Travel Documents

To travel to Russia all foreign citizens are required to have Entry Visa. Russian visas for foreigners can be obtained at local Russian Embassy or Consulate. To have a visa processed, official letter of invitation issued by the Federal Migration Service Department or specially authorized travel agencies is required.

The following documents should be submitted to the Russian Embassy or Consulate to obtain Russian Tourist Visa:

1. Your original passport with at least 2 blank visa-designated pages (passport must be valid for at least 6 months after intended departure date from Russia).

2. Two copies of Russian visa application form completed and signed.

3. One passport-size photo signed on the back.

4. Letter from cruise line confirming itinerary and including a copy of the confirmation from authorized Russian travel company which shows the reference number and confirmation number for the visa.

5. If Individual Travel: Confirmation of hotel arrangements from authorized Russian travel company, or directly from the Russian hotel, showing reference number and confirmation number for the visa.