All US Citizens and many foreign nationals who travel to Russia require a Russia visaprior to leaving the United States. Using our Russian visa service, we can assist you in obtaining a Russian visa in as fast as 3-4 days. We can even obtain the Russian invitation required for you. Rest Assured - you'll obtain your Russian visa in time for your trip!
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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)
Please provide one clear copy of your passport's information page.
Before you begin your Russian visa application, please have your Russian work invitation ready. If you do not know what this is, please consult your Account Manager.
Once you've confirmed your Russian work invitation, continue to the Russian Consular website - Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
Please read this guide before completing your application - RUSSIAN APPLICATION GUIDE
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.
- Your head must face the camera directly with full face in view.
- You must have a neutral facial expression or a natural smile, with both eyes open.
- Taken in clothing normally worn on a daily basis
- Taken in the last 6 months
- Use a plain white or off-white background
- Be sized correctly
- Printed in color on matte or glossy photo quality paper
- You cannot wear glasses.
- You cannot wear a hat or head covering.
- You cannot wear headphones or wireless hands-free devices.
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.
In order to apply for a work visa, you must have a VALID work invitation. Please read our RUSSIAN INVITATION GUIDE.
You may have been provided an invitation by the company you’re visiting in Russia, if so, please provide an English Translation with it. Not providing an english translation may result in delays as the work invitation will have to be manually translated.
Please include your APPLICATION PASSWORD in a cover letter with your application. As outlined in our RUSSIAN APPLICATION GUIDE, please set your password to your last name followed “123”. Example: Smith123
Submit a copy of a recent HIV test result performed (within the past 3 months).
PLEASE NOTE: In the event that the Russian Consulate elects to reject your application, all monies are subject to forfeit by the Consulate.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants who are former USSR or Russian citizens will have to provide proof that they no longer hold Russian citizenship. Please view the list below for acceptable documentation proving you no longer have Russian citizenship:
Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
A copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
A copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
A document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
A copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
A written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
Your flight Itnerary MUST show entry and exit to another country and back to Russia for each entry. i.e. New York- Moscow-Kazakhstan-Moscow-New York. The Consulate may reject your double entry request and grant you only a single entry if this requirement is not met. A tentative itinerary will suffice is some cases, however if your itinerary says "not booked" they may not accept the itinerary.
Secondly, if you are providing your own Tourist Voucher (aka invitation) that voucher MUST have ALL the cities you're visiting in Russia listed on them. For example, if you are traveling to Moscow then exiting the country and entering back in Saint Petersburg, your voucher should have both of these cities listed.