Russia: MIA offices to issue invitation letters in shorter timeframe

Please be informed that the order of the MIA of Russia No. 844 dated 09.11.22 introduces changes to the Administrative regulations of processing letters of invitation (LOI), reducing the standard processing time of LOI applications from 20 to 15 business days. The changes will take effect on 10 December 2022. 

Intermark comment

This change will provide for faster LOI issue by MIA offices, thus expediting the overall process of obtaining business, private visas and other types of visas to Russia under the regular procedure. Processing time of LOI for HQS work and dependent visas (14 business days) will remain unchanged.

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