U.S. citizens and green card holders with foreign passports and/or U.S. travel document must obtain entry visa to Russia prior to leaving United States.
Our visa specialists will assist you in securing Russian visa with validity dates that vary from 30 days (U.S. citizens and green card holders) up to 3 years (U.S. citizens only).
The following information will be needed in order to facilitate single, double or multiple-entry tourist visa to Russia:
- Filled out, printed and signed visa application form (choose below). Please fill out the form to the best of your ability, and while it’s okay to bypass question #13, the following fields – #8, #9, and #10 – cannot be overlooked. Do not forget to include your phone number and e-mail in #38, as we may need to contact you upon receipt of your application to clarify or obtain additional information.
Russian Visa Application Form for U.S. citizens (PDF, 120KB)
- Original passport (non-U.S. citizens must include copy of permanent resident card). Check your passport for expiration date. The Russian Consulate requires foreign passport to be valid for at least 6 months after the date of expiration of the visa. Passport must have at least 2 blank visa pages, and may not be damaged or mutilated in any way.
- Two standard passport-size photos (2×2)
- Payment in the form of money order payable to Advanced Translation Services (ATS), or filled-out and signed credit card authorization form. We also accept PayPal payments. Visa fees are fixed and include all applicable charges, i.e. letter of invitation (voucher), consular fee, processing, shipping and handling expenses. Saturday delivery is $25 extra.
Important: In addition to the above enumerated items, applicants whose U.S. passports indicate that they were born in ANY republic of the former Soviet Union must provide documented proof that they do not currently hold Russian citizenship. Examples of such evidence include:
- copy of the old “Ordinary Exit Visa” to Israel, which was issued in place of the Soviet passport to those who emigrated prior to 1991 and had their Soviet passports confiscated; or
- copy of the old Soviet passport used to emigrate from the former Soviet Union prior to February 6, 1992, which contains departure stamp indicating relocation abroad for permanent residence; or
- copy of the valid or expired passport issued by another country (including any former Soviet republic with exception of the Russian Federation) at the time of your departure from that country; or
- copy of Certificate of Naturalization or Certificate of Citizenship issued in 1997 or prior; or
- copy of the document issued by the Russian Embassy or Consulate verifying renouncement of Russian citizenship, or confirms lack thereof.
Please note: Becoming a U.S. national does not automatically result in the loss of Russian citizenship, even if the Russian passport had been lost, unused, or long expired. If the applicant holds dual U.S. and Russian citizenship, or cannot provide documented evidence to support the assertion of not being a Russian national, his/her application for Russian visa will be unequivocally denied by the Russian Consulate or Embassy.
Pricing for Russian visa varies depending on processing time (regular or expedited), type and duration of the visa (single / double / multiple – from 30 days up to 3 years), and applicant’s nationality (country of citizenship). Based on reciprocal approach to visa issuance in accordance with the bilateral agreement signed between the United States and Russian Federation, U.S. citizens applying for visa to Russia can and do (in most cases) obtain a 3-year multiple entry tourist visa.
Please contact us at (323) 937-1525 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for detailed pricing and other additional information. We will make the entire process of obtaining visa to Russia hassle-free, fast and easy for you!