• Urgent Visa to Russia Service

    Global Travel Visas - Russian Visa Services

  • Fast Russia Tourism Visa Service

    Russia Tourism Visa Service

  • Russia Homestay Visit and Family Visa

    Russia Homestay Visit and Family Visa

  • Expedited Russia Business and Work Visa Service

    Russia Business and Work Visa Service

Visa to Russia Requirements

US Citizens are required to obtain a visa before traveling to Russia. If you are not a US Citizen, please check if you need a visa before making your travel plans.

If you are exempted from a visa, please be sure that your passport is valid for more than 6 months.

BUSINESS VISA TO RUSSIA REQUIREMENTS

1. Passport Requirements
Provide your signed original passport book. NOTE: Your passport book must be valid for at least six months from the date of your planned departure and have at least two blank pages in it. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps. We can assist you in renewing or adding pages to your passport.

2. Russian Visa Application Form
One (1) completed Russia Visa Application Form. Fill out the online application here. Choose ILS Washington, DC, as the location where you will be applying please do not choose just Washington DC as the application will not be accepted. Print one copy of the application, sign it, and submit it to us. NOTE: Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa. The signature on each Russian visa application must be original.

3. Photo Requirements
Two passport photos in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

4. Proof of Travel
Round trip tickets or a copy of your itinerary that show you have booked tickets to both enter and exit the country. (This is a mandatory requirement of the Embassy.)

5. IAG Letter of Authorization
Two (2) copies of the IAG Letter of Authorization for processing your visa.

6. IAG Customer Order Form
Complete the IAG Customer Order Form

7. Official Invitation from Russia
You must submit the original Standard Tourist Confirmation and Official Voucher issued by an authorized Russian travel agency or a hotel that is registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The confirmation should include the reference number, seal, and signature of the authorized agency’s delegated official. NOTE: IAG can assist you obtain the necessary Confirmation and Voucher, if requested. Additional fees will apply

8. Letter of Introduction
A cover letter written by the applicant and addressed to the “Embassy of Russia, Visa Section, Washington, D.C.” and which must include the following information:

  • Introduce the applicant, indicating the applicant’s position in the company.
  • State the nature of the business to be performed by the applicant.
  • Guarantee return transportation and sufficient funds for the applicant’s visit.
  • Be signed by an officer of the company other than the applicant.

9. Letter of Invitation
A copy of an Official Letter of Invitation from the organization that will be hosting you and which must be registered with either the Russian Ministry of the Interior or the Russian Foreign Ministry. Please note however, that the Embassy of Russia reserves the right to require originals if they deem it necessary. (A business letter of invitation may be obtained through IAG at an additional cost.)

NOTE:
Former citizens of Russia MUST submit a Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship from the Russian Embassy. Former citizens of Soviet Republics MUST submit a copy of their old passport, even if it is no longer valid.
** Russian visa applications are accepted only within 45 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply only within 45 days of the date of travel.

BUSINESS 3 YEAR VISA TO RUSSIA REQUIREMENTS

1. Passport Requirements
Provide your signed original passport book. NOTE: Your passport book must be valid for at least six months from the date of your planned departure and have at least two blank pages in it. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps. We can assist you in renewing or adding pages to your passport.

2. Russian Visa Application Form
One (1) completed Russia Visa Application Form. Fill out the online application here. Choose ILS Washington, DC, as the location where you will be applying please do not choose just Washington DC as the application will not be accepted. Print one copy of the application, sign it, and submit it to us. NOTE: Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa. The signature on each Russian visa application must be original.

3. Photo Requirements
Two passport photos in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

4. Proof of Travel
Round trip tickets or a copy of your itinerary that show you have booked tickets to both enter and exit the country. (This is a mandatory requirement of the Embassy.)

5. IAG Letter of Authorization
Two (2) copies of the IAG Letter of Authorization for processing your visa.

6. IAG Customer Order Form
Complete the IAG Customer Order Form

7. Confirmation of Stay
You must submit the original Standard Tourist Confirmation and Official Voucher issued by an authorized Russian travel agency or a hotel that is registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The confirmation should include the reference number, seal, and signature of the authorized agency’s delegated official. NOTE: IAG can assist you obtain the necessary Confirmation and Voucher, if requested. Additional fees will apply.

8. Letter of Introduction
A cover letter written by the applicant and addressed to the “Embassy of Russia, Visa Section, Washington, D.C.” and which must include the following information:

  • Introduce the applicant, indicating the applicant’s position in the company.
  • State the nature of the business to be performed by the applicant.
  • Guarantee return transportation and sufficient funds for the applicant’s visit.
  • Be signed by an officer of the company other than the applicant.

9. Letter of Invitation
A copy of an Official Letter of Invitation from the organization that will be hosting you and which must be registered with either the Russian Ministry of the Interior or the Russian Foreign Ministry. Please note however, that the Embassy of Russia reserves the right to require originals if they deem it necessary. (A business letter of invitation may be obtained through IAG at an additional cost.)

NOTE:
Former citizens of Russia MUST submit a Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship from the Russian Embassy. Former citizens of Soviet Republics MUST submit a copy of their old passport, even if it is no longer valid.
** Russian visa applications are accepted only within 45 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply only within 45 days of the date of travel.

TOURIST 3 YEAR VISA TO RUSSIA REQUIREMENTS

1. Passport Requirements
Provide your signed original passport book. NOTE: Your passport book must be valid for at least six months from the date of your planned departure and have at least two blank pages in it. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps. We can assist you in renewing or adding pages to your passport.

2. Russian Visa Application Form
One (1) completed Russia Visa Application Form. Fill out the online application here. Choose ILS Washington, DC, as the location where you will be applying please do not choose just Washington DC as the application will not be accepted. Print one copy of the application, sign it, and submit it to us. NOTE: Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa. The signature on each Russian visa application must be original.

3. Photo Requirements
Two passport photos in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

4. Proof of Travel
Round trip tickets or a copy of your itinerary that show you have booked tickets to both enter and exit the country. (This is a mandatory requirement of the Embassy.)

5. IAG Letter of Authorization
Two (2) copies of the IAG Letter of Authorization for processing your visa.

6. IAG Customer Order Form
Complete the IAG Customer Order Form

7. Confirmation of Stay
You must submit the original Standard Tourist Confirmation and Official Voucher issued by an authorized Russian travel agency or a hotel that is registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The confirmation should include the reference number, seal, and signature of the authorized agency’s delegated official. NOTE: IAG can assist you obtain the necessary Confirmation and Voucher, if requested. Additional fees will apply.

8. Letter of Introduction
A cover letter written by the applicant and addressed to the “Embassy of Russia, Visa Section, Washington, D.C.” and which must include the following information:

  • Applicant’s name and the names of the other people they will be traveling with to Russia (listed in alphabetical order)
  • The dates and points of arrival to and departure from Russia, and the planned means of transportation
  • Itinerary of planned travels in Russia

NOTE:
Former citizens of Russia MUST submit a Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship from the Russian Embassy. Former citizens of Soviet Republics MUST submit a copy of their old passport, even if it is no longer valid.
** Russian visa applications are accepted only within 45 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply only within 45 days of the date of travel.

TOURIST VISA TO RUSSIA REQUIREMENTS

1. Passport Requirements
Provide your signed original passport book. NOTE: Your passport book must be valid for at least six months from the date of your planned departure and have at least two blank pages in it. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps. We can assist you in renewing or adding pages to your passport.

2. Russian Visa Application Form
One (1) completed Russia Visa Application Form. Fill out the online application here. Choose ILS Washington, DC, as the location where you will be applying please do not choose just Washington DC as the application will not be accepted. Print one copy of the application, sign it, and submit it to us. NOTE: Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa. The signature on each Russian visa application must be original.

3. Photo Requirements
Two passport photos in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

4. Proof of Travel
Round trip tickets or a copy of your itinerary that show you have booked tickets to both enter and exit the country. (This is a mandatory requirement of the Embassy.)

5. IAG Letter of Authorization
Two (2) copies of the IAG Letter of Authorization for processing your visa.

6. IAG Customer Order Form
Complete the IAG Customer Order Form

7. Confirmation of Stay
You must submit the original Standard Tourist Confirmation and Official Voucher issued by an authorized Russian travel agency or a hotel that is registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The confirmation should include the reference number, seal, and signature of the authorized agency’s delegated official. NOTE: IAG can assist you obtain the necessary Confirmation and Voucher, if requested. Additional fees will apply.

8. Letter of Introduction
A cover letter written by the applicant and addressed to the “Embassy of Russia, Visa Section, Washington, D.C.” and which must include the following information:

  • Applicant’s name and the names of the other people they will be traveling with to Russia (listed in alphabetical order)
  • The dates and points of arrival to and departure from Russia, and the planned means of transportation
  • Itinerary of planned travels in Russia

NOTE:
Former citizens of Russia MUST submit a Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship from the Russian Embassy. Former citizens of Soviet Republics MUST submit a copy of their old passport, even if it is no longer valid.
** Russian visa applications are accepted only within 45 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply only within 45 days of the date of travel.

TRANSIT VISA TO RUSSIA REQUIREMENTS

1. Passport Requirements
Provide your signed original passport book. NOTE: Your passport book must be valid for at least six months from the date of your planned departure and have at least two blank pages in it. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps. We can assist you in renewing or adding pages to your passport.

2. Russian Visa Application Form
One (1) completed Russia Visa Application Form. Fill out the online application here. Choose ILS Washington, DC, as the location where you will be applying please do not choose just Washington DC as the application will not be accepted. Print one copy of the application, sign it, and submit it to us. NOTE: Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa. The signature on each Russian visa application must be original.

3. Photo Requirements
Two passport photos in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

4. Proof of Travel
Round trip tickets or a copy of your itinerary that show you have booked tickets to both enter and exit the country.

5. IAG Letter of Authorization
Two copies of the IAG Letter of Authorization for processing your visa.

6. IAG Customer Order Form
Complete the IAG Customer Order Form

7. Letter of Introduction
A cover letter written by the applicant and addressed to the “Embassy of Russia, Visa Section, Washington, D.C.” and which must include the following information:

  • Applicant’s name and the names of the other people they will be traveling with to Russia (listed in alphabetical order)
  • The dates and points of arrival to and departure from Russia, and the planned means of transportation
  • Itinerary of planned travels in Russia

NOTE:
Former citizens of Russia MUST submit a Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship from the Russian Embassy. Former citizens of Soviet Republics MUST submit a copy of their old passport, even if it is no longer valid.
** Russian visa applications are accepted only within 45 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply only within 45 days of the date of travel.

STUDENT VISA TO RUSSIA REQUIREMENTS

1. Passport Requirements
Provide your signed original passport book. NOTE: Your passport book must be valid for at least six months from the date of your planned departure and have at least two blank pages in it. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps. We can assist you in renewing or adding pages to your passport.

2. Russian Visa Application Form
One (1) completed Russia Visa Application Form. Fill out the online application here. Choose ILS Washington, DC, as the location where you will be applying please do not choose just Washington DC as the application will not be accepted. Print one copy of the application, sign it, and submit it to us. NOTE: Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa. The signature on each Russian visa application must be original.

3. Photo Requirements
Two passport photos in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

4. Proof of Travel
Round trip tickets or a copy of your itinerary that show you have booked tickets to both enter and exit the country. (This is a mandatory requirement of the Embassy.)

5. IAG Letter of Authorization
Two (2) copies of the IAG Letter of Authorization for processing your visa.

6. IAG Customer Order Form
Complete the IAG Customer Order Form

7. Official Invitation from Russia
Original letter of Invitation from your Russian host organization, which must be issued by the Federal Migration Service or its local office.

8. Letter of Introduction
A cover letter written by the applicant and addressed to the “Embassy of Russia, Visa Section, Washington, D.C.” and which must include the following information:

  • Applicant’s name and the names of the other people they will be traveling with to Russia (listed in alphabetical order)
  • The dates and points of arrival to and departure from Russia, and the planned means of transportation
  • Itinerary of planned travels in Russia

9. Original HIV blood test (AIDS) Certificate.
This certificate is valid for 3 month only (HIV blood test should be taken not earlier than 3 months before applying for a visa).

NOTE:
Former citizens of Russia MUST submit a Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship from the Russian Embassy. Former citizens of Soviet Republics MUST submit a copy of their old passport, even if it is no longer valid.
** Russian visa applications are accepted only within 45 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply only within 45 days of the date of travel.

HOMESTAY (PRIVATE VISIT) VISA TO RUSSIA REQUIREMENTS

1. Passport Requirements
Provide your signed original passport book. NOTE: Your passport book must be valid for at least six months from the date of your planned departure and have at least two blank pages in it. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps. We can assist you in renewing or adding pages to your passport.

2. Russian Visa Application Form
One (1) completed Russia Visa Application Form. Fill out the online application here. Choose ILS Washington, DC, as the location where you will be applying please do not choose just Washington DC as the application will not be accepted. Print one copy of the application, sign it, and submit it to us. NOTE: Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa. The signature on each Russian visa application must be original.

3. Photo Requirements
Two passport photos in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

4. Proof of Travel
Round trip tickets or a copy of your itinerary that show you have booked tickets to both enter and exit the country. (This is a mandatory requirement of the Embassy.)

5. IAG Letter of Authorization
Two (2) copies of the IAG Letter of Authorization for processing your visa.

6. IAG Customer Order Form
Complete the IAG Customer Order Form

7. Official Invitation from your host in Russia
You must submit the original invitation letter from your host in Russia. This invitation letter must be notarized and must include the following information:

  • The host’s first and last name, date of birth, citizenship, sex, passport number, address of registration, and address of their residence in Russia.
  • The applicant’s first and last name, date of birth, citizenship, sex, passport number, purpose of travel, requested period of entry, address of host in Russia, and cities to be visited
  • Visa request details, including type of visa, number of entries, and validity.

8. Letter of Introduction
A cover letter written by the applicant and addressed to the “Embassy of Russia, Visa Section, Washington, D.C.” and which must include the following information:

  • Applicant’s name and the names of the other people they will be traveling with to Russia (listed in alphabetical order)
  • The dates and points of arrival to and departure from Russia, and the planned means of transportation
  • Itinerary of planned travels in Russia

NOTE:
Former citizens of Russia MUST submit a Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship from the Russian Embassy. Former citizens of Soviet Republics MUST submit a copy of their old passport, even if it is no longer valid.
** Russian visa applications are accepted only within 45 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply only within 45 days of the date of travel.

HOMESTAY (RUSSIAN FAMILY MEMBER) VISA REQUIREMENTS

1. Passport Requirements
Provide your signed original passport book. NOTE: Your passport book must be valid for at least six months from the date of your planned departure and have at least two blank pages in it. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps. We can assist you in renewing or adding pages to your passport.

2. Russian Visa Application Form
One (1) completed Russia Visa Application Form. Fill out the online application here. Choose ILS Washington, DC, as the location where you will be applying please do not choose just Washington DC as the application will not be accepted. Print one copy of the application, sign it, and submit it to us. NOTE: Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa. The signature on each Russian visa application must be original.

3. Photo Requirements
Two passport photos in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

4. Proof of Travel
Round trip tickets or a copy of your itinerary that show you have booked tickets to both enter and exit the country. (This is a mandatory requirement of the Embassy.)

5. IAG Letter of Authorization
Two (2) copies of the IAG Letter of Authorization for processing your visa.

6. IAG Customer Order Form
Complete the IAG Customer Order Form

7. Confirmation of Stay
You must submit the original Standard Tourist Confirmation and Official Voucher issued by an authorized Russian travel agency or a hotel that is registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The confirmation should include the reference number, seal, and signature of the authorized agency’s delegated official. NOTE: IAG can assist you obtain the necessary Confirmation and Voucher, if requested. Additional fees will apply.

8. Letter of Introduction
A cover letter written by the applicant and addressed to the “Embassy of Russia, Visa Section, Washington, D.C.” and which must include the following information:

  • Applicant’s name and the names of the other people they will be traveling with to Russia (listed in alphabetical order)
  • The dates and points of arrival to and departure from Russia, and the planned means of transportation
  • Itinerary of planned travels in Russia

NOTE:
Former citizens of Russia MUST submit a Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship from the Russian Embassy. Former citizens of Soviet Republics MUST submit a copy of their old passport, even if it is no longer valid.
** Russian visa applications are accepted only within 45 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply only within 45 days of the date of travel.

WORK VISA TO RUSSIA REQUIREMENTS

1. Passport Requirements
Provide your signed original passport book. NOTE: Your passport book must be valid for at least six months from the date of your planned departure and have at least two blank pages in it. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps. We can assist you in renewing or adding pages to your passport.

2. Russian Visa Application Form
One (1) completed Russia Visa Application Form. Fill out the online application here. Choose ILS Washington, DC, as the location where you will be applying please do not choose just Washington DC as the application will not be accepted. Print one copy of the application, sign it, and submit it to us. NOTE: Improperly completed forms may delay the processing of your visa. The signature on each Russian visa application must be original.

3. Photo Requirements
Two passport photos in color, front view and with a plain/light background.

4. Proof of Travel
Round trip tickets or a copy of your itinerary that show you have booked tickets to both enter and exit the country. (This is a mandatory requirement of the Embassy.)

5. IAG Letter of Authorization
One copy of the IAG Letter of Authorization for processing your visa.

6. IAG Customer Order Form
Complete the IAG Customer Order Form

7. Official Invitation from Russia
Original letter of Invitation from your Russian host organization, which must be issued by the Federal Migration Service or its local office.

8. Letter of Introduction
A cover letter written by the applicant and addressed to the “Embassy of Russia, Visa Section, Washington, D.C.” and which must include the following information:

  • Applicant’s name and the names of the other people they will be traveling with to Russia (listed in alphabetical order)
  • The dates and points of arrival to and departure from Russia, and the planned means of transportation
  • Itinerary of planned travels in Russia

9. Original HIV blood test (AIDS) Certificate.
This certificate is valid for 3 month only (HIV blood test should be taken not earlier than 3 months before applying for a visa).

NOTE:
Former citizens of Russia MUST submit a Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship from the Russian Embassy. Former citizens of Soviet Republics MUST submit a copy of their old passport, even if it is no longer valid.
** Russian visa applications are accepted only within 45 days of the proposed entry date to Russia. Please apply only within 45 days of the date of travel.

All services are limited to time standards of the Embassy/Consulate business hours.

By sending your application to GTV, you accept our company policy.

If you need one of the above types of visas, please contact GTV at 1-866-727-7362 for further consultation and details.

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