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Tourist visa invitation
- To visit Russia one should have a visa, granted by a Russian consulate in
the country of your residence. The consulate will accept your visa application only if you have an official
visa invitation from an authorized travel agency.
- HOFA is an authorized travel agency registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
We can fax you a tourist visa invitation for 30 days maximum.
It consists of two documents: a tourist confirmation ("Podtverzdeniye")
and a tour voucher. Fax copies of such tourist invitations are accepted in all Russian consulates.
- If you need visa invitation without HOFA lodging, please fill out and send us your
Visa Invitation Order Form and a deposit.
- If you need both visa invitation and HOFA accommodation please start by sending us
a Lodging Request
Visa processing in the consulate
- Along with the visa invitation, we will send you the complete instructions how to process the visas in
a Russian consulate.
- We will send you the addresses of some Visa Services in your area, who can process the visa for you at an extra cost.
Visa registration is obligatory if you stay for more than 7 days in Russia.
- We will register you for 5 € per person.