Humanitarian or business visa must be obtained to enter the territory of the Russian Federation for filming. Basis for the issuance of a visa is an invitation to Russia, which is issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. All invitations are issued by Vladivostok Film Commission. Film Commission acts as a guarantor of foreign crews on the territory of the Russian Federation.

Closing date for receipt of invitations is 5-30 days.

After receiving the invitations you must apply to the consular offices of the Russian Federation in your country to obtain visas. Visas are made within 6-10 days. For urgent visas (for up to 5 days) consular departments may take an additional charge.

Form for the consular sections can be completed here: