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LetsRussia makes getting a visa to Russia a breeze.

4 steps to getting your visa

Step 1 - Order

Order your visa submission and/or visa invitation letter here. Already have an invitation? We'll help you with the rest!

Step 2 - Fill out application

Fill out a visa application on Russia's official visa application site. Our visa submission service includes a step-by-step guide.

Step 3 - Prepare

- a passport photo
- payment for Russian consulate fees

Step 4 - Send docs

If you're in the US, send your documents to our Houston office. If not, apply at a visa center in your country. Processing takes 3-15 business days.

Why choose Us?

Convenience

Complete most steps at home, the office or wherever else is convenient. Then, prepare payment and send your documents to us. We handle the rest.

clarity

LetsRussia lays out the whole process so it's clear from the beginning. All along the way, we're here to guide you step by step and answers questions as they arise.

Customer-oriented

We realize everyone's preferences and itineraries may differ. Listening to our customers and offering suggestions based on their situations is our strong suit.

Flexibility

LetsRussia gives you all the options and you choose for yourself. Select the services that best suit you. Nothing more, nothing less.

swift service

You get your visa without delays. We know the process like the back of our hand. Or as Russians say, like our own five fingers. If you're in a hurry, take advantage of our expedited or rush service.

Unbeatable Prices

Our prices are not only the best value but we also offer group discounts. You save time and avoid headaches.

Standard Package

$99* / 1st application
  • Step-by-step Instructions
  • Delivering & Submission
  • Status updates (via sms/email)
  • Email consultations on your trip
  • Discount for additional applications
  • 2-3 day return delivery w/ tracking
  • 10 - 15 business days
  • *Russian consulate fees not included

Expedited Package

$149* / 1st application
  • Step-by-step Instructions
  • Delivering & Submission
  • Status updates (via sms/email)
  • Email consultations on your trip
  • Discount for additional applications
  • 2-3 day return delivery w/ tracking
  • 6 - 10 business days
  • *Russian consulate fees not included

RUSH Package

$249* / 1st application
  • Step-by-step Instructions
  • Delivering & Submission
  • Status updates (via sms/email)
  • Email consultations on your trip
  • Discount for additional applications
  • Next-day delivery w/ tracking
  • 3 - 6 business days
  • *Russian consulate fees not included

Russian Consulate fees

  • $123 regular or expedited service

  • $213 rush service

  • $177 regular or expedited service

  • $321 rush service

  • $303 regular or expedited service

  • $573 rush service

Frequently asked questions

An official invitation comes from a Russian organization authorized to invite guests to Russia. The type of visa you are applying for comes with the appropriate invitation. Only a Russian tourist company can issue tourist invitations, also known as tourist vouchers.

Not all people need visas to visit Russia. Many countries in South America have visa-free agreements with Russia. This allows a guest to come for usually up to 90 days. Citizens of countries in North America and Europe need to obtain a visa to enter Russia.

In order to apply for a visa, you’ll need to pay the Russian consulate and processing fees in addition to the invitation and visa submission service. These fees differ based on country, its visa agreement with Russia, processing time, number of entries desired, type of visa and third party service fees. 

For example, for a 30-day, single-entry tourist visa, a US citizen pays $123 for the consulate and processing fees plus our fees of $15 for the invitation and $99 for submission. That’s $237.

The answer depends on the citizenship of the applicant and where he or she is applying. However, in general an applicant will need:

  1. A visa invitation.
  2. Visa application filled out and signed.
  3. Passport Photo
  4. Payment to an official visa processing center
  5. Original passport valid for at least 6 months after the expiration date of the visa
  6. Proof of insurance (not needed for US citizens applying for tourist visas)

It depends on many factors, but generally 3-10 business days. For a tourist visa in the USA, it takes about 10 business days to process. We recommend applying at least one month before your trip.

For EU citizens, the process is about 3-5 business days for a tourist visa. 

In some cases you may expedite your visa. There are additional costs associated with quicker processing as well in some circumstances you’ll need to write a letter to the Consular explaining the reason to expedite the process. 

Yes. As long as you have an invitation from a Russian organization, you are welcome to go through the process yourself. If you live near a visa processing center, this will save you some money. However, we don’t recommend this route unless making a trip to the visa center is convenient for you.

Many first-time applicants make minor mistakes which can mean running back and forth for documents or making corrections. Just pay for the visa submission service and save your time and the headache. You’ll thank us afterwards. We promise.

If you cannot find the answer to your question or you have a very specific question to pose, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’d love to hear from you!

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Customers say

I will definitely recommend LetsRussia to anyone coming over.
Pablo, Netherlands
Thank you so much for all your help during our trip. You were a lifesaver.
David, California
Don't go through a hotel or hostel when getting a Russian visa. It's much smarter to use LetsRussia.
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Have questions? we'll call you and answer your questions!

Russia has different visa agreements with different countries which can affect your visa process.
Different types of Russian visas allow for shorter or longer stays and single or multiple entries into Russia.
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