To obtain a regular visa, you will need an invitation letter, also called a visa support or tourist voucher or tourist confirmation
It is a document by means of which a natural or legal person resident in Russia invites you visit them, whether for tourism, business or study purposes or for a private visit.
It is a mandatory document to apply for a Russian visa. Do not confuse the invitation letter with the hotel reservation. They have nothing to do with it. The hotel reservation is not necessary to obtain a Russian visa.
I’ve requested letters of invitation to Russia from different Russian tour operators. The fastest and cheapest way to obtain an invitation letter to Russia is through one of these three tour operators which allow you to get the invitation in 5 minutes in PDF format ready to print (choose the one you prefer):
1. iVisa 2. Russia Support 3. HotelsPro
Below you will find articles that answer the most frequently asked questions about the invitation or visa support application.