No. of Recommendations: 2
We used these folks:

GENERATIONS VISA SERVICE
2233 WISCONSIN AVE N.W. #226
WASHINGTON D.C. 20007-4119
1-800-845-8968

They cost us $388 for their services for 2 people...

Their instructions include:

Please Send to GENERATIONS VISA SERVICE:
__ Your signed passport: having one completely blank “visa” page & six months remaining validity.
If you need help securing, renewing or updating your passport, including adding extra visa pages, please contact GenVisa at 1-800-845-8968 for requirements and fees.
__ One recent passport picture(s) per person, frame size must be 35 mm x 45 mm (1 3/8” x 1 3/4”).
__ One completed and signed visa application form per person. Effective July 1, 2011 visa applications must be completed on-line, and printed from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Visa Application Website: http://evisa.kdmid.ru/. Hand written forms are no longer accepted.
__ If you are a Non-US citizen please include a copy of Medical Insurance coverage verification.
__ Payment: a check or money order payable to: Generations Visa Service (U.S. Dollars). Complete and return this entire form with the requested materials – use a traceable form of mail.
Important: Do not send your passport/materials more than 3 months prior to your Russia trip date.

I think Viking linked us up with them.. The timing is a bit critical, but it did work out fine... A bit dicey sending off the passports, but it had to be done...

We did the opposite run, St. Petersburg to Moscow just last year... great trip, great guides, service, etc.. I think they've since refurbed the ships, but we had no complaints overall, other than some confusion on arrival in St Pete, yes, you do need to fill out both halves of the immigration form, we lost an hour having to go back to get the form, figure out how to fill it out... But Viking was waiting as soon as we got our luggage.. While we had dinner aboard, they brought the luggage to the room, ready for us to collapse..

Viking had some advisories on filling in the Visa forms, keeps it simple, prevents delays... Should all be online on in your package from them. Their phone line was handy at times to clarify any issues...

Enjoy the trip!

weco
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