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			Russian Visa

Russian Visa

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Please upload all supporting documents requested below. These are required to allow us to process your visa application form in order for you to sign the original. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Fill out Russian tourist visa application form online

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:

a
Original, signed United States passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure from the Russian Federation.
b
Passport-type photograph: 1
c
Tourist Voucher (Invitation). 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.
d
Name Change. If there was a name change after or at the time of Naturalization, the applicant should provide copies of the Name Change Application, Name Change Deed, and the Court Order for the name change.
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.
f
Copies of passport and invitation. Please, upload the copies of your passport and invitation to your profile.
g
Documents for minors. Please, upload the copies of the information pages of parents/guardians' passports.
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

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

  • Validity: up to 30 days
  • Processing: 3-5 business days
  • Total cost:
  • Validity: up to 30 days
  • Processing: 3-5 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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