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.
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.