When you will apply for a Russian Tourist Visa, you will come to know that you need to obtain an invitation letter from a Russian based travel agency. This travel agency should be registered with the Unified Federal Register of Tour Operators. Here is how you can get an invitation letter from a Russian travel agency.
It isn’t compulsory to submit the original letter
You might get the impression that you have to get the original invitation letter all the way from Russia. This will cost you very high as the letter need to be couriered from there to here. So instead of wasting so much money and time, a scanned copy is also sufficient and accepted by the Russian authorities.
List of authorized Russian travel agencies which can issue ‘Letter of Invitation’
Below is the list of Russian travel agencies that are authorized to issue an invitation letter for Indian citizens online. You just need to go to their website and fill up their form with all your details and make the necessary payment. Do remember that some might only accept payment through PayPal. Every agency charges you differently. So make sure you check their charges before applying.
You can contact these agencies through their portal/email and ask your questions. You should be able to get your Invitation Letter on the same day.
Once you receive this letter, you can now go to the Russian Embassy/Consulate and apply for your tourist visa. You should be able to get your visa without any trouble.
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