Tourist Visa Invitation to Russia 



Foreigners who plan to visit Russia for tourism purposes, shall to apply tourist visa. It can be prepared by usual excursions or individual tourism program, hunting, fishing, or walking on the colorful places. For such travel is provided tourist visa. The maximum term of a tourist visa is no more than 30 days. A tourist visa can be either single or double. The simple and fastest way to get a short-term visa to Russia - is to apply a tourist invitation.

Tourist invitation is usually made during one day. Russian tourist visa is issued on the basis of tourist invitation. The invitation contains of 2 parts:

  • Confirmation of the reception of foreign tourists
  • Voucher from the Russian tour operator

Tourist invitation is prepared on the letterhead of the travel agency (tour operator), confirmed by the signature and stamp. To issue a tourist visa to Russia, in most cases, the Consular Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation abroad, enough to show a copy of such an invitation.

At the time of submission of documents for tourist visa in the Russian Embassy, the following documents may be requested:

  • Copies of tickets
  • Hotel booking
  • Stay program
  • Medical insurance

* Foreigners entering the territory of the Russian Federation on a tourist visa basis, should stand in the Migration Service (visa registration) within 7 days from the date of entry. Embark on migration registration is possible in the territorial authority of the Russian Interior Ministry (RIM) on the actual place of residence or hotel.