It’s not very common to get denied the Russian visa, but what does happen sometimes is that some of the documentation provided is incorrect and you have to correct it. In this article, I will explain what are the most frequent errors that can cause your Russian visa application to be rejected or denied, and how to avoid or solve these errors. 0. THE DENIAL OF THE RUSSIAN VISA IS RARE Most
1. Visa to Russia, China and other countries of the former USSR
The vast majority of foreigners traveling to Russia require a visa to enter the country, including US, Canadian, British, European, Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Australian citizens. In this section you will find all the information on how to independently process your visa quickly and and how to get the letter of invitation in an economic way: Tourist visa, Business visa, Transit visa, Humanitarian visa, Private visa, Work visa and Student visa.
I also explain how you can obtain the visa to China in case you want to take the Trabsiberian or Transmongolian route, or how to obtain the visa for countries of the former USSR.
Russian visa invitation (also called visa support or tourist voucher) is a mandatory document to obtain the visa to Russia. I have requested letters of invitation to many hotels and to different Russian tour operators. In this article I will tell you my experience about this document, which continues generating many doubts and questions when it comes to processing the visa to Russia. I also
There are a number of questions about changing or extending the Russian visa that are raised repeatedly by many people traveling to Russia. So I’ve tried to put together the most common ones in this article: Is it possible to change the itinerary? Can I visit other cities not indicated in my visa application? Can I change my hotels? Can I extend or renew my visa? etc. 1. MODIFYING
In this article I’ll explain how nights on the train should be reflected on both the application for a tourist invitation (also called visa support) and the Russian visa application form. As you will see, it’s quite simple. Nights on the train on the application for an invitation letter or a Russian visa A question that I am frequently asked when the documents are being prepared to apply for
If you are going to visit friends or relatives in Russia you can apply for what is called a private visa, which is issued to foreign citizens visiting the country as private guests of Russian citizens or foreigners with legal residence in Russia. In this article I’ll explain the procedure for requesting this type of visa. Introduction I often receive questions from people who want to travel
Baltic cruises are becoming increasingly popular and many cruise lines choose to make a stop at the port of St. Petersburg. It is a city that you cannot miss. You are required to get off the ship :) In this article, I’ll explain in detail how to organize your visit to St. Petersburg if you arrive in the city on a cruise ship: visa, customs formalities, travel, itineraries and organized guided
There are around 50 nationalities which are not required to have a visa to enter Russia. If you are not a citizen of any of these countries (and you don’t have a diplomatic passport), then you need to apply for a visa to Russia before departure. However, there are some minor exceptions to this general rule, for example, travelers arriving to Russian ports in a cruise. Article updated on April 19,
If you travel to Russia on a cruise ship (or take a river cruise) and you need an invitation letter to process your visa to Russia, there are different authorized Russian tour operators that will allow you to obtain the letter of invitation in 5 minutes. In this post I’ll explain how to do it. 1. Arriving in Russia on a cruise (to St. Petersburg or other Russian ports) More than 600,000
Applying for a visa to travel to Russia from Australia, US or UK, whether for work, business, study or tourism, is not as complicated a process as it may seems. In this article, I'll explain how to gather all of the documents you'll need to apply for a visa from your computer in a way that is quick (less than 1 hour) and cost-effective. Updated March 27, 2019. Posted on October 3,
I’ve had to apply for tourist visas to Russia for family and friends on several different occasions and in different countries. In this article, based on my experience, I want to explain step by step how you can obtain a visa on your own to travel to Russia. I’ll explain how to gather all of the documents you’ll need to apply for a visa from your computer in a way that is quick (less