Humanitarian visa
Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Singapore
Phone: (65) 6235 1832, 6235 1834
/9:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:15

Humanitarian visa

To apply for a HUMANITARIAN VISA you must have LETTER OF INVITATION (LOI) issued by Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation at the request of your counterpart in Russia (visa sponsor).

 Please ask your partner in Russia to obtain and send a copy of LOI to you by email.

 The LOI can be submitted in either copy or original. The LOI can also be issued in a form of TELEX. In this case your employer in Russia needs to provide you with telex number.

 Nationals of following countries which have Visa Agreements with Russia may apply for Humanitarian visa with INVITATION LETTER issued by a Russian organization or Russian Authorities:

Europe: (except Denmark, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland)
 Croatia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden

 Rest of Europe – 
CroatiaDenmarkIcelandLichtensteinNorway and Switzerland.

United States.

JapanPeople’s Republic of China  and India.

Your Letter of invitation defines:

  • The name of your Russian visa sponsor which you     will need to indicate as Host Organization when filling in online visa     application form.
  • The date of entry to Russia and the date of exit     from Russia. You may enter Russia on or after the date indicated in your     visa, and leave Russia on or before the date indicated in your visa.
  • The number of entries to Russia – it can be one     (for single trip), two (for double trip) or multiple entries.
  • The length of your stay in Russia. Single or     Double trip Humanitarian visa will let you stay not more than 90 days.     Multiple Entry Humanitarian visa will let you stay for up to 90     accumulated days in each 180 days period (except for Humanitarian visas     issued to Americans according to the Visa Agreement (pdf) with Russia with     allowed continuous stay for up to 6 months).

Besides, regardless of the visa type the following documents must be submitted to the Consular Section:

1.Completed visa application form signed by the Applicant only

         2. Valid national passport (valid for no less than 6 month before the end of the visa period) 

   3. For Non-Singaporeans – valid Singapore Employment Pass or other Visit Pass/Permanent Resident Identification Card/Disembarkation Card: original AND photocopy.

          4. One 3,5x4,5 color picture of an applicant.

5. Travel insurance for the citizens of European Union for the full duration of your stay in Russia.