DOCUMENT LIST AND NECESSARY INFORMATION

On this page you will find the list of documents necessary for submission depending on the purpose of your trip.

DOCUMENTS LISTS

 

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

 

Schengen Visa


 

Schengen visa can be applied for 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:

* Close relatives are: spouses (including same-sex partnerships), children (including adoptive), parents (including adoptive and guardians), grandmothers / grandfathers, grandchildren

* Family member means:
a) spouse;
b) a partner with whom a citizen of the Union entered a registered partnership under the laws of a Member State
c) direct descendants who are under the age of 21, or are dependent, and similar descendants of a spouse or partner
d) dependents in a direct ascending line and similar relatives of a spouse or partner

 

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

 

Please note that due to EU Council Decision 2022/12039 of September 6, 2022  on the full suspension of the Agreement between the EU and Russia, it is necessary to explain the urgency and necessity of travel to the following categories of applicants:
    • business people and representatives of business organisations (including exhibition visitors and exhibitors);
    • members of official delegations who, following an official invitation addressed to the Member States, the European Union or the Russian Federation, shall participate in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programmes, as well as in events held in the territory of the Russian Federation or one of the Member States by intergovernmental organisation;
    • members of national and regional Governments and Parliaments, Constitutional Courts and Supreme Courts.
Confirmation of the need to travel can be specified in the invitation or in an additional letter from the host organization. Also, for these categories, it is necessary to provide a complete set of documents in accordance with an Article 14, paragraph 1 of the EU Visa Code.

 

Working trips involving a stay in Germany for no more than three months within one year:

 

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

 

A transit visa for citizens of the Russian Federation is required if you do not have a valid Schengen visa, but you are planning a trip through the Schengen countries with the possibility of exiting the transit zone of the airport.

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
München
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 for submission must be submitted with 2 copies. Please note that in order to apply for a national visa, the personal presence of applicants 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.

 


 

Visa for taking up an internship as part of an international exchange program (§ 15 Nr. 4 BeschV) or while studying at a university after the 4th semester (§15 Nr. 6 BeschV) (PDF)

This visa category can be applied for in order to complete an internship for up to one year:

  • within the framework of an international exchange program for students or graduates of higher education institutions in agreement with the Federal Employment Agency (ZAV) §15 Nr. 4 BeschV
  • during study in higher education, which is carried out after the fourth semester in the subject form in agreement with the Federal Employment Agency (ZAV) §15 Nr. 6 BeschV

 

A national visa issued for this purpose allows you to apply for an EU Blue Card.

The EU Blue Card is a residence permit for highly qualified professionals who plan to start a permanent job in Germany.

 

It is recommended that applicants applying for a national visa to work as a researcher / scientist check the "Additional information for academics and research scientists" memo.

 

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.

 

NOTICES

 

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.


 

Registered and unregistered (civil) spouses, life partners, children of German citizens can apply both to the visa section of the German Embassy in Moscow by appointment, and through the Visametric Visa Center.

In the event of the death of close relatives in Germany, you can apply directly to the visa section of the German Embassy in Moscow without an appointment in accordance with the Embassy's working hours from Monday to Friday from 9-00 to 12-00.

As a rule, such applications are considered by the German Embassy within one working day, and the visa is issued mainly for 10 days. In case of death of close relatives, you should:

  • Ask the relevant authority in Germany to send a death certificate in PDF format to doku@mosk.diplo.de.

  • It is necessary to indicate in the subject of the letter “Window No. 7: death case - deceased: First Name, Last Name - Applicant: First Name, Last Name”.
  • Prepare a set of documents corresponding to the purpose of the trip “Private Visit”. Documents can be provided both in original and in copy. .

  • Submit the application without prior appointment directly to the visa department of the German Embassy in Moscow in window 7. Please note that the application will be considered within one working day.


     

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

 

Fees


  • 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

₽ 2410 (€ 40) ₽ 4810 (€ 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)

₽ 2110 (€ 35) ₽ 2110 (€ 35)
Other nationalities ₽ 2410 (€ 40) ₽ 4810 (€ 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

₽ 2260 (€ 37.5) ₽ 4510 (€ 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.

VisaMetric Service Fee - Schengen Visa
Service Fee ₽ 1740

Service Fee for:

  • Travellers who apply for a visa as part of the university cooperation between a German and Russian university
  • Travellers who apply for their visa as part of the German-Russian youth exchange
  • Researchers travelling to Germany for research purposes
₽ 1040

Service Fee for:

  • Handicapped applicants and one accompanying person
₽ 350

VisaMetric Service Fee - National Visa
Service Fee ₽ 1740

Service Fee for:

  • Handicapped applicants and one accompanying person
₽ 350

Additional Services
VIP ₽ 4210 per person
Biometric photo ₽ 250 per one set of photos
Passport delivery depending upon the destination

Insurance

according to the chosen policy
Photocopies, print-outs ₽ 20 per page
Form filling service ₽ 250 per app. form
SMS notification ₽ 130 per SMS
Phone notification ₽ 130 per call
E-mail notification Free of charge


Moscow

Moscow, Kievskaya street, 2, Business Center "Kievskiy", 3 floor

+7495-990-8979


Kazan

Kazan, Ostrovskogo street, 87, Office Center "Business Park", 2 floor

+7495-990-8979


Krasnodar

Krasnodar, Krasnyh Partizan street, 152, Business Center "Senat"

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Nizhniy Novgorod

Nizhniy Novgorod, Bol'shaya Pokrovskaya street, 61

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Rostov-on-Don

Rostov-on-Don, Socialisticheskaya street, 74, Business Center "Kupecheskii Dvor", 4 floor, room 415

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Samara

Samara, Krasnoarmejskaya street, 131, Business Center "Gud'Ok", Business Centre - 1, 2 floor

+7495-990-8979


Saratov

Saratov, Akademika Vavilova N.I street, 28/34, Business Center "Atlant"

+7495-990-8979