

Student visa

  • Granted to students enrolled on academic or language courses in Russia.
  • Issued on the basis of an invitation and contract of study with an educational institution.
  • Valid from three months to one year in the first instance, but extendable depending on how long you will be studying in Russia.
  • An original HIV Certificate showing a negative result is required for stays of over 3 months

Documents needed for a student visa

  • An original, valid, and signed passport with at least one blank page, valid for 6 months after the end of your stay.
  • A copy of the Russian visa application form, completed and signed.
  • Two passport-size photos, signed on the reverse.
  • A letter of invitation from a university/school in Russia, which can only be issued by the local Visa Service of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (OVIR) .
  • An original HIV Certificate showing a negative result is required for stays of more than 3 months.
  • A copy of your diploma/certificate or examination results from your previous or current place of study.
  • A copy of the invoice issued by the university/school in Russia proving that you have already paid for tuition.


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