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			Russian Visa

Russian Visa

Russian visa requirements:
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permanent resident
Tourist visa
Tourist visa
up to 3 yearsrequired
Business visa
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up to 3 yearsrequired
Private visa
Private visa
up to 3 yearsrequired
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Fill out Russian tourist visa application form online

and send the following documents to us:

Russian visa application form. Upon order completion, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account.
Original, signed United States passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
Passport-type photograph: 1
Tourist Voucher (Invitation). Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism.
Additional requirements for applicants traveling to Sochi
Applicants traveling to Sochi and requesting a Tourist Voucher from VisaHQ must submit the following:

Olympics tickets. Copies of confirmed tickets for the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Hotel reservations. Confirmed hotel reservations covering the applicant's entire stay in Sochi.
Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:

Evidence of emigration. Copy of old passport and stamps showing date of emigration. If applicant emigrated on a parent's passport, then parents’ emigration papers must be submitted, including copies of passport pages showing the children included in their passport.
Naturalization Certificate. A copy of the applicant's Naturalization Certificate.
Renunciation Certificate. Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship from the Russian Embassy (if available).

The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview, at their discretion.

Additional required documents for minors traveling without parent
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.

Passport MUST contain at least two blank visa pages and be valid for at least 6 months beyond the validity of the requested visa.

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.

Russian tourist visa fees for citizens of United States

Type of visa ValidityRussia visa help ProcessingRussia visa help Embassy fee Service fee Total cost
Single entry up to 30 days 15-18 business days 173.00 59.95 232.95
7-10 business days 283.00 69.95 352.95
Double entry up to 30 days 15-18 business days 173.00 59.95 232.95
7-10 business days 283.00 69.95 352.95

Invitations for tourist visa to Russia for citizens of United States

Invitation type Processing time Cost
Russian Tourist Visa Invitation - Single entry Same day 29.95
Russian Tourist Visa Invitation - Double entry Same day 29.95
Maximum stay Russia visa help in Russia: 30 days
Group discount Russia visa help
Russian visa for citizens of United States is required. For more information please contact the nearest Russian embassy.
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