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3-year Tourist Visa: Separate invitations needed for each visit?

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As a U.S citizen holding a 3-year tourist visa, should a new visa support invitation letter be obtained for each separate visit into the country? For example, I am going to Russia for two weeks in October, 2017 and already have the invitation letter with 3-year visa. Let's say, I plan to visit again during April, 2018... and again the following June - each for two week visits. A new invitation support letter for each journey?
asked Sep 2, 2017 in Russian Visa by 5-Zvezda (130 points)

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No, you just need one letter of invitation for a short duration, but then you apply for a long visa and in that case you'll have a visa for 3 years.
answered Oct 6, 2017 by Dmitry Paranyushkin (1,540 points)