Russian Business Visa Invitation

Business Invitation

All business visa applications need to be accompanied by a  “letter of invitation” – an official document issued by the Russian Foreign Ministry or by the Russian Federation Migration Service.

In most cases a clear copy is accepted for single or double entry business visas (UPDATE: please note that as of Aug 2014 Russian Consulate in Edinburgh requires the originals of the invitations, regardless of the number of entries. London Embassy is still accepting copies for single and double entries. Originals are always required for multiple entry visas.

RUvisa can obtain an official invitation as a “support document only” service (if you wish to prepare the application pack and lodge the application yourself). Alternatively,  you can use our Complete Visa Service when we take care of everything.


Visa Processing Times and Fees*


Visa Type   Fees
3 Month Single Entry express £220


3 Month Double Entry express £240


12 Month Multiple Entry express £315


The above prices are inclusive of all charges.

*Please contact us at regarding the timescales for your application.

Payment is required before we can start processing your order. Payment can be made by cheque, credit or debit card over the phone or via WorldPay link.

Documents Required:

To enable us to arrange a business invitation, please email the following to or

  • Clear scanned colour copy of your passport
  • Dates you would like the visa to be valid for*
  • Number of entries required*
  • Cities to be visited
  • Details of your UK employment (job title, company name, address and contact number)

Please note that there is a restriction on the number of days travellers can spend in Russia on  multiple entry business visas – up to  90 days out of every 180 days.

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