Work visa can be given to the foreign citizen, entering Russia with the purpose of working practice. This type of visa can be applied only under original invitation and is given only for the period up to 3 months. It can be single entry only. An applicant has an ability to extend his/her visa in a Local Visa Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and get a multiple entry one instead. The valid period of this multiple entry visa should coincide with the working contract's period of an applicant. Though, this period must be not longer than a year for every subsequent visa.
To apply for work visa an applicant should submit to the Consulate General the following documents:
1. Original letter of invitation ("Priglashenie") issued by Local Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation of the Russian Federation. ATTENTION! No copies are accepted!
2. Valid foreign passport (original only and it should have at least 2 clear visa pages). It must be valid not less than 6 months after the visa expiration date.
3. Completed visa application form, signed by an applicant only. All information must be filled in English.
4. 1 photo (3x4, mat).
5. Medical insurance.