Additional requirements for applicants traveling to Sochi
Applicants traveling to Sochi and requesting a Tourist Voucher from VisaHQ must submit the following:
• Olympics tickets. Copies of confirmed tickets for the Sochi Winter Olympics.
• Hotel reservations. Confirmed hotel reservations covering the applicant's entire stay in Sochi.
Additional requirements for applicants born in the former USSR or Russia
Applicants MUST submit the following documents:
• Evidence of emigration. Copy of old passport and stamps showing date of emigration. If applicant emigrated on a parent's passport, then parents’ emigration papers must be submitted, including copies of passport pages showing the children included in their passport.The embassy may request additional documents and a personal interview, at their discretion.
• Naturalization Certificate. A copy of the applicant's Naturalization Certificate.
• Renunciation Certificate. Certificate of Renunciation of Citizenship from the Russian Embassy (if available).
Additional required documents for minors traveling without parent
Passport MUST contain at least two blank visa pages and be valid for at least 6 months beyond the validity of the requested visa.
• Birth certificate. A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
• Letter of consent. A notarized letter of consent signed by both parents, specifying who will be traveling with the child and authorizing the Consulate to issue a visa to the child.
• Parents' passport copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
Russian tourist visa applications are accepted only within 90 days of the proposed entry date
to Russia. Please apply only within 90 days of the date of travel.