Tourist Visa for Russia

Travellers who visit Russia for tourism are granted this sort of visa. Tourists should use this visa because it is the cheapest and easiest to obtain of all the visas. A single-entry or double-entry tourist visa for Russia is only good for up to 30 days. If you are a citizen of the United States, you can obtain a 3-year tourist visa for Russia, which allows you to remain for 90 of every 180 days. This sort of visa typically costs between $50 and $150 US and takes anywhere between 1 and 10 days to process at the Russian embassy.You need a tourist invitation in order to apply for a Russian tourist visa. The tourist invitation consists of a tourist voucher and a confirmation of a tourist reservation; occasionally, these two papers may be combined into a single one. These documents may be issued by a Russian travel agency that is registered as a tourist organisation in Russia, has an MFA reference number, and is registered with the MFA. These details need to be included on the invitation.

Note:- If you are visiting Russia to meet your family members or friends then you have to apply for a private visa else your visa will be refused.


Documents required for tourist visa Russia are given below:

  • Invitation - Invitation letter from either a friend, relative or an establishment such as a travel agency which is authorised to issue invitation letters.
  • Passport - Original passport with at least 2 blank visa pages for immigration stamping. The passport should also be valid for at least six months from the date of leaving the Russian Federation.
  • Application Form - Two copies of completed visa application form along with passport sized photographs (as per applicable guidelines)
  • Letter of Confirmation - Applicable for those visitors who are travelling in a group or on a cruise. The letter of confirmation must include details of itinerary along with the particulars from an authorised travel company.

Process- Russia Tourist Visa

Foreign nationals can submit an online application for an electronic visa to Russia from any location as long as they have access to a steady internet connection.

The online application should only take a few minutes to complete. The candidate must:

  • Complete the eVisa application form completely and as correctly as you can.
  • upload copies of the required paperwork, such as their current Indian passport
  • Utilise a credit card or debit card to pay the application fee.

The traveller can anticipate hearing back on the status of their application in 2 to 4 business days after completing the whole online application. In exceptional circumstances, it is conceivable that the processing of the traveller's application for a Russian visa takes longer, particularly if additional processing is necessary.

Email will be used for all correspondence regarding the status of the visa, including the final approved visa.