A visa is required for foreign visitors entering Russia. A tourist visa provides the best option for visits to Russia of up to one month. An invitation is required before applying for a Russian visa, and can be ordered online at our travel partner Starliner. Alternatively, book your hotel in St. Petersburg in advance and use the invitation provided by your hotel. Once your original invitation, or copy of your invitation (depending on the specific requirements of your consulate) is received, you will be able to apply for a visa at your nearest Russian consulate.
The consulate may request the following documents:
Please check the specific requirements with the consulate at which you intend to apply for a visa, to ensure that you have all the necessary documents. Requirements may vary depending on location.
To order your invitation with which you can then apply for your tourist visa for Russia from your local Russian consulate, please click here. Your Invitation will be ready 30 minutes after you have requested it.