Visas

Many of our tours require that you have a visa. Specific requirements depend on the country of your residence. For example, US clients are required to have a Russian visa, but not required to have a visa to Ukraine. Australian customers are required to have visas to both places and so forth. We are not a Consulate and we are not a visa agency, but we assist our customers in obtaining visas.

Complimentary visa services

Paid visa services

Visas to other countries

Our luxury tours include visa preparation service by default. For customers from US we are able to offer complete visa processing service. For customers from other countries, we offer visa support service - visa invitation and detailed instructions.

The main advantage of our visa processing service is that we are well familiar with requirements of Russian Consulates. For example, we know that if you don't provide a phone number of your previous place of work in visa application, you may be refused a visa.

If your tour does not include visa service, you can purchase it from us. Our visa preparation fee is $55 which comes in addition to Consulate charges and mailing fees.

The advantage of using our service is that we make it more convenient. We will issue an official invitation and assist you in filling out the application

 

Many of our customers are discerned globetrotters, and their travel itineraries often include more than one country. Some of those countries have rather complex visa requirements that depend not only on your country of residence, but on the state you live in within the country. Our visa specialists have prepared useful and easy-to-read instructions for our most popular destinations.

 

Your travel specialist will email you step-by-step instructions once you make your tour reservation.

Browse Our Visa Services

Browse visa instructions

 

Applying for Russian visa on your own

If you prefer to apply for Russian visa yourself, you will need to obtain an official visa invitation from a Russian travel company or a hotel. Once you have your invitation, you will need to fill out an online visa application on Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website: http://visa.kdmid.ru

When you are done with the application, you will need to submit your documents to a local Consulate. Follow the links below for specific instructions and where and what to submit.

Russian Embassy websites

Russian Embassy in the US
Russian Embassy in Canada
Russian Embassy in UK
Russian Embassy in Australia
Russian Embassy in New Zealand
Russian Embassy in South Africa
Russian Embassy in Mexico
Russian Embassy in Brazil

Applying on your own can save you $50, but can jeopardize your trip. Be prepared to spend significantly more time on your visa process. Due to complex requirements by Russian consulates you may need to re-submit your documents more than once. This may delay your trip or result in a cancellation. We do not recommend applying for Russian visa without our assistance.