Visas for Russia- Tourist & Business

Tourist Visa Requirements


The Embassy of Russia requires an online application. You must complete the form online then it will allow you to print the form for you to sign. If you are not able to fill out an online application, Dallas Passports & Visas can assist you with the online application for a fee of $35.00

Please send the following:

1.    Valid and signed U.S. Passport. Your passport must have a minimum of 6 months validity from expiration date.


2.    One (1) visa application form. Application is an online application.

3.    One (1) passport quality photo. Must be 2" x 2" and in color.

4.    A printed voucher and a printed confirmation letter. If staying in more than 1 hotel, please send voucher & confirmation for every hotel. Voucher must show the reference number and the confirmation letter must indicated the confirmation number. (note: Most major hotels will automatically fax or email you a voucher and confirmation, otherwise the voucher and confirmation can be obtained through an authorized Russian travel organization) Dallas Passports & Visas can assist you with obtaining a voucher and confirmation for a max. stay of 30 days for an additional fee of $60.


Business Visa requirements

Please send the following:

1. Valid and signed U.S. Passport. Your passport must have a minimum of 6 months validity from expiration date.

2. One (1) visa application form. Application is an online application.

3. One (1) passport quality photo. Must be 2" x 2" and in color.

4.A letter of invitation approved by the Ministry of Interior. Telex must be on file at the consulate. If you do not have your invitation, Dallas Passports & Visas can assist you.

Please call for price listing. Invite order/processing time is in addition to the Embassy processing time.


Please Note:

 1. As of February 10, 2014, The Embassy of Russia has outsourced the processing of visa application to a private firm. The cost of the visa reflects the additional $35.00 fee collected by the outsourcing company.
2. Important: Invitation processing time & invitation cost is not included in the above fees. Processing time for invitations can take 5 - 15 business days depending on the validity and number of entries requested on the invite order form.
3. Important: Visa issued by consulate is date specific. Entries based on approved invitation.
4. Embassy reserves the right to request additional information and extend processing times during peak season.
5. Non-U.S. passport holders must provide a copy of their green card or valid U.S. visa with the application.
6. Fees and processing times for non-U.S. passport holders may vary from the published fees above.
7. Please include a Dallas Passports & Visas order form to ensure proper handling of your visa request.
8. Consular fees subject to change without notice.
9. Invitations are available for Indian Passport Holders:

Single Entry 1-3 Months / 4-6 weeks to process
Double Entry 1-3 Months / 4-6 weeks to process
Multiple Entry 6-12 Months / 4-6 weeks to process* Only available if you have had a previous business visa.

Important: Processing times are in business days