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 by Applicant only. You can fill visa application online at:
  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
  6. You will need to pay the consular fee and provide payment confirmation. The amount of consular fee will depend on the visa type, the country where you apply for visa, citizenship

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 (1200 rub. or $18 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.ruor tel. : +7 3952 733-201