From March 17, 2020, and until further notice, the consular department of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Finland and Russia Visa Application Centre have canceled the reception of visitors. In this respect, in case of emergency (threat to life, health issues), please contact the consular officer at +358 50 476 83 28.

For visa related issues please mail at

Russia will temporarily ban entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons amid coronavirus outbreak.  Therefore neither any types of visa applications be accepted nor visas be issued during the restriction period. The restrictions will take effect from midnight on March 18 and will continue until midnight on May 1, 2020.

Foreigners that permanently reside in Russia, diplomats, transport crews of international airlines and passengers of transit flights will be able to cross the Russian border. You can also get a private visa to Russia in connection with the death of a close relative.