RUSSIAN VISA SUPPORT

HOW TO OBTAIN A VISA TO RUSSIA
STEP-BY-STEP

VISA GUIDE

The preparation of all the documents can take no longer than an hour in front of the computer but some of the beginners may have their difficulties.

We have made the detailed manual describing the process step-by-step, containing the list of the necessary documents and examples how to fill them in so that you get everything right and obtain your visa without problems.
STEP 1
Tourist Visa (30 Days)
Business Visa (90 Days)
STEP 2
Website of the Consular department
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
STEP 3
Application Centers
After Arrival & other tips
WHAT WILL BE REQUIRED FOR VISA
PASSPORT
Check the validity of your passport. You won't get a visa if it is valid for less than 6 month after the alleged departure from Russia.
If there are no blank pages or the validity ends, you'd better issue a new passport.
While applying for a visa, you present a valid passport but there is a chance you will be asked to present the previous ones (in the case you have them).
INVITATION TO RUSSIA
Patient and his family members can order an invitation in authorization form.
The cost of issuance patient is free, the cost of invitation for accompanying persons will be added to the total amount of the contract.
VISA APPLICATION
Application can be submitted only after you will have an invitation with details of inviting party. If you already have it, complete application for visa with the help of our detailed manual "How to complete application on the website of consulate of Russia"
A FEW COLOR PHOTOs
You will need 2 color photos 35mm x 45mm.
Make a photo on the light background, full-face, without dark-glasses.
That should be the pictures of a good quality: clear, no pixels, not blurred.

It will be required on the last stage, paste it carefully into the special frame in you printed application. Write a date and a signature in the black frame below the photo.
consular fee
Invoice, confirming the payment of a consular fee.
Russian visa for foreigners costs the same as visa of your country for Russian.
For example: Schengen visa for Russians costs € 35,
accordingly the price for visa to Russia for EU members will be the same.
FIRST OF ALL
PLAN YOUR DATES OF TRAVEL
Always include the end date in calculation
CALCULATE
BREAKING THE LIMIT OF STAY
After your visa expires, you won't be able to leave country soon.
You will have to wait for a trial at temporary detention facility.
It may take weeks before the court will issue a resolution.

DEPORTATION WILL COST MORE THAN TICKETS
SPECIFYING DATES FOR VISA INVITATION
Use your flight dates in application to order visa invitation.
But do not rush to change your tickets, if received invitation indicates the date of entry a little bit earlier than you have expected.
DATE OF ENTRY
You can't come earlier
But you can arrive later
DEPARTURE DATE
You can't stay longer
But you can leave earlier
ORDER
The invitation is an official document issued in the special form that contains your personal data, information about the receiving party, the purpose of your trip and duration of stay.

Invitation must be issued only by the official organization accredited by the MFA of Russia or by Tour Company included in the Unified Register. The authenticity of your invitation can be checked on the web of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

Choose the place where you're going to apply for a visa. For example, if you have written that you live in Austria, you will be offered to choose a consulate/visa center located in Austria.

You should present all the collected documents in the Russian consulate (or in the Visa Center of your native country). If you are a citizen of a Schengen country, you can also obtain a visa in any of other Schengen countries.

If you have a citizenship of one country but live in another one, you can obtain a Russian visa in the country of your living in the case you have a residence/work permit.
THE COST OF INVITATION FOR VISA
PATIENT
A single issuance of visa invitation is free for the patient.
FREE
Processing
ACCOMPANY
The cost of each invitation will be added to the amount of the patient's contract.
PAID
Processing
KONGERIKET NORGE
Kun for medfølgende personer.
Pasienter kan få et forretnings- eller turistvisum på invitasjon fra sykehuset.
(Kostnaden for tilleggstjenesten vil bli lagt til kontraktsbeløpet)
Turist
(30 dager)
Enkeltvisum
25 EUR
Travel Voucher-Bekreftelse

Behandlingstid: 1-arbeidsdag

Formål med besøket: Turisme
Rekkefølge
Forretnings
(90 dager)
Dobbeltvisum
85 EUR
En invitasjon til brevhodet fra selskapet

Behandlingstid: 2-virkedager

Formål med besøket: Forretninger
Rekkefølge
EUROPEAN UNION
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden, Estonia.
Tourist (30 Days)
Single
25 EUR
  • Travel Voucher-Confirmation
  • Processing time: 1-working day
  • Purpose of visit: Tourism
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Business (90 Days)
Single / Double
200 EUR
  • An invitation issued by the FMS
  • Processing time: 8 working days
  • Purpose of visit: Commercial / Business
  • Employment is not required
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IMPORTANT
It's recommended that the US citizens apply for a 3-year multiple-entry visa regardless of the dates of entry/exit, number of entries or period of stay actually stated in the confirmation of the hotel reservation or confirmation of reception of the tourist.
When applying for a 3-year multiple-entry tourist visa, please indicate a three year period of stay in the visa application form.
The passport of the applicant, as a rule, must be valid for at least full six months after the visa expiry date.
Foreign applicants for Russian visas can apply directly to the Consular Division of the Embassy of the Russian Federation.
Prior to submitting your visa application to Russian consulate you must make an appointment on the following web-site. For applying directly you are required to appear in person for a visa interview at the Consular Division from 9 a.m. till 12.15 p.m.
Please, comply with the general visa obtaining procedure and have available all the documents concerning your trip.
All applications for Russian visas submitted in the United States must be prepared using the electronic visa application form at the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
CONSULATE GENERAL
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Address: 2641 Tunlaw Road, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007
Jurisdiction:
Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, District of Columbia, Tennessee, Florida, as well as the territory of Puerto -Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

NEW YORK

Address: 9 East 91 Street, New York, NY 10128
Jurisdiction:
Vermont, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Massachusetts.

HOUSTON
Address: 1333 West Loop South, Ste. 1300, Houston, TX 77027.
Jurisdiction:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas.

ILS VISA CENTER
Under the agreement between the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the United States of America and the company «Invisa Logistics Services LLC», in improving visa services, US citizens, foreign nationals and stateless persons may apply for all Russian visa types at the above-mentioned company's Visa Center.
The company is nationwide, with five offices:
Washington DC
New York
Houston
Please be advised that the current Visa Center service fee is $ 33.00 per visa.
Consular visa tariffs remain the same.
For more information visit www.ils-usa.com.
For your convenience, you may reach Call-Center Representatives at:
(202) 827-0880 or e-mail your inquiries to: info-washington@ils-usa.com
Monday-Friday (Eastern Time)
9.00 a.m. - 1 p.m.
2.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.
Technical break: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Call-Center Representatives are standing by to answer any questions you may have regarding the visa process or general consular inquiries.
TOURIST VISA
It's recommended that the US citizens apply for a 3-year multiple-entry tourist visa regardless of the dates of entry/exit, number of entries or period of stay actually stated in the confirmation of the hotel reservation or confirmation of reception of the tourist.

When applying for a 3-year multiple-entry tourist visa, please indicate a three year period of stay in the visa application form.

To apply for a single, double or multiple three year Tourist visa, an applicant should submit a completed visa application form, US passport, one standard picture, money order (see points 1-4 of Information on visas), as well as:

- Confirmation of the hotel reservation, confirmation of reception of the tourist, and register number from the Uniform Federal Register of the Tour Operators of the Federal Tourism Agency.

The Consular Division of the Embassy also has the right to call the applicants for an interview and request, if needed:

• a bank statement from the applicant;
• a statement from the employer regarding the applicant's wages for the preceding year/ half year, or month;
• medical insurance valid in the country to be visited and fully covering the period of the first trip;
• documents regarding the applicant's ownership of property in the country of his citizenship;
• a certificate on the makeup of the applicant's family.
BUSINESS VISA
Currently, only in the following cities below are available for applying a business visa:
Washington / New York / Houston

It's recommended that the US citizens apply for a 3-year multiple-entry business visa regardless of the dates of entry/exit, number of entries or period of stay stated in the invitation issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation (FMS) or the host organization.

When applying for a 3-year multiple-entry business visa, please indicate a three year period of stay in the visa application form.

I. To apply for a multiple three year Business visa, an applicant should submit a completed visa application form, US passport, one standard picture, money order (see points 1-4 of Information on visas), as well as:

- Written statement from the host organization, which should give: the full name of the host organization, its official address and contact information, the surname, first name, patronymic, and position of the person who signed the statement (if the host organization is a legal entity or enterprise, an institution, or their affiliate established in the territory of the Russian Federation - the individual taxpayer number), and basic information regarding the visa applicant: the surname, first name, other names, date of birth, citizenship, sex, passport number, multiplicity of the visa, purpose of travel, requested period of entry, location of intended residence of the visa applicant, and the cities to be visited.

The Consular Division of the Embassy also has the right to call the applicants for an interview and request, if needed:

• a bank statement from the applicant;
• a statement from the employer regarding the applicant's wages for the preceding year/ half year, or month;
• medical insurance valid in the country to be visited and fully covering the period of the first trip;
• documents regarding the applicant's ownership of property in the country of his citizenship;
• a certificate on the makeup of the applicant's family.

II. To apply for a single, double or multiple one year Business visa, an applicant should submit a completed visa application form, national passport, one standard picture, money order (see points 1-4 of Information on visas), as well as:
• Visa Support is provided by your Russian host organization through Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia or Original letter of Invitation from your Russian host must be issued by the Federal Migration Service or its local office.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The two most common types of visa for US citizens.
Tourist (30 - 1095 days)
Single / Multiple
25 EUR
  • Travel Voucher-Confirmation
  • Processing time: 1-working day
  • Purpose of visit: Tourism
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GBR / IRL / AUS / NZL / CAN
United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia,
New Zealand, Canada, Croatia, Iceland, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Greece, Denmark, Singapore
Tourist (30 Days)
Single
25 EUR
  • Travel Voucher-Confirmation
  • Processing time: 1 working day
  • Purpose of visit: Tourism
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UAE / SAU / IND / TUR / MAR
India, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Algeria Georgia,Turkey, Palestine, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nicaragua, UAE, Serbia, Taiwan, Turkmenistan, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Chad, Iraq
Tourist (30 Days)
Single
75 EUR
  • Travel Voucher-Confirmation
  • Hotel Reservation + Tour Program
  • Processing time: 3-5 Working days
  • Purpose of visit: Tourism
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