This is the document needed to receive any type of the Russian visa and can be issued by a Russian travel agency or by a company or organization authorized by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) or directly by a Russian hotel, showing the reference number of the company in the MFA and the confirmation number for the visa. For every type of visa, there exists a different type of invitation (tourist, business, private, student). The tourist invitation comprises two papers: tourist confirmation and tourist voucher.
Before you order your invitation letter, you need to determine where to stay.
Attention! We recommend not to make any non-refundable bookings for your trip until you receive the passport with visa stamp back from the Consulate.
If you don’t know yet where you would like to stay, we can make a preliminary booking for you but you won’t be tied to it and will always be able to book another hotel or hostel. Just make sure that you indicated the same hotel in your Visa Application Form. There is no law that forbids you to change the hotel or stay in any other place after you receive your visa.
You won’t be tied to any specific hotel and itinerary. Even if in your documents you indicated some cities and hotels because you need to make a preliminary itinerary in order to get your visa, there is no law which says that you are not allowed to change them. The hotels and cities that you are going to visit won’t be indicated in your visa, therefore you are free to travel and stay wherever you want during the validity of your visa.
We can make an official invitation letter for you. The cost is 30$ for tourist invitation. In order to make it, we kindly ask you to fill in the form below.
You will receive the invitation letter within 24 hours by e-mail. Usually the original is not required by the Consulate. But if nevertheless required (very seldom), it will be sent to you by a standard post or courier (standard postage costs apply).
After you receive it, print the invitation and your Visa application form and submit with all the other documents to the nearest Consulate. See also How to fill in the Visa Application Form
In order to receive your invitation please fill in carefully the form below.