Visa Invitation

The procedure for receiving a Russian visa consists of three steps, each of these may require time and expense.

Step 1 – Obtaining the Visa Invitation to Russia;

Step 2 – Getting the visa issued by the Russian Consulate;

Step 3 – Registering your visa upon arrival in Russia

Important: Treasure Island Travel Centre can assist you in Step 1 and Step 3.

Step 1:

Decide what type of visa is the most suitable for your trip;

Find an intermediary a Russian company or person – who can issue the Visa Invitation for you;

Request the Visa Invitation and, if necessary, its delivery to you.

Step 2:

Contact your local Russian Consulate in order to determine their requirements for obtaining your visa;

Prepare the required package of documents and submit it to the Consulate;

Collect your visa and check to make sure that the information is correct.

A local agency may be able to assist you with collection and delivery.

Step 3:

You must register your visa in 7 days upon arrival in Russia. Russian company (or person) that invited you to Russia can register your visa and help you in emergency situations (extension of your visa, visa replacement in case of loss, etc.).


– If you are staying at a hotel, the hotel administration will register your visa for the period of stay;

– You are not required to register your visa if you stay in Russia for less than 7 days.