Although visa processing is generally thought as difficult process. But now, our experts have made a very simple guide for all our students. We aim to explain you the process of getting admission in Russian universities in easy steps. And then getting your Russian student visa ready in just 9 steps !
Submit Online Assessment Form to apply student visa
First of all, student has to fill the online assessment form for his eligibility analysis. Our experts will get back to you in 1-2 days with your eligibility status and your pathway guide.
Register and Submit University Form
On confirmation of your eligibility, student has to follow the registration process at RIBTTES. Our representative will guide you in this registration process.
After registering with RIBTTES, fill the Russian university admission form.
The universities on our panel directly receive student admission application from us. We will process your application further at the university on your behalf.
Here are more details for you on admissions procedure in Russian universities.
With the submission of online admission form, Russian university/institute will process your application. And check your aptitude to study the specific program. They check all your educational documents and may take online interviews, if required.
Apply for Student Visa Invitation
Next step is to apply for student visa invitation letter. Student visa invitation letter is an official document, issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. This letter explains your purpose of travel to Russian Embassy.
Without student visa invitation, your admission process is not completed and visa will not be issued.
Get Invitation Letter
The Russian student visa invitation letter takes 45-50 days of processing. Russian university/institute send student details to the office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia. We get this document ready for our student. The student has to book the courier service from his home country to collect the visa invitation letter from RIBTTES office.
Our representative will guide the student in this process.
Apply student Visa in Russian Embassy
After receiving original visa invitation letter along with the university/ institute contract, you need to follow student visa checklist of Russian embassy / consulate in your home country, to apply for Russian visa.
Student visa takes maximum of 10-15 business days for processing. However the student should start this process before 45 to 50 days validity of his/ her visa invitation letter.
(Note: Russian embassy will first grant the short stay visa, only on the basis of visa invitation validity. And every student need to have minimum 30 days short stay visa validity to extend his/her visa into long term student visa, after coming to Russia.)
The general requirement for student visa application is below
- Visa Application with Processing Fee
- Valid Passport ( Should be valid for about 16 months after the completion of your study in Russia)
- Colored Passport Size Pics
- Medical Test for HIV Negative
- Academic Certificates (attested by your official bodies )
- Visa Invitation Letter (Explaining the purpose of your visit to Russia. Issued by Ministry of foreign affairs of Russia (MFA)
The student has to check all these requirements from the Russian embassy/consulate in his/her home country.
Get your Russian Visa
After your embassy interview, and acceptance of your visa application, the Russian Embassy issues your student visa. Initially, Russian Ministry of foreign affairs (MFA) issue entry visa for the student of maximum 90 days of stay ( Also, known as short term entrance visa for Russia)
This entrance visa is further extended (as per your course duration) after your arrival to Russia.
Short term entrance visa for Russia
You can easily fly to Russia on the behalf of your entrance visa. But when you are flying to Russia, keep all your college or university letters in your hand. Immigration staff can ask you about that documents for verification.
Long term student visa in Russia
The student first arrives on his/her short term entrance visa. Within 7 working days after coming to Russia (on entrance visa). Student needs to make his medical certificate and apply for the visa registration at Federal Migration Services office in Russia (Details of visa registration is explained in Step 10, below).
After the visa registration, the short term entrance visa is then extended to the long term student visa. The duration of visa totally depends on the duration of the registration period (normally it depend on the duration of the course by the college or university)
After getting medical and registration university/institute apply for the multiple entry student visa as per the duration of your course. However, Russian student visa can be easily extended further depending on the duration’s of your study plans.
Pay Admission fees and Tuition fees
After getting your Russian student visa, you have to pay the admission fees and tuition fee. The admission fees is $699, to be paid after visa. The next payment of tuition fee is made before or after the arrival of student in Russia. It depends upon the requirement of the university. Some Russian universities/institutes prefer to take their fees before the arrival of student, others take it after the arrival of student in Russia.
You can openly discuss with our representative about your convince of payment.9
Book After Visa Services
After finalizing all your visa processing, next is to make your living arrangements in Russia . You can easily book your flight to Russia. You can also ask our support team to make arrangements for your airport pick and drop to your hostel.
Check our after visa services here.
Our students have to inform us 5-7 days before their arrival in Russia. There will be a welcoming reception on airport by our staff. Our people take care of all the clearance process of our student on Russian airport.
Our representative is responsible to take you to your hostel and to your university next day. We have special discount offer on hostels, for the students availing our visa support services.10
Come to Russia and Get Registration
All of the students need to register themselves on their arrival in Russia. It is one of the most important requirements for Russian entry. It confirms your legal presence in Russia. Your institute/university will register you within 7 business days after arriving in Russia, at Federal Migration Services Office of Russia.
After registration,you have to take medical test, medical insurance and then apply for long term visa extension process, for the long term student visa.
You will first receive the short term entrance visa for Russia, which will then extended into the long term visa.
We completely guide and help our students through this visa registration and visa extension process. You can easily contact our support representative, anytime you want!