This is one of my services that I hesitate to recommend. Rates are higher than what they should be. Delays are common. See if you can get cheaper and better support through a local agent with experience sending people to Russia.
But if you have no choice, here is what I can do, and APPROXIMATE costs:
|Tourist||-||Appears to be impossible except for Vietnam.|
|Business, 1-3 month||~$220-250||Telex to the Russian Consulate where you plan to apply for your visa. Sending the original from Russia will be extra ($100-120).|
|Business multi-entry 12 month||~$400||Original required in most cases. Also note that this one year visa only entitles you to stay for six months during the year.|
|Malaysia, business one year multi-entry||no more than $300||Inexpensive ($250-300) for one year multi-entry visa) business invitations. Based on my previous experience with them, Malaysians get preferential treatment from me, and that applied to visa support too. BUT THE ORIGINAL WILL NEED TO BE SENT TO MALAYSIA, THUS $100 EXTRA AT LEAST.|
|Vietnam, business||$400-800||It appears to be unusually expensive to a issue business invitation to a Vietnam national. Talk to your travel agent with experience sending people to Russia. Think of me as the last resort.|
|Vietnam,tourist||$170-200||But you still need the original, which adds costs and takes time to sent. I REGULARLY VISIT THE VIETNAMESE GHETTO IN MOSCOW AND CAN ON YOUR BEHALF ASK HOW THEY GET THEIR VISAS.|
Further complications - Non-westerners generally practice communication style of intensity that wears me out. Poorly formulated requests (eg. “I need a visa” instead “I’m travelling to Russia from xxxx to xxxx and need an invitation for xxxxx type of visa”) and their tendency to call instead of writing complicates the communication process. Then they start bargaining, which to me is a resource-heavy process, and not at all enjoyable either. Another complication is payment. You can’t send a cheque. PayPal will not work from most of “problem” countries. This and a few other similar factors add up and result in low motivation on my part too. So, really, try to find other ways. CONTACT ME ONLY IF THERE IS A VERY SPECIFIC REASON WHY YOU STILL WANT TO ARRANGE VISA SUPPORT VIA ME.
KNOW ANYONE WHO DOES A GOOD JOB INEXPENSIVELY HELPING FAR EAST PEOPLE (INDIA AND MALAYSIA ESPECIALLY) TO GET RUSSIAN VISAS? SEND ME THIS INFO AND/OR ADD A COMMENT BELOW!! THERE ARE SOME PRETTY PLEASANT TYPES WITH A VALID REASON TO COME HERE AND I’D LIKE, IF UNABLE TO ASSIST THEM MYSELF, TO AT LEAST SEND THEM TO SOMEONE WHO CAN. PLEASE SHARE ANY USEFUL INFO!