A visa for traveling to Russia allows entering Russia for a specific length of time. Please note that oppose to regular “entry visa” (Canada, USA, etc.) Russian visa is an “entry&exit visa” that allows people to visit the country within a certain period of its validity.
First what you need to do is to identify the purpose of your visit. One of the most important requirements for a Russian visa is a Letter of Invitation to Russia. If the purpose of your visit is tourism/holidays/sightseeing, the Letter of Invitation can be issued by a travel agency that's registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the hotel where you are staying. We, at Anyvisa, can assist you with obtaining the Tourist Letter of Invitation from Russia. If your purpose of the visit is not tourism, and you need help to identify it, we can guide you through the process. The purpose of the visit stated in the invitation letter defines the type of visa you will apply for.
The Russian Consulate may issue different types of visas — Tourist visa, Private Visa, Business Visa, Work Visa, Student Visa, and Humanitarian Visa.
We strongly recommend you to plan your trip well in advance and apply for the appropriate visa type. One thing that is consistent with all Russian visas is that they take time unless you are ready to pay extra for expedited processing.
Many people start their visa process by seeking a Russian Consulate in Vancouver or trying to contact the Russian Embassy in Canada. However, here they face a challenge since there is no Russian Consulate in Vancouver. Therefore, Anyvisa is here to help Canadian residents and provide them with a smooth and stress-free visa application service.
At the Russian Consulate, regular visa process usually may take up to 30 days, so please consider it well before your trip dates.
The application process is very complex and must be completed carefully – any mistake can lead to a delay or outright rejection. For any questions regarding getting a Russian visa in Vancouver don’t hesitate to contact us and make an appointment at our visa office in Vancouver.