Tourist Visa Invitation and Voucher
1-2 Day Processing
Tourist Single Entry
€20.00 ($22.00 USD) Order
Tourist Double Entry
€35.00 ($39.00 USD) Order
Business Visa Invitation
1 Business Day for Most EU Citizens Otherwise 25 Business Days
Multiple Entry for 6 Months
€90.00 ($101.00 USD) Order
Multiple Entry for 12 Months
€120.00 ($134.00 USD) Order
All foreign nationals from non CIS countries are required to have a visa to travel
to the Russian Federation. Russian visas can be obtained at a local Russian Embassy
or Consulate. The steps that are needed to get a Russian visa are outlined below:
There are 3 things that you have to do to get and keep a Russian visa in good
A) Order Visa Invitation
The first step to getting a Russian visa is obtaining an invitation (also called
visa support). This document by an a licensed company authorized by
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (tourist visas) and/or Russian Interior Ministry
(Multiple Entry business visas).
- Tourist Invitation and Voucher
Order Now! - from €20.00 ($22.00 USD) to €40.00
($45.00 USD); 1 to 2 day processing time; (single or double entry, maximum stay
- Business Invitation
Order Now! - from €90.00 ($101.00 USD) to €140
($156.00 USD); processing time: 1-25 working days; (multiple entry 6 months or 1 year
stay); note: (we have one of the lowest prices
for business invitations on the Internet)
Depending on your type of visa and the country you are applying from, there may
be a need to send the document by courier service, in which case there will be an
additional fee to cover this expense.
We begin to process all requests immediately after payment and completed information
is received by our St Petersburg (Russia) offices and
is provided 7 days a week to help guide you though the
For your convenience, you will be able to pay for your invitation with a credit
card (Visa, MC) or by Western Union
B) Apply for Visa
Your Visa invitation and voucher will enable you to apply directly to the nearest
Russian consulate for your visa. You can call the consulate directly or check
its website for it's list of required information. The following is a typical
list of required information:
- Your invitation and/or voucher (Most Russian consulates in Western countries
accept fax copies for tourist visas, but require original copies for business
- Completed visa applications (two per person), signed by the Applicant. All
entries on the form must be typed or printed in block letters in English or
Russian. Incomplete visa application forms shall not be processed. Application
forms can be downloaded.
Effective April 1, 2004 US citizens are required to submit a new visa application
form to Consulate. The new form is implemented on the basis of reciprocity and
replaces the previous Standard Application Form and Supplemental Form.
Visa Application Form for US citizens
Visa Application Form for non US citizens.
- Valid national passport (original only and it should have at least two clear
pages). It must be valid no less than six months after the visa expiration date.
Holders of travel documents other than passports (Permit to Re-Enter the United
States of America, Travel Document, etc.) must submit valid Permanent Resident
- Two passport size pictures of the applicant. Pictures can be black-and-white
or color, full face, stapled to the upper-corner of an application. Digital
copies are not accepted.
- Money Order or Certified Bank Check payable to the Russian Consulate for
visa processing. Please note that we do not accept cash, personal or company
- A prepaid return self-addressed envelope from a registered delivery service
such as FedEx
See List of Russian Embassies and Consulates
C) Registration of Visa in Russia
Russian law requires visitors to register their visas within 3 business days of
their arrival. The end result of registration is a stamp (see photo above)
on the back of the migration card that is given to visitors as they enter the country.
Failure to obtain registration can potentially lead to problems with local police
or passport control when you leave the country, sometimes resulting in a small fine.
Real life examples include fines ranging from €1.50 to €20. Regardless of
the size of the fine, it's advisable to follow the Russian laws as much as possible
regarding visas and registration.
Three ways to get your visa registered:
- Large hotels will register you when you check-in
- For those staying in private rental apartments, smaller hotels that don't
have registration privileges, or private families, visitors can register through
hotels or notary offices for a small fee, usually about €20. Nevsky88
has a number of such registration contacts available and is always ready to
help with your registration.
- For those staying longer than 3 months have options to register through
local hotels, notary offices or the local police department in charge of such
Nevsky 64 Apartments provides registration services for €20 ($22.00 USD) for tourist visas.