In order to travel to Russia an entry visa is of mandatory acquisition for the majority of foreign visitors: the visa must be obtained before submitting an application to the Russian consulate or any other competent issuing entity in your country of citizenship or residence. The Russian border authority will deny entry to the Russian Federation to any traveler lacking an appropriate visa, whenever such document is required. The documents for the visa application vary according to the visa category (Tourist, Business, Work, Study, Transit, Private and others) and may differ from country to country. Down below you will find a list of documents that the Russian consulate usually requires in order to file a visa application:
Documents usually required by the Russian consulate in order to issue a business visa*:
- visa application form
- Original Passport
- Business Invitation letter
- Official documents issued by the foreign citizen’s employer and the hosting company that provide detailed information on the applicant’s work position and on the kind of activities he is going to pursue in collaboration with the hosting company.
- Medical insurance valid in the territory of the Russian Federation and fully covering the period of the trip
*the list is included as an example and is by no means accurate or complete. Please refer to the Russian consulate in your country of residence for more detailed information on the specific entry visa requirements according to your citizenship.
Visa Support: Business Invitation Letter
Order online a Business Invitation Letter to Russia
Business Invitation letter, digital copy
Digital .pdf copy of your invitation letter, ready in 1 working day:
The annual multi-entry invitation in digital form can be requested only by those who have already had a 6 months or annual business visa on their passport. The 6 months multi-entry invitation in digital form can be requested only by those who have already had a 3 months or a 6 months business visa on their passport. With this type of invitations, more information can be requested by the Consulate regarding your job and your partners in Russia.
Business invitation letter electronic version
By requesting the Electronic delivery, your business invitation letter will be sent directly to the consular office where you have submitted your visa application. Take notice: the application requirements vary from country to country and your local Russian consular office may not be equipped to receive documents through Telex legal documents delivery system
|1 month||one||8/10 working days||€159|
|1 month||two||8/10 working days||€159|
|3 months||one||8/10 working days||€169|
|3 months||two||8/10 working days||€169|
|6 months||multiple||13/15 working days||€229|
|12 months||multiple||13/15 working days||€239|
Other visa-related services
Every foreigner who travels to Russia should have his Russian visa registered within 7 working days upon arrival (Federal Law #42-FZ). If you are traveling to Russia for more than 7 working days you will need to register your visa. Russian Tour can help you carry out your visa registration quickly and effortlessly! Please visit the page Russian visa registration to find out more.