Tax Free Image

Consular section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation

Head of the Consular Section: Mr. Anton BUZANAKOV.

Address:                                          Scheveningseweg 2, 2517 KT Den Haag (map).

Phones (9:00-12:00):                     +31 70 364 64 73, +31 70 364 07 80.

Fax:                                                 +31 70 365 86 34.


Opening hours:                              Monday-Friday 09:00-13:00

For all the information about visas you are kindly requested to contact the Russian visa application centre in the HagueTel.: +31 70 219 50 27.

Dear visitors,
Due to the aggravation of the sanitary and epidemiological situation in the Netherlands,
the Consular Section of the Russian Embassy requests all visitors to strictly observe personal health safety standards (the use of face masks and gloves, 1.5 meter social distancing) in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus infection.

Announcements of the Consular section

Dear visitors

Dear visitors,

On July 1, 2020, the Consular Section of the Russian Embassy will be closed due to a vote on approving amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

Holidays of the Consular section for the year 2020

According to the Russian calendar of holidays the Consular section will be closed in 2020 on the following dates:  January 1-8, February 24, March 9, May 1-5 and 11, June 12 and November 4.

The Dutch holidays do not apply to the Russian consulate

E-visas for Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region

From October 1, 2019, citizens of some foreign countries will be able to get single entry business, humanitarian and tourist electronic visas (e-visas) to visit the city of Saint Petersburg and the territory of the Leningrad region. For more information, please click here.

E-visas for Kaliningrad region

From July 1, 2019, citizens of some foreign countries will be able to get single entry business, humanitarian and tourist electronic visas (e-visas) to visit the Kaliningrad region. For more information, please click here.

About the entry to Russia with two passports: one cancelled with a Russian visa and a new one without a Russian visa

According to current Russian legislation, entry to the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons holding a cancelled passport with a valid Russian visa and a new passport without such a visa is not allowed.

In such cases foreign citizens or stateless persons are to refer to the Russian consulate that has issued the visa prior to their planned trip to Russia in order to transfer the valid Russian visa from the cancelled passport to the new one.

The Russian Visa Centre In the Hague.

The Russian Visa Centre is opened on January 16, 2017 in the Hague with the aim of improving the quality of services rendered to the Dutch citizens and the citizens of the third countries, as well as to accelerate and simplify the process of issuing entry visas for Russian Federation. See the map.

Attention ! Scammers !

Attention ! Scammers !

The Embassy would like to draw your attention to the activity of a fraudulent website, which is used to extort financial resources from foreign citizens by deception. The general scheme of such malpractices is very simple:


1. After making an acquaintance with a “Russian lady” on a dating website, a foreign citizen invites her to stay with him as a guest;

2. Under the pretext of clarifying the visa requirements the “lady” gives the address of the fraudulent website of the “Consulate General Russia”;

3. The “Consulate” confirms the necessity to transfer financial means to the “lady’s” bank account for the “financial guarantees of her stay” during her departure from Russia to the EU.


In this regard we would like to remind all, whom it may concern, about the necessity to exercise utmost vigilance when making acquaintances through dating sites. If under any pretext you are asked to transfer money, you must never do it under any circumstances.

The legislation of the Russian Federation does not require Russian citizens to provide to the authorities in the airport of departure any proof of possessing the financial means for the period of their stay abroad.


If you are advised to ask the above mentioned “Consulate General Russia” for the confirmation of the necessity to transfer the financial means, we request you to keep in mind that its website is fake and has no relation whatsoever either to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia or to Russian Consular Missions abroad.


Please note also that the only authentic official website of the Embassy and the Consulate of Russia in the Netherlands is The Embassy The e-mail for enquiries of the Consular section of the