A Russian business visa is the best solution for foreign nationals visiting Russia on official or private business. This type of visa is suitable for those who do not know their exact itineraries, want to stay in Russia longer than 30 days, or who have to make frequent visits to Russia. In comparison with Russian tourist visa it gives more flexibility in traveling and staying in Russia.
Standard Russian business visa is issued for up to 90 days and with up to 2 entries per visa. There are also multiple-entry visas valid for 3, 6 or 12 months with unlimited entries and exits.
There are three options to get Russian business visa support (to be invited in Russia for business purposes): to receive a Russian business visa letter of invitation, Russian business visa company letter or special Russian business visa confirmation telex instead. All types of Russian business visa support can be obtained on the basis of special request from registered Russian company or travel agency to the state authorities asking to issue Russian Business visa letter of invitation or Russian business visa confirmation telex for you.
Russian business visa letter of invitation and Russian business visa company letter should be submitted to the Russian Embassy or Russian consulate with filled in visa application form when you apply for your business visa. Please note that Russian business visa letters can be sent to your address by UPS express mail at the additional fee.
If you choose Telex confirmation for Russian business visa it is necessary to know its number only. This type of Russian business visa invitation will be send by telex directly to the Russian Consulate's address at your choice and where you are going apply for your Russian business visa. Simply fill in this number in Russian visa application form.
There is a limitation on lenght of stay in Russia also called as 90-days rule. If you plan to obtain 6 and 12 months multiple entry Russian business visa letter of invitation, please be informed, that according to the Russian migration legislation you cannot stay in Russia for more than 90 days in every 180 days-period. You must leave the territory of the Russian Federation and then re-enter for the other 90 days. Please note that the 180-day Russian visa period regarding the 90-day restriction rule starts from the first day of your first arrival at the territory of the Russian Federation (Russian border crossing), not from the date of the Russian visa issuance. Limited-entry Russian business visas of shorter duration shall not be subject to the 90-day rule.
You also should know that every Russian business visa must registered when you arrive in Russia for more than 7 business days. Russian visa registration is one of most important thing to do for foreign nationals visiting Russia. Due to the 90-day rule a Russian business visa can be registered in general for 90 days only. Detailed information regarding business visa registration in Russia and Russian visa online registration support provided by Visalink you can find out at the Visa registration section.
Any way, if you have Russian business visa and plan to stay in Russia of more than 90 days Visalink recommends you to check this issue in advance to ensure that remaining in Russia will not result in a violation of Russian visa and Russian visa registration regulations.
Visalink offers trusted Russian visa online support service for obtaining Russian business visa invitations and/or Telex confirmations for Russian business visas (also called Russian business visa support).
On our website you will find information about our pricing policy for Russian business visa invitations (also called as letter of invitation, LOI), Russian visa requirements, different types of Russian business visa letters of invitation and telexes available, time needed to prepare each type of Russian business visa letter of invitation or telex, an address of the Russian Embassy or Consulate.
When ordering Russian visa online support you should not send any original documents to us. All necessary information for your Russian business visa letter of invitation or telex is collected through our online order form. This makes the process of issuing of Russian business visa letter of invitation or telex much easier and faster.
When you apply for the Russian business visa itself (after you have obtained a Russian business visa invitation or telex trough Visalink's website), however, you will need to send your passport directly to the Russian embassy or Russian Consulate address. Once all the documents are submitted the Russian Embassy or Russian Consulate make the final decision about issuing your visa to Russia. Visalink provides a professional services to obtain official authorization (an invitation - letter of Invitation, telex) of your person only and can not affect on their decisions.
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Russian business visa invitations
To prepare any Russian business visa letter of invitation or telex we require:
on-line completed Russian business visa application form (please register on our website first)
a copy of your valid passport with at least two clear leafs of a page (on overleaf). Passport must be valid for six months at least after the date you would have departed from Russia (your passport needs to be valid for at least six months beyond your length of stay), and be in good, proper condition. Colored copy of your passport is always preferable, and for some types of invitation a colored copy is essential.
a copy of your previous Russian visa for some types of Russian visa invitations
PLEASE NOTE: The prices and conditions of services for Russian business visa invitations are not valid for countries within Asia, Africa and Latin America (with a few exceptions). Please contact us directly for more specific information regarding these countries.
How to obtain Russian business visa at the Russian Embassy or local Russian Consulate
In general the following documents must be submitted to your local Russian Embassy or Russian Consulate to obtain a Russian business visa:
Valid national passport with at least two clear leafs of a page (on overleaf). Passport must be valid for six months at least after the date you would have departed from Russia (your passport needs to be valid for at least six months beyond your length of stay), and be in good, proper condition.
A Russian visa application form completed and signed.
3 recent passport photographs.
For a stay exceeding 3 months, or a multiple-entry visa, the results of an HIV test are required.
A Russian business visa invitation (provided by Visalink).
Prepaid consular fee.
Please visit relevant Russian consulate or Russian Embassy website to get updated information.