Russian travel guide – what you need to know if you want to travel to Russia and obtain Russian tourist visa?
If you decided to travel to Russia with tourist purposes, first you need to decide how many days you have for the trip, what cities and sights you want to visit and when you decide with places and dates, you need to know how to get Russian tourist visa. There are a few types of Russian visa – Russian tourist visa, business, private, work, transit and humanitarian ones. With this Russian travel guide we would like to tell you everything about getting Russian tourist visa.
Most people mistakenly think that it’s very hard to obtain Russian tourist visa, however it’s not true. In fact, Russian tourist visa is the easiest one you can get. In case you need it, because citizens of some countries don’t need Russian visa to travel to Russia at all. So, first thing you need to do is to find out if you really need Russian visa. In case you need it, you will have to apply for an invitation for Russian tourist visa that you can obtain with our Travel agency for free in case you book any tourist service (tours, transfers, package tour, etc) with us. You can check all the tours – tours in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Veliky Novgorod, Golden Ring and Trans Siberian tour packages on our website. If you have any questions or just need some more information, please, do not hesitate to contact us anytime!
So after you decided with the dates and tour or tours for your Russia travel adventure and got an invitation for Russian tourist visa from our company, what should you do next? After that you should visit an official webpage of Russian Embassy in your country to find out what other documents you need to get Russian visa if you travel to Russia with tourist purposes. Generally, there are not many documents required for Russian tourist visa – an application for Russian tourist visa filled on the official website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs (printed one), passport valid for at least 6 months after your return from your Russia travel trip, one or two passport size photos, medical insurance and consular fee. Please, note that it’s not possible to obtain Russian tourist visa on the territory of Russian Federation, you should apply for it before you travel to Russia!
Standard processing time for Russian tourist visa – 7-10 calendar days so, please, start to arrange your Russian visa at least two or three weeks in prior to your Russia travel! In case you don’t have time, please check what is the price for urgent Russian tourist visa processing, normally it takes 1-3 business days to issue Russian tourist visa for urgent consular fee rate. Once you get your Russian visa, please check if all data is correct at the Consulate/Embassy/Russian visa center and if something is wrong, contact the employees of this consular establishment immediately to correct the data of your Russian visa!
After all the arrangements are made and you are ready to travel to Russia, please don’t forget to take copies of your passport and your valid Russian visa. In case you lose the documents, it will be easier to reissue new ones. After you arrive in Russia, please, don’t forget to fill in migration card that will be given to you on board of your plane or at the customs and keep it until your departure from Russia.
We hope that our Russian travel guide of how to get Russian visa helped you but if you still have some questions, please, contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions! Have a great Russia travel adventure!