Do you have plans to visit Russia for the purpose of doing business? Are you planning to visit Russia for more than 30 days? Then you need a Russian business visa. And that is not all, you will need a Russian business invitation letter in order to process your business visa.
A business visa will allow you to get between 3 months and 3 years double or multiple entries to Russia. You should, however, note that the Russian business visa may allow you to stay in Russia for up to 90 days maximum for every period of 180 days. In other words, you will only be able to stay for a maximum of 90 days within 6 months period. Luckily for the USA citizens, they can get a 3-year multiple-entry business visa which allows them to stay in Russia for up to 180 days without leaving.
The Russian business visa does not necessarily mean you are coming to Russia for business. You can apply for a business visa if you need to stay for more than 30 days in Russia. What you need is a Russian business invitation letter, a completed visa application form and a visit to the consulate.
Russian Business Invitation Letter, What is it?
A sample of a Russian business invitation letter is shown in the picture above. There are two types of Russian business invitation. One, eFMS issued by the Federal Migration Service for favourable countries. This invitation takes 10 to 23 days to process and is available for countries in Europe, the USA and some migration risk countries. Two, an invitation on the letterhead of the company authorized by the Russian Migration Service. This is the easiest to prepare. It takes about an hour to process but it is available for only a few EU countries and the USA.
Types of Russian Business Invitation
There are two different types of Russian business invitation. This depends on the level of visa agreement between Russia and the country. For some countries, it might take just an hour to get a business invitation. For some other countries, it might take up to 20 working days before the business invitation is processed.
Invitation on the letterhead of the company authorized by the Russian Migration Service is available for citizens of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, The United States of America. This is the best option for eligible countries to apply for a visa up to 1 year (or 3 years for USA citizens). When you apply, we will process your application within 1 hour and send the invitation to your email. Once received, print the Russian business invitation letter from your email and submit it along with your visa application form at the Russian consulate in your country. Apply for the Russian business invitation letter here
B. Electronic FMS Business Invitation
Electronic FMS business invitation is available for the following countries – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, The United States of America. The cost for a Russian business invitation letter varies according to the number of days it takes to process. It could take up to 20 working days before the Russian business invitation letter is ready. Apply here
We have different pricing for a double or a multiple entry business invitation letters for eligible migration risk countries. You can find out about pricing on our live chat. Citizens of countries not enlisted on this page should send a mail to [email protected] to enquire eligibility and the requirements.
Who Needs a Business Invitation Letter?
Citizens of countries in most parts of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and North America are required to obtain a Russian business invitation to process their business visa. You can find more details about the list of countries who need a visa to enter Russia here. As mentioned earlier, the reason why you need a business visa may not be for business purpose, it may only be for the sake of staying in Russia for more than 30 days. Once you have confirmed that you need a business visa to enter Russia, the next step is to get a business invitation letter from an authorised agent.
Of course, the good news is, we offer the Russian business invitation at the best price for favourable countries. We provide the invitation on the letterhead of the company authorized by the Russian Migration Service. Not that only, we provide Electronic FMS business invitation for favourable countries. We have grouped the countries of our offering according to migration risk specified by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation.
How to Receive a Russian Business Invitation Letter
When you request for a Russian business invitation with us, we will process your invitation and send it to your email when it is ready. Invitation on the letterhead of the company authorized by the Russian Migration Service is ready within 1 hour. Electronic FMS business invitation can take 14 to 20 days before it is ready. This document is not a visa. You need this document in order to obtain a business visa at the Russian embassy or consulate of your country of residence. Apply now for your Russian business invitation letter
Requirements for a Russian visa
The major requirements for a Russian business visa are listed below:
- An original passport. Your passport should be valid through for at least 6 months from the date of exit. Not that only, it must have at least two blank pages for pasting of the visa and for stamping on entry and exit.
- A business invitation letter (you get this from us by placing your order on the link). You will need this document when you fill the visa application form. The name of the inviting organisation, the reference number and confirmation number will be required. Get your business invitation letter now at the best rate
- A Russian visa application form. It is available for free on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://visa.kdmid.ru. Make sure you fill the visa application form with correct details before you submit and print.
- A passport-size photograph. It should be taken not more than 6 months from the time you are applying for a visa. Face should be non-smiling and no glasses
- Other details like travel insurance and bank statement may be required.
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