You must provide your actual signed passport. Your passport must:
-Contain a minimum of one blank visa page for single entry; two blank visa pages for dual or multiple entry visas. Amendments and endorsement pages can’t be wont to fulfill this requirement.
-Be valid for 6 months beyond the validity of your requested visa
You must provide one color, passport-type photograph that meets the following criteria:
-Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
-Be taken against an all-white background
-Be 35mmx45mm (1 ⅜”x 1 ¾”)
-Provide the complete frontal view of your head together with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
-You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear apart from religious purposes
-Your photo shouldn’t be affixed to your application and not display evidence of tape or staples
Russia Business Invitation
You must obtain a Russian Business Invitation to visit Russia. Get a Russian Visa can obtain a Russian Business Invitation on your behalf. Consult the form during this application kit for more information about this useful service. If you’ve got your own invitation from the Russian government, you would like to send us the first. Copies aren’t accepted by the consulate. The need to supply the first invitation is waived if it’s issued electronically. If you have secured your own Telex then you want to apply for your Russia Business visa within the city where the Telex is approved. That city could also be different from the place where you’ve been directed to process your visa. If you are unsure about the Telex please contact Get a Russian Visa for further directions. If you obtain your own letter from your host company (also referred to as an immediate Invitation) in Russia, the document could also be a replica of it following the subsequent structure exactly. The letter must:
-Be written in Russian on company letterhead paper and possess a corporation seal
-Include the host organization’s full name, complete address, the primary and surname of the person signing the statement, patronymic, and therefore the taxpayer number if the host organization may be a legal entity or enterprise
-Request a 36-month multiple entry visa, list the applicant’s full name, date of birth, citizenship, gender, passport number, number of entries sought, the purpose of the visit in Russia, requested period of your time in Russia, the address of where the applicant will stay, and the cities to be visited
-Must state the precise start and end dates of the 3-year visa (for example Dec. 1, 2015-Nov. 30, 2018)
-Display the Russian company’s “INN number” (tax ID number)
-Be signed by the director of the corporate, stamped, dated, and show the complete name and job title of the signer
Direct invitation for 3 years is for U.S. citizens only and maybe for general business purposes only and cannot be used for Employment, Study, and Religious, Crew or Technical service visas.
Former Russian Nationals Only
You must provide a canopy letter stating the date that you simply renounced your Russian citizenship. The consulate won’t issue a visa to former Russian nationals who don’t supply this covering letter.
Activities in Russia
If you will not be staying in a hotel during your visit, or are engaging in activities aside from business, additional documentation is required. For more details, please contact Get a Russian Visa for more information.
Paper Invitation for Travelers Age 65 and Older
Travelers aged 65 and older aren’t permitted to secure a Russian Business Invitation Telex. Get a Russian Visa can assist travelers aged 65 and older in securing a Russian Business Invitation printed on paper or a Tourist invitation.
3-Year Multiple Entry Option Also Available
Russia offers U.S. nationals the chance to use a three-year multiple entry visa. To be eligible for consideration, the traveler must have a passport valid for a minimum of three and a half years beyond the date of first entry into Russia with a minimum of two blank pages. Requirements for the 3-Year visa are different.
All applicants, with no exceptions, must validate their passport by their signature. The Embassy of Russia in Washington DC won’t issue a visa to an unsigned passport. If you have requested a replacement or second passport and a Russian visa within the same order, your new passport must be returned to you for signature before it is submitted to the consulate for the visa process; additional shipping costs are applicable.