My husband and I, both American seniors living in Denver, Colorado will be going to Russia independently next August for a couple of weeks and need tourist visas and letters of invitation. I have checked with an agency here in Denver and was aghast at the $389 fee for each of us as follows: $50 for letter of invitation, minimum of $50 for mandatory editing of the application, $170 for the consular fee and $119 for the agency fee. Are there any Americans that know of US agencies that don't charge as much for these services? Or, are these costs in fact reasonable?
With sincere thanks,