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Russian tourist Letter of Invitation

tourist visa support

To apply for your Real Russian Tourist Visa Support please complete the form below and click on the continue button.

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If you have any questions about your application either before, during or after processing please look at our frequently asked questions, or feel free to contact us directly and we will be happy to help.

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Please enter your passport number, select your year of birth and click on continue to list your previous applications.

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Letter of Invitation service details
If there is more than one person travelling on the same itinerary then you may include them all on one visa support document rather than applying for individual ones.
A single entry visa allows the visa holder one entry and exit from Russia and a double entry visa allows for two entries and exits within the visa validity period.

If you have a group where some individuals require a single entry visa and others a double entry visa then you should apply for the appropriate visa support documents for these individuals separately to avoid higher consular fees.
Your reason for visiting Russia.
There are many varities of tourist visa aside from general tourism including
but not limited to: business tourist for those travelling to Russia for business
conferences, meetings or similar, auto-tourist for tourists taking their own
vehicle into Russia, and Trans-Siberian for tourists travelling the Trans-Siberian,
Mongolian or Manchurian Railways.
No registration service needed - Select this option if you are staying in a hotel where your visa will be registered for you, or if you are staying fewer than 7 working days in each city.

Registration support letter required - Select this option if you are not staying in a hotel where your visa is registered for you and you are not staying in St Petersburg, but a town / city which may require you to have supporting paperwork for registration. We will prepare a letter for you to take to the local UFMS requesting them to register your visa.

Registration in St. Petersburg - Select the relevant option if you are staying in St Petersburg for 7 working days or more though not staying in a hotel and wish to use our registration service.

Please note that the registration cost is per person and applied to the total number of people applying. Once your Letter of Invitation is issued the pre-paid registration fees are non-refundable
Please let us know which country you will be applying for your visa in, so that we can advise you, if there are any specific conditions that we are aware of, when applying for a tourist visa using our visa support.

Delivery option

The visa support document or so-called invitation may be issued as a paper document or Telex invitation.

In case of Telex visa support, it will be sent electronically direct to your chosen consulate, and this regardless of the number of entries.

In case of paper invitations, most consulates will accept a clear faxed or email copy when you apply for single or double entry visa. For multiple entry visas most consulates will only accept the original invitation.

IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to check which type of visa support is acceptable at the consulate where you intend to apply for your visa as well as whether they would accept the copy of the invitation or require the original.

If you need the original paper visa support documents then you can select from the following options:

International express courier: The paper invitation will be sent to your requested address by DHL or similar courier directly from our Moscow office. The cost and delivery time will depend upon country of destination. Please contact us for more details.

Economy courier to a UK address: The paper invitation will be sent from Moscow to our London office first from where it will be sent onwards by Royal Mail Special Delivery. This usually takes 3 working days.

Economy courier to a non-UK address: The paper invitation will be sent from Moscow to our London office first from where it will be sent onwards by Royal Mail International Delivery. This takes approx. 7 working days depending upon country of destination.

I will collect from your London office: The paper invitation will be sent from Moscow to our London office and held there for your collection. This usually takes 2 working days.

I will collect from your Moscow office: The paper invitation will be held at our Moscow office for your collection. This is free of charge and the visa support is usually available for collection from us the day after issue.

Must be in English. Allowed symbols: ! ? - ( ) , . ' ""

Personal details
Provide the details for each person to be listed on the visa support document exactly as it appears in their passport and ensure they are correct as the consulate may reject your application if the visa support details and passport details do not match. Please note that special characters with accents or umlauts are not recognized by the system and should be changed to their equivalents in English alphabet. If you are not sure about the spelling, contact our visa team at visas@realrussia.co.uk or on 02071007370.
The name can only include English characters.
Passport details
Your visit to Russia
A Russian Tourist visa is valid for the exact dates that you request on the invitation up to a maximum of 30 days inclusive of day of entry and exit. You may enter and exit at any time within the visa validity and as such we would recommend that you add a few days before and after your expected dates of travel to allow for changes in your plans as Russian tourist visas can not be altered once issued.

Please note for double entry visas the visa will be valid from the first entry date until the second exit date requested.
Please select the cites that you will be visiting and also the hotels or hostels you will be staying in. If you are unsure or don’t know where you will be staying, then you can select any available hotel or hostel from the list, unless your local Russian Consulate require hotel booking confirmation.

If you are visiting more than five cities then select either the largest ones or the ones that you will be spending the most time in.

If you are travelling along the Trans-Siberian, Trans-Mongolian or Trans-Manchurian railway then select “Trans-Siberian railway” as one of your cities and “Various – according to program” for the hotel. You should include at least one city as well as “Trans-Siberian railway”.

If the accommodation you are planning to stay at does not appear in the drop-down list, please select any, and once you submit your application, email visas@realrussia.co.uk with the actual name of the accommodation along with the full address and phone number. Once we receive these details, we will amend your Letter of Invitation and email you a new copy.

Auto-tourism details
Contact details
Please enter the email address of the person we should contact in relation to this order.
Please enter the phone number of the person we should contact in relation to this order.
Terms and conditions

The tourist invitation you are ordering can be used when applying for a visa for the named individual. If granted by the consulate, this visa will allow the applicant to enter Russia once on or after and leave Russia on or before . It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm that the invitation meets their travel requirements before they apply for a visa. Please note that once the visa support is issued, no refunds are possible.

The tourist invitation you are ordering can be used when applying for a visa for the named individual. If granted by the consulate, this visa will allow the applicant to enter Russia (for the first time) on or after   and leave Russia (for the second time) on or before . It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm that the invitation meets their travel requirements before they apply for a visa. Please note that once your visa is issued the pre-paid registration fees are non-refundable. Please note that once the visa support is issued, no refunds are possible.

To submit your order, you need to confirm that you have read and agreed to our terms and conditions, and that the invitation you have applied for is suitable for your travel requirements.