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			Russian Visa

Russian Visa

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Fill out Russian tourist visa application form online

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:

a
Russian visa application form. Upon order completion, please download, print and sign Russia visa application, prepared by our system under your account.
b
Original, signed United States passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
c
Passport-type photograph: 1
d
Tourist Voucher (Invitation). Copy of tourist voucher (invitation) issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Tourism.
e
Double entry letter. For double entry, a letter from the applicant addressed to the "Embassy of Russia, Visa Section" explaining how, when, and where you will enter and exit the country each time.
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).
OR
Copy of USSR passport with a stamp stating you left for “permanent residence abroad”, dated prior to February 6, 1992.
Copy of a “Visa to Israel” issued prior to February 6, 1992.
Copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992.
Written statement of explanation, in the case that you have no documentation.

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.


Unfortunately, we are unable to provide invitations to Crimea (former Ukraine) at this time.

Russian tourist visa fees for citizens of United States

  • Validity: up to 30 days
  • Processing: 7-10 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 30 days
  • Processing: 7-10 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 1095 days
  • Processing: 15-20 business days
  • Total cost:

Invitations for tourist visa to Russia for citizens of United States

Invitation type Processing time Cost
Russian Tourist Visa Invitation - Single entry Same day 50.00
Russian Tourist Visa Invitation - Double entry Same day 50.00
Russian Tourist Visa Invitation - Multiple entry Same day 50.00
Maximum stay in Russia: 30 days Russia visa help
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Russian visa for citizens of United States is required. For more information please contact the nearest Russian embassy.
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