Do Sudanese citizens need a visa to visit Russia?
Yes, they do. Sudanese citizens who plan to visit Russia, need to preliminary apply for Russian visa in Russian embassy or consulate.
How to obtain Russian visa living in Sudan?
In order to obtain Russian visa, Sudanese citizen needs to contact Russian consular section and fill in visa application form. Also he need to submit a list of documents, among which must be an invitation letter to Russia. Such invitation should be issued by a person or an organization, which invited a foreigner to the Russian Federation.
There are different types of invitations and visas (each type of visa refers to its own type of an invitation). They depend on visit’s purpose. The most common types of visas for the foreign citizens are:
- Tourist visa - for example: tourism, sightseeing;
- Electronic visa - for example: short-term trips;
- Business visa - for example: conferences, business meetings;
- Private (homestay) visa - for example: meeting with your Russian friends (but it is more reasonable and cheaper to use the tourist visa);
- Work visa - for example: an employment in Russian company.
Where to obtain Russian visa in Sudan?
You can apply for Russian visa in Russian consular section in Sudan. The list of consular sections, their telephone numbers and location map are shown below the current page.
|Type of Visa||Duration||Purpose|
|Tourist visa||1-30 days||Sightseeing, visiting friends in Russia|
|Business visa||30-90 days (up to 5 years)||Search of business partners, attending conferences, long trips, long-term visits of friends in Russia|
|Electronic visa||8 days||Trips for a short period of time|
|Private visa||30-90 days||Official visits to meet with friends in Russia (Not recommended! See why)|
|Work visa||1-3 years||Employment in Russia or permanent residence|
If a Sudanese citizen plans to visit Russia for tourism, he needs to apply for a tourist visa. In this case he will need a tourist invitation letter.
Read more: Russian tourist visa for foreigners
You can quickly obtain such invitation by making a request to a travel agency. Only those travel agencies, which have its own reference number, have a right to issue tourist invitations.
An appearance of tourist invitations doesn’t set by the law, so they are printed in a travel agency’s way. But there must be indicated a complete information about travel agency and invited Sudanese citizen, his trip’s plan (with specification of cities and hotels) and the dates of trip.
After obtaining a tourist invitation, Sudanese citizen will have to prove in the consular section that his purpose of visit is tourism. This procedure is used for all countries from the List of Migration Risk countries.
If all documents presented by foreign citizen is okay and there is a positive solution to issue him a visa, then he will obtain Russian tourist visa for the period indicated in an invitation. This period can’t exceed 30 days.
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In order to make Sudanese citizen’s arrival come true with a private purpose of visit, it is needed to issue a homestay invitation by an inviting party (a relative or a friend living in Russia).
For doing this, a person who wants to invite Sudanese citizen to the Russian Federation, needs to contact a Federal migration service section on his residence’s administrative unit and submit a homestay invitation application. With an application he needs to submit a copy of his passport and invited foreign citizen’s passport, incoming statement and a guarantee letter, in which he commits to provide an accommodation, medical care and livelihood for a foreigner for the whole period of his stay in the Russian Federation. Inasmuch Sudan is in the list of High Migration Risk countries, so an inviting person will be invited for an interview with a FMS officer during which he should explain the purposes of Sudanese citizen’s visit to Russia.
Find out why: Why not apply for a private visa?
Read more: Russian Private Visa
After the end of the statutory period, there will be issued a reasoned refusal in written form or an invitation on the FMS letterhead. An invitation need to be sent to invited foreigner.
Visa could be issued to a possessor of a homestay invitation for up to 90 days. Such visa is for single or double entries.
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Sudanese citizens, which plan to visit Russia to sign a contract or for extending business cooperation, need to apply for business visa in Russian consular section at first. In order to make his documents for business visa application submitted, it is needed to get a business invitation letter issued properly from any Russian organization.
Read more: Russian Business Visa
The business visa invitation letter can be obtained by either of these ways:
- Russian Business Invitation Letter from organization (possible to get Online);
- Russian Invitation Letter from FMS;
- Telex Russian Invitation;
Organizations authorized in the Consular department of the Ministry of foreign affairs of Russia or in the Federal Migration Service have a right to issue business invitations in a form of letter. Such invitation prints on the inviting organization’s letterhead and contains a request to Russian consular section abroad to issue a business visa to a certain foreign citizen. Such invitation assures by the seal of an organization and by a sign of its head.
In order to issue an invitation on the FMS letterhead, a legal entity need to apply for it to authorized state bodies. Besides an application, some documents such as guarantee letter is needed. Guarantee letter uses in case, when an origin country of invited citizen is in the List of Migration Risk countries.
An invitation through Telex sends straightly from the Ministry of foreign affairs to the consular section abroad. This invitation contains an order to issue a business visa to a certain foreign citizen. The convenience of such invitation is that there is no need to send it through a post service, Telex number is all you need to know.
Business visas are for single, double or multiply entries. They can be issued for up to 1 year.
Order Russian business invitation to Russia for Sudanese citizens in the form of the letter from an organization
Order Russian business invitation to Russia for Sudanese citizens on the FMS letterhead
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If Sudanese citizen wants to obtain a visa, using which it is possible to stay in Russia for a whole year and which can be prolonged for an unlimited number of times, he needs to find an employer in Russia. Employer company must have a permission to hire employees from abroad.
Read more: Russian work visa for foreigners
Company, which has such permission and interested in a visit of a certain Sudanese citizen to the Russian Federation, will submit all necessary documents to a state bodies and obtain for him a work permit and work invitation letter. These documents need to be sent to an invited person by an express mail.
After Sudanese citizen will obtain all these documents, he will be able to apply for a work visa and visit Russian Federation. After doing so, he must arrive at the disposal of an employer and register in the Federal Migration Service. An employer is responsible to control that his employees do not violate the visa regime.
Work visa issues for 1 year. Herewith it can be prolonged every year.
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An electronic visa (hereinafter referred to as "e-visa") is a new type of a visa document. A visa invitation to Russia is not required for obtaining an e-visa. To obtain an e-visa to Russia use our “E-visa to Russia” service.
An e-visa can be only single-entry. The permitted stay in Russia on an e-visa is up to 8 days from the date of entry within its validity period.
The validity period and/ or permitted stay on an e-visa cannot be extended. To obtain an e-visa a foreign citizen needs a digital passport photo and a completed application form containing full and valid data at the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Read more: Electronic visa to Russia for foreigners
In compliance with the Russian Government Regulation, Sudan is currently not listed among the foreign states eligible for an e-visa.
We recommend citizens of Sudan obtaining a common tourist visa for a stay up to 30 days.
Sudanese citizens can apply for Russian visa in the following Consular sections: