Start your trip to Russia off right!
LetsRussia makes getting a visa to Russia a breeze.
4 steps to getting your visa
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?
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:
- A visa invitation.
- Visa application filled out and signed.
- Passport Photo
- Payment to an official visa processing center
- Original passport valid for at least 6 months after the expiration date of the visa
- 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.