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Russia visas are required for travel to Russia, read below to learn more
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Russian Visa

Express to Russia is a non-Government based service.

Express to Russia and our sister company CR Tour is a non-governmental organization that is officially registered as a Russian tour operator and is officially authorized to issue Russian visa invitations (sometimes called a Russian visa voucher or Russian visa support), the document necessary for foreign travelers to apply for a Russian visa at their local Russian Consulate.

Russian visas can be applied for directly with the Russian Consulate. Express to Russia also acts as an expeditor and agent between our customers and the Russian Consulates in the US, UK and Canada, delivering visa applications to the Russian Consulate on behalf of our clients - please see our full visa support service for more information. This can save our customers time and money by alleviating the necessity for our customers to travel to the Russian Consulate themselves and to wait in long lines to apply.

Our Value Proposition and Services for Russian Visa Support
  • Processing Time: 5 - 12 Days for Full Visa Service, 1-3 days for Visa Invitations
  • Fee: Consulate Fee and Service Fee for Full Visa Service, Service Fee only for issuance of Visa Invitations
  • Support: Telephone, Email and Live Chat

Express to Russia can help you obtain a Russian tourist visa or Russian business visa quickly and easily. To order a Russian visa invitation please select the Russia visa type from the table below. If you are interested in full visa support – where you send us your passport and we take care of the rest, please visit our full visa support page. This service is available only in the US, UK and Canada.

Our travel group under the names City Realty or Express to Russia is recommended by the following travel guides for Russian visas services, travel and accommodation in Russia.

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Visit the Official Websites of Russian Foreign Ministry to Apply for a Russian Visa Processing time Fees
Visit Russian Foreign Ministry Site to Fill in Russian Visa Application and Apply 3-10 days Free application
Visit Russian Consulate in USA for Tariffs for Visa Application Submission 3-10 days 140 - 450 USD

IMPORTANT! Starting from December 10th, 2014, those applying for Russian visas in the UK, Denmark, Myanmar and Namibia will have to be fingerprinted at the Russian Consulate in those countries. The same procedure will be introduced at the border crossing point at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow. See details here.

Tourist Visa Invitation type Processing Time / Price
3 days 1-2 days * 12 hours *
Tourist single entry for countries of migration risk*
30 USD
Tourist double entry for countries of migration risk*
30 USD
Tourist single entry
18 USD
25 USD
39 USD
Tourist double entry
18 USD
25 USD
39 USD
Tourist with registration in St. Petersburg
55 USD
60 USD
70 USD

* Please note that this type of visa invitation can only be processed during our usual business hours. Our office is open 9.30-18.30 Mon-Fri. (Moscow time: 11:27)

All tourist visa invitations are sent to you by email. Some Russian Consulates will request the original of the visa invitation instead of a copy (especially if you apply for visa at a Consulate that is not in the country of your citizenship). If you discover that the original invitation or voucher is required by the Russian Consulate, please tell us and we will send it to you by express post. We require that express postage be paid by the customer.

*List of countries of migration risk:
Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Bonaire, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Colombia, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Faroe Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Greenland, Guadalupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mexico, Mongolia, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Islands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Republic of Korea, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Vatican City, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, Yugoslavia

Business Visa Invitation type (sent by Telex) Processing time / Price
13 days 7 days
Business 1 month single entry
180 USD
Business 1 month double entry
190 USD
Business 3 months single entry
180 USD
Business 3 month double entry
190 USD
Multiple entry 6 months
240 USD
Multiple entry 1 year
250 USD
Business Visa Invitation type (paper invitation that must be mailed to you) Processing time* / Price
20* days 6* days
Multiple entry 1 year
140 USD*

Business visas can only be applied for within 45 days of the applicant's planned entry into Russia
*This is for a paper invitation that must be mailed to you. Postage is not included and is extra. Express postage is charged at market rates (approximately 100 USD per package).
**Postal delivery of the Russian visa invitation is not included. Postal charges usually range between $10 and $100 depending on courier service used
***All business visas listed except where indicated are sent by telex to the Russian Consulate where you will pick it up.
For business visa support, please fax a copy of the first page of your passport to +7 812 315 9151 or scan a copy and email to visa@expresstorussia.com.

Please note due to licensing issues Express to Russia cannot issue Russian visa support to citizens of the following countries: Afganistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua & Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Beliz, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina-Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Korea PDR, Kuwait, Kyrghyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesoto, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malavi, Malaysia, Mali, Marocco, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somali, Sri-Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Russia visas are required by all travelers entering Russia

Applying for Russian visas is quick and easy. To start you will need a Russian visa invitation

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