How to Get a
Tourist Visa for Russia

Russian Tourist Visas are issued for:


Tourism & Recreation • Sightseeing • Cruise Line Travel • Tour Groups

Get a Tourist Visa for Russia
in Just 
4 EASY STEPS:

Get a Tourist Visa to Russia
in Just 
4 EASY STEPS:

Step 1:
Gather Documents

Step 2:
Complete Forms

Step 3:
Ship Documents

Step 4:
Place Order

Getting Tourist Visas to Russia has never been easier!

UVC Step by Step Russian Tourism Visa Help Guide 
 Easy to Follow Comprehensive Instructions
Detailed Application Requirements
Current Entry Information
Secure Online Ordering 
Downloadable Forms

STEP 1: RUSSIA TOURIST VISA


Carefully Review the Following Information & Gather Together the Required Documents

Russia Visa Overview


There are currently two options available for Russian Tourist Visas. You two choices are:

  • The 30 day single or double entry Russia Tourist Visa allows for a maximum stay of up to 30 days.
    OR
  • The 3 year multiple entry Russian Tourist Visa allows for a maximum stay of up to 180 days.

Processing time for both the 30 day and 3 year Russian Tourist Visa is 9-10 business days. Rush processing is currently unavailable, however, exceptions can be made in certain emergency situations at the sole discretion of the Russian Consulate.


Invitation letters are required for all Russia Visa Types. UVC can order the your Russian tourist visa invitation for you quickly, easily, and affordably.

 

Passport


Your actual, currently valid & signed passport must be submitted with your Russia tourist visa application.
The passport needs to have a minimum two blank side by side visa pages and must not be expiring 6 months or less from the date you return into the United States.

Citizens of the United States should note that the last six pages of your U.S. passport cannot be for entry/exit stamps or visa issuance. These are amendment pages specifically designated for State Department use only.

If your passport does not meet these requirements, UVC can process your Russia tourist visa application and your application to renew your U.S. passport, to add additional passport pages, or to get a new U.S. passport back to back and in time for your trip.

 

Photo


Two passport photographs are required for your Russia tourist visa application submission.
The photo's should be:

  • in color & not blurry;
  • 2×2 in size;
  • front view with body completely facing forward;
  • on a plain white background;
  • with no glasses or head wear;
  • not older than 90 days;
  • taken at a reputable facility such as Walgreen’s, CVS or Fed Ex.

 

Official Tourist Invitation Voucher


An official invitation issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry is required to apply for a Russian tourist visa.

  • The 30 day tourist voucher allows for 1-2 entries with a maximum stay of up to 30 days.
  • The 3 year tourist voucher allows for multiple entries with a maximum stay of up to 180 days.

If you would like UVC to acquire your invitation letter for you, simply choose this option when placing your order.

 

For Minor Applicants (Under Age 18)


All minors traveling to Russia must have a letter of consent signed by both of the child's parents or legal guardians.

For children accompanying the parents, the Russian tourist visa application form should be completed and signed by both parents.

For minors not applying for a visa at the same time as the parents/guardians, the following must also be submitted with the child's Russian tourist visa application:

  • a clear copy of the parents/guardian's Russian visa or certificate of Russian citizenship;
    AND
  • a clear color copy of the main information pages of both parents passports;
    AND
  • a clear color copy of the child's birth certificate;
    AND
  • an original signed letter from at least one parent which should authorize the Consulate of Russia to issue a Russian tourist visa for the child and explain who the minor will be traveling with to Russia.

 

Former Russian Nationals


Former Russian Nationals Applying For a Russian Tourist Visa must provide documentation to prove that you no longer possess Russian Citizenship. This documentation should be:

  • a copy of a USSR passport with a stamp stating you left Russia for permanent residence abroad prior to February 6th 1992;
    OR
  • a copy of a visa to Israel issued prior to February 6th 1992;
    OR
  • a copy of a Naturalization Certificate issued prior to 1996;
    OR
  • a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    OR
  • a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992.
For Adults claiming Russian non-citizenship: Complete, print and sign two copies of the Russian Non-Citizenship Form, this form states you do not hold Russian citizenship.

For Minors claiming non-citizenship: Complete, print and sign two copies of the Russian Non-Citizenship Form for Children of Russian Citizens, this form states that they are not a registered citizen of Russia.


If none of the above proof of Russian non-citizenship is available; then the applicants must provide a written detailed statement of explanation.

Important Note: In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to For Russian citizens with expired Russian passports, in accordance to Article 12 of Russian law concerning Russian Federation Citizenship, any child born to two parents who are Russian citizens automatically gains Russian citizenship regardless of their place of birth. In this case a visa will not be issued and the minor applicant must:

  • apply for Russian citizenship;
    OR
  • have their information written into the passport of one of their parents;
    OR
  • obtain a Russian passport from the nearest Consulate/Embassy of Russia.

 

Former Soviet and Ukrainian Citizens


Applicants born in a state of the former Soviet Republic or Ukraine must supply a copy of their Soviet or Ukrainian passport along with a letter stating when they immigrated to the United States.

 

More Important Instructions & Helpful Information


It is recommended that applicants keep copies of their passport main page, Russian visa, and invitation letter in their email to in case of the loss or theft of these documents.


All travelers to Russia must register their visa locally at a OVIR (Office of Visas and Registration) or Police Station within 72 hours of their arrival into Russia.


The period of stay of a Russian visa cannot be extended in Russia.


Embassy requirements and Consular fees are subject to change without prior notice at the discretion of the Russian Government.


The Russian Embassy maintains the right to request a personal interview from applicants as may be needed in particular cases. The Russian Embassy also maintains the right to request at any time additional documents showing the purpose and length of the applicant's trip to Russia, proving the applicant possess sufficient finances for their stay in Russia and verifying the applicant's intent to exit Russian Federation territory when the trip concludes.

These documents may include:

  • A Bank Statement from the applicant;
  • A statement from the applicants employer verifying wages;
  • Proof of Medical insurance valid in the Russia;
  • Proof of property ownership ownership of property in the country of his/her citizenship;
  • Family Birth Records.

 

STEP 2: RUSSIA TOURIST VISA


Carefully Complete the Following Required Forms

Russia Tourist Visa Application Form


Complete, print, and sign two copies of the Online Russia Tourist Visa Application Form.

Helpful Notes: 

  • You will get a application ID number and will be prompted to create an application password. Please ensure to save this information as UVC will need this password to be able to make any necessary corrections and/or amendments to your application;
  • Where it asks from what country you will be applying, choose "United States";
  • Where it asks for the visa issuing office, choose the option "ILS Houston".

 

STEP 3: RUSSIA TOURIST VISA


Select Your Preferred Shipping Method 

Shipping Instructions

Shipping Instructions

Please send all required documents, completed forms and a printed copy of your order confirmation to:


US Visa Connection

Address: 510 Earls Court Drive, Katy TX 77450
Phone: 877-VISADOC (847-2362)

 

Shipping Fees

Shipping Fees


FedEx Logo

Continental U.S. Prices
  • Overnight/Next Day $38.00
  • First Overnight/Early am: 48.00
  • 2nd Business Day $28.00
  • Saturday Delivery $48.00
  • Same Day Delivery via Airlines: 125.00
Alaska, Hawaii & Puerto Rico 
  • Next Day / 2 Day $48.00
International Prices 
  • Price Varies by Location;
    Contact UVC for Rates

Applicants sending a pre-paid return label or using a shipping account number can supply that information when completing the US Visa Connection Order form.

 

STEP 4: RUSSIA TOURIST VISA


Place Your order

Visa Fees

Russia Tourist Visa Fees


Please Note:

  • The Russian Consular fees below include a 5.00 money order fee;
  • “Days” are business days and do not include weekends or consular holidays;

U.S. Citizens: 

The US Visa Connection Fees for Russia Tourist Visas are:

  • Regular processing: 99.00 
  • Expedited processing: 149.00
  • Urgent Rush processing: 199.00

The Russian Government Fees for Russia Tourist Visas are:

  • 30 Day Single Entry - Regular (9-10 days): 203.00 
  • 30 Day Double Entry - Regular (9-10 days): 203.00 
  • 3 Year Multiple Entry - Regular (9-10 days): 203.00 

Important Note: The current available processing time for both the 30 day and 3 year Russian tourist visa is 9-10 business days. Rush processing is currently unavailable although exceptions are possible in certain emergency situations at the sole discretion of the Russian Consulate.


Foreign Nationals: 

Russia tourist visa fees for Foreign Nationals traveling to Russia vary depending on the applicants nationality. Please contact us at info@usvisaconnection.com or 877-VISADOC (847-2362) for the current information for your nationality.

 

Invitation Voucher Fees

Russia Tourist Invitation Letter Fees


U.S. Citizens: 

Tourist voucher fees & order times for U.S. Citizens traveling to Russia are:


  • 30 Day Single Entry Tourist Voucher: 35.00
    (Order Time - 1 business day)
  • 30 Day Double Entry Tourist Voucher: 35.00
    (Order Time - 1 business day)
  • 3 Year Multiple Entry Tourist Voucher: 55.00
    (Order Time - 1 business day)

Foreign Nationals: 

Tourist voucher fees & order times for Foreign Nationals traveling to Russia vary depending on the applicants nationality. Please contact us at info@usvisaconnection.com or 877-VISADOC (847-2362) for the current information for your nationality.

 

Place Your Order

Place Your Order


Complete, print & sign the US Visa Connection Visa Order Form.

The Order Form provides UVC with your contact, payment, and return shipping information as well as the level of service needed to meet your intended travel date.


Have Questions? Need Assistance?

Help is just a phone call or email away!
Contact us at 877-VISADOC (847-2362) or at info@usvisaconnection.com for assistance.

STEP 1: RUSSIA TOURIST VISA


Carefully Review the Following Information & Gather Together the Required Documents

Russia Visa Overview


There are currently two options available for Russian Tourist Visas. You two choices are:

  • The 30 day single or double entry Russia Tourist Visa allows for a maximum stay of up to 30 days.
    OR
  • The 3 year multiple entry Russian Tourist Visa allows for a maximum stay of up to 180 days.

Processing time for both the 30 day and 3 year Russian Tourist Visa is 9-10 business days. Rush processing is currently unavailable, however, exceptions can be made in certain emergency situations at the sole discretion of the Russian Consulate.


Invitation letters are required for all Russia Visa Types. UVC can order the your Russian tourist visa invitation for you quickly, easily, and affordably.

 

Passport


Your actual, currently valid & signed passport must be submitted with your Russia tourist visa application.
The passport needs to have a minimum two blank side by side visa pages and must not be expiring 6 months or less from the date you return into the United States.

Citizens of the United States should note that the last six pages of your U.S. passport cannot be for entry/exit stamps or visa issuance. These are amendment pages specifically designated for State Department use only.

If your passport does not meet these requirements, UVC can process your Russia tourist visa application and your application to renew your U.S. passport, to add additional passport pages, or to get a new U.S. passport back to back and in time for your trip.

 

Photo


Two passport photographs are required for your Russia tourist visa application submission.
The photo's should be:

  • in color & not blurry;
  • 2×2 in size;
  • front view with body completely facing forward;
  • on a plain white background;
  • with no glasses or head wear;
  • not older than 90 days;
  • taken at a reputable facility such as Walgreen’s, CVS or Fed Ex.

 

Official Tourist Invitation Voucher


An official invitation issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry is required to apply for a Russian tourist visa.

  • The 30 day tourist voucher allows for 1-2 entries with a maximum stay of up to 30 days.
  • The 3 year tourist voucher allows for multiple entries with a maximum stay of up to 180 days.

If you would like UVC to acquire your invitation letter for you, simply choose this option when placing your order.

 

For Minor Applicants (Under Age 18)


All minors traveling to Russia must have a letter of consent signed by both of the child's parents or legal guardians.

For children accompanying the parents, the Russian tourist visa application form should be completed and signed by both parents.

For minors not applying for a visa at the same time as the parents/guardians, the following must also be submitted with the child's Russian tourist visa application:

  • a clear copy of the parents/guardian's Russian visa or certificate of Russian citizenship;
    AND
  • a clear color copy of the main information pages of both parents passports;
    AND
  • a clear color copy of the child's birth certificate;
    AND
  • an original signed letter from at least one parent which should authorize the Consulate of Russia to issue a Russian tourist visa for the child and explain who the minor will be traveling with to Russia.

 

Former Russian Nationals


Former Russian Nationals Applying For a Russian Tourist Visa must provide documentation to prove that you no longer possess Russian Citizenship. This documentation should be:

  • a copy of a USSR passport with a stamp stating you left Russia for permanent residence abroad prior to February 6th 1992;
    OR
  • a copy of a visa to Israel issued prior to February 6th 1992;
    OR
  • a copy of a Naturalization Certificate issued prior to 1996;
    OR
  • a document confirming the renunciation of your Russian citizenship;
    OR
  • a copy of the main pages of a passport of a former USSR state, issued after February 1992.
For Adults claiming Russian non-citizenship: Complete, print and sign two copies of the Russian Non-Citizenship Form, this form states you do not hold Russian citizenship.

For Minors claiming non-citizenship: Complete, print and sign two copies of the Russian Non-Citizenship Form for Children of Russian Citizens, this form states that they are not a registered citizen of Russia.


If none of the above proof of Russian non-citizenship is available; then the applicants must provide a written detailed statement of explanation.

Important Note: In accordance with Russian law, visas can not be issued to For Russian citizens with expired Russian passports, in accordance to Article 12 of Russian law concerning Russian Federation Citizenship, any child born to two parents who are Russian citizens automatically gains Russian citizenship regardless of their place of birth. In this case a visa will not be issued and the minor applicant must:

  • apply for Russian citizenship;
    OR
  • have their information written into the passport of one of their parents;
    OR
  • obtain a Russian passport from the nearest Consulate/Embassy of Russia.

 

Former Soviet and Ukrainian Citizens


Applicants born in a state of the former Soviet Republic or Ukraine must supply a copy of their Soviet or Ukrainian passport along with a letter stating when they immigrated to the United States.

 

More Important Instructions & Helpful Information


It is recommended that applicants keep copies of their passport main page, Russian visa, and invitation letter in their email to in case of the loss or theft of these documents.


All travelers to Russia must register their visa locally at a OVIR (Office of Visas and Registration) or Police Station within 72 hours of their arrival into Russia.


The period of stay of a Russian visa cannot be extended in Russia.


Embassy requirements and Consular fees are subject to change without prior notice at the discretion of the Russian Government.


The Russian Embassy maintains the right to request a personal interview from applicants as may be needed in particular cases. The Russian Embassy also maintains the right to request at any time additional documents showing the purpose and length of the applicant's trip to Russia, proving the applicant possess sufficient finances for their stay in Russia and verifying the applicant's intent to exit Russian Federation territory when the trip concludes.

These documents may include:

  • A Bank Statement from the applicant;
  • A statement from the applicants employer verifying wages;
  • Proof of Medical insurance valid in the Russia;
  • Proof of property ownership ownership of property in the country of his/her citizenship;
  • Family Birth Records.

 

STEP 2: RUSSIA TOURIST VISA


Carefully Complete the Following Required Forms

Russia Tourist Visa Application Form


Complete, print, and sign two copies of the Online Russia Tourist Visa Application Form.

Helpful Notes: 

  • You will get a application ID number and will be prompted to create an application password. Please ensure to save this information as UVC will need this password to be able to make any necessary corrections and/or amendments to your application;
  • Where it asks from what country you will be applying, choose "United States";
  • Where it asks for the visa issuing office, choose the option "ILS Houston".

 

STEP 3: RUSSIA TOURIST VISA


Select Your Preferred Shipping Method 

Shipping Instructions

Shipping Instructions

Please send all required documents, completed forms and a printed copy of your order confirmation to:


US Visa Connection

Address: 510 Earls Court Drive, Katy TX 77450
Phone: 877-VISADOC (847-2362)

 

Shipping Fees

Shipping Fees


FedEx Logo

Continental U.S. Prices
  • Overnight/Next Day $38.00
  • First Overnight/Early am: 48.00
  • 2nd Business Day $28.00
  • Saturday Delivery $48.00
  • Same Day Delivery via Airlines: 125.00
Alaska, Hawaii & Puerto Rico 
  • Next Day / 2 Day $48.00
International Prices 
  • Price Varies by Location;
    Contact UVC for Rates

Applicants sending a pre-paid return label or using a shipping account number can supply that information when completing the US Visa Connection Order form.

 

STEP 4: RUSSIA TOURIST VISA


Place Your order

Visa Fees

Russia Tourist Visa Fees


Please Note:

  • The Russian Consular fees below include a 5.00 money order fee;
  • “Days” are business days and do not include weekends or consular holidays;

U.S. Citizens: 

The US Visa Connection Fees for Russia Tourist Visas are:

  • Regular processing: 99.00 
  • Expedited processing: 149.00
  • Urgent Rush processing: 199.00

The Russian Government Fees for Russia Tourist Visas are:

  • 30 Day Single Entry - Regular (9-10 days): 203.00 
  • 30 Day Double Entry - Regular (9-10 days): 203.00 
  • 3 Year Multiple Entry - Regular (9-10 days): 203.00 

Important Note: The current available processing time for both the 30 day and 3 year Russian tourist visa is 9-10 business days. Rush processing is currently unavailable although exceptions are possible in certain emergency situations at the sole discretion of the Russian Consulate.


Foreign Nationals: 

Russia tourist visa fees for Foreign Nationals traveling to Russia vary depending on the applicants nationality. Please contact us at info@usvisaconnection.com or 877-VISADOC (847-2362) for the current information for your nationality.

 

Invitation Voucher Fees

Russia Tourist Invitation Letter Fees


U.S. Citizens: 

Tourist voucher fees & order times for U.S. Citizens traveling to Russia are:


  • 30 Day Single Entry Tourist Voucher: 35.00
    (Order Time - 1 business day)
  • 30 Day Double Entry Tourist Voucher: 35.00
    (Order Time - 1 business day)
  • 3 Year Multiple Entry Tourist Voucher: 55.00
    (Order Time - 1 business day)

Foreign Nationals: 

Tourist voucher fees & order times for Foreign Nationals traveling to Russia vary depending on the applicants nationality. Please contact us at info@usvisaconnection.com or 877-VISADOC (847-2362) for the current information for your nationality.

 

Place Your Order

Place Your Order


Complete, print & sign the US Visa Connection Visa Order Form.

The Order Form provides UVC with your contact, payment, and return shipping information as well as the level of service needed to meet your intended travel date.


Have Questions? Need Assistance?

Help is just a phone call or email away!
Contact us at 877-VISADOC (847-2362) or at info@usvisaconnection.com for assistance.

Have questions about Russian Visas?
For more information, visit our websites comprehensive our websites Russia Visa FAQ web page for answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Russian Visas or for immediate assistance contact us at 877-VISADOC (847-2362) or via email at info@usvisaconnection.com. Help is just a phone call or email away!

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