Baltic cruises are becoming increasingly popular and many cruise lines choose to make a stop at the port of St. Petersburg. It is a city that you cannot miss. You are required to get off the ship :) In this article, I’ll explain in detail how to organize your visit to St. Petersburg if you arrive in the city on a cruise ship: visa, customs formalities, travel, itineraries and organized guided
1. Visa to Russia, China and other countries of the former USSR
The vast majority of foreigners traveling to Russia require a visa to enter the country, including US, Canadian, British, European and Australian citizens. In this section you will find all the information on how to independently process your visa quickly and and how to get the letter of invitation in an economic way: Tourist visa, Business visa, Transit visa, Humanitarian visa, Private visa, Work visa and Student visa.
I also explain how to obtain the visa to travel to China and other countries of the former USSR , either by plane or to make the Trans-Siberian or Trans-Mongolian route.
There are around 50 nationalities which are not required to have a visa to enter Russia. If you are not a citizen of any of these countries (and you don’t have a diplomatic passport), then you need to apply for a visa to Russia before departure. However, there are some minor exceptions to this general rule, for example, travelers arriving to Russian ports in a cruise. Article updated on April 19,
If you travel to Russia on a cruise ship (or take a river cruise) and you need an invitation letter to process your visa to Russia, there are different authorized Russian tour operators that will allow you to obtain the letter of invitation in 5 minutes. In this post I’ll explain how to do it. 1. Arriving in Russia on a cruise (to St. Petersburg or other Russian ports) More than 600,000
Applying for a visa to travel to Russia from the United States or Canada, whether for work, business, study or tourism, is not as complicated a process as it may seems. In this article, I'll explain how to gather all of the documents you'll need to apply for a visa from your computer in a way that is quick (less than 1 hour) and cost-effective. Updated in March 2019. Originally written in
I’ve had to apply for tourist visas to Russia for family and friends on several different occasions and in different countries. In this article, based on my experience, I want to explain step by step how a Canadian citizen can obtain a visa on their own to travel to Russia. I’ll explain how to gather all of the documents you’ll need to apply for a visa from your computer in a way that is
Russian visa invitation (also called visa support or tourist voucher) is a mandatory document to obtain the visa to Russia. I have requested letters of invitation to many hotels and to different Russian tour operators. In this article I will tell you my experience about this document, which continues generating many doubts and questions when it comes to processing the visa to Russia. 1. What
In this section I have compiled the official websites of the Russian Embassies and Consulates located worldwide (from New York to Sydney, passing through London, Paris, Berlin or New Delhi), as well as the existing Russian Visa Centres, sorted by county and city. Below you can see the list that I will try to keep updated. Introduction Russia is present in some 150 countries around the
If you have booked or are booking your accommodation in Russia through Airbnb (or similar apartment rental platforms) and you need an invitation letter to process your visa to Russia, there are different authorized Russian tour operators that will allow you to obtain the letter of invitation in 5 minutes. In this post I’ll explain how to do it. Introduction One question I get asked very
In this article I will you explain how you can obtain the tourist visa to China in USA, in an easy and economical way, collecting all the documents electronically from your computer. The Chinese visa proceedings can be done in two ways: using the online visa service offered by China Visa Direct or through the Visa Office of Chinese Embassy / Consulate General based on your State of
In this article I will you explain how you can obtain the tourist visa to China in Canada, in an easy and economical way, collecting all the documents electronically from your computer. The Chinese visa proceedings can be done in two ways: using the online visa service offered by China Visa Direct or through the Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC). Article published in January 2018