Russian Visa Guide

The majority of travelers wanting to visit the Russian Federation require a visa to do so. Russian visas are never issued at the border, so in most cases you will need to obtain a Russian visa in your country of residence before you depart.

The type of visa you require and the system for obtaining it will depend on the purpose of your visit to Russia, the length of your visit, and your nationality. For most travelers, however, a standard Russian Tourist Visa, single-entry or double-entry and valid for up to 30 days, is all that is needed. This is by far the easiest type of Russian visa to obtain, and Moscow Hotels provides all clients free-of-charge with the support documents you need to apply. By following the links below, you can find all the information you need to start applying for your Russian visa.

Please note: US citizens are now routinely issued with multi-entry visas valid for three years and allowing the holder to stay in Russia for up to six months whatever the purpose of their trip. This type of visa can be obtained with the support documents for a standard Tourist Visa.