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Obtaining Russian Visa

All foreigners are required to obtain visas to enter Russia. If you travel alone, the cheapest option (saves you $30) is to obtain a "business visa" using an official invitation from KFU. If you travel with family members or need faster processing, you should obtain a "tourist visa".

Business visa

If you travel alone, KFU can generate an invitation for "business visa". LOC will arrange Letter of Invitation for Visa application. Please, send e-mail message to LOC with the following information:

  1. PDF or JPG file of scanned copy of Passport (the page with personal data).
  2. Present position and place of work.
  3. Working postal address.
  4. Working (office) phone number.
  5. E-mail address for communication.
  6. City and country where application for Russian Visa will be submitted.

To garantee succesfull preparation of invitation we should have all information from you as soon as possible. You then fill out the application at the nearest consular office. The visa is issued in approximately 10 days.

Tourist visa

Most people travel to Russia on tourist visas. In order to proceed tourist visa you have to:

  1. Book a room in hotel (see accommodation).
  2. Once you have confirmation from the hotel, you can make tourist visa invitation filling the form on the website

Note that you need a separate visa for each family member. Exceptions are children under 16 who are included in your passport (i.e. do not have their own passports). Passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your departure date. Please make sure that you specify "tourism" as the purpose of your trip when you cross the border.




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