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Tourist visa
Tourist visa to Russia with invitation, provides foreign citizens with a variety of opportunities for vacation, including eco-tourism, hiking in the mountains, cultural travel and extreme tourism. Get a visa from us and go on an unforgettable journey!

Does a tourist need a visa to Russia?

Tourism in Russia is becoming more and more diverse and oriented towards different interests. Russia offers many specialized types of travel for different needs and preferences, such as hunting, car, cultural or destination tourism. A tourist visa is required to enter Russia.

A tourist visa is an official authorization for foreign nationals to visit Russia for tourism, recreation, participation in cultural events and other non-commercial purposes. To obtain a visa, you must have an invitation, also known as a visa support letter or tourist voucher. This is a mandatory requirement and must be provided at the time of visa application.

A tourist visa to Russia is usually issued for 30 or 90 days with single or double entry and 180 days with multiple entries. It is also possible to get a group tourist visa when traveling to Russia with a tour group, which saves money and allows you to get all visa services in one place.

If you plan to stay in Russia for more than 7 days, you must register with the relevant Russian authorities within 3 days after crossing the border.

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Basic information on tourist visa

Regular tourist visa to Russia
Regular tourist visa to Russia

Stay: up to 90 days

Validity: up to 180 days from the date of issue

Entry: single entry, double entry or multiple entries

The visa is pasted in the passport

Extension: not possible

Application deadline: not more than 365 days / min. 3 days before departure

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Tourist e-visa to Russia
Tourist e-visa to Russia

Period of stay: up to 16 days

Validity period: 60 days from the date of issue

Entry: single entry

Visa is sent electronically

Renewal: not possible

Application deadline: max. 50 days / min. 4 days prior to departure

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Issue visas for tourists to Russia

Tourists from the EU and other countries require a visa to enter the Russian Federation. The visa application must be submitted prior to travel. Citizens may apply for an e-tourist visa through the official portal of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, if such a possibility is provided for their country. In the absence of an e-visa, residents of the EU and other countries can apply to the nearest Russian embassy or consulate to apply for a tourist visa. For example, in Germany, the Russian Embassy in Berlin and the Russian Consulate General are responsible for obtaining tourist visas and other necessary documents for travel to the Russian Federation.

Citizens of the following countries are eligible to apply for a Russian tourist visa

Foreign citizens from 57 countries can obtain an electronic visa
Aruba
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Bulgaria
Cambodia
China
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Faroe Islands
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Greenland
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malaysia
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Myanmar
Netherlands
North Korea
Norway
Oman
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Slovakia
Spain
St. Maarten (Netherlands)
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Turkey
Vatican City
Vietnam
Foreign nationals from 103 countries must obtain a visa from the relevant Russian embassy or consulate
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Anguilla
Australia
Bahamas
Bangladesh
Barbados
Benin
Bermuda
Bhutan
Bouvet Island
British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Canada
Cayman Islands
Central African Republic
Chad
Christmas Island
Comoros
Congo
Cook Islands
Côte d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Falkland Islands
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Guam
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Heard and McDonald Islands
Iraq
Isle of Man
Jordan
Kenya
Kiribati
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mali
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mayotte
Micronesia
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Nepal
New Zealand
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Northern Mariana Islands
Pakistan
Palestine
Papua New Guinea
Pitcairn
Puerto Rico
Rwanda
Saint Lucia
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Slovenia
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
St. Helena
Sudan
Syria
Tanzania
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkmenistan
Tuvalu
Uganda
United Kingdom
United States of America
United States Virgin Islands
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Countries that are not on the list can enter Russia without a prior tourist visa or e-visa. The maximum total period of stay is from 14 to 90 days, depending on citizenship, during any 180-day period.

Citizens of Belarus can travel freely in Russia. This implies that they have no restrictions on the duration of their stay, and no restrictions on activities such as volunteering, employment or doing business.

 


Invitations to enter the Russian Federation

A tourist visa requires an invitation (known as a visa support letter or tourist voucher) from the Russian side, which confirms the purpose and plans of the trip and is one of the main documents required for visa application. Visa support for tourism can be provided to you in various ways - you can get a letter from a private individual, a travel company or a cruise company with which you plan to visit Russia.

The invitation must contain information about the inviting party and the person being invited. It should indicate the expected dates of arrival and departure, the address of stay and information about the planned activities during your stay in Russia. The letter should include the reference number and confirmation number of your visa.

Take the opportunity to order a tourist visa to Russia with an official invitation at Visa-Navigator.com. We will provide you with all the necessary documentation for your visit to Russia to make your trip as convenient as possible. Contact us for all necessary information.

Documents required to apply for a tourist visa

Passport

valid for at least 6 months from the date of visa expiry

Completed visa application form

Two photos

3.5 x 4.5 cm (black-and-white or color) with a clear image of the face

Visa fee

Invitations to enter the Russian Federation

visa support letter or travel voucher

How much does a tourist visa to Russia cost?

The visa fee depends on the type of visa you need to obtain. When applying for a tourist visa with us, we provide an option with or without an invitation (visa support letter or voucher). The Embassy of the Russian Federation will only consider visa applications to Russia if you have a valid invitation. You have the opportunity to receive an invitation from your hotel, or order it at an affordable price directly through us at Visa-Navigator.com together with visa processing. This will save you time and money!

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Why contact our accredited visa agency?

Our company Visa-Navigator.com has all the necessary knowledge and experience to make the process of obtaining a tourist visa and invitation fast and convenient for clients. We guarantee high quality service and individual approach to each client. Our team of professionals will answer all your questions and provide full support in processing a tourist visa with invitation to Russia. We strive to make your journey easy and unforgettable!

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