Purpose of visit - Business visas
The purpose of visit requested for your visa should generally correspond with your initial visit intentions. The purpose of visit will be written on the visa support documents and encoded into your visa, however, this does not restrict you to this purpose and you may, for example, use a business visa to visit family or friends or use a cultural visa to subsequently visit Russia for business purposes.
You may select from the following options when ordering your visa support through Real Russia; please note that not all options are available for all visa support services:
BUSINESS - for people who are going to Russia for business including meetings, conferences, contract negotiations and such general business activities. When applying at the consulate you will require a letter from your company stating the purpose of your visit to Russia and who will finance the trip.
CULTURAL - for people who are going to Russia for cultural or extended tourism periods. No supporting letter from an organiser is required, however you may be asked to provide a letter explaining your purpose of visit and show recent bank statements to demonstrate that you can support yourself in Russia for the period of the visa.
DRIVER - for people who are going to be driving commercial or passenger vehicles in Russia. When applying at the consulate you will require a letter from your company stating the purpose of your visit to Russia.
FAMILY MEMBER - for children under the age of 18 who are going to be travelling with an adult family member. When applying at the consulate the parent will be required to provide a letter stating the purpose of your visit to Russian and proof that they either have a Russia visa or are applying for one at the same time.
SPORT - for people who are going to be taking part in an organised sporting event, either as a professional or amateur. When applying at the consulate you will require a letter from the event sponsor stating the purpose of your visit to Russia.