Russian Visa

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To enter Russia, citizens of most countries must obtain a Russian visa at the Russian Consulate in their country.
Visa is not required only for citizens of visa-free countries and for some types of visa-free trips.

Russian visas differ in:

  • types – according to the purpose of visit, visas can be tourist, business, transit and other;
  • validity period, i.e. the maximum permitted period of stay in Russia (for how many days and in what period one can legally stay in the country);
  • number of entries – single-entry, double-entry and multiple-entry visas, i.e. the number of permitted entries to Russia within the period of validity of a visa
  • other characteristic,  such as visa processing time, type of visa Invitation (original, copy), etc.

Since there are many nuances in the sphere of Russian visas, we recommend you to consult an experienced specialist to select the most appropriate type of Russian visa in accordance with the purpose and term of visit, your citizenship and other circumstances.

Tourist visa is the most accessible and inexpensive type of visa which you can get in an average of 10 days and $100-150. It is ideal for a short-term visit to Russia (up to 30 days) and allows entering the country not only for the purpose of tourism but also to participate in business negotiations or, for example, visit Russian relatives and friends.

The main document in the set you should submit to the Russian Consulate is the Invitation for a Russian visa.

On the website of our reliable partner VISA HOUSE you can make an online order for an invitation, find out more about Russian visas and visa documents required to be submitted to the Consulate.