To get a Russian Visa you need to get a Tourist Invitation (Voucher).
The following procedure is only valid for citizens of the following countries: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Fidji, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Salvador, San Marino, Serbia , Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Sweden United Arab Emirates , Uruguay, USA, Vatican,Venezuela.
STEP 1. Make a Booking.
Obtaining a Tourist Invitation is possible only after you book and make a prepayment for a room in our hostel.
STEP 2. Provide us with information for the Tourist Invitations (Vouchers).
Documents needed for the Tourist Invitations:
- Scan-copy of your passports;
- Dates of staying in Russia;
- List of the cities to be visited in Russia (up to 3 main destinations);
- Booking Confirmations from the hotels of staying in Russia during your trip (directly from the hotels, from tour-agencies or email confirmations from online booking systems such as Booking.com, Hostelworld.com etc).
The Visa Support Department opening hours are 10.00-22.00.
STEP 3. The payment.
Hostel will charge your bank card right away after getting your information.
The price is 500 RUB per person.
If you haven’t provided you bank card details earlier please send them together with your information for the Tourist Invitations ( bank card number and expire date.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, JCB and China Union Pay cards. Please make sure you do not provide us with an Electron type of cards.
We do NOT require the secure PIN or CVV codes of your bank card, nor the name on the card. We will use your bank card card details only to make the payment through our bank card machine. The payment for visa support is non-refundable.
STEP 4. Get your Tourist Invitations (Vouchers).
You'll get your Tourist Invitations by email within 2 days after the payment for Visa Support is completed.
The vouchers are issued by an authorized Russian tourist agency, official partner of ours. They show reference number and confirmation number for the visa.
The vouchers contain guests’ data. They also describe dates and places of staying in Russia and confirm prepayment of accommodation in our hostel. To obtain your visa, present the voucher at a Russian Embassy or Consulate.
* Hostel is not in charge of the Russian Consulate's decision on issuing the visa.
HOW TO GET RUSSIAN TOURIST VISA/RUSSIAN VISA
You should have all of the following documents ready to send to the Russian embassy:
- Visa invitation
- Passport-sized photograph
- Completed visa application form
- Other documents required by Russian embassy in your country.
Contact the Consulate directly in order to find out their Russian visa processing time and charges. Check with the Consulate if they have any special requirements.
You will receive a 'migration card' to complete either during your flight to Russia, or upon arrival at the border. The migration card is a simple document that requires basic passport details and will be stamped by a Russian immigration officer at the border. The officer will take one half of the card, but will leave the other half with you. You must ensure you keep the remaining part of the migration card, as it must be handed in upon your departure from Russia.