Starting April 25, 2016, all applications for Russian visas submitted in Thailand must 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 will not be accepted.
Thai nationals can stay in Russia up to 30 days without a visa. For longer periods of stay they must apply for a visa at the Consular Section of the Russian Embassy in Bangkok.
Holders of Thai diplomatic and official passports can stay in Russia up to 90 days without a visa.
The Russian Embassy in Bangkok is empowered to issue Russian visas (all types except transit visas) only to foreigners who hold a Thai residence certificate or who have been granted permission to stay in Thailand continuously over 90 days.
Citizens of the following countries must have permission to stay in Thailand for MORE THAN 90 DAYS to apply for a visa in Bangkok: Austria, Albania, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Venezuela, Haiti, Greece, Egypt, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Lesotho, Libia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mali, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, UAE, Oman, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Sierra-Leone, Finland, Germany, Croatia, Switzerland, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, SAR, Japan.
Citizens of the following countries must have a Thai residence certificate to apply for a visa in Bangkok: Algeria, Angola, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Ghana, Guyana, Georgia, India, Iraq, Iran, Sri Lanka, China, North Korea, Nepal, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Ruanda, Syria, Somalia, Turkey, Chad, and Ethiopia.
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. Visas are not 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 empty 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 this 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 without giving an explanation.
Visa fees are non-refundable.
You can use the web-site of the Federal Migration Service of Russia to check the validity of an invitation, check whether you have limitations to enter the Russian Federation, etc.
Information services of FMS (in Russian only).