Working Holiday Visa

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Talent Migration


Citizens of France between the aged 18 to 30 can apply for a four-month Russian working holiday visa in the Russian Federation.


4 months





Processing time

3 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Working Holiday Visa?

7 Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicant must be a citizen of France.
  • Applicant must be aged 18 to 30 the day of the application appointment.
  • Applicant must haven’t already applied for this type of visa.
  • Applicant must intend to travel and work in Russia.
  • Applicant must be in good health.
  • Applicant must have no dependent children or relatives travelling with him.
  • Applicant must have enough money to support himself while in Russia.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Working Holiday Visa?

8 Document Required

  • Passport valid for at least 3 months after your return date.
  • Photocopies of the photo page of your passport.
  • Completed and signed application form with one recent passport photograph.
  • Proof of financial stability (bank statement, property ownership). A minimum of 2500 Euros is required.
  • A letter in English explaining why you wish to go to Russia.
  • Proof of subscription of insurance for stay period covering health care (including hospitalization and repatriation).
  • Copy of your travel itinerary or booked flights.
  • A pre-paid and trackable return envelope with your address in France.

Talent Migration data for Russia

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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