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Russia Visa Process from Pakistan- Basic Overview

Admission Process Time

2/3 Business Days

Visa Invitation Letter Time

Upto 30 Days

Visa Process Time

Upto 7 Days

Embassy Visa Fee in Pakistan

14,000 PKR (Single Entry)

Study Visa Ratio For Russia From Pakistan

96%

Best Courses In Russia In English Language

MBBS, Business, IT, Engineering

Unlike other European countries, the Russian student visa process is very smooth & easy. Students can begin their visa application once they’ve been admitted to any Russian university, up to 45 days before their planned arrival to Russia. Here you can find out the Russian study visa process for Pakistani students planning to study in Russia.

STEP 1: OBTAINING AN INVITATION LETTER?

 

To get an Invitation Letter (Visa Support) issued by the Russian Ministry of Interior, we require following documents:

  • Copy of International Passport.
  • Copy of High School Certificates (Matriculation & Intermediate).
  • Copy of Bachelor Degree (if the student is applying for Master’s degree).

    Students can send us mentioned documents through Email, Whatsapp, or by visiting their nearest branch office of Twelve Consultants.
  • Validity: Once you have received the Invitation Letter, it will be valid for 90 Days Starting from the day of issuance.

    STEP 2: How To Get Russian Study VISA From Pakistan?

     

    After getting an invitation letter from 12 Consultants, students should contact the Consular Department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation located in Islamabad.

    Students can also contact our local representative office for further information about the Russian Student Visa.

    Students should apply to Russian Embassy with the following documents:

  • Completely & Correctly filled Visa Application form (https://visa.kdmid.ru).
  • Original Invitation Letter issued by Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation.
  • Original International Passport (valid for one year)
  • Original School Certificates (Attested From Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan & translated into Russian language).
  • Medical Certificate showing absence of Aids/HIV (Attested From Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan)
  • 8 Passport size Photos.
  • Bank Statement
  • Original Police Certificate (with the contact number of issuing authority)
  • University Contract for the education signed by both sides.
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    Submission and Receiving Days

     

    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 12 PM – 2:00 PM
    Students must get prior appointment from this link (https://islamabad.kdmid.ru/)

    Russian Study Visa Fees For Pakistani Students

    As of 25 April 2022, The Russian Embassy Visa Application Fee for the student visa is as follows;

    Visa Fees

    Visa Type

    Visa Approval Time

    Single Entry Visa

    14,000 PKR

    7-10 Days

    Single Entry Visa (Urgent)

    28,000 PKR

    1-3 Business Days

    Multiple Entry Visa

    42,000 PKR

    7-10 Days

    Multiple Entry Visa (Urgent)

    84,000 PKR

    1-3 Business Days

    Duration of Study Visa for Russia?


    Russia issues study visas based on invitations by the Ministry of Interior. These visas can be:

  • Single Entry Visa
  • Double Entry Visa
  • Multiple Entry Visa
  • Initially, the Russian Embassy will issue the Student for 90 Days with the option to extend the visa according to the duration of your degree program. During this period, you can stay in Russia or leave & return back. Upon the expiration of your visa, you can again extend it or convert it into a Work Permit after the completion of your degree.

    Note: If you stay in Russia with an expired visa, you risk a fine of between 150-300 US$ and possibly a 5-year ban on crossing Russian borders in the future.

     

    STEP 3: ARRIVAL

    After obtaining a study visa from the Russian Embassy, students should reserve flight tickets according to their travel plans. Students should contact us about preferable airports & cheap airlines.
    One of the University’s representatives will welcome the student at the airport. In case the student will not inform us about his/her arrival, he/she will be deported back to the homeland by the Immigration Authorities of Russia.

    STEP 4: UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION & START OF CLASSES

  • Every Student should come with a full set of original documents and a Full First-year Paid-Fees receipt.
  • It is compulsory for every student to be registered at the university during the first 3 business days after arrival at University.
  • After Arrival in Russia, the student should submit the full package of documents and first-year expenses as written on the Admission Confirmation Letter. Our International Office staff will complete all the formalities so that you could start your classes in 4-5 working days. International Office will also extend the visa from Home Office.

    Can Students Work In Russia While Studying?

    Yes, Russia allows international students to do part-time jobs while they are studying at university. In some particular cases, students need to acquire a work permit from the Federal Migration Service (FMS).
    Note: Students don’t need any work permit if they are working during the holidays or at their university/college.

    How to Get a Work Permit In Russia?

    There is a certain requirement to get a work permit from Federal Migration Service.

    1. You must be a full-time student at a state-accredited university
    2. You must be at least 18 years old.
    3. The work permit will allow you to work only in the profession described in the permit.
    4. The work permit will allow you to work only in the city or region of your University.

    Cost of a Work Permit: Students with a valid Russian study visa can get a work permit for 80 US$ approx.

    In How Many Days You Can Get a Work Permit? It normally takes about 10 working days to get a work permit from the regional Federal Migration Service.

    Required Documents For Work Permit

    Students need to submit the following documents to obtain a work permit:

  • International passport
  • Student card (Migration Card)
  • Application Form
  • Employment Contract
  • Medical Fitness Report
  • Confirmation Letter from the university confirming your admission.
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