While planning your trip as a tourist, ask your travel companies for this letter. Hotel managements also offers this invite while making your reservations.
Or if you are visiting the family and friends, ask them to arrange this official letter from Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
Visa Policy for Neighbor Countries of Russia
Russian tourist visa process is quite easy for neighboring countries. Russia offers visa free entries for traveling and tourism purpose to around 32 countries in the world.
Government allows 90 to 14 days trip to Russia on a valid international identity or passport. Such countries mainly include Brazil, Cuba, Siberia, Hong Kong, Fiji, Thailand, South Korea, Turkey, Ukraine, Tajikistan etc.
Closed Cities of Russia
Their government has closed nearly sixty cities for Russian tourist visa. Because of their defense activities, nuclear projects and internal strategic polices.Some of the cities in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Estonia and Moldova, which are under the control of Russian government, are also closed for tourists.
These cities are completely closed for travel trips. If you want to visit these cities for investment plans. Then, you need official permit and security clearances from Russian Military and federal administration.
Visa Free Visit to Russia
Government offers attractive short visa policies for 3 days trip. For small tour plan to Russia or short excursions plans like river cruise trips. You can spend here three days without he visa. And can freely moving around as tourist group.
People from Japan, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Denmark, Italy and other Schengen states can also visit Kaliningrad on a three days plan. Such visitors are issued a 3 days Russian tourist visa on border check points.
Prior to filing the application, always check for the most recent updates about visa limitations. These conditions often varies with government policies.0