Russian Tourist visa
Below you can read how to obtain a Russian
visa in two simple steps.
To obtain a Russian visa you first need to
get an invitation. Tourist visas can be valid for up to 1
month and are usually single-entry. The invitation comprises a
tourist voucher and a reservation confirmation, which can only
be issued by a Russian travel agency, registered in the
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
When you have an invitation, you need to
submit it to the Russian consulate and apply for a visa. It's
better to check with the Russian consulate beforehand if they
accept copies of invitations or only originals.
for a Russian visa, you need to provide the following along
with your invitation:
1. your passport or one copy
of the first page
(the passport should be valid for at
least 6 month after the visa expires),
photos (3 by 4 cm),
3. Russian Visa
Application Form, completed and signed.
to download. A special program called
Adobe Acrobat Reader Version 4.0 or higher is needed to open
4. evidence of
For instructions consult the website of the
Russian Embassy or Consulate near you.
After you submit all the documents and papers
needed, it should take the consulate from 1 to 21 days to make
a visa, depending on how much you pay.