Business our Tourist Visas for Russia

PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to submit your passport to the consulate. You will NOT have access to your passport until the visa process is finished by the consulate. Please plan accordingly. The consulate will not release your passport until the visa process is finished.

ATTENTION: Foreign consulates do not accept demands from travelers. They do not work around a traveler’s time-frame, and may request additional documents not listed in the general instructions at any given time and circumstance without notice.

Processing Time


STEP 1

Fill out your ONLINE forms and gather your required documents outlined below.

GATHER DOCUMENTS

Follow the instructions below. Pay close attention to the important notices!

STEP 2

Make an appointment so we can review, sort, prepare your documents, and take your photo.

Call For Appt:818.665.2051

If you already have your own passport-type photos, bring them with you. Otherwise we will take your photos.

STEP 3

Your visa application will be submitted to the foreign consulate the next business day.

SUBMIT APPLICATION

Should any additional requirements or demands from the consulate arise, we will communicate it to you immediately after we leave the consulate lobby.

STEP 4

We will collect your passport and visa from the consulate on the day scheduled by the consulate.

RECEIVE DOCUMENTS

Your visa & any other original documents will be at our office available for  pick up on the same day they are released by the consulate or shipped if requested.

Follow These Instructions to Obtain a Visa for Russia

FORMS must be typed-in and signed by hand, but they CANNOT be hand-written

DO NOT ship your documents to Arista Offices without first communicating with us.

DO NOT ship your materials for 8AM delivery unless instructed to do so.

Visa Requirements

  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave Russia.
  • Your passport MUST contain at least TWO blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count).
  • Your passport MUST be signed.

Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

IMPORTANT:

  • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.They must be typed-in ONLINE and signed by hand only.
  • PLEASE SAVE YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD. WE WILL NEED YOU TO PROVIDE US THAT IN ORDER TO ENTER YOUR VOUCHER INFORMATION INTO YOUR APPLICATION.
Passport-type photograph: 2 (two).
Copy of your Tourist Voucher/invitation issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you do not have your voucher yet, you must inquire with the hotel where you are staying in Russia for the necessary steps. We can obtain the Tourist Voucher for you:

  • 1-month Tourist Voucher: $40 – Turnaround time: 1 day
  • 3-year Tourist Voucher: $40 – Turnaround time: 15 to 20 days
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead.
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it as an attachment to us at info@aristavisa.com and we will be glad to print it for you at our office.
Please present a copy of a valid California Driver’s license or state issued ID, or major utility bill (water, gas, electric, copy of apartment lease, etc.), showing the applicant’s name and current address AS ENTERED ON THE VISA APPLICATION FORM. Please DO NOT ENTER a PO Box on the online form.
Type of visa Validity Processing Embassy fee Service fee
Single entry up to 30 days 10 to 15 business days $193 $160
5 to 7 business days $283 $220
About 3 business days Call Us Call Us
Double entry up to 30 days 10 to 15 business days $193 $160
5 to 7 business days $283 $220
About 3 business days Call Us Call Us
Multiple entry 3-Year 15 to 20 business days $193 $160
  • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country.

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • 1 set of visa photos
  • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
  • Shipping to/from San Francisco
  • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

Payment Options:

Please Note:

  1. All payments for Arista services and consulate fees must be made upfront prior to the submission of applications.
  2. Please provide your own US Postal Service MONEY ORDER payment for the consulate visa fees (leave the Payable to portion blank).

Payment Options:

  • Make ONE payment to ARISTA for all services and fees altogether (Arista will then pay for the government fees on your behalf)
  • Make TWO individual payments:
    1. Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $180), and…
    2. Pay for the Arista service fees separately (by check, credit/debit card, cash, etc).
  • If you would like to pay for your consulate fee using a credit card through Arista, a convenience charge of 3% will be added to the consulate fee amount.
  • Shipping documents back to you:

        • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
        • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
        • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.


    *All US citizens who were born in Russia or any republic part of the former USSR must contact us for additional requirements.
    • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave Russia.
    • Your passport MUST contain at least TWO blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count).
    • Your passport MUST be signed.

    Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

    IMPORTANT:

    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.They must be typed-in ONLINE and signed by hand only.
    • PLEASE SAVE YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD. WE WILL NEED YOU TO PROVIDE US THAT IN ORDER TO ENTER YOUR VOUCHER INFORMATION INTO YOUR APPLICATION.
    Passport-type photograph: 2 (two).
    Original Business Voucher/invitation issued by the host company in Russia, approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you do not have your voucher yet, you must inquire with the host company in Russia for the necessary steps. We can obtain the Tourist Voucher for you:

    • 1-year Business Voucher: $250 – Turnaround time: 15 to 20 days
    • 3-year Business Voucher: $200 – Turnaround time: 7 to 10 days
    • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead.
    • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it as an attachment to us at info@aristavisa.com and we will be glad to print it for you at our office.
    Please present a copy of a valid California Driver’s license or state issued ID, or major utility bill (water, gas, electric, copy of apartment lease, etc.), showing the applicant’s name and current address AS ENTERED ON THE VISA APPLICATION FORM. Please DO NOT ENTER a PO Box on the online form.
    Type of visa Validity Processing Embassy fee Service fee
    Single entry up to 30 days 10 to 15 business days $193 $160
    5 to 7 business days $283 $220
    About 3 business days Call Us Call Us
    Double entry up to 30 days 10 to 15 business days $193 $160
    5 to 7 business days $283 $220
    About 3 business days Call Us Call Us
    Multiple entry 1-Year 10 to 15 business days $193 $160
    5 to 7 business days $483 $220
    3-Year 10 to 15 business days $193 $160
    • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country.

    Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

    • 1 set of visa photos
    • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
    • Shipping to/from San Francisco
    • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

    Payment Options:

    Please Note:

    1. All payments for Arista services and consulate fees must be made upfront prior to the submission of applications.
    2. Please provide your own US Postal Service MONEY ORDER payment for the consulate visa fees (leave the Payable to portion blank).

    Payment Options:

  • Make ONE payment to ARISTA for all services and fees altogether (Arista will then pay for the government fees on your behalf)
  • Make TWO individual payments:
    1. Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $180), and…
    2. Pay for the Arista service fees separately (by check, credit/debit card, cash, etc).
  • If you would like to pay for your consulate fee using a credit card through Arista, a convenience charge of 3% will be added to the consulate fee amount.
  • Shipping documents back to you:

        • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
        • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
        • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.


    *All US citizens who were born in Russia or any republic part of the former USSR must contact us for additional requirements.

    • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave Russia.
    • Your passport MUST contain at least TWO blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count).
    • Your passport MUST be signed.

    Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

    IMPORTANT:

    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.They must be typed-in ONLINE and signed by hand only.
    • PLEASE SAVE YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD. WE WILL NEED YOU TO PROVIDE US THAT IN ORDER TO ENTER YOUR VOUCHER INFORMATION INTO YOUR APPLICATION.
    Passport-type photograph: 2 (two).
    Your original permanent resident card (green card), I-94, or advance parole originals.
    Copy of your Tourist Voucher/invitation issued by tourist company or hotel in Russia approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you do not have your voucher yet, you must inquire with the hotel where you are staying in Russia for the necessary steps. We can obtain the Tourist Voucher for you:

    • 1-month Tourist Voucher: $40 – Turnaround time: 1 day
    • 3-year Tourist Voucher: $40 – Turnaround time: 15 to 20 days
    • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead.
    • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it as an attachment to us at info@aristavisa.com and we will be glad to print it for you at our office.
    Please present a copy of you insurance card or policy materials with your name on it.
    Type of visa Validity Processing Embassy fee Service fee
    Single entry up to 30 days 10 to 15 business days Call Us $160
    5 to 7 business days Call Us $220
    About 3 business days Call Us Call Us
    Double entry up to 30 days 10 to 15 business days Call Us $160
    5 to 7 business days Call Us $220
    About 3 business days Call Us Call Us
    Multiple entry 3-Year 15 to 20 business days Call Us $160
    • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country.

    Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

    • 1 set of visa photos
    • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
    • Shipping to/from San Francisco
    • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

    Payment Options:

    1. If you would like to pay for your consulate fee using a credit card through Arista, a convenience charge of 3% will be added to the consulate fee amount.
    2. Make ONE payment to ARISTA for all services and fees altogether (Arista will then pay for the government fees on your behalf)
    3. Make TWO individual payments:
      1. Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $180), and…
      2. Pay for the Arista service fees separately (by check, credit/debit card, cash, etc).
    Shipping documents back to you:

        • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
        • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
        • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.


    *All applicants who were born in Russia or any republic part of the former USSR must contact us for additional requirements.
    • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave Russia.
    • Your passport MUST contain at least TWO blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count).
    • Your passport MUST be signed.

    Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

    IMPORTANT:

    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.They must be typed-in ONLINE and signed by hand only.
    • PLEASE SAVE YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD. WE WILL NEED YOU TO PROVIDE US THAT IN ORDER TO ENTER YOUR VOUCHER INFORMATION INTO YOUR APPLICATION.
    Passport-type photograph: 2 (two).
    Your original permanent resident card (green card), I-94, or advance parole originals.
    Original Business Voucher/invitation issued by the host company in Russia, approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If you do not have your voucher yet, you must inquire with the host company in Russia for the necessary steps. We can obtain the Tourist Voucher for you:

    • 1-year Business Voucher: $250 – Turnaround time: 15 to 20 days
    • 3-year Business Voucher: $200 – Turnaround time: 7 to 10 days
    • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead.
    • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it as an attachment to us at info@aristavisa.com and we will be glad to print it for you at our office.
    Please present a copy of you insurance card or policy materials with your name on it.
    Type of visa Validity Processing Embassy fee Service fee
    Single entry up to 30 days 10 to 15 business days Call Us $160
    5 to 7 business days Call Us $220
    About 3 business days Call Us Call Us
    Double entry up to 30 days 10 to 15 business days Call Us $160
    5 to 7 business days Call Us $220
    About 3 business days Call Us Call Us
    Multiple entry 1-Year 10 to 15 business days Call Us $160
    5 to 7 business days Call Us $220
    3-Year 10 to 15 business days Call Us $160
    • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country.

    Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

    • 1 set of visa photos
    • Tracking the visa status (emails and phone call follow ups)
    • Shipping to/from San Francisco
    • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

    Payment Options:

    1. If you would like to pay for your consulate fee using a credit card through Arista, a convenience charge of 3% will be added to the consulate fee amount.
    2. Make ONE payment to ARISTA for all services and fees altogether (Arista will then pay for the government fees on your behalf)
    3. Make TWO individual payments:
      1. Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $180), and…
      2. Pay for the Arista service fees separately (by check, credit/debit card, cash, etc).
    Shipping documents back to you:

        • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
        • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
        • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.


    *All applicants who were born in Russia or any republic part of the former USSR must contact us for additional requirements.


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    Contact Information

    (818) 665-2051 | info@aristavisa.com
    2217 W. Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506

    Business Hours

    Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 6 PM PST
    Sat: 10 AM – 2 PM PST
    Sun: Closed