Travel Services \ Visas \ Russian Visas \ Visa support
You may either opt to process a visa to Russia on your own, or this may in fact be necessary depending on your country of residency or if you are traveling already. If this is the case, please take the time to read the following sections. Additional helpful hints in processing your visa are also provided when ordering Visa Support with Sokol.
Visa support-what is it?
Visa Support is an essential part in obtaining a visa to the Russian Federation. Without it the Russian Consulate simply will not start processing your materials. Please note that visa support is not necessarily an official letter. Depending on type of visa it can be an official letter, a "voucher" confirming hotel reservation or simply electronic telex/notification sent directly to the Russian Consulate, authorizing them to issue you a visa based on the other materials you have supplied.
Visa Support with Sokol Tours includes:
- Collecting and processing required data;
The table below outlines the costs for tourist and business visa support (invitation). Note that with business visas, the cost depends on three main factors: duration of visa, number of entries, and processing time of the visa support.
Tourist Visas (click on price to add items to your Duffle bag)
Business Visas (click on price to add items to your Duffle bag)
The system of registering all foreign visitors implemented by Soviet Union during the “cold war”, unfortunately, did not vanish with the collapse of the USSR. It remains a must law in Russia as well as several newly Independent States and is strictly enforced by the local police in each city. Although it has gone through considerable modification and is under constant revision to ease the travel prospective, it can be a cause for stress if ignored. There are usually several options how and where to registry your visa. To make sure you don’t waste valuable time by dealing with the bureaucracy upon arrival, please contact your travel Consultant in advance to make sure the registration is arranged and will not affect your budget and travel plans. The fees for visa registration range from $1 to $150. There are also hefty fines for not following the requirements.