Sample Cover Letter for Russia Visa

How to Write a Cover letter for Russia Visa

So, you are traveling to Russia, and have gotten your visa application invitation, but you wish to include a cover letter in your application. A cover letter is a document, detailing your trip information, and also an important way of increasing your visa application approval.

To write a cover letter, an introduction is important, this section provides a clear outline of what the cover letter is all about and makes it easier to understand. Remember, the goal is to get your visa application approved.

After the introduction, you will then state the purpose of your visit to Russia with an itinerary, explaining what your activities are, and how long you will take.

Thereafter, you will need to convince the consulate that you will not be exceeding your visa duration in Russia, the Embassy is always suspicious of immigrants, so you need to convince the immigration office that you are not going to be exceeding your approved duration in Russia, this may include a statement about your dependents back at your home country, or if you are going on a trip, sponsored by your company, you will need to remind the consulate that you are to return in honor of your company agreement.

In the case you are traveling with a minor, you need to state that parental consent is approved, and also, include a letter of consent if you had one, you must also state that you have made adequate preparations for your trip, including your financial statement and a provision for accommodation, transport, feeding and emergencies.

You should include your employment information, schooling information, travel history, dependents or family members staying back at home, depending on the visa type and conditions of your journey, don’t use complicated languages, and write your letter in a simple and short format

Examples of cover letter for Russia Visa


Sample 1


Cover letter for Russian visa application


Tegan Ryan

59 cunnery Rd



Embassy of the Russian Federation

Consular section

6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London

W8 4QP.



Re: Tourist Visa

Dear Consulate,

As indicated on the visa application with the No: 231457, I shall be traveling to Russia with my kid on Friday, the 29th of March, 2021, for tourism, and I am expected to return on Tuesday, the 2nd of April, 2021.

We are scheduled to arrive at St Petersburg, Pulkovo Airport on the 29th of March 2021, by 2:00 PM.

We shall be boarding a taxi to Comfort Inn, St Petersburg North, after which we shall retire for the night after dinner.

On the 30th of March, 2021, we shall be visiting the Moika Palace and St. Isaac’s Cathedral, before we return back to our hotel room.

We shall be visiting The Bolshoi Theater on the 31st of March 2021, and are expected to spend two days over there, thereafter, we shall take an all night train to Lake Baikal, where we shall spend the 2nd of April 2021,  but return early to prepare for our departure, which is scheduled to be on the 2nd  of April, 2021, at 9:00 PM.

A travel arrangement has been made for transport, feeding and accommodation, through Safetrip Travel Agency, and a supporting document has been attached to this letter.

A child consent letter, signed by the dad of the kid travelling with me, confirming his consent is also attached to this application.

Additional Information regarding this trip can be obtained from Safetrip at , and I hope that these information are enough to grant the visa application.


Tegan Ryan


Sample 2

Cover letter for Russia Visa


Edward N. Nava

2443 stone pot Road

Weehawken, NJ 07087]


Embassy of the Russian Federation.

Consular division

52 Range Road

Ottawa, ON, K1N 8J5



Dear Sir/Ma


My name is Edward Nava, and I am applying for a business visa to the Russian federation, as a result of a business trip I shall be embarking on, on the 27th of July, 2021 through to the 30th of July 2021.

I shall be going for a contract proposal, to BADAMCO resources, situated at floor 25, admiralty way, Moscow, Russia.

Included in this application are a copy of my passport, a reference letter from my company, including expense analysis and accommodation reservation.

Detailed Itinerary

I shall be traveling from the 27th of July, 2021, to the 30th of July, 2021. the table below detail my daily itinerary.


Day Date Activities
Day 1 27 July 2021 Arriving at Moscow by 4:30 PM, lodge at Four season hotel
Day 2 28 July 2021 Go for contract presentation from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, then return to my hotel room to prepare for the next day
Day 3 29 July 2021 Go for the final presentation between 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, retire back to my hotel room in preparation for my return.
Day 4 30 July 2021 Return back to Canada by 6:00 AM


Sponsor details.

I shall be going for a contract proposal, in representation of my organization, Bigmed pharmacy, who is sponsoring my trip, a reference letter from the managing director is attached to this application, for further information, kindly contact

An adequate arrangement has been made by my company, including preparation for accommodation, expense analysis and provisions has been made for my expenses, as indicated on the supporting document.


Return assurance.

I shall be returning back to Canada after my visiting expiration, because I need to return back to my duty as indicated in the reference letter from my organization.

I hope these information are enough to approve my visa application.


Edward N. Nava


Submitting your Visa Application

The Russian embassies and consulates do not accept applications by e-mail, so the options available are to either submit your visa application via a service, or to deliver it yourself.

Whereas, the Russian Embassy in London, as indicated on their website, only accept visa application submitted via “VF Services (UK) Limited”. Applications must be delivered in person to VFS global, which charges an additional fee of £26.40 for routine applications and £33.60 for urgent applications.

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