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Russia Tourist Visa



  1. You must submit your original U.S. passport with your application.

  2. You must sign your passport.

  3. You must follow our detailed instructions on filling out the application. 

***Failure to do so will cause a delay in our processing of your visa.***

The Required Documents We Need From You

All of the following documents need to be in-hand when visiting our office.

  • One (1) original, valid and signed passport with at least 6-months remaining prior to    expiring. You must also have at least 2-blank visa pages.

  • Two (2) passport sized photos (2”x2”). Pictures with glasses on will not be         accepted.

  • One (1) completed and signed online application.

  • One (1) invitation letter from a hotel or tourist organization.



If you are applying for a minor, we will need a copy of the child’s birth certificate. Please call for additional requirements.

For a business visa please call our office for the latest requirements.

Please call our office for updated and current processing times.

Don't worry, we're going to walk you through it right now...

Step 1.

Call us at 210-375-7525  

We'll have a quick conversation to learn about your request and then schedule an appointment with you for the next available opening.  The next step is to get your paperwork together...

Step 2.

Print this checklist so you don't miss anything.  

Step 3. 

Complete The Online Application Form

Complete the online form below.  Print one completed copy for your appointment.

If we have to fill it out during the appointment there may be an extra fee.

Step 4. 

Collect The Remaining Documents

Use your printed checklist to collect the additional documents that are needed. Again it's critical that all of the documents, including the necessary number of copies are collected prior to your appointment.

We'd suggest keeping all documents in a folder with the checklist at the top.

If you have questions about any of the documents, please call us at 210-375-7525.

Step 5. 

Call us at 210-375-7525

Double check everything on your checklist and if it's all there, call us to confirm that you have all documents.  We'll reconfirm our appointment with you once more. 

Visa Fees

Russia Outsourcing fee


Consulate Fee 8-10 Business Days


Global Passport Express Fee - 8-10 Business Days


Global Passport Express Applicaton Completion


Tourist Invitation


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Global Passport Express provides services on behalf of our clients and is not a government agency.

The fees for services provided by Global Passport Express are charged to the client upfront. These fees are not based on whether the various government entities that we work with approve or decline your application.

Global Passport Express is not responsible for and has no control over delays caused by any government agency and/or mail delivery service or any other third party that is used in the process. This includes errors and/or omissions by the client on any of the required documents that are required.

Fees and timeframes are subject to change without notice and are beyond the control of Global Passport Express.  These are the most accurate fees and timeframes available to us at this time. 

It is critical that all the steps above are followed in order to ensure a smooth process and avoid as many delays as possible with the government agencies that we work with.

Some common issues that cost you more time and money are:

  • Incomplete Applications (missing info, missing signatures, etc.)

  • Missing/Inaccurate Identification Documents

  • Not enough copies of needed documents

  • Notarized incorrectly or not at all.

Again, please follow all steps outlined above.

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