Do Mexican need Visa to Russia?

Yes, they do. Before obtaining a Russian visa a citizen of Mexico has to receive an invitation from Russia. When applying at the consulate a foreigner has to pay a consulate fee and fill in a special application form.

An inviting party (located in Russia) has to issue a required invitation to obtain a visa and send it to a Mexican citizen. A foreign citizen can be invited to Russia by a friend or a relative located in the Russian Federation, as well as a travel company or other legal entity. Depending on who is inviting a foreigner will vary the procedure of the invitation issuing as well as its outward appearance. 

Visas will vary depending on the official purpose of the visit: if a foreigner plans to visit the RF for sightseeing, he will receive a tourist visa, if he/she wants to visit friends or relatives – a private visa, in order to sign agreements he/she will need a business visa, and a work visa will be given to those Mexican citizens who were hired to work in the Russian Federation.

How to Get Russian Visa from Mexico?

A certain procedure is required for that. It may vary depending on the purpose of the trip:

  • Tourist visa is intended for those who travel for tourism and wish to see sights.
  • Private visa is good for visitors who would like to meet Russian friends (however, it is recommended to apply for the tourist visa instead as it is a more easy and reliable way to take a trip to Russia).
  • Electronic visa - for example: short-term trips;
  • Business visa suits the foreign applicants who are concerned in exploring business opportunities of Russia.
  • Work visa is necessary for the citizens of foreign countries who seek to endeavour in career and professional development in Russian enterprises.

Where to apply for a Russian visa in Mexico?

You can obtain a visa to Russia in any of the Consulates of the Russian Federation located in Mexico. See the list of Russian Consulates in Mexico, along with their phone numbers and location indicated on this page below.

Russian visas quick comparison

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


Russian Tourist Visa from Mexico

Citizens of Mexico can obtain tourist visas to enter the Russian Federation in case the purpose of their visit is sightseeing. Tourists may have their invitations to obtain a visa issued at the tourist company which must be registered in Russia and has its own reference-number. This type of invitation to visit Russia for Mexican can be made within 1 working day.

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The outward appearance of such an invitation does not matter. Though it must contain the passport data of the foreigner invited to Russia by the travel company as well as the detailed information about the company itself. It must also have a list of all Russian cities which this tourist plans to visit during his/her trip as well as the hotels where he/she would stay. A desired visa multiplicity is indicated in the invitation, as well as estimated dates and duration of the journey. A tourist visa to Russia from Mexico has a maximum validity of 30 days with a maximum of 2 entries.

Get a Tourist Invitation to Russia from Mexico

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Russian Private Visa for Mexican citizens

Those citizens of Mexico who want to visit their relatives in Russia must apply for a private visa. In order to obtain such a visa an inviting party located in Russia (in case it is an individual) should issue a special visitor invitation at a local department of the Federal Migration Service (the FMS). If an inviting party is a legal entity its representative must apply to a department of the FMS where the company was registered.

Please note! We do not recommend using a private visa!
Find out why: Why not apply for a private visa?

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This is to ensure that the officials of the FMS can check the absence of any criminal records the foreigner had during his/her previous visits to Russia, as well as any deportations from the country or even unpaid penalties – if any of the abovementioned is found the invitation will be refused with indicating the reason for that.

A private visa to Russia is given for a period of up to 90 days, wherein it may be single or double entry.

Get of a Private (Visitor) Invitation to Russia for Mexican citizens

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Russian Business Visa from Mexico

Citizens of Mexico who have business interests in Russia (such as negotiations, participation in conferences, search for new business partners, signing agreements) may apply for a business visa.

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The business visa invitation letter can be obtained by either of these ways:

For that you will need a business invitation which must be issued by the inviting party. Only those legal entities can issue the invitations that were accredited at the Federal Migration Service or the Department of Consular Service at the Ministry for Foreign Relations of the Russian Federation. An invitation can be issued on the letterhead of the company which invites a Mexican citizen to visit Russia, on a special FMS form or by telex.
Invitation on the letterhead of an accredited company which invites this certain foreigner to Russia is a letter in which the company sends a request to the embassy to give a visa. Such invitation can be issued within 1 day.

An invitation (on a standard state form) could be given to the accredited company for a foreign citizen upon application which a representative of this company should give in to an appropriate authorized body. In this case the foreigner will be checked without fail on having any deportations or criminal records during his/her previous visits to Russia.

A direct requirement of the Ministry for Foreign Relations of the Russian Federation to the embassy of the RF is sent by telex and not printed on any forms. With such an invitation the inviting party gives a foreign citizen a certain number which he/she should quote when applying for a visa at the embassy.

Read more: What is the difference between a telex and the original invitation

A business visa can be obtained for a period for up to 5 years. 

Get a Russian Business Invitation from Mexico on the letterhead of an accredited company

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Issuing of a Business Invitation to Russia for Mexican citizens on the FMS form

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Get a Business Invitation to Russia for Mexican citizens by a Telex

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Work visa for Mexican citizens

If a citizen of Mexico plans to work in Russia he/she has to obtain a work visa. In order to receive such a visa it is necessary to present an invitation which will be issued only if a foreigner has got a work permit. An invitation can also be given in case a foreign citizen is a foreign mission staff member.

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In order for a citizen of Mexico to obtain a work visa he/she will need assistance from his/her employer which provides him/her with a job in Russia. After arriving to Russia a foreigner must be registered a t the migration service.

A citizen of Mexico upon receiving a work visa allowing him/her to work in Russia has to go through the following stages:

  1. An employer issues a work permit for a foreigner;
  2. An invitation to obtain a visa for 90 days is issued;
  3. Arrival to Russia and registration at the migration service;
  4. Extension of visa (for the term of the work permit);
  5. Registration at the migration service for the whole period of the extended visa.

Get Work Visa to Russia for Mexican citizens

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Russian Electronic Visa from Mexico

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

Apply for e-visa     Cost 10.00

Russian consulate in Mexico:

Mexican citizens may obtain Russian visa in these Consular centers of the Russian Federation:

Current Addresses of Russian Embassies in Mexico

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