Tourist visa (valid up to 1 month, single or double entry)

In order to obtain a tourist visa to Russia at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington, DC applicants should provide to our Agency the following:

  1. A valid, signed passport (no copies), with visas pages available. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected departure from Russia.
  2. One filled out visa application form (Word doc). Should you have any questions please contact us to get help. Please leave blank the fields you are not sure about and we'll fill them out for you.
  3. One passport-size photo.
  4. A standard tourist confirmation from a hosting authorized Russian travel agency or a hotel, registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a voucher from your hotel or travel agency in Russia. The confirmation must contain the agency's reference number and registration number. We can provide a confirmation in case you don't have one for a fee of $30.

Fees and processing time

Type of visa Economy
12-15 biz days
6-10 biz days 3 biz days next day same day
Single entry $161 $171 $200 $250 $380
Double entry $161 $171 $250 $300 $430

Note: Russian tourist visa applications are accepted only within 90 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply not earlier than 90 days of the proposed entry date to Russia.

Return mail: please include a self-addressed pre-paid envelope or $18 for FedEx delivery.

Business visa (valid up to 1 year, single, double, multiple entries)

  1. A valid, signed passport (no copies), with visas pages available. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected departure from Russia.
  2. One filled out visa application form (Word doc). Should you have any questions please contact us to get help. Please leave blank the fields you are not sure about and we'll fill them out for you.
  3. One passport-size photo.
  4. An official letter of invitation from the Russian Ministry of the Interior, its local offices or the Russian Foreign Ministry, its regional representatives, or any other authorized Russian agency. The letter must contain: official seal and legal address of the agency, document registration number, date of registration, signature and name of an authorized official, travel itinerary, dates of stay, names of persons invited. We can provide a letter of invitation in case you don't have one. Please contact us for the fees and processing time.

Note: According to the new Russian visa regulations, as of October 4, 2007 a multiple entry business visa allows nationals of all countries to stay in Russia up to 90 days out of the period of 180 days.

Fees and processing time

Type of visa Economy
12-15 biz days
6-10 biz days 3 biz days next day same day
Single entry $161 $171 $200 $250 $380
Double entry $161 $171 $250 $300 $430
Multiple entries $161 $171 $350 $400 $530

Note: Russian business visa applications are accepted only within 45 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply not earlier than 45 days of the proposed entry date to Russia.

Return mail: please include a self-addressed pre-paid envelope or $18 for FedEx delivery.

Homestay visitor visa (valid up to 3 months, single or double entry)

  1. A valid, signed passport (no copies), with visas pages available. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected departure from Russia.
  2. One filled out visa application form (Word doc). Should you have any questions please contact us to get help. Please leave blank the fields you are not sure about and we'll fill them out for you.
  3. One passport-size photo.
  4. Original OVIR permission - IZVESHCHENIE (invitation). Your relatives or friends in Russia should obtain IZVESHCHENIE for you from local authorities (OVIR) and send it to your address in the USA.

Fees and processing time

Type of visa Economy
12-15 biz days
6-10 biz days 3 biz days next day same day
Single entry $161 $171 $200 $250 $380
Double entry $161 $171 $250 $300 $430

Note: As of January 1, 2008 the U.S. State Department raises the fee for American visa from 100 USD to 131 USD. On the basis of reciprocity the fee for Russian visa (standard processing time 6-10 business days) is also raised to 131 USD, effective from January 14, 2008. The fees for expedited visa processing will however remain unchanged. (These fees do not include our service fee of $30 and $40 respectively).

Return mail: please include a self-addressed pre-paid envelope or $18 for FedEx delivery.

Transit visa (valid for 72 hours)

  1. A valid, signed passport (no copies), with visas pages available. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected departure from Russia.
  2. One filled out visa application form (Word doc). Should you have any questions please contact us to get help. Please leave blank the fields you are not sure about and we'll fill them out for you.
  3. One passport-size photo.
  4. A copy of the passport page with the visa of the country you are going to and from.
  5. Copies of the airline tickets.

Fees and processing time

Type of visa Economy
12-15 biz days
6-10 biz days 3 biz days next day same day
Single entry $161 $171 $200 $250 $380
Double entry $161 $171 $250 $300 $430

Return mail: please include a self-addressed pre-paid envelope or $18 for FedEx delivery.

 

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