Starting April 25, 2016, all applications for Russian visas submitted in Thailand shall be prepared using the Electronic Visa Application Form at https://visa.kdmid.ru
Russian visa applications prepared using the old format or a different way shall be no longer accepted.
Thailand passport holders can enter Russia visa free for up to 30 days. For longer periods of stay they have to apply for appropriate visas at the Consular Section of the Russian Embassy in Bangkok.
Thai diplomatic and official passport holders can stay in Russia visa free for up to 90 days.
Based on the reciprocity principle, following countries’ citizens need to present their long-term Thailand visas (OVER 90 DAYS) to be able to apply for a Russian visa in Bangkok (otherwise, applications shall be filed in their home countries / countries of residence): Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Benin, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Guinea, Haiti, Hungary, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lesotho, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mali, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Venezuela.
Exceptionally, the requirement for a long term Thailand visa may be waived upon presenting a sufficient proof and explanation of the traveler’s reason to apply in Thailand. Though the final decision to grant or deny the visa still remains at the discretion of a consular officer.
Citizens of the following countries have to present their Thailand Residence Certificate to be able to apply for a visa in Bangkok (otherwise, applications shall be filed in their home countries / countries of permanent residence): Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Chad, China, Ethiopia, Georgia, Iraq, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Rwanda, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Vietnam.
This policy is NOT APPLIED to transit visa applications.
Russian visas are issued for specific dates of entry and departure. These dates, as well as the visa type and number of entries, are specified in the documents submitted for visa application. Foreigners are allowed to enter and are required to leave Russia within this specific timeframe.
All visa applications are processed within 4 – 20 working days.
In specific cases, the processing time may be reduced to 1 – 3 working days (for extra fee).
Accepting visa applications for expedited processing is solely at the discretion of the Consular Section and may be denied. No visas shall be issued on the day of application.
Applicants for all types of visas are required to come to the Consular Section in person (unless otherwise authorized).
Please make sure that your passport has at least 2 blank pages.
If your current Thai visa is in the passport other than the one you submit with the visa application please provide the original of that passport.
Consular officers are authorized to request any additional documents relating to the trip beyond the standard list of required documents.
Upon processing the application a visa may be denied with no explanation.
Visa fees are non-refundable.
Please feel free to refer to
You may wish to verify your invitation, check personal limitations (if any) to enter the Russian Federation, etc. at the official website of the Department of Migration, Ministry of the Interior of Russia.