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Information of the Consular Department


WORKING HOURS:

Submission of the visa and passport documents, notarial acts: Tuesday, Thursday from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Collection of documents: Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 09.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.

Please note, that the Consular Division is closed on Russian National holidays:

DATES OF NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

The Consulate and Visa Section is normally open to the public from Monday to Friday excluding the following Russian public holidays:

  • January 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th — New Year's Holiday
  • January 7th — Russian Orthodox Christmas
  • February 23rd — Army Day
  • March 8th — International Women's Day
  • May 1st and 2nd — Labour Day
  • May 9th — Victory Day
  • June 12th — Declaration of Sovereignty Day
  • November 4th — Day of National Unity

It may occasionally be necessary to close the section for operational reasons in addition to the dates listed above.

Visa information

Documents required for tourist visa:

  • Current passport which should be valid for a minimum of six months after visa's expiry date and has at least 2 blank pages;
  • Duly completed and signed visa application form;
  • One passport size photo 3/4;
  • Original tourist voucher of local travel company or copy of tourist voucher of a foreign (may be Russian) travel company;
  • Tourist confirmation or it’s copy (in Russian language) from a receiving Russian travel agency, registered with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The confirmation must contain the agency’s reference number and registration number.

Documents required for visa to enter the Russian Federation for purposes of study:

  • Current passport which should be valid for a minimum of six months after visa's expiry date and has at least 2 blank pages;
  • Duly completed and signed visa application form;
  • One passport size photo 3/4;
  • An original invitation from university or college made by the appropriate Russian authority;
  • Aids certificate (HIV test).

Documents required for business visa:

  • Current passport which should be valid for a minimum of six months after visa's expiry date and has at least 2 blank pages;
  • Duly completed and signed visa application form;
  • One passport size photo 3/4;
  • Original invitation which can be obtained by the host organization or business partner through the appropriate authority in the Russian Federation (Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Regional Immigration Service).

Documents required for transit visa:

  • Current passport which should be valid for a minimum of six months after visa's expiry date and has at least 2 blank pages;
  • Duly completed and signed visa application form;
  • One passport size photo 3/4;
  • An air ticket with all the legs confirmed up to the point of final destination;
  • A valid visa for the country of destination, if such is required or the valid passport of the country of destination.

Documents required for visa to enter the Russian Federation for private purposes:

  • Current passport which should be valid for a minimum of six months after visa's expiry date and has at least 2 blank pages;
  • Duly completed and signed visa application form;
  • One passport size photo 3/4;
  • The original invitation only — we do not accept faxes or email copies. Your relatives or friends in Russia should obtain it for you through the appropriate authority in the Russian Federation.

Notes on your Russian visa:

When applying for a visa, please, be advised that the permission to enter the Russian Federation is a courtesy of the State.

You must have a passport valid for the full period of your stay in Russia. It should be valid for further six months in case of any delay in your date of travel.

It is necessary to produce in person all your original documents. Please, note, that photocopies/X-copies and fax copies are not acceptable.

Please, answer all the questions on the English (left-hand) side of the form, ignoring the Russian part, either writing in block letters or typing. Indicate “not applicable” rather than leaving any blank space. In case of business visa application, the name of the inviting Russian party which will provide the visa support, should be entered under question No. 8. “Object of journey” (question No. 7) should be given as “tourism” in all cases other than business or study course applications. Under “Route of journey” you should list all the towns in which you will visit. Please, be sure to sign and date the form in the lower right hand corner.

One passport size photo should be enclosed with the visa application form. It can be either black and white or color and should not show you wearing a hat, head scarf or dark glasses.

Children travelling on their own passports should apply for their individual visas and enclose one photo as mentioned above.

For children under 16 years old travelling with their parents included in their parent’s passports. All the relevant details should be entered in the paragraph at the end of the parent’s visa application form.

It is applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all the information given in the visa application form is correct and corresponds exactly to the information given in the passport.

You have to apply in person and pay visa fees the same day of the submission of the documents. You should get a pick-up slip from the visa officer, then  produce this slip to collect your visa when it is ready or refer to the number of the slip to find out the status of the application. Please, note that visa documents delivered to the Visa Section by mail or courier services are not accepted.

After receiving your visa, please, check it for possible mistakes (name, surname, passport number, date of birth, term of validity) and, if necessary, return it to the Visa Section for corrections. The Visa Section will not be responsible for any mistakes in the visas, which were not brought to its attention prior to your departure from Tanzania.

All visas must be applied 5 days prior the date of departure. Normally visas are issued within 5 working days from the date of application.

If visa is required urgently (within 24 hours, or before 5 working days) the application will be scrutinized and if unargued extra fee will be charged.

No fee is charged in case of diplomatic and official visas.

For information on visa fees for other foreign nationals feel free to contact the Visa section.

Travelers (including applicants for a multiple entry visa) planning to stay in Russia for a period of more than 90 days must attach a copy of an HIV test certificate to their application papers. Health insurance valid for Russia to be presented by EU citizens only unless other conditions are implemented under EU-Russia Visa Agreement (procedure of reciprocal nature).

Visa officer reserves the right to invite any applicant for an interview in person.

Visa can be denied if the visa officer has serious reasons to believe that the applicant's visit to the Russian Federation is not desirable, and the disclosure of the reason for the denial can be withheld.

Payment is accepted only in cash. Without full payment the documents are not accepted. Legalization fees once paid are not refundable. Legalization requires 2-3 working days for completion.

To make a power of attorney, to certify your signature on a document or to certify a copy of a document you need to apply in person and present your passport. If you are acting on behalf of a company you should also present Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum, Articles of

Association and Official Seal of the company. If you are not a director or a secretary of the company you must also present minutes of the board meeting which empowered you to sign the power of attorney on behalf of the company.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Visa applications cannot be accepted if the passport-holder is not present in the country where the application is to be made.

Translation

In most cases public documents which originate in Tanzania and are destined to be used in the Russian Federation will not be accepted by the Russian authorities or organizations unless they are translated into Russian language and its origin is certified by the Consular Division of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Dar-es-Salaam.

Only those Tanzanian documents are certified by the Consular Division which are legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania.

Translation can be done in Russian Cultural Center and than verified by the Consul or in Russia and than verified by notary.

The Consular Division of the Embassy is committed to attend you with courtesy and  respect.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q1 — Can I get my money back if I withdraw my application?

No. Visa fees are paid for consideration of the application and are not refundable.

Q2 — Do I need to submit original documents in support of my application?

Original documents are preferable. Do not send invitation and sponsorship letters to the Visa Section before an application has been submitted. Without the file reference which is allocated when we receive an application we cannot ensure that correspondence is attached to the appropriate file.

Q3 — Can I pay in any other currency or by cheque or by credit card?

No. Regrettably, we only accept payment in Tanzanian Shillings cash with personal applications.

Q4 — Can I get a Russian visa in my Tanzanian or any other passport if I hold citizenships of the Russian Federation as well?

No. According to the Russian Citizenship act, Russia does not recognize citizenship of other countries held by Russian citizens. All Russian citizens, regardless of holding Tanzanian or any other passport, must enter Russia only with valid Russian travel document (usually passport). If a person does not have a valid Russian identity document, he should get one from the Russian Consulate. If a person quit Russian citizenship or left the USSR/Russia for good before February, 6, 1992 without acquiring Russian citizenship, we kindly ask to present relevant evidence.

CONTACTS:


Consul, Head of Section
Tel. +255 22 2666046
Fax. +255 22 2666818
e-mail darconsul@gmail.com