Invitations for business visas

Foreign citizens of most countries need a Russian visa to visit Russia. A business or business visa is a great solution if you often come to Russia. This is an opportunity to open a business in Russia, enter into partnership agreements with companies in the Russian Federation. A business visa to Russia (also called a business visa to Russia) is issued to foreign citizens who want to stay in Russia for more than 30 days or come for a shorter period, but on a business visit. A business visa to Russia is issued for a period of 1 month to 1 year, but it allows you to stay in the territory of the Russian Federation for no more than 90 days out of every 180 days and can be single, double or multiple.

A Russian visa is issued by the Embassy or Consulate of the Russian Federation in the country of residence of a foreign citizen. To obtain a visa to Russia, you need an invitation for a foreign citizen to Russia. Invitations for a business visa to Russia are of several types, differing in terms of production and delivery to the client.

To apply for a business visa, the following rules must be observed:

  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the visa expiration date;
  • For a Telex business invitation, you must submit an application no earlier than 45 days before the date of entry; for a business invitation, the ORIGINAL on the FMS letterhead – 90 days before the expected date of entry.
  • When issuing a business invitation to Russia by telex, in order to obtain a visa in a country other than your country of citizenship, you need to submit an additional document: residence permit / work permit / letter from the employer.*

* The last point does not apply to citizens of the USA, Canada, the European Union, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa. BUT British citizens need additional documents to obtain a visa in the EU countries.

To obtain a Russian Visa, you need:

1. Fill out our online questionnaire and get an Invitation to Russia


  • 2. Fill out the online visa application form on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, specifying your personal data and information from our Invitation to Russia