You can find Russia travel visa steps here for US citizens preparing for a 2012 overseas vacation to Russia.
Visa Application Form for Russia
The process of completing the application form changed in 2011. It is now a bit more complicated so follow these steps:
Once you click the link above, you will first register so you can obtain your login information.
You will then click on the "Finish" button so you can start a new application. It will ask you questions based on the visa support invitation voucher. If you do not yet have an invitation, you will first need to obtain one to complete the application.
After filling in the information required, you will be prompted to pick an appointment time when your application will arrive to the Russia consulate.
Click the "Letter" button to print out your application. Be sure to put your signature and date it as well.
Visa Requirements for Russia
Russia visa support voucher and invitation letter need to be obtained from your host in Russia. If you need help obtaining visa support, click here to easily order a tourist voucher invitation to Russia.
Your US passport should have more than six months of validity left after exiting Russia. It should also be in reasonably good condition with at least two blank pages so the visa can be stamped in.
Medical Insurance proof needs to be submitted in the form of a photocopied medical card or the policy which covers you in the event of an overseas travel emergency.
Go to FedEx Office, Walgreens, the Post Office or a similar establishment to have a professional quality photograph taken. The passport-style photo you submit must be recent.
As stated above, make sure all fields including the signature and date are complete on your Russia travel visa application before submitting.
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