Notarized translations required to apply for some of FMS invites
Sep 9, 2013
Please be advised that effective September 2013 the rules of accepting requests for paper FMS invitations have changed.
In most cases the new regulations will NOT affect your regular visa support processing.
However if your clients:
a) are parents traveling with a minor child who needs a family-member visa support
b) are citizens of a third country applying in the consulate in your country
c) have extension pages or corrections in their passports
- then extra documents are needed to submit requests for watermarked paper invitation from the Federal Migration Service.
For all personal documents of the prospective visitor except for the passport copy, a notarized translation into Russian and/or apostille are required. The documents subject to translation include but are not limited to marriage certificate, birth certificate, copies of former visas, work or residence permit, copy of the Green Card et cetera.
Citizens of the following countries need to submit notarized translations only:
Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, North Korea, Panama, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Citizens of all other countries need to submit notarized translation AND apostille or consular legalization stamp, placed in the country of the document origin.
Should you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact our Visa Team. We are always happy to help.
US Clients: If you need your documents translated by the interpreter officially certified by the Russian Embassy in the USA, notarized and apostiled, please contact our USA office which is able to assist. The fee is $100 per each document requiring translation. Please note that the entire process including apostille takes two business days and we can only start processing your visa request once the required documents are ready as per FMS requirements.
Please, note we will need extra 2-3 days for processing notarized translation here at our Russian authorities upon receipt of apostil and it will cost extra.