The price of multiple entry visa for 3 years starts from $470 and up to $870 - if the waiting time is shorter.

Price includes Russian Consulate and service fees but do not include return shipping. Add additional $20.00 for priority mail service (2-3 days) or $ 40.00 for overnight mail service.

It takes from 2-3 business days to 3-4 weeks to get Russian Visa from the moment we've received your documents.
OUR AGENCY offers processing of the following types of Russian visas for U.S citizens and citizens of other countries permanently living in the U.S.:
  • Tourist visa or visitor visa. This kind of visa is for visiting Russia for sightseeing and general tourism, but can also be for short business meetings or participating in auctions or exhibitions.
  • Business visa. This visa is required if you enter Russia for business purposes.
  • Humanitarian visa. This visa is need for trips related to culture, science, sports, or religious purposes.
  • Private visa. This visa is necessary when entering Russia to visit family or friends.
  • Transit visa. This visa allows you to travel through Russia. Three days for air travel and ten days by train. Please note that a transit visa is not required if you are staying the transit zone of the airport for less than 24 hours.
Tourist, business, humanitarian, and private visas could be:
  • One time entry visas up to 30 days
  • Double entry visas up to 30 days
  • Multiple entry visas up to 3 years.
Only U.S. citizens are eligible for multiple entry 3-year visas. Citizens of other countries permanently living in the U.S. and applying for a Russian visa in the U.S. can only receive 30-day visas for one entry or double entry.
Processing time is from 2 -3 business days up to 3-4 weeks depending on the option you choose.
Please CALL us by phone +1(929)224-5004 about our fees because the pricing is subject to change.
Your application and documents will be processed without your personal appearance at the Russian consulate in the U.S.. You get everything done completely by mail or at our office. Regardless of which state you live in, we can process a Russian visa for you.

Documents required for the Russian visa application:
STEP 1 (you should mail or bring the following items to us):
  • A valid travel passport of your country with at least two blank pages designated for visas and expiring no sooner than 6 months after the end date of the visa you are applying for. We highly recommend to check the expiration date of your passport before applying for a Russian visa. Also, please make sure that you have signed your passport.
  • Payment of processing and shipping fees. We accept personal checks, money orders and cashier checks. All the checks and orders should be made payable to MARCO POLO USA INC.
STEP 2 (you should either mail,
email or bring the following items to us):
  • A passport-size taken photo within the last 6 months
  • Application ID and password of the completed online application (scroll down about).
  • If the applicant is a citizen of another country and living permanently in the U.S., a copy of the document proving immigration status is required.
  • If you are applying for a visa for a child under the age of 18, a copy of the child’s birth certificate is required along with copies of both parent’s passports and marriage certificate when applicable.
  • For non-U.S. citizen applicants, proof of having medical travel insurance is required. This document must be a cover letter stating that you are have this insurance along with the start and end dates of coverage. Please make sure that the dates of coverage are for the full length of your visa or longer. Otherwise, the consulate will issue a shorter visa. There are no requirements about the amount of coverage. You can choose minimum coverage options.
  • A copy of your airline ticket is not required for a Russian visa, unless you are requesting a double entry visa or you need urgent processing of your visa.

About “Getting a Russian visa in the U.S. for former USSR citizens or people born in the USSR.”
In order to obtain a Russian visa, every person who was born in and was a citizen of the USSR must provide some extra documents proving that he or she never received Russian citizenship.
How does the Russian consulate know whether or not I am a former USSR citizen?
The visa application asks if you ever had USSR citizenship and if you answer yes, how you came to not have USSR citizenship, by moving to another country or after the fall of the Soviet Union. In your passport it is written where and what year you were born, so the consulate will be able to see if you were a former USSR citizen. The Russian consulate assumes that everyone who was born in the USSR could potentially have gotten Russian citizenship after the fall of the Soviet Union. If you are applying for a Russian visa, the consulate requires an applicant who was born in the USSR to prove that he/she never received Russian citizenship, or if you did have citizenship that you got it renounced.
How do I prove that I have never been a Russian citizen?
Officially the Russian Federation came into existence on February 6th, 1992. Everyone who was living on the territory of Russia became a Russian citizen automatically. So, if you left the USSR before that date and you were no longer registered on the territory of Russia on that date, then you never received Russian citizenship. In this case you can provide the consulate with any kind of document proving that you left the USSR before Feb. 6th, 1992. These are the documents that can be used:
  • A copy of your USSR travel passport with exit stamps indicating that you left before Feb. 6th, 1992;
  • A copy of one of your parents’ passports if you were a child who was written into their passports;
  • A copy of your or your parents’ Israeli visa showing your departure from the USSR before the fall;
  • A copy of a valid or expired passport that proves that you became a citizen of a country (Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan, and etc.) other than Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union;
  • Any other copy of a foreign document proving that you left the USSR before Feb. 6th, 1992 (a certificate of naturalization, a social security benefit report stating that you received your social security number before the fall, and etc.). Please contact to discuss what documents will work for your personal situation. We can have the Russian consulate check over your documents before we submit your application to ensure that your application won’t be denied and lose the consular fee.
What happens if I do not have my old documents proving that I never received Russian citizenship?
Unfortunately, in this situation your visa application could be denied, and the consular fee is non-refundable. The Russian Federation assumes that you have these documents, but if you do not there are ways to get around these requirements.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a shipping fee for mailing your completed documents to you. The shipping fee for delivery within the U.S. is $40. We ship documents via FedEx with a direct signature required option. International shipping is available for an extra fee via DHL. Please contact us and we’ll tell you the price of shipping to your country.


How to fill out a Russian Visa Application Form.
Russian visa application is electronic and on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
You should start it online, but don’t submit the application, just save the draft (save each page by clicking the button on the bottom of the page). Please provide us with the application ID and password. We will check over your application and fix any mistakes and we also need to include the invitation information in your application.
Here is the link for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
In order to start the application, you should choose your language and country of permanent residence.
Check the box at the bottom of the page stating that you have read the instructions and then press the bottom that says complete new application form.
After that, the website will give you a personal application ID. Please make sure to save this number for your records.
You will need to set up a password, which you should also save.
Without saving your application ID and password, you won’t be able to access your application later. There is no option to get this information later by email. Please note that the password is not case sensitive.
You will need to answer a series of questions. All questions must be answered. If you don’t answer one of the questions the system won’t let you go further. There are some questions that people often need help with. We are glad to help you with any difficulties.
Date of entry.
Please be careful when you are selecting a date of entry into Russia. Your visa will start from the date you have selected. You won’t be able to enter Russia earlier than that date. If you don’t have your airline tickets yet, make sure you choose the earliest possible day that you might enter Russia. If you already submitted the application to the consulate and then you purchase an airline ticket for an earlier entry date, there is no way to change your visa start date. The only way you can enter earlier is to apply for a new visa and to pay the processing fee again.
How far in advance can I apply for a Russian visa?
Please note that you can apply no earlier than 3 months before you will enter Russia.
Please, note: starting from the second page there will be an option to save a draft at the end of each page. We recommend clicking save a draft on each page in order to be sure that no information is lost.
The institution you are going to visit.
You will be asked which institution you are going to visit. Please answer ‘none’ in order to move forward with the application. We will add that information later.
Medical insurance.
The next question will ask about medical insurance. You can answer no to this question. It is not required to have a medical insurance policy for US citizens. (If you would like, you can check if your regular health insurance covers you abroad. Or you can purchase medical travel insurance if you prefer.) If you are a citizen of a different country, you must purchase medical travel insurance and it must be valid for the entire length of your visa. There is no specific requirement for the amount of coverage. You can buy the least expensive insurance online. Many of our customers use the company 7 Corners (LINK) or you can search and find other options. We’ll only need the cover letter from the insurance company that states the dates that you are covered in Russia, which should be included with your documents after purchasing.
Who is paying for the trip.
For the question about who is paying for the trip to Russia, you have the options of independently, company, or other individuals. Choose other individuals if the visa is for a minor and enter the parent or guardian’s information.
Hotel information.
If you don’t have a hotel reservation yet, you can enter any hotel information from google. You can change your plans later and stay in a different place.
Who has completed the application.
When you are answering the question “Has this application been completed personally by you?”, answer yes, unless it is for a minor. Then you can answer no and enter the information of the parent or guardian.
There is a question about your education. It will ask you to provide information about your education after high school. You are only able to add information about two levels of education which are after high school. If you have more than two, you should enter the two most recent ones.
Employment history.
If you worked in more than one place, you must enter your previous employment. You can list up to 2 previous jobs. Enter your most recent places of work.
International trips history.
The Russian consulate requires information about all your international trips in the last 10 years with the names of the countries and dates of entry. You can enter up to 30 trips. If you have traveled outside the US more than 30 times, just do the most recent trips.
If you do not remember this travel information, we recommend to go through your passport and check the stamps for entry dates and places.
When you are asked about the location of where you are applying for your visa, please select Washington in the dropdown box.
Then click save a draft for the final time. After that click next and you will see all your application information, which you can check over. Please do not click the save and submit button because we will need to look it over and add information about a tourist company if you are applying for a tourist visa. You can just close the window and then send us your Application ID number and password. Thank you!