Russia visa application and requirements
Russia Visa

Russia visa

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A visa is required for this destination.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

This type for the close relatives (husband, wife, minor child) of the Russian Citizen who has residency in the US.

Tourist visas are not being issued at this time.

Tourist visas are not being issued at this time.

Tourist visas are not being issued at this time.

Tourist visas are not being issued at this time.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Technical Service visas are issued to foreigners arriving for installation, assembling, repair and maintenance of equipment supplied by foreign firms and organizations.

Tourist visas are not being issued at this time.

Please contact VisaHQ to see if we can assist with your Russian visa, currently only certain types of business, work and private stay visas are being issued and no multiple entry visas are being issued at this time. Please consult with a VisaHQ specialist to see if we can assist.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Technical Service visas are issued to foreigners arriving for installation, assembling, repair and maintenance of equipment supplied by foreign firms and organizations.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Technical Service visas are issued to foreigners arriving for installation, assembling, repair and maintenance of equipment supplied by foreign firms and organizations.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Please contact VisaHQ to see if we can assist with your Russian visa, currently only certain types of business, work and private stay visas are being issued and no multiple entry visas are being issued at this time. Please consult with a VisaHQ specialist to see if we can assist.

Technical Service visas are issued to foreigners arriving for installation, assembling, repair and maintenance of equipment supplied by foreign firms and organizations.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Technical Service visas are issued to foreigners arriving for installation, assembling, repair and maintenance of equipment supplied by foreign firms and organizations.

Tourist visas are not being issued at this time.

AIM Tourism visas are issued for conducting short-term business exchange, participating in exhibitions, auctions, and also in the case of medical consultation or examination.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Technical Service visas are issued to foreigners arriving for installation, assembling, repair and maintenance of equipment supplied by foreign firms and organizations.

Currently we are unable to provide invitations for this visa type. Please ensure you have secured an invitation before applying or set up an alert to be notified when processing resumes.

Fill out Russia AIM Tourist visa application form online

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:
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  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Simplified letter of invitation (for 3-year validity). "A copy of business invitation letter from the host company in the destination country. The letter should be on company letterhead, be signed, and stamped with the company's corporate seal. It must specifically request a ""3-year multiple entry business visa."" The letter should be addressed to the Embassy of Russia in Washington, D.C., written in Russian, and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Full name exactly as appears in passport (in English), date of birth, sex, citizenship and passport details.
    • Details of visit: Details of visit: Purpose of visit (business), number of entries (multiple), cities to be visited, address of stay/hotels, and must specifically request the visa be valid for a period of 3 years, regardless of your actual travel plans. The dates must be a full 3 years exactly, i.e. 04 July 2016 - 03 July 2019.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address and contact information, taxpayer ID number, and the name and position of the signing individual.
    A sample format for this letter can be found here. (3-year business letter of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost - see fees below)."

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Simplified letter of invitation (for 3-year validity). "A copy of business invitation letter from the host company in the destination country. The letter should be on company letterhead, be signed, and stamped with the company's corporate seal. It must specifically request a ""3-year multiple entry business visa."" The letter should be addressed to the Embassy of Russia in Washington, D.C., written in Russian, and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Full name exactly as appears in passport (in English), date of birth, sex, citizenship and passport details.
    • Details of visit: Details of visit: Purpose of visit (business), number of entries (multiple), cities to be visited, address of stay/hotels, and must specifically request the visa be valid for a period of 3 years, regardless of your actual travel plans. The dates must be a full 3 years exactly, i.e. 04 July 2016 - 03 July 2019.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address and contact information, taxpayer ID number, and the name and position of the signing individual.
    A sample format for this letter can be found here. (3-year business letter of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost - see fees below)."

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos (35mm x 45mm), with a white background, taken within the last 3 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance and specifically covering travel to the destination country is required.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Travel registration. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that nationals register with embassies of their home country based in the countries they visit.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Letter of invitation (For up to 1-Year Validity) from relatives or friends in Russia approved by the Russian Ministry of Interior.

  • Crew ID. Photocopy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant. (If purchasing our invitation service, please upload a copy of the front and back of your crew ID to your applicant profile.)

  • Pilot ID. If you are a pilot you will also need to provide a copy of the front and back of your valid pilot license ID card. (If purchasing our invitation service, please upload a copy of the front and back of your pilot license ID card to your applicant profile).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. The inviting party must provide a valid Russian passport and documents confirming the relationship (marriage and/or birth certificate), as well as a copy of the US status document (US passport or Green card).

  • Letter of Invitation. A NOTARIZED written application of a citizen of the Russian Federation addressed to the head of the consular institution for joint entry into the Russian Federation for up to 90 days by members of his family, spouse, or minor children who are foreign citizens (This form MUST BE NOTARIZED).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Letter of Invitation. A NOTARIZED letter of invitation from your host in Russian Federation. The letter from your host must be written in Russian, and should contain the following information:• Full name, date of birth, sex, citizenship, passport number, address of registration, and address of residence of the inviting party.
    • Full name(in both Russian AND English), date of birth, sex, citizenship, passport number, and resident address of the applicant.
    • Specifically request a "3 year multiple entry private visa for the period dd/mm/yyyy - dd/mm/yyyy" (ie. 15 February 2017 - 14 February 2020).
    • The purpose of travel, cities to be visited, and address of stay. Please see the below sample letters: If your host is currently in Russia; If your host is currently in the United States. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. All 3-year visa applicants must provide copies of the following items that apply:
    •Your host’s Russian INTERNATIONAL passport information page.
    •Your host’s Russian NATIONAL passport information page.
    •Your host’s “registration stamp” in their national passport
    •Your host’s status (Green Card/long-term US visa) in the USA, if applicable.

    Or, if your host is not a Russian citizen:
    •Your host’s passport information page.
    •A copy of your host’s valid Russia Residence Permit that is valid for the full 3 year visa duration requested.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Sample Invitation for 3-Year Multi-Entry Private visaOriginal Letter of invitation from relatives or friends in Russia approved by the Russian Ministry of Interior.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Previous passports. You must provide your previous passport which contains a valid visa or a police report stating it was lost.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the Russian Federation, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the US, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the Russian Federation, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Letter of Invitation. An invitation letter from the sponsoring organization in Russia. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of Russia, Visa Section", and must be signed and sealed. The letter must be written in Russian and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: first, middle, and last names, date of birth, sex, citizenship, and passport details.
    • Details of visit: period of requested visa (3 years), number of entries(multiple), purpose of visit, cities to be visited, and address of stay.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address, contact information, taxpayer number, and the name and position of the signing individual.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance and specifically covering travel to the destination country is required. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • AIM Tourist invitation. Applicants must be in possession of an invitation which states the applicant's purpose of visit as AIM tourism (special purpose tourism). VisaHQ can provide this invitation as part of your order for an additional $50.00.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. The inviting party must provide a valid Russian passport and documents confirming the relationship (marriage and/or birth certificate), as well as a copy of the US status document (US passport or Green card).

  • Letter of Invitation. A NOTARIZED written application of a citizen of the Russian Federation addressed to the head of the consular institution for joint entry into the Russian Federation for up to 90 days by members of his family, spouse, or minor children who are foreign citizens (This form MUST BE NOTARIZED).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Simplified letter of invitation (for 3-year validity). "A copy of business invitation letter from the host company in the destination country. The letter should be on company letterhead, be signed, and stamped with the company's corporate seal. It must specifically request a ""3-year multiple entry business visa."" The letter should be addressed to the Embassy of Russia in Washington, D.C., written in Russian, and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Full name exactly as appears in passport (in English), date of birth, sex, citizenship and passport details.
    • Details of visit: Details of visit: Purpose of visit (business), number of entries (multiple), cities to be visited, address of stay/hotels, and must specifically request the visa be valid for a period of 3 years, regardless of your actual travel plans. The dates must be a full 3 years exactly, i.e. 04 July 2016 - 03 July 2019.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address and contact information, taxpayer ID number, and the name and position of the signing individual.
    A sample format for this letter can be found here. (3-year business letter of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost - see fees below)."

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Simplified letter of invitation (for 3-year validity). "A copy of business invitation letter from the host company in the destination country. The letter should be on company letterhead, be signed, and stamped with the company's corporate seal. It must specifically request a ""3-year multiple entry business visa."" The letter should be addressed to the Embassy of Russia in Washington, D.C., written in Russian, and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Full name exactly as appears in passport (in English), date of birth, sex, citizenship and passport details.
    • Details of visit: Details of visit: Purpose of visit (business), number of entries (multiple), cities to be visited, address of stay/hotels, and must specifically request the visa be valid for a period of 3 years, regardless of your actual travel plans. The dates must be a full 3 years exactly, i.e. 04 July 2016 - 03 July 2019.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address and contact information, taxpayer ID number, and the name and position of the signing individual.
    A sample format for this letter can be found here. (3-year business letter of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost - see fees below)."

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos (35mm x 45mm), with a white background, taken within the last 3 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance and specifically covering travel to the destination country is required.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Travel registration. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that nationals register with embassies of their home country based in the countries they visit.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Letter of invitation (For up to 1-Year Validity) from relatives or friends in Russia approved by the Russian Ministry of Interior.

  • Crew ID. Photocopy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant. (If purchasing our invitation service, please upload a copy of the front and back of your crew ID to your applicant profile.)

  • Pilot ID. If you are a pilot you will also need to provide a copy of the front and back of your valid pilot license ID card. (If purchasing our invitation service, please upload a copy of the front and back of your pilot license ID card to your applicant profile).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. The inviting party must provide a valid Russian passport and documents confirming the relationship (marriage and/or birth certificate), as well as a copy of the US status document (US passport or Green card).

  • Letter of Invitation. A NOTARIZED written application of a citizen of the Russian Federation addressed to the head of the consular institution for joint entry into the Russian Federation for up to 90 days by members of his family, spouse, or minor children who are foreign citizens (This form MUST BE NOTARIZED).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Letter of Invitation. A NOTARIZED letter of invitation from your host in Russian Federation. The letter from your host must be written in Russian, and should contain the following information:• Full name, date of birth, sex, citizenship, passport number, address of registration, and address of residence of the inviting party.
    • Full name(in both Russian AND English), date of birth, sex, citizenship, passport number, and resident address of the applicant.
    • Specifically request a "3 year multiple entry private visa for the period dd/mm/yyyy - dd/mm/yyyy" (ie. 15 February 2017 - 14 February 2020).
    • The purpose of travel, cities to be visited, and address of stay. Please see the below sample letters: If your host is currently in Russia; If your host is currently in the United States. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. All 3-year visa applicants must provide copies of the following items that apply:
    •Your host’s Russian INTERNATIONAL passport information page.
    •Your host’s Russian NATIONAL passport information page.
    •Your host’s “registration stamp” in their national passport
    •Your host’s status (Green Card/long-term US visa) in the USA, if applicable.

    Or, if your host is not a Russian citizen:
    •Your host’s passport information page.
    •A copy of your host’s valid Russia Residence Permit that is valid for the full 3 year visa duration requested.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. (For up to 1-Year Validity) Letter of invitation from relatives or friends in Russia approved by the Russian Ministry of Interior.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Previous passports. You must provide your previous passport which contains a valid visa or a police report stating it was lost.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the Russian Federation, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the US, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the Russian Federation, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Letter of Invitation. An invitation letter from the sponsoring organization in Russia. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of Russia, Visa Section", and must be signed and sealed. The letter must be written in Russian and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: first, middle, and last names, date of birth, sex, citizenship, and passport details.
    • Details of visit: period of requested visa (3 years), number of entries(multiple), purpose of visit, cities to be visited, and address of stay.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address, contact information, taxpayer number, and the name and position of the signing individual.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance and specifically covering travel to the destination country is required. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • AIM Tourist invitation. Applicants must be in possession of an invitation which states the applicant's purpose of visit as AIM tourism (special purpose tourism). VisaHQ can provide this invitation as part of your order for an additional $50.00.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. The inviting party must provide a valid Russian passport and documents confirming the relationship (marriage and/or birth certificate), as well as a copy of the US status document (US passport or Green card).

  • Letter of Invitation. A NOTARIZED written application of a citizen of the Russian Federation addressed to the head of the consular institution for joint entry into the Russian Federation for up to 90 days by members of his family, spouse, or minor children who are foreign citizens (This form MUST BE NOTARIZED).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Simplified letter of invitation (for 3-year validity). "A copy of business invitation letter from the host company in the destination country. The letter should be on company letterhead, be signed, and stamped with the company's corporate seal. It must specifically request a ""3-year multiple entry business visa."" The letter should be addressed to the Embassy of Russia in Washington, D.C., written in Russian, and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Full name exactly as appears in passport (in English), date of birth, sex, citizenship and passport details.
    • Details of visit: Details of visit: Purpose of visit (business), number of entries (multiple), cities to be visited, address of stay/hotels, and must specifically request the visa be valid for a period of 3 years, regardless of your actual travel plans. The dates must be a full 3 years exactly, i.e. 04 July 2016 - 03 July 2019.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address and contact information, taxpayer ID number, and the name and position of the signing individual.
    A sample format for this letter can be found here. (3-year business letter of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost - see fees below)."

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Simplified letter of invitation (for 3-year validity). "A copy of business invitation letter from the host company in the destination country. The letter should be on company letterhead, be signed, and stamped with the company's corporate seal. It must specifically request a ""3-year multiple entry business visa."" The letter should be addressed to the Embassy of Russia in Washington, D.C., written in Russian, and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Full name exactly as appears in passport (in English), date of birth, sex, citizenship and passport details.
    • Details of visit: Details of visit: Purpose of visit (business), number of entries (multiple), cities to be visited, address of stay/hotels, and must specifically request the visa be valid for a period of 3 years, regardless of your actual travel plans. The dates must be a full 3 years exactly, i.e. 04 July 2016 - 03 July 2019.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address and contact information, taxpayer ID number, and the name and position of the signing individual.
    A sample format for this letter can be found here. (3-year business letter of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost - see fees below)."

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos (35mm x 45mm), with a white background, taken within the last 3 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance and specifically covering travel to the destination country is required.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Travel registration. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that nationals register with embassies of their home country based in the countries they visit.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Letter of invitation (For up to 1-Year Validity) from relatives or friends in Russia approved by the Russian Ministry of Interior.

  • Crew ID. Photocopy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant. (If purchasing our invitation service, please upload a copy of the front and back of your crew ID to your applicant profile.)

  • Pilot ID. If you are a pilot you will also need to provide a copy of the front and back of your valid pilot license ID card. (If purchasing our invitation service, please upload a copy of the front and back of your pilot license ID card to your applicant profile).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. The inviting party must provide a valid Russian passport and documents confirming the relationship (marriage and/or birth certificate), as well as a copy of the US status document (US passport or Green card).

  • Letter of Invitation. A NOTARIZED written application of a citizen of the Russian Federation addressed to the head of the consular institution for joint entry into the Russian Federation for up to 90 days by members of his family, spouse, or minor children who are foreign citizens (This form MUST BE NOTARIZED).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Letter of Invitation. A Notarized letter of invitation from your host in Russian Federation. The letter from your host must be written in Russian, and should contain the following information:• Full name, date of birth, sex, citizenship, passport number, address of registration, and address of residence of the inviting party.
    • Full name(in both Russian AND English), date of birth, sex, citizenship, passport number, and resident address of the applicant.
    • Specifically request a "3 year multiple entry private visa for the period dd/mm/yyyy - dd/mm/yyyy" (ie. 15 February 2017 - 14 February 2020).
    • The purpose of travel, cities to be visited, and address of stay. Please see the below sample letters: If your host is currently in Russia; If your host is currently in the United States. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. All 3-year visa applicants must provide copies of the following items that apply:
    •Your host’s Russian INTERNATIONAL passport information page.
    •Your host’s Russian NATIONAL passport information page.
    •Your host’s “registration stamp” in their national passport
    •Your host’s status (Green Card/long-term US visa) in the USA, if applicable.

    Or, if your host is not a Russian citizen:
    •Your host’s passport information page.
    •A copy of your host’s valid Russia Residence Permit that is valid for the full 3 year visa duration requested.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. (For up to 1-Year Validity) Letter of invitation from relatives or friends in Russia approved by the Russian Ministry of Interior.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Previous passports. You must provide your previous passport which contains a valid visa or a police report stating it was lost.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the Russian Federation, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the US, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the Russian Federation, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Letter of Invitation. An invitation letter from the sponsoring organization in Russia. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of Russia, Visa Section", and must be signed and sealed. The letter must be written in Russian and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: first, middle, and last names, date of birth, sex, citizenship, and passport details.
    • Details of visit: period of requested visa (3 years), number of entries(multiple), purpose of visit, cities to be visited, and address of stay.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address, contact information, taxpayer number, and the name and position of the signing individual.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance and specifically covering travel to the destination country is required. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • AIM Tourist invitation. Applicants must be in possession of an invitation which states the applicant's purpose of visit as AIM tourism (special purpose tourism). VisaHQ can provide this invitation as part of your order for an additional $50.00.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. The inviting party must provide a valid Russian passport and documents confirming the relationship (marriage and/or birth certificate), as well as a copy of the US status document (US passport or Green card).

  • Letter of Invitation. A NOTARIZED written application of a citizen of the Russian Federation addressed to the head of the consular institution for joint entry into the Russian Federation for up to 90 days by members of his family, spouse, or minor children who are foreign citizens (This form MUST BE NOTARIZED).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Simplified letter of invitation (for 3-year validity). "A copy of business invitation letter from the host company in the destination country. The letter should be on company letterhead, be signed, and stamped with the company's corporate seal. It must specifically request a ""3-year multiple entry business visa."" The letter should be addressed to the Embassy of Russia in Washington, D.C., written in Russian, and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Full name exactly as appears in passport (in English), date of birth, sex, citizenship and passport details.
    • Details of visit: Details of visit: Purpose of visit (business), number of entries (multiple), cities to be visited, address of stay/hotels, and must specifically request the visa be valid for a period of 3 years, regardless of your actual travel plans. The dates must be a full 3 years exactly, i.e. 04 July 2016 - 03 July 2019.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address and contact information, taxpayer ID number, and the name and position of the signing individual.
    A sample format for this letter can be found here. (3-year business letter of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost - see fees below)."

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Simplified letter of invitation (for 3-year validity). "A copy of business invitation letter from the host company in the destination country. The letter should be on company letterhead, be signed, and stamped with the company's corporate seal. It must specifically request a ""3-year multiple entry business visa."" The letter should be addressed to the Embassy of Russia in Washington, D.C., written in Russian, and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Full name exactly as appears in passport (in English), date of birth, sex, citizenship and passport details.
    • Details of visit: Details of visit: Purpose of visit (business), number of entries (multiple), cities to be visited, address of stay/hotels, and must specifically request the visa be valid for a period of 3 years, regardless of your actual travel plans. The dates must be a full 3 years exactly, i.e. 04 July 2016 - 03 July 2019.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address and contact information, taxpayer ID number, and the name and position of the signing individual.
    A sample format for this letter can be found here. (3-year business letter of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost - see fees below)."

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos (35mm x 45mm), with a white background, taken within the last 3 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance and specifically covering travel to the destination country is required.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Travel registration. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that nationals register with embassies of their home country based in the countries they visit.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Letter of invitation (For up to 1-Year Validity) from relatives or friends in Russia approved by the Russian Ministry of Interior.

  • Crew ID. Photocopy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant. (If purchasing our invitation service, please upload a copy of the front and back of your crew ID to your applicant profile.)

  • Pilot ID. If you are a pilot you will also need to provide a copy of the front and back of your valid pilot license ID card. (If purchasing our invitation service, please upload a copy of the front and back of your pilot license ID card to your applicant profile).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. The inviting party must provide a valid Russian passport and documents confirming the relationship (marriage and/or birth certificate), as well as a copy of the US status document (US passport or Green card).

  • Letter of Invitation. A NOTARIZED written application of a citizen of the Russian Federation addressed to the head of the consular institution for joint entry into the Russian Federation for up to 90 days by members of his family, spouse, or minor children who are foreign citizens (This form MUST BE NOTARIZED).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Letter of Invitation. A NOTARIZED Invitation for 3-Year Multi-Entry Private visa from your host in Russian Federation. The letter from your host must be written in Russian, and should contain the following information:• Full name, date of birth, sex, citizenship, passport number, address of registration, and address of residence of the inviting party.
    • Full name(in both Russian AND English), date of birth, sex, citizenship, passport number, and resident address of the applicant.
    • Specifically request a "3 year multiple entry private visa for the period dd/mm/yyyy - dd/mm/yyyy" (ie. 15 February 2017 - 14 February 2020).
    • The purpose of travel, cities to be visited, and address of stay. Please see the below sample letters: If your host is currently in Russia; If your host is currently in the United States. Notarization instructions can be found using the link.

  • Host's ID. All 3-year visa applicants must provide copies of the following items that apply:
    •Your host’s Russian INTERNATIONAL passport information page.
    •Your host’s Russian NATIONAL passport information page.
    •Your host’s “registration stamp” in their national passport
    •Your host’s status (Green Card/long-term US visa) in the USA, if applicable.

    Or, if your host is not a Russian citizen:
    •Your host’s passport information page.
    •A copy of your host’s valid Russia Residence Permit that is valid for the full 3 year visa duration requested.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Letter of invitation from relatives or friends in Russia approved by the Russian Ministry of Interior.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Previous passports. You must provide your previous passport which contains a valid visa or a police report stating it was lost.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the Russian Federation, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the US, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the Russian Federation, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Letter of Invitation. An invitation letter from the sponsoring organization in Russia. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of Russia, Visa Section", and must be signed and sealed. The letter must be written in Russian and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: first, middle, and last names, date of birth, sex, citizenship, and passport details.
    • Details of visit: period of requested visa (3 years), number of entries(multiple), purpose of visit, cities to be visited, and address of stay.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address, contact information, taxpayer number, and the name and position of the signing individual.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance and specifically covering travel to the destination country is required. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • AIM Tourist invitation. Applicants must be in possession of an invitation which states the applicant's purpose of visit as AIM tourism (special purpose tourism). VisaHQ can provide this invitation as part of your order for an additional $50.00.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. The inviting party must provide a valid Russian passport and documents confirming the relationship (marriage and/or birth certificate), as well as a copy of the US status document (US passport or Green card).

  • Letter of Invitation. A notarized written application of a citizen of the Russian Federation addressed to the head of the consular institution for joint entry into the Russian Federation for up to 90 days by members of his family, spouse, or minor children who are foreign citizens. (This from must be notarized)

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Simplified letter of invitation (for 3-year validity). "A copy of business invitation letter from the host company in the destination country. The letter should be on company letterhead, be signed, and stamped with the company's corporate seal. It must specifically request a ""3-year multiple entry business visa."" The letter should be addressed to the Embassy of Russia in Washington, D.C., written in Russian, and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Full name exactly as appears in passport (in English), date of birth, sex, citizenship and passport details.
    • Details of visit: Details of visit: Purpose of visit (business), number of entries (multiple), cities to be visited, address of stay/hotels, and must specifically request the visa be valid for a period of 3 years, regardless of your actual travel plans. The dates must be a full 3 years exactly, i.e. 04 July 2016 - 03 July 2019.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address and contact information, taxpayer ID number, and the name and position of the signing individual.
    A sample format for this letter can be found here. (3-year business letter of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost - see fees below)."

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Simplified letter of invitation (for 3-year validity). "A copy of business invitation letter from the host company in the destination country. The letter should be on company letterhead, be signed, and stamped with the company's corporate seal. It must specifically request a ""3-year multiple entry business visa."" The letter should be addressed to the Embassy of Russia in Washington, D.C., written in Russian, and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: Full name exactly as appears in passport (in English), date of birth, sex, citizenship and passport details.
    • Details of visit: Details of visit: Purpose of visit (business), number of entries (multiple), cities to be visited, address of stay/hotels, and must specifically request the visa be valid for a period of 3 years, regardless of your actual travel plans. The dates must be a full 3 years exactly, i.e. 04 July 2016 - 03 July 2019.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address and contact information, taxpayer ID number, and the name and position of the signing individual.
    A sample format for this letter can be found here. (3-year business letter of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost - see fees below)."

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos (35mm x 45mm), with a white background, taken within the last 3 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance and specifically covering travel to the destination country is required.

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Travel registration. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recommends that nationals register with embassies of their home country based in the countries they visit.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Letter of invitation (For up to 1-Year Validity) from relatives or friends in Russia approved by the Russian Ministry of Interior.

  • Crew ID. Photocopy of the front and back of the valid crew ID of the applicant. (If purchasing our invitation service, please upload a copy of the front and back of your crew ID to your applicant profile.)

  • Pilot ID. If you are a pilot you will also need to provide a copy of the front and back of your valid pilot license ID card. (If purchasing our invitation service, please upload a copy of the front and back of your pilot license ID card to your applicant profile).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. The inviting party must provide a valid Russian passport and documents confirming the relationship (marriage and/or birth certificate), as well as a copy of the US status document (US passport or Green card).

  • Letter of Invitation. A NOTARIZED written application of a citizen of the Russian Federation addressed to the head of the consular institution for joint entry into the Russian Federation for up to 90 days by members of his family, spouse, or minor children who are foreign citizens (This form MUST BE NOTARIZED).

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Letter of Invitation. A NOTARIZED letter of invitation from your host in Russian Federation. The letter from your host must be written in Russian, and should contain the following information:• Full name, date of birth, sex, citizenship, passport number, address of registration, and address of residence of the inviting party.
    • Full name(in both Russian AND English), date of birth, sex, citizenship, passport number, and resident address of the applicant.
    • Specifically request a "3 year multiple entry private visa for the period dd/mm/yyyy - dd/mm/yyyy" (ie. 15 February 2017 - 14 February 2020).
    • The purpose of travel, cities to be visited, and address of stay. Please see the below sample letters: If your host is currently in Russia; If your host is currently in the United States. Notarization instructions can be found here.

  • Host's ID. All 3-year visa applicants must provide copies of the following items that apply:
    •Your host’s Russian INTERNATIONAL passport information page.
    •Your host’s Russian NATIONAL passport information page.
    •Your host’s “registration stamp” in their national passport
    •Your host’s status (Green Card/long-term US visa) in the USA, if applicable.

    Or, if your host is not a Russian citizen:
    •Your host’s passport information page.
    •A copy of your host’s valid Russia Residence Permit that is valid for the full 3 year visa duration requested.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. (For up to 1-Year Validity) Letter of invitation from relatives or friends in Russia approved by the Russian Ministry of Interior.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Previous passports. You must provide your previous passport which contains a valid visa or a police report stating it was lost.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the Russian Federation, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the US, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Tourist voucher. Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism. Please upload a copy to your profile. Not required if ordering an invitation through VisaHQ.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • HIV Test. A copy of recent HIV blood test results performed within the last 3 months. Must be from the Russian Federation, include applicant's name, address of clinic and signature from a doctor or nurse.

  • Itinerary. For double entry requests you must submit a copy of your e-ticket or confirmed itinerary showing more than one entry into Russia.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Letter of Invitation. An invitation letter from the sponsoring organization in Russia. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of Russia, Visa Section", and must be signed and sealed. The letter must be written in Russian and contain the following information:
    • Personal information of the applicant: first, middle, and last names, date of birth, sex, citizenship, and passport details.
    • Details of visit: period of requested visa (3 years), number of entries(multiple), purpose of visit, cities to be visited, and address of stay.
    • Host organization: Full name, official address, contact information, taxpayer number, and the name and position of the signing individual.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Contract. Please provide one copy of the contract you have between the entity you are visiting, working for or providing service to in Russia. This document can be a soft copy and must show the relationship between the two entities and reasons for visiting Russia.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Please, upload electronic copies/scans of all the requested documents to your application when you apply.

  • Original letter of invitation. Original business letter of invitation approved by the Russian Federal Migration Service, a Telex number OR an electronic invitation with the name of the inviting organization issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (These letters of invitation may be obtained through VisaHQ at an additional cost. You will find details below)

  • Visa application form. For online orders, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account. Application forms cannot be double sided, please print on one side.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information page and invitation letter (if applicable). These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Health insurance. Proof of international health insurance and specifically covering travel to the destination country is required. Applicants can get a free quote and purchase valid travel insurance from our affiliate.

  • AIM Tourist invitation. Applicants must be in possession of an invitation which states the applicant's purpose of visit as AIM tourism (special purpose tourism). VisaHQ can provide this invitation as part of your order for an additional $50.00.

  • Visa application form. Fully completed and signed application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include a passport style photo, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. You may also choose to upload a photo to your order for us to print. There is a charge associated with this service.

  • Proof of status. The inviting party must provide a valid Russian passport and documents confirming the relationship (marriage and/or birth certificate), as well as a copy of the US status document (US passport or Green card).

  • Letter of Invitation. A NOTARIZED written application of a citizen of the Russian Federation addressed to the head of the consular institution for joint entry into the Russian Federation for up to 90 days by members of his family, spouse, or minor children who are foreign citizens (This form MUST BE NOTARIZED).

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Additional required documents for applicants with name change
    Name Change Application. A copy of the Name Change Application.
    Name Change Deed. A copy of the Name Change Deed.
    Court Order. A copy of the Court Order for the name change.
    Marriage Certificate A copy of the Marriage Certificate, if applicable.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
    Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
    Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
    Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
  • In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports.
    We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview at their discretion.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
  • Russian tourist visa applications are accepted only within 90 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply only within 90 days of the date of travel.
  • Additional information for self-employed and unemployed travelers
    Please provide a copy of the applicants most recent bank statement.
  • Additional required documents for applicants with name change
    Name Change Application. A copy of the Name Change Application.
    Name Change Deed. A copy of the Name Change Deed.
    Court Order. A copy of the Court Order for the name change.
    Marriage Certificate A copy of the Marriage Certificate, if applicable.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
    Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
    Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
    Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
  • In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports.
    We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview at their discretion.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
  • Additional information for self-employed and unemployed travelers
    Please provide a copy of the applicants most recent bank statement.
  • It is recommended that US citizens apply for 3-year multiple-entry private visas regardless of the type of invitation, dates, number of entries and period of stay indicated in the invitation. Such visas allow you to stay in Russia for up to 6 months per visit, the number of visits is unlimited.
  • In case you have recently deceased relative (sample of an invitation), or seriously sick close relative (parent, child, spouse or sibling) in Russia (sample of an invitation), or you require urgent hospitalization in Russia you can apply for a private visa with “SPECIAL CASES” purpose of travel. As invitation you can use one of the following documents:
    Official document from a Russian hospital confirming serious medical condition of your close relative, or the need for your urgent hospitalization; or
    A copy of death certificate of a close relative.
    In addition you are required to provide documents proving kinship as well as a request letter addressed to the consul general for a single- or double-entry private visa indicating the planned dates of entry/exit and reasons as per the documents mentioned above. Such applications will be prioritized and processed in the most expeditious manner possible.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
    Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
    Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
    Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
  • In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports.
    We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview at their discretion.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
  • Additional information for self-employed and unemployed travelers
    Please provide a copy of the applicants most recent bank statement.
  • It is recommended that US citizens apply for 3-year multiple-entry private visas regardless of the type of invitation, dates, number of entries and period of stay indicated in the invitation. Such visas allow you to stay in Russia for up to 6 months per visit, the number of visits is unlimited.
  • In case you have recently deceased relative (sample of an invitation), or seriously sick close relative (parent, child, spouse or sibling) in Russia (sample of an invitation), or you require urgent hospitalization in Russia you can apply for a private visa with “SPECIAL CASES” purpose of travel. As invitation you can use one of the following documents:
    Official document from a Russian hospital confirming serious medical condition of your close relative, or the need for your urgent hospitalization; or
    A copy of death certificate of a close relative.
    In addition you are required to provide documents proving kinship as well as a request letter addressed to the consul general for a single- or double-entry private visa indicating the planned dates of entry/exit and reasons as per the documents mentioned above. Such applications will be prioritized and processed in the most expeditious manner possible.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
    Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
    Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
    Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
  • In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports.
    We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview at their discretion.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
  • Additional information for self-employed and unemployed travelers
    Please provide a copy of the applicants most recent bank statement.
  • Additional required documents for applicants with name change
    Name Change Application. A copy of the Name Change Application.
    Name Change Deed. A copy of the Name Change Deed.
    Court Order. A copy of the Court Order for the name change.
    Marriage Certificate A copy of the Marriage Certificate, if applicable.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
    Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
    Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
    Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
  • In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports. We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview at their discretion.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
  • Additional information for self-employed and unemployed travelers
    Please provide a copy of the applicants most recent bank statement.
  • Additional required documents for applicants with name change
    Name Change Application. A copy of the Name Change Application.
    Name Change Deed. A copy of the Name Change Deed.
    Court Order. A copy of the Court Order for the name change.
    Marriage Certificate A copy of the Marriage Certificate, if applicable.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
    Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
    Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
    Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
  • In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports.
    We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview at their discretion.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
  • Additional information for self-employed and unemployed travelers
    Please provide a copy of the applicants most recent bank statement.
  • Additional required documents for applicants with name change
    Name Change Application. A copy of the Name Change Application.
    Name Change Deed. A copy of the Name Change Deed.
    Court Order. A copy of the Court Order for the name change.
    Marriage Certificate A copy of the Marriage Certificate, if applicable.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
    Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
    Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
    Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
  • In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports. We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview at their discretion.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
  • Additional information for self-employed and unemployed travelers
    Please provide a copy of the applicants most recent bank statement.
  • Additional required documents for applicants with name change
    Name Change Application. A copy of the Name Change Application.
    Name Change Deed. A copy of the Name Change Deed.
    Court Order. A copy of the Court Order for the name change.
    Marriage Certificate A copy of the Marriage Certificate, if applicable.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
    Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
    Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
    Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
  • In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports.
    We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview at their discretion.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
  • Additional information for self-employed and unemployed travelers
    Please provide a copy of the applicants most recent bank statement.
  • Additional required documents for applicants with name change
    Name Change Application. A copy of the Name Change Application.
    Name Change Deed. A copy of the Name Change Deed.
    Court Order. A copy of the Court Order for the name change.
    Marriage Certificate A copy of the Marriage Certificate, if applicable.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
    Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
    Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
    Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
  • In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports.
    We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview at their discretion.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
  • Additional information for self-employed and unemployed travelers
    Please provide a copy of the applicants most recent bank statement.
  • Additional required documents for applicants with name change
    Name Change Application. A copy of the Name Change Application.
    Name Change Deed. A copy of the Name Change Deed.
    Court Order. A copy of the Court Order for the name change.
    Marriage Certificate A copy of the Marriage Certificate, if applicable.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
    Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
    Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
    Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
  • In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports.
    We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview at their discretion.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
  • Russian tourist visa applications are accepted only within 90 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply only within 90 days of the date of travel.
  • Additional information for self-employed and unemployed travelers
    Please provide a copy of the applicants most recent bank statement.
  • Additional required documents for applicants with name change
    Name Change Application. A copy of the Name Change Application.
    Name Change Deed. A copy of the Name Change Deed.
    Court Order. A copy of the Court Order for the name change.
    Marriage Certificate A copy of the Marriage Certificate, if applicable.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
    Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
    Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
    Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
  • In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports.
    We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview at their discretion.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
  • Additional information for self-employed and unemployed travelers
    Please provide a copy of the applicants most recent bank statement.
  • Additional required documents for applicants with name change
    Name Change Application. A copy of the Name Change Application.
    Name Change Deed. A copy of the Name Change Deed.
    Court Order. A copy of the Court Order for the name change.
    Marriage Certificate A copy of the Marriage Certificate, if applicable.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
    Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
    Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
    Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
  • In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports. We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview at their discretion.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
  • Additional information for self-employed and unemployed travelers
    Please provide a copy of the applicants most recent bank statement.
  • It is recommended that US citizens apply for 3-year multiple-entry private visas regardless of the type of invitation, dates, number of entries and period of stay indicated in the invitation. Such visas allow you to stay in Russia for up to 6 months per visit, the number of visits is unlimited.
  • In case you have recently deceased relative (sample of an invitation), or seriously sick close relative (parent, child, spouse or sibling) in Russia (sample of an invitation), or you require urgent hospitalization in Russia you can apply for a private visa with “SPECIAL CASES” purpose of travel. As invitation you can use one of the following documents:
    Official document from a Russian hospital confirming serious medical condition of your close relative, or the need for your urgent hospitalization; or
    A copy of death certificate of a close relative.
    In addition you are required to provide documents proving kinship as well as a request letter addressed to the consul general for a single- or double-entry private visa indicating the planned dates of entry/exit and reasons as per the documents mentioned above. Such applications will be prioritized and processed in the most expeditious manner possible.
  • Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
    Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992;
    Or a copy of a Certificate of Naturalization issued prior to 1996;
    Or a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    Or a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992;
    Or a written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.
  • In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to Russian citizens with expired passports.
    We remind you that in accordance to Article 12 of Russian Law “On citizenship of the Russian Federation”, children born to two parents who are Russian citizens, automatically gain Russian citizenship, regardless of the place of birth. In this case visas are not issued, and they must apply for Russian citizenship, or have their information written into the passport of one of their parents, or obtain a Russian passport.If applying for a minor, please provide a copy of their Birth Certificate, in which it is evident that at least of the parents is not a citizen of the Russian Federation.
  • The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview at their discretion.
  • Additional required documents for minors
    Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
    Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
    Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
  • Additional information for self-employed and unemployed travelers
    Please provide a copy of the applicants most recent bank statement.

Russia AIM Tourist visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidityProcessingEmbassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
Single entry (3 days stay)Up to 3 days10 business days$198.00$99.00$0.00$297.00
Single entry (3 days stay)Up to 3 days10 business days$198.00$99.00$0.00$297.00
Single entry (3 days stay)Up to 3 days10 business days$198.00$99.00$0.00$297.00
Single entry (3 days stay)Up to 3 days10 business days$198.00$99.00$0.00$297.00
Single entry (3 days stay)Up to 3 days10 business days$198.00$99.00$0.00$297.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days7-14 business days$198.00$179.00$0.00$377.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days7-14 business days$198.00$179.00$0.00$377.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days7-14 business days$198.00$179.00$0.00$377.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days7-14 business days$198.00$179.00$0.00$377.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days7-14 business days$198.00$179.00$0.00$377.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$283.00$209.00$0.00$492.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$283.00$209.00$0.00$492.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$283.00$209.00$0.00$492.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$283.00$209.00$0.00$492.00
Single entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$283.00$209.00$0.00$492.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Double EntryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Double EntryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Double EntryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Double EntryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Double EntryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$129.00$0.00$327.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double EntryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double EntryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double EntryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double EntryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double EntryUp to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (90 days stay)Up to 90 days10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$283.00$209.00$0.00$492.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$283.00$209.00$0.00$492.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$283.00$209.00$0.00$492.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$283.00$209.00$0.00$492.00
Double entry (30 days stay)Up to 30 days10 business days$283.00$209.00$0.00$492.00
Multiple entryUp to 3 years10 business days$160.00$129.00$0.00$289.00
Multiple entryUp to 3 years10 business days$160.00$129.00$0.00$289.00
Multiple entryUp to 3 years10 business days$160.00$129.00$0.00$289.00
Multiple entryUp to 3 years10 business days$160.00$129.00$0.00$289.00
Multiple entryUp to 3 years10 business days$160.00$129.00$0.00$289.00
Multiple entryUp to 3 years10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 3 years10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
365 days Multiple Entry10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 3 years10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 3 years10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 3 years10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entry (90 days stay)Up to 3 years10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
365 days Multiple Entry10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
365 days Multiple Entry10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 3 years10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
365 days Multiple Entry10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 3 years10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 3 years10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 3 years10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
Multiple entryUp to 1 year10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
365 days Multiple Entry10 business days$198.00$209.00$0.00$407.00
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10 business days
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10 business days
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Up to 90 days
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10 business days
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$407.00
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Single entry
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Up to 90 days
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10 business days
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$407.00
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Single entry
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10 business days
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$407.00
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Single entry
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Up to 90 days
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10 business days
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$407.00
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Single entry
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Up to 30 days
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10 business days
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$492.00
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10 business days
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$289.00
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$407.00
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$407.00
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Multiple entry
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$407.00
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Multiple entry
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10 business days
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$407.00
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365 days
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Multiple Entry
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$407.00
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Frequently Asked Questions about Russia visa

  • What types of visa durations can be applied for?
    Single-Entry allows the foreign national a one-time entry into the borders of the Russian Federation. Double-Entry allows the foreign national to enter and exit the Russian border of no more than two times. Multi-Entry allows for unlimited entry into the Russian Federation within the visa period.
  • I am not a citizen of the european union, how may I obtain a visa?
    Non-EU citizens may apply for a Russian visa via invitation, or an invitation granted by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation, or by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this case, if the nationality of the individual must be indicated via supporting documents that indicate their status in such country. Such as a home registry, work authorization, or a copy of your lease agreement, or a copy of the electric bill.
  • What type of insurance do I need? (for eu citizens only)
    US citizens do not require proof of health insurance! For citizens of the Schengen Agreement, a copy of your health insurance card and the insurance policy valid in Russia for the full visa period is required; this excludes any parallel agreements between individual countries that may contradict this. If you are not a EU citizen, please inquire whether you would need to provide a copy of your health insurance from a Visa Center operator. The policy must include information about which hospitals or clinics accept your insurance in case of emergency. Applicants seeking a multi-entry visa need to show proof of insurance that covers their first trip only.
  • Can I apply for two visas simultaneously?
    Unfortunately not, according to the laws of the Russian Federation, you may only have one current Russian visa in your international passport. If your passport already contains an active Russian visa that has not been used (such as a single or double-entry visa with one entry left, or an unused multi-entry visa), we recommend that you apply for a new visa no less than 10 days prior to it's expiry.
  • Under what cirmustances do we require original documents, what are they?
    Only the originals of the following documents are accepted: - Passport, valid for six months after the visa expiry date; - Visa application, printed and signed by hand. Signature must match that of the passport; - Passport-style Photograph(s); - Invitation for Private type 1 visa, Work visa, Student visa, Humanitarian visa single, double, or 1 year multi-entry must all be issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation (FMS) at the request of the inviting party. This excludes 3-year visas, for which copies of the invitations are accepted.

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    Russia Customs

    Import Regulations Export Regulations Health and Security Contact Customs Authorities
    Allowed
    • Tobacco products400 cigarettes or 200 cigarillos or 100 cigars or 500 grammes of tobacco products, provided only one type of tobacco products is imported (otherwise only half of the quantities allowed);
    • Alcoholic beveragesOnly for persons of 21 years and older: alcoholic beverages: 2 litres;
    • PerfumeA reasonable quantity of perfume for personal use;
    • GoodsGoods up to an amount of RUB 65,000.- for personal use only;
    • FoodCaviar (factory packed) max. 250 grammes per person.
    Restricted
    • Customs declaration, which will be filled out on entry of Russian Fed. must be kept carefully. When leaving Russian Fed. this declaration has to be handed over, even when travelling to another C.I.S. country.
    • Dairy and meat products are permitted (except from Armenia and Georgia), provided packed in original factory packing and in quantities that can be considered for own personal use. Larger quantities will be subject to inspection and traveller will be requested to provide the appropriate documentation, including veterinary health documents.
    • Cats, dogs and birds must be accompanied by: veterinarian health certificate (nationals of C.I.S. countries may present a veterinary license instead) bearing seal of local Board of Health and issued no more than ten days prior to arrival (or international Veterinary Passport). Pigeons must be accompanied by a certificate which proves they are free from bird flu; international veterinary passport. For all animals, except cats & dogs, special import permission from Veterinary dept. Ministry of Agriculture is required. (Generally pets are not permitted in hotels.)
    • For travellers entering the Russian Fed., a limit of baggage allowance of 35 kg and/or a value of RUB 65,000 exists. If exceeding the limit, a customs fee of EUR 4per kilo will apply or a 30% axis on top of the excess value to be collected.
    Prohibited
    • Photographs and printed matter directed against Russian Fed.
    • Acipenseridae family (sturgeons) fish and any product made thereof and live animals (subject to special permit).
    • Military arms and ammunition, narcotics, fruit and vegetables.
    • Dairy and meat products from Armenia and Georgia.
    • Arms and ammunition.
    Allowed
    • Goods for personal use
    Restricted
    • Archeological, historical and artistic objects are allowed with obligatory written permission of Ministry of Cultural Affairs and with a photograph of the exported object.
    • For all kind of weapon besides declaration a special permit from Internal Affairs Ministry is needed.
    Prohibited
    • Arms, ammunition, precious metals, (gold, silver, etc.) and articles made thereof (also if containing precious stones and/or real pearls).
    • Acipenseridae family (sturgeons) fish and any product made thereof.
    • Antiquities (i.e. any article older than 50 years) and art objects (subject to duty and special permit from the Ministry of Culture), furs.
    Basic health information for travelers to Russia
    • Food poisoning, TB, rabies and tick-borne encephalitis occur in Russia. Travellers to, and residents of, the Moscow region should be aware of the increase in notified rabies cases.
    • All travellers should seek medical advice before travelling to the country and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up to date.
    Basic security information for travelers to Russia
    • There is a high threat from terrorism. Attacks cannot be ruled out and could be indiscriminate, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers.
    • Racially motivated attacks do occur in Russia. Travellers of Asian or Afro-Caribbean descent should take extra care.
    • The North Caucasus remains an unstable and potentially dangerous region.
    • Due to an unstable and potentially dangerous in North Caucasus, all travellers must have the correct documents including the right visa for the purpose of your visit, and meet registration requirements.
    • All travellers must carry your original passport at all times in the Russian Federation. A copy will not be sufficient.
    Russian Customs contact information
    For further assistance please contact the Russian Customs authorities directly. They will provide the latest information about customs regulations and export-import procedures.



    For additional information about travel restrictions, security warnings, political updates, and basic travel guidelines, please contact the nearest Russian Embassy.

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