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Types of Russian Travel Visas

by David Pacella | September 11th, 2009

Are you planning a trip to Russia? No matter why you are going there or how long you are staying, you must have a valid visa. Not only that, but you have to have the right type of visa. Russia is known for being extremely strict about visa requirements, and if your paperwork isn’t exactly in order, you can expect to be sent home at your own expense forthwith.

Let’s take a closer look at the different types of Russian visas:

Business Visa: Business visas are for travelers coming to Russia on business.

Tourist Visa: Tourist visas are for people traveling to Russia as tourists. You’ll need to submit a voucher from your travel agency or hotel to qualify for a Russian tourist visa.

Homestay Visa: If you are traveling to Russia to stay with friends or family, you will need a homestay visa.

Transit Visa: Guess what? If you are changing planes in Russia, even if you are only there for a few hours and never leave the airport, you will need a transit visa to be able to continue on to your final destination.

Russia’s visa system has been described by none other than the US Department of State as a “restrictive and complicated visa regime for foreigners who visit, transit, or reside in the Russian Federation.”

At, we’re here to make the process less complicated for you! When you order Russian visas through us, you’ll work with a professional visa specialist to make sure all your paperwork is in order before it is submitted to the Russian embassy.

Don’t try to navigate the Russian visa system without a guide: Apply for your Russian visa with us today!

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