Russian visa

Almost all non Russian passport holders need a visa to enter Russia. Visas can be obtained from the Russian Embassy in your country of residence. Usually it takes the Embassy 3-10 business days to processes the visa.

Visa applications require:

  1. An original passport with at least two blank visa-designated pages (passport must be valid for at least 6 months after intended departure date to Russia)
  2. Russian visa application form, completed and signed
  3. Two passport-size photos
  4. Medical insurance (required from some countries)
  5. An invitation letter and a tour confirmation letter issued by a company authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia to provide visa support

For more information go to the Russian Embassy official website at:

Visa invitation letter and a tour confirmation letter

Baikal Mystery provides this service for free when booking a multi-day tour. When booking a one-day tour or accommodation, Baikal Mystery can arrange these documents as an extra service (1000 rub. or $17 or €15).

Visa registration

This is the second mandatory visa process. Upon entering Russia, all visas must be registered. For every successive city visited for a period of more than three days, the visa must be registered.

For more information contact us via email:info@baikalmystery.comor tel. : +7 3952 733-201