If a person travels often, it is very convenient to have a multiple entry visa (this is the so-called annual visa). The multivisa looks like a special mark in the passport and makes it possible to repeatedly visit the countries of the Schengen Agreement, the USA and some others. Such a document is drawn up like a regular visa, but with a number of peculiarities.
Multivisa can be of several types, depending on the number of days of possible entry, the number of days of stay depends, respectively: 30 days of entry - 15 days of stay, 45 days of entry - 30 days of stay, 60 days of entry - 30 days of stay, 90 days of entry - 60 days stay, 180 days of entry - 90 days of stay, 360 days of entry - 180 days of stay. The visa must indicate the number of days of entry and residence.
Provide the following documents: 2 matte photographs 3, 5x4, 5cm on a white background, a foreign passport valid for at least three months, a certificate of employment on a letterhead indicating the position, salary and work experience, a bank statement indicating the account balance (usually amount of at least 50,000 rubles), copies of all ever issued passports, copies of all pages of a Russian passport.
If a child is leaving with one of the parents, it is necessary to provide a copy of the notarized consent of the other parent to take the child out. If a child is studying, a certificate from his place of study is needed.
Provide a justification for the trip: invitation, hotel reservation, air tickets.
Fill out the questionnaire. Pay visa and service fees. This can usually be done directly at the embassy. Visa processing takes 3 to 7 working days.
A multivisa costs from 1000 euros. Many countries require citizens traveling on a multiple entry visa to have a medical insurance policy without a deductible and with a coverage amount of at least 30,000 euros.
To obtain a multiple entry visa to the Schengen countries, the USA, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, South Africa, you need to do the following - contact the consulate of the country where you plan to travel, and write a substantiated application there. The rationale for issuing such a visa can be an invitation from relatives, friends (by no means always an invitation from friends is taken into account, remember) or an employer.
However, please note that an annual visa is issued only to those citizens who have previously received visas to the countries listed above.