Almost every foreign citizen needs a visa to enter the Russian Federation. There are a few exceptions depending if you are a national citizen from a small list of countries that doesn’t need a visa or if you arrive by cruise ship. Those arriving by cruise ship have the right to disembark for 3 days visa free. For complete and accurate information visit the Russian embassy website. (Laws can change, always the most updated information is on the Russian embassy website).
We can provide the following:
The Tourist voucher is also known as a Tourist invitation. This official document is required to apply for a VISA from the Russian embassy. It allows a single (sometimes double) entry into the Russia, with a maximum stay of 30 days.
- USA, Canada, and most European countries – 1000 rubles (Do NOT purchase if you are from a different country – Contact us)
Contact us for pricing of:
- Business visa invitations.
- Multi-entry visa invitations.
- Other visa invitations.
After having the proper VISA and entering Russia, you will need to register your VISA. Registration has to be done within 7 days upon your arrival in Russia. If you are staying in Russia for less than 7 days, you will not need to register.
- Registering a visa from our invitation – 1450 rubles
- Registering other visas (not from our invitations) or overdue registration, contact us for pricing.
* In some cases we will need your accommodation reservation scanned by email.
** If you are requesting a voucher other than a Tourist voucher, we may need more documents.
Pricing for vouchers is based on the costs that we are required to pay as well as the difficulty and time it takes. Russia requires more documentation from some countries in order to receive a visa and therefore the work to obtain the vouchers is more difficult and more expensive.
No. Unfortunately, there are some restrictons for certain countries’ citizens to visit Russia. Check on the embassy or consulate websites (linked below) to see if your country has any kind of restriction.
You must receive your visa before arrival to Russia, unless you arrive by cruise ship, which usually allows you 3 days visa free entry into Russia. Check with your cruise tour operator for more information.
If you have any additional questions, doubts or even comments, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help.