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Should I pay the hotel in full before applying the Russian visa through WayToRussia Visa Support Invitation service?

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I am going to apply for tourist visa from Russian Consulate in Saudi Arabia in order to meet my fiancee in Russia. On Russian Consulate in Saudi Arabia website, it mentioned that  "The hotel must be paid in full for the entire duration of the visa." I want to use your service for obtaining the Visa Support Invitation, kindly seek your advice on this matter.

By the way, I am holding Malaysian citizenship.

Thank you in advance.
asked Sep 1, 2017 in Russian Visa by izznewt (130 points)

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Well, the visa support letter is a confirmation of your hotel reservation, however, as you can imagine, because the visa support letter costs only $30, your hotel is not paid in full. So in case the consulate really needs that it's better if you get that confirmation. Sometimes you can contact the visa support company and they will issue this letter for you free of charge (if they have a special arrangement with a hotel) otherwise you'd need to get a booking on Booking.Com for example (you could always cancel it after as there's no law that says you absolutely have to stay at that hotel – you might change your mind and stay somewhere else, the hotel is not written in your actual visa).
answered Oct 6, 2017 by Ivan Stepanenko (2,730 points)