According to the laws of the Russian Federation, all foreigners must have a valid visa in order to enter Russia.
For your convenience, below is the information pertaining to the visa application process.
In order to obtain a Russian entry visa the following documents must be submitted to the Russian Consulate:
1. A completed visa application (two per person). All entries on the form must be typed or printed in block letters in English or Russian and signed by the Applicant. Incomplete visa application forms shall not be processed. Click here to download printable visa application form.
2. National passport valid for at least one month after the date of intended departure from Russia. Holders of travel documents other than passports (Permit to Re-Enter the United States of America, Refugee Travel Document, etc.) must apply in person with a documentary proof of their legal status.
3. Three standard passport-size pictures of the applicant, signed on the back.
To formalize an invitation please inform us about full name of the invited person; his/her date of birth; place of work or study, position, its address, phone number; period of stay in Russia and cities to be visited; send a copy of your national passport.
To get official invitation letter please completely fill in the invitation application form
Staff members of foreign diplomatic/consular and other official missions or news agencies as well as their guests are granted visas only upon the authorization from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
To locate a Consular office that serves your region and to obtain further information, please, visit the following web sites or contact the Russian Consulate directly. Link
United States: http://www.RussianConsulate.com
If you have any problems or questions regarding your visa obtaining do not hesitate to contact us. Our e-mail: email@example.com