RUSSIA: Stricter Rules on Payment of State Fee for Letter of Invitation in Moscow

Effective immediately, the state fee collected for issuance of letters of invitation (LOI) at the migration office at 42 Pokrovka Street in Moscow must be paid exclusively from the bank account of the inviting company.

Previously, the fee could be paid by individuals and confirmed by payment receipt.

An original payment order, certified with a bank seal as well as the company seal, must be attached to the application. It is necessary to state the full name of the foreign national in the “purpose of payment” section.

State fees for visa issuance and renewal can be paid by individuals, as before.

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Employers who may be affected are encouraged to contact their Newland Chase immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

For general advice and information on immigration and business travel to Russia, please email us at enquiries@newlandchase.com