mail my physical passport to your office

Do I have to mail my physical passport to your office?

In order to receive a Russian visa, yes, we must submit the physical passport to the Russian consulate. Some countries offer electronic visas for US passport holders but Russia, like China, have not come that far yet, at least for US citizens.

“Is mailing my passport safe?” you ask. 

Nowadays, Fedex, UPS, DHL and other well-known logistics companies have highly sophisticated systems that ensure your packages are delivered on time and safely. As an added measure of security, we make sure all packages are delivered to an actual person or a secure box to which nobody but us has access to. When we return your documents back to you, we only use reliable, trackable and insured options. Whenever possible, we ship your documents to be held at a secure pickup location near your home. We do this for three reasons. 

  1. It’s more secure. Only the person the package is addressed to may pick up the package after providing a form of picture ID. No worrying whether someone picked it off the front porch or from the mailbox. 
  2. It’s more convenient. You can pick up your documents any time during the day without the need to wait around for your package to be delivered. You can get more done. 
  3. It’s actually faster. Typically, we chose shipping centers that have early arrival times meaning your package arrives earlier because it may not go out on a truck for delivery. You never know where your house is on a particular truck’s route. 

The thing that most people don’t realize is that the alternative is not more reliable. It could be less secure because you increase the number of people who handles your documents if think that going to your local travel agent to handle the paperwork is better. Most likely, your local travel agent mails off your documents anyway because there is a limited number of Russian consulates in a given country that process visa applications. In the USA, that number is three, Houston, New York and Washington DC. Considering that over 90% of the US population live outside those cities, the likelihood of you being able to avoid sending your passport by mail is quite low. 

The benefit to working with Let’s Russia, unlike some of our competitors, is that we are based in Houston where a Russian consulate is just a couple of minutes away. You send your visa application documents directly to us, we personally submit them to be processed and we personally pick up your passport with the new Russian visa issued inside and send them directly back to you. There is no middle man and thereby no inflated costs. Working directly with Let’s Russia ensures lower prices with quality service and more secure processing.

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I've traveled to Russia on and off since 2005. I knew that it is important to find an agency to smooth out the process of getting a Russian visa invitation and visa. After doing some research, I chose Let's Russia, and I was not disappointed. The service was prompt, attentive, knowledgeable, and up-to-date about how to receive the most appropriate Russian visa. The prices are fair. I will definitely use Let's Russia again and recommend the agency to anyone embarking on a trip to Russia for any purpose.


They were not only responsive throughout the application, but they were helpful and very accommodating. Quick replies. Very fair price compared to everywhere else. Smooth transaction all the way through. It almost makes me want to go back to Russia (just so I can use them again!) Actually, Moscow was a most memorable trip and highly recommended


We used Let's Russia multiple times to bring our family to Russia to visit us over a two-year period. The services were excellent and very helpful. All documents were processed in a timely manner. The staff members went the extra mile and delivered documents to us. We highly recommend Let's Russia and will use them when we visit Russia again. We can't say enough good about their services!


This company was so very easy to work with - fast, efficient, organized, and always kept me in the loop with everything. I highly recommend them if you need a Russian Visa!


I have used other services and obtained Russian Visas in the past from other sites but Let's Go Russia was far superior to work with. Fast, Easy, personable staff and no worries.


Fast and thorough communication. Patience with all of my questions. Took all of the stress out of the visa process. Great service.


Great company with incredible service. We were able to receive updates via email almost immediately after we sent them. Thank you for being so prompt and helping us with something that could have been a lot more complicated than it ended up being!


Very professional and helpful company. I needed a Russian Visa quickly and Marcus explained to me all my options. I received the Visa when promised with no hassles. I will use Let's Russia again and even reccomend them to a friend who took my advice and used them as well. Thank you Let's Russia for all your help. A+++++


Let's Russia are very professional and their service is very quick and less expensive than other companies. They kept me updated on the status of our visa's to Russia and our documents arrived well in advance of our departure. We travel regularly and I highly recommend you consider Let's Russia for your Visa needs.


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