Russia tourist visa 🇷🇺
Last updated: September 2, 2019
British Indian Ocean Territory citizens need visa for travelling to Russia as tourist. The stay is usually Short stay with a period of 30 days and visa expires in 30 days. Applicant is required to be present when applying for visa and there are total 7 documents required. You can also find useful tips from fellow travellers.
Complete Visa application form (One per person) online and then print, sign, and glue a passport-sized photo.
Take the form and documents to your nearest Russian diplomatic mission or visa centre.
Max Stay: 30 days
Visa Expires: 30 days
✨ Tips for Russia tourist visa
Russian visas are issued with specific start and expiry dates.
Travel must be completed within those dates.
Completed visas cannot be changed or extended once they have been issued
72-hours visa free visit when entering by regular ferry via port of St. Petersburg, provided that a passenger spends the night on-board or in accommodation specifically approved by the travel agency.
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📃 Documents required for Russia tourist visa : 7
Visa Application Form: Complete application form for RussiaVisa Application Form
Passport Photo: Photo must be no older than 6 months
Passport: Original Passport or Travel document with at least 6 months remaining validity on the date of travel and have at least 2 visa pages clear of any markings.
Passport Copy: A clear scan of the information pages of your signed, machine readable passport. Provide the pages of your current passport showing your photo, personal details and passport issue and expiry dates. Must be valid for six months beyond the expiry date of the visa.
Travel Insurance: Proof of travel insurance with the Certificate of Insurance and the table of benefits. You can also provide a letter from the bank confirming that you have an insurance with them along with a copy of credit card and the table of benefits.
Proof of international health insurance specifically covering travel to Russia
Invitation Letter: A letter from your relative or friend or company inviting you to visit and their relationship to you. The letter could state: the purpose of your visit and length of stay, if you will be staying with them, If this person will be paying for your stay, provide proof of their funds.
A copy of a Russia Tourist Voucher and Russia Tourist Confirmation. This voucher must: • Be stamped and signed by an authorized person from the Russian Foreign Ministry • Be issued for stay of 30 days or less • Bear the exact entry and exit dates required by the applicant and as stated on the visa application for