There are around 40 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: travelers arriving to Russian ports in a cruise, for example, to St. Petersburg or those
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.
A frequently asked question is where to apply for a Russian visa if you are in a foreign country. Well, to request and process the Russian visa in a foreign country, you must have legal residence in that country, and go to the Russian consulate or the Russian visa center. To process a Russian visa in a foreign country, you need to have legal residence in the country for more than 90 days,