Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

from 01.06.2023, the processing of visa applications will be completely centralized in the visa section of the Embassy Moscow. The VisaMetric Visa Application Centers in Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk will remain open, but due to the postal transit times within the country, processing times are expected to be extended.

Please note that due to the high demand, the appointment procedure for national visas will be changed throughout Russia from 01.06.2023. You can no longer book an appointment directly with the visa office or VisaMetric, but register on a waiting list in the appointment system of the Embassy. The Embassy will then assign dates for the visa application in chronological order of the entries.

The appointment for Schengen visas is still made via VisaMetric.

Please continue to observe the information on the suspension of the visa facilitation agreement:
As of
12.09.2022, the visa facilitation agreement between Russia and the EU was completely suspended by the European Council. This results in the following changes for Schengen visas:

    * The visa fee for Russian citizens is 80 euros. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 pay 40 euros.
    * The processing times are extended to about 45 days.
    * A stricter examination of the visa requirements applies.
    * There may be an increased demand for additional documents (e.g. proof of payment for the booked accommodation, travel health insurance taken out only in the EU).
    * In principle, multiple-entry visas with a long validity period are not issued.


When submitting applications for persons under 18 years of age, please read the "Minors" section.


Schengen Visa


Schengen visa can be applied for stays of up to 90 days within one half year (period of 180 days).

Invitations must be submitted in the original and only when applying for a visa. Invitations that are sent directly to the Embassy without a special request cannot be attached to a previously submitted application.



This type of visa can be requested for one of the following purposes:


This type of visa can be requested for one of the following purposes:

Trips involving a stay in Germany for a period of not more than three months within one year:

Sholarship students are who receive funds from German government funds (DAAD, InWEnt) or EU funds (Erasmus).


This type of visa can be requested for one of the following purposes:

An invitation from the clinic and a filled form signed by the attending physician must be provided in the original or sent directly by the clinic or attending physician to the official e-mail address of the German Embassy in Moscow for medical questions: [email protected].



Visa for citizens of the Russian Federation is not required if you do not leave the transit zone at the airport in Germany, and the boarding on the next flight takes place without passing the border control.
Detailed information about the rules of transfer you need to check with the airline carrier.
Please note that only the following airports have transit zones:

Frankfurt am Main
Hamburg (temporary from 4.30 am to 11.30 pm)
Düsseldorf (temporary from 6.00 am to 9.00 pm) and prior registration of the carriage company with the Federal Police
Köln-Bonn (temporary from 4.30 am to 11.00 pm)
Berlin-Tegel (temporally limited from 6.00 am to 11.00 pm)

The competent authority for issuing a transit visa is the Schengen country, which border will be crossed first.


National Visa


National visa can be requested for a single stay over 90 days.
All original documents and their translations must be provided with 1 copy. Notarization of copies of documents is not required. Please note that in order to apply for a national visa, the personal presence of each applicant older than 12 years is required, since on the day of submission of documents, the fingerprinting procedure takes place.
Please note that the German Visa Application Center in Moscow is authorized to accept applications for national visas of certain categories only. Please make sure that the purpose of your stay in Germany is one of the following.


In the event that a family member with whom the reunion is planned also needs to apply for a German national visa, it is possible to submit applications jointly in categories that the Visa Application Center is authorized to accept.

Attention! This category does not apply to reunification with German citizens!

This category of visa may be requested by family members of EU/EEA Citizens. "Family member" means:

  • spouse;
  • a partner with whom a citizen of the Union entered into a registered partnership on the basis of the legislation of any of the Member States;
  • direct descendants who are under the age of 21 or who are dependents and similar descendants of a spouse or partner;
  • dependent direct ascendants and similar relatives of a spouse or partner.





Who can apply for a visa in German Visa Application Center?


Note! Citizens residing in Crimea, Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine need to apply for a Schengen visa at German Embassy in Kiev. Kindly ask you to mind the fact that citizens of Ukraine with a biometric foreign passport are entitled to visa-free entry into the territory of the Schengen countries for a period of stay of no longer than 90 days in half a year.

Citizens residing in Abkhazia (Georgia) and South Osetia (Georgia), need to apply for a Schengen visa at German Embassy in Tbilisi.



Foreign citizens, in addition to the main set of documents, must provide documents confirming legal residence in the Russian Federation (residence permit or registration in the Russian Federation), valid after returning from a trip for at least three months, or confirmation of the extension of this document.

Please note that a foreign citizen who does not reside permanently in the Russian Federation must provide proof of legal residence in the Russian Federation and a justification for applying for a visa in the Russian Federation, and not in the country of residence.


Visa facilitation agreements:

EU-Albania agreement on Visa facilitaion

EU-Armenia agreement on Visa facilitaion

EU-Azerbaijan agreement on Visa facilitaion

EU-Bosnia and Herzegovina agreement on Visa facilitaion

EU-Georgia agreement on Visa facilitaion

EU-Macedonia agreement on Visa facilitaion

EU-Moldova agreement on Visa facilitaion

EU-Montenegro agreement on Visa facilitaion

EU-Serbia agreement on Visa facilitaion

EU-Ukraine agreement on Visa facilitaion



  • The visa fee can be paid in cash or with a credit/debit card and the final amount will be calculated according to the exchange rate provided by the Representative office of Germany in Russia.
  • VisaMetric service fee is charged per visa application, in addition to the applicable visa fee. The service fee can be paid in cash or with a credit/debit card and the final amount will be calculated according to the exchange rate provided by the Representative office of Germany in Russia.
  • Applicants who choose the VIP service are required to pay the Visa fee and the VisaMetric service fee as well.
  • All fees are non-refundable.

Visa Fee - Schengen Visa

6-12 years

12+ years

Russian Federation Nationals

₽ 3980 (€ 40) ₽ 7960 (€ 80)

Nationals of countries with a visa facilitation agreement with the European Union

(Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Georgia, Cape Verde, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine)

₽ 3480 (€ 35) ₽ 3480 (€ 35)
Other nationalities ₽ 3980 (€ 40) ₽ 7960 (€ 80)

Please acquaint yourself with the visa fee exempt categories list before submitting documents:

Visa fee exempt categories

These groups of applicants are exempt from the payment of the visa fee, upon presentation of proof of their status.

Visa Fee - National Visa

0-18 years

18+ years

National Visa

₽ 3730 (€ 37.5) ₽ 7460 (€ 75)

The following groups of applicant are exempt from the payment of the visa fee, upon presentation of proof of their status:

  • Fellows who receive a scholarship from public funds (e.g. DAAD, Erasmus, or a scholarship from a German university) as well as their spouse, same-sex registered partner, minor children, if additional funding for them is indicated in the document confirming the award of the scholarship;
  • Citizens of Ukraine;
  • Spouses, registered same-sex partners, unmarried minors, children of German citizens, and parents of minor German citizens. The visa fee exemption also applies to family members of EU citizens entitled to free movement;
  • Applicants applying for a visa for volunteering purposes.

VisaMetric Service Fee
Service Fee ₽ 2880

Additional Services
VIP ₽ 6960 per person
Biometric photo ₽ 410 per one set of photos
Passport delivery depending upon the destination
Photocopies, print-outs ₽ 30 per page
Form filling service ₽ 410 per app. form
SMS notification ₽ 210 per SMS
Phone notification ₽ 200 per call
E-mail notification Free of charge


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