In this article I explain how to obtain valid medical insurance to travel to Russia to enter the country with your electronic visa (or paper visa). 1. Is it mandatory to have insurance to travel to Russia? The governments of some countries require foreigners who cross their borders to have travel medical insurance. This way, if you have an accident (or die during the trip), it will be your
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.
In this post I’ll explain step by step how to obtain an electronic visa to travel to India (known as e-visa or ETA). It is easy, fast and economical. Note: the procedures for obtaining the e-Visa to India can vary from one day to another, so I will try to keep this article updated with the latest news. In any case, I recommend that you contrast the information in this article with the
Since September 2012, American citizens can apply for a 3-year multiple-entry Russian visa. In this article I explain step by step how to apply for this type of visa and how to obtain the visa support documents. 1. Agreement between Russia and USA on the simplification of visa formalities Despite the bad news that usually comes in the media about relations between the United States and
Obtaining the e-visa (or electronic visa) to Russia is very simple and quick: you will only need your passport and a digital photo. However, the e-visa can only be requested by some nationalities and at the moment it is only available to visit the regions of Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Kaliningrad and the Far Eastern Federal District. The electronic visa is not valid to travel to Moscow, Kazan or
If somehow you have made a mistake in requesting your invitation, or you simply want to change your hotels, it is possible to modify your invitation letter before submitting your visa application at the visa center or at the Consulate. In this post I’ll explain you how to do it with these three tour operators: iVisa, Russia Support and HotelsPro. When requesting your invitation letter to
Most people who travel to Russia do so through a tourist visa, which allows a maximum stay of 30 days. A business visa, on the other hand, allows longer stays and greater flexibility. For this reason, travelers who need a stay of more than 30 days (be it for tourism, business or to visit family or friends) often use this type of visa. In this article I will explain how to process the Russian
A frequently asked question is where to apply for a Russian visa if you are in a foreign country. Well, to request and process the Russian visa in a foreign country, you must have legal residence in that country, and go to the Russian consulate or the Russian visa center. To process a Russian visa in a foreign country, you need to have legal residence in the country for more than 90 days,
In this section I have compiled the official websites of the Russian Embassies and Consulates located worldwide (from New York to Sydney, passing through London, Paris, Berlin or New Delhi), as well as the existing Russian Visa Centres, sorted by county and city. Below you can see the list that I will try to keep updated. Introduction Russia is present in some 150 countries around the
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 June 29,
If you are travelling to Russia and you are making your hotel reservations with Booking.com or similar platforms, you can get your invitation to Russia quickly and economically through various registered Russian tourist tour operators. In this post I’ll explain how to do it step by step and in 5 minutes. Introduction Most tourists who travel to Russia, book their hotel or apartment through