Caucasus - Visas
Elbrus and the Caucasus
Caucasus - Visas
A full passport and visa are required when visiting Russia. Russian entry visas can be obtained at local Russian Embassy or Consulate.
To issue one of the mentioned kinds of visas it is necessary proper invitation
(or visa support) from the Authorized Russian organizations:
To issue the Russian entry visa your passport should be valid at least 6 months
beyond intended stay and have at least 2 free pages in the passport. With your
valid passport and the visa support you should apply to the nearest Russian
Consulate. Usually to apply for Russian Visa it is necessary to submit the
following documents: 2 identical passport size pictures (black-and-white or
color) signed on the back; a completed visa application form (2 per person)
signed by the applicant. All entries must be typed or printed in block letters
in English or Russian. Usually the processing time is 7 working days. But
before applying for visa please contact the nearest Russian Consulate as there might be changes due to local or governmental restrictions.
To entry in Russia no vaccination is required.
The quickest way to get the Russian entry visa support is to obtain tourist visa support. Process of organizing of the tourist visa support requires maximum couple of hours. Providing of the visa support is some kind of responsibility from the travel company’s side taken regardless the invited customer. Accordingly ensure that the Russian travel company organizing tourist visa support for you is allowed to provide those documents (is accredited at the Russian Ministry of Foreigner Affairs and has valid reference number) and visa support is on behalf of this particular travel company.The tourist visa has fixed dates of arrival/departure dates in/from Russia. Maximum time to stay is 30 days. The tourist visa can not be extended.