Visa Services FAQ
What visas can I get?
ANYVISA is assisting with ANY types of visas to ANY country in the world*.
*Please, confirm with our visa specialist if the country of your destination is on any travel advisory lists.
How to apply for a Russian Visa in Vancouver if there is no Consulate here?
That’s why we are here – we are happy to help Canadians and other foreign nationals in applying for a Russian visa from Vancouver. Our bi-lingual team will be glad to make your visa process smooth and stress-free. At Anyvisa, we will prepare all required documents for your visa application and submit them for visa processing on your behalf.
What documents do I need to apply for a Russian visa?
First of all, make sure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the day of exit from Russia and has minimum 2 blank visa-designated pages. Second, you need to have a Letter of Invitation. Additional documents are required based on the type of Visa and the nature of your trip. We are always happy to provide you with our consultation regarding the type of visa and the invitation letter accordingly. Once we assess your inquiry and our services retained, the comprehensive list of documents is generated for you.
How much does it cost to get a Russian visa?
The cost depends on the purpose, number of entries, duration of stay, and chosen visa processing time at the Consulate. In order to save money, we always advise our clients to start early to avoid urgent submission fees.
How long does it take to obtain a Russian visa?
The regular process usually takes 21 business days. The expedited process takes 4 business days. The exception would be the United States passport holders. For them, any type of Russian visa requires 15 business days for the processing.
How do I get a tourist voucher for Russian visa?
The tourist invitation letter must be requested from the hotel or travel agency authorized by the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation. Confirmation of admission of foreign tourists must contain a six-digit register number of the Federal Agency for Tourism, seal, and signature of the authorized person.
Can I get a Russian visa online?
Currently, e-visa to Russia is available only for the Far East region of Russia. Citizens of 18 countries can apply for their Russian e-visas online. Starting from July 1, 2019, Russian e-visa holders are able to visit the Kaliningrad region as well.
How far in advance can I apply for a Russian visa?
There are no limitations in time. As soon as you have your Invitation from Russia, you can submit your Visa Application.
What is the difference between Canadian business visa and start-up visa?
The major difference between Business Visa and Start-Up VIsa is that the Start-Up Visa (even though it is called a 'Visa') is the Permanent Residency in Canada path. However, the Business Visa is a temporary visa for businessmen to come to Canada for an extended period of time to build a new business or operate an existing one. Business Visa comes with the proper Canadian Work Permit issuance with the business that the candidate intends to operate as an employer.
Start-Up Visa has an incorporated opportunity to come to Canada before (!) the Permanent Resident of Canada status is granted, and that is also a Work Permit - that is the only similarity of these two programs.
Overall, both programs are complex but very useful and lucrative for business-people. Therefore, consultation is highly recommended to select a proper path.