Important Information for Russian Three-Year Multiple Tourist Visa Applicants
Applying for a Russian Multiple Entry Travel Visa can be time consuming and rather expensive for U.S. citizens, but on September 9, 2012 it got better for anyone who may be going more than once to Russia in a 3-year period: you can now get a 3-year, multiple entry Russian visa.
That means, for anyone flying Singapore Airlines via Moscow Domodedovo (DME), you can actually spend some time in Moscow rather than just staying airside. Now, some may still not want to, whether due to irrational fears of the Russian mafia, worries about grappling with the language, or practical concerns about expense (and central Moscow is expensive). But where’s you’re sense of adventure? It’s an amazing, vibrant capital city, where I thoroughly enjoyed living and working a couple years. So having been through the process, here are my tips for getting the new 3-year multiple entry Russian tourist visa:
Russian Travel, Tourist, 3-Year Multiple Entry – Visa Applications
RUSSIAN VISA MULTIPLE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
In order to obtain a Russian Tourist/Travel 3-year multiple entry visa – the following paperwork must be submitted to our office:
– Each applicant must complete online visa application form. First time user must register online by clicking “REGISTRATION”, then follow the instructions to create an account. Once you have completed an application online, print and sign the application. Signature on visa application must be original.
Question #13 on visa application:
Russian institution or organization to be visited?
Address: Russian Federation, 115035, Moscow, Pyatnitskaya Street, bldg. 3/4 (3rd Floor); Tel. +7-495-225-5012.
Reference # MBT 014449
If you have difficulties in completing the above form please complete the hard copy and forward it to our office. We will complete online application for you
– The original national passport with at least 2 blank visa-designated pages. It must be valid for at least six months after the date of departure from Russia.
– 1 standard passport size picture (2×2)
– Include one payment check or money order payable to Russian Universal Services Inc., comprising of our Processing Fee (per visa). If you would like us to send you your visa via FedEx – please include additional $35 to your fees. Note: We accept cashier checks or money orders and personal checks.
Russian Multiple Entry Visa Application – Expedite Service – Los Angeles CA
Tourist, travel, embassy visa application expedite process support.
RUSSIAN TOURIST/TRAVEL MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA FEE SCHEDULE:
The visa fees are total and incude official invitation/voucher, and shipping and handling fees. Each type of visa corresponds to the purpose of your visit to the Russian Federation.
|MULTIPLE ENTRY TOURIST VISA ( up to 3 years )|
|Processing Time||Multiple entry|
For Saturday delivery we charge extra $20 for FedEx.
If you want to order Invitation only, please click here.
QUESTIONS? RUSSIAN VISA ONLINE?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us in Los Angeles at (323) 650-2233.
RUSSIAN TOURIST/TRAVEL VISA INVITATION
Upon arrival to Russia you will have to register as a foreigner. Registration is mandatory as required by the Russian Law that regulates entry/exit and stay of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation. Registration process is varied from registering in a hotel to registering at the Passport and Visa Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, depending on which type of visas you have in your passport. It is important for you to apply for the right type of visa, the one that corresponds to the purpose of your trip, in order to enjoy your visit to Russia without legal problems, should it be a tourist journey, a home stay with a relative or friend, a business trip, or a transit.
RUSSIAN TOURIST/TRAVEL MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA – VISA STATUS
It is a courtesy of any country to allow entrance on its territory. Permission to enter the Russian Federation is as well a courtesy of the State. In accordance with the International Law, the Consulate in certain cases reserves the right to consider your visa applications for as long as it deems necessary. The Consulate may request additional documentation. Personal interview with an applicant can be requested by Consular official. Visa can be denied if the Consulate has reasons to believe that the Applicant’s visit to the Russian Federation is not desirable. Disclosure of the reason for denial can be withheld. Visa processing fees received from the applicant are not refundable.
Applicants who used to be citizens of the USSR or of the Russian Federation and then emigrated from the USSR or from Russia must submit: one of the documents which confirms that they are no longer citizens of the Russian Federation (so called “Visa to Israel” or stamp in their passport saying that they left for “permanent residence abroad” before the 6th of February, 1992 or official document certifying that their Russian citizenship was abrogated), otherwise the applications will not be accepted.
No medical insurance is officially required for the US citizens, unless they stay in Russia for 6 months or more. Prior to your visit, consult your medical insurance issuer for details. Mandatory medical insurance on the basis of reciprocity is required for the citizens of Estonia, Israel and Finland, as well as for the citizens of Schengen Agreement Member-States (Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and other Schengen states). (link to TravelGuard)
If you are not a US citizen, please submit evidence of your permission to enter the USA after your trip to Russia. In certain cases the Russian Consulate will not issue visas to Russia if you are not a Legal Permanent Resident of the USA.