Russian Visa Application and Requirements

Russian Visa Services

Russian Visas are required for all US Citizens and many foreign nationals.

Using our Russian visa application service, we can personally guide you through the visa application orms and requirements of the Russia visa application and obtain your Russia visa in time for your trip, even if you are in a rush!

Russian eVisas are available for all nationalities in all countries.


AVAILABLE VISAS IS A VISA REQUIRED? VISA INFORMATION

Crew

Visa Required

Russian crew visas are for airline, cruise and boat crews.

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Private

Visa Required

Private stay visa is for visiting friends or family who have invited you to Russia for a private stay.

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Student

Visa Required

For students accepted to study in Russia.

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Cruise

Visa Required

For Russian River Cruises.

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Work

Visa Required

For foreign employees of Russian companies.

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Business

Visa Required

For business purposes in Russia; to take part in negotiations, meet business partners, or conduct business meetings.

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Tourist

Visa Required

For tourism purposes in Russia.

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APPLY ONLINE

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APPLICATION PREPARATION

An Account Manager can guide you through the entire application process as needed. No calls centers to deal with, just friendly, professionals dedicated to you and your travel needs.

 
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APPLICATION PROCESSING

Our team reviews and submits your documents while your Account Manager keeps you informed throughout the entire process.

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DOCUMENT DELIVERY

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Russian Visa Application Requirements

1 Valid Passport for your Russian Visa

Provide your SIGNED passport. Your passport must be signed on the appropriate line. (For US citizens the line is located on the page following your information page). The passport must be valid with an expiration date greater than six (6) months from the date of entry for the visa you are applying for. Passport must have sufficient blank pages (at least 2 pages) for any visa stamps. These pages must say VISAS at the top of the page.  

If your passport does not meet the requirements, we can assist with renewing a US Passport or obtain a new US Passport from us prior to obtaining the visa.

(Important Note:  Keep a copy of your passport biographical information page for your records)

2 Completed Russia Visa Application

Before you begin your Russian visa application, please have your Tourist Support Voucher ready.  If you do not know what this is, please see the section below labeled "Tourist Visa Support Voucher". 

Once you've confirmed your Russian Tourist Support Voucher continue to the Russian Consular website - Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website 

3 Two Passport-style Photographs for your Rusisan visa

You must provide 2 passport photos. These passport photos must match the requirements of a standard US passport photo. They must be taken at an official passport photo provider (pharmacy, Costco, post office) and should not be taken and printed via a home photo printer. 

4 Itinerary for your Russian trip

Copy of computer generated round trip tickets or travel itinerary showing round trip travel entering Russia and exiting Russia.  Preferably, the proof of departure documents should show your departure from the United States to Russia and back.  Additionally, the Applicant's name must be on the travel document.  

5 Russian Visa Support Letter

In order to apply for a tourist visa, you must have a Tourist Support Voucher.  Please read our RUSSIAN INVITATION GUIDE.

You may have been provided a Tourist Support Voucher by your hotel or travel agent, if you do, please provide an English Translation with it.  Not providing an english translation may result in delays as the Tourist Voucher will have to be manually translated. 

Minor Requirements

Birth Certificate - A copy of the child’s Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that neither of the parent is or was a citizen of the Russian Federation.

Copies of both parent’s valid passports.

Either the mother or the father must sign the application form.