Visa refusal What are the reasons for the visa refusal? The most typical reasons for visa refusal at a russian consulate: Claim to the documents – Your documents do not match the visa requirements. – Your visa application is incomplete or contains inaccurate information. – In your passport there are not free pages for a russian visa. – Your passport expires in less than 6 months after your desired visa may expire. – You do not have an invitation to Russia. – The data in your visa application form does not correspond to the data in your invitation for Russia. – You apply for a visa for a period out of your visa invitation. Claim to the applicant’s identity – On your previous visit to Russia you have violated terms of stay or other Russian Law. – The Russian Consulate has information that your visit to Russia is not desirable. – You had changed your passport but have not put it in your visa application. You may be refused a visa on business visa application – If there is mismatch in you visa application and in your visa invitation, company to visit in Russia, for example. – You can not verify your employment, if the Russian consulate asks. – Your purpose of visit is different from that one stated in your visa invitation. For example, you have a Business visa invitation, but you specify your visit as “Job” or “Stay with friends” . – You want to visit places of restricted access. For these cities you must have a special permission. – If you are applying before your telex visa invitation arrives to the Russian consulate. – If you apply to another consulate than telex has been sent to. – If you are unable to answer what company is specified in your visa invitation as a Host company. – If you ask for a multy visa, but before have never visited Russia. You may be refused a visa on a Tourist visa application: – If you do not have a Russian Tourist voucher. – If you declare your purpose of visit not tourism, but staying with friends, for example. – If you put in your application form that you will stay in Russia not in a hotel, but with friends. – If your dates of visit do not match the dates of the voucher. – If you apply for a tourist visa for more than 2 weeks and you can not prove the full payment of a hotel. – If your Tourist Voucher is not registered with the issuing company. – If you apply for a double-entry tourist visa without any reason. A double entry tourist visa is available for combined tour Russia + one country of CIS only. Remember: A visa invitation is the main and only basis for visa issuing. Your right visa invitation is 99% success of visa obtaining.