Humanitarian Visa for Russia
umanitarian visa is issued to nationals of France, other countries and stateless persons wishing to visit the Russian Federation with the aim of establishing, renewing and strengthening academic, cultural and socio-political ties, participating in sports, Religious or charitable purposes or to provide humanitarian assistance.
This visa is issued on the basis of an invitation issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation (SFM), a written invitation issued by a host organization or institution or a decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (MFA).
Humanitarian visas are one or two entries with a validity period of 90 days or multiple entries with a validity of one year (unless otherwise provided for in an international agreement with the Russian Federation).
Note: A stay on the territory of the Russian Federation for an ordinary multi-entry humanitarian visa may not exceed 90 days for every 180 days.