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Business Visa

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages.
* Good quality scanned copy of the page with photo and address page – both on one side of an A4 sheet
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms * Online application form (available at visa.kdmid.ru ) printed out and personally signed by the applicant.
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents' signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer, Consulate General of Russia,  Chennai.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Invitation for the entry to the Russian Federation issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation (original + copy) OR
* Visa directive sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Or
* Letter of invitation (original + copy) from one of the following national associations of manufacturers and entrepreneurs hosting the visitor:
-Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation (CCI of Russia)
-All-Russian public organization "Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs" (RSPP)
-All-Russian public organization of small and medium enterprises “OPORA RUSSIA”
-Non-profit organization "Russian Union of Manufacturers (Employers)".
* If travel is more than 14 day’s then day to day itinerary is required.
* Hotel vouchers (if applicable)
Visa Fees *Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 2130 (2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 4260  (1 working day processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 3408 (2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 6816 (1 working day processing)
*Visa Fee Multiple Entry - INR 6390 (4-10 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Multiple Entry - INR 12780 (3 working days processing)
* VFS Service Charge- INR 1830
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time

* Upto 4 working days (Normal)

* 1 working day (Urgent)

Visa validity * Embassy / Consular discretion
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to call the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

IMPORTANT NOTE 

*Double-entry tourist visas are issued for trips including exit to Russia’s bordering countries only. Additional documents may be required: an air ticket and a visa, or any other document allowing entry to the country of the second destination (original+copy).

Additional documents may be required for multiple-entry tourist visas.

The Consular Office reserves the right to request additional documents, invite the applicant for an interview or extend visa processing time up to 30 days.

 

Transit Visa

Common Single Entry Transit Visa is issued to Indian citizens, citizens of other countries and stateless persons for the purpose of transit travel through the territory of the Russian Federation. It can be issued for a period of up to 10 days (in case of travel by railway or car) or 3 days (in case of travel by air), on the basis of confirmed tickets and a valid visa/ passport of the final destination country or of the neighbouring country en route.

The validity period of double entry transit visa cannot be more than one month. In cases when the foreign citizen needs to travel through the territory of the Russian Federation to the country of destination, and then again return through the territory of Russia, and the time between the trips exceeds one month, a single entry transit visa should be issued, and the second visa should be applied for in the Russian diplomatic mission in the country of destination.

TRANSIT VISA IS NOT REQUIRED: - In case of a continuous flight over the territory of the Russian Federation - In case of change of flights, provided that the passenger remains within the airport transit zone and stopover time does not exceed 24 hours.

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with atleast 6 months validity and atleast 2 blank pages.
* Good quality scanned copy of the page with photo and address page – both on one side of an A4 sheet
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background, and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms * Online application form (available at visa.kdmid.ru ) printed out and personally signed by the applicant.
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents's signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer, Consulate General of Russia,  Chennai.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Confirmed tickets for entry into and exit from the Russian Federation (original + copy).
* Visa for the onward country of destination 
Visa Fees *Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 2130 (2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 4260 (1 working day processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 3408 (2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 6816  (1 working day processing)
* VFS Service Charge- INR 1830
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to cal the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

IMPORTANT NOTE 

*Double-entry tourist visas are issued for trips including exit to Russia’s bordering countries only. Additional documents may be required: an air ticket and a visa, or any other document allowing entry to the country of the second destination (original+copy).

Additional documents may be required for multiple-entry tourist visas.

The Consular Office reserves the right to request additional documents, invite the applicant for an interview or extend visa processing time up to 30 days.

Tourist Visa

TOURIST/ HUMANITARIAN 

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with atleast 6 months validity and atleast 2 blank pages.
* Good quality scanned copy of the page with photo and address page – both on one side of an A4 sheet
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background, and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms * Online application form (available at visa.kdmid.ru ) printed out and personally signed by the applicant.
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents's signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer, Consulate General of Russia
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Tourist confirmation letter (fax or scanned copy can be submitted) stating that the tourist is going to be hosted by a Russian Organization which is authorized to carry out tour operator activities and is registered in the Unified Federal Register of Tour Operators under a unique reference number. It should contain all vital data of the tourist (full name, date of birth, sex, nationality and passport number), duration of stay (date of entry and exit), number of entries granted by the visa, full title of the Russian tour operator issuing the invitation, its unique reference number (MVT) and the list of paid tourist services (transport, accommodation, excursions, etc.), personal signature of the head of the tour agency together with the organization’s official seal. The confirmation must be in Russian language and must show the Agency's Reference Number and Registration Number.
* Any proof of your accommodation/ purpose at the destination/ Booking Certificate and payment receipts from the tour operator. 
Visa Fees *Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 2130(2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 4260  (1 working day processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 3408 (2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 6816  (1 working day processing)
*Visa Fee Multiple Entry - INR 6390(4-10 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Multiple Entry - INR 12780 (3 working days processing)
* VFS Service Charge- INR 1830
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 4 working days (Normal)

* 1 working day (Urgent)

Visa validity * Embassy / Consular discretion
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to cal the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE 

*Double-entry tourist visas are issued for trips including exit to Russia’s bordering countries only. Additional documents may be required: an air ticket and a visa, or any other document allowing entry to the country of the second destination (original+copy).

Additional documents may be required for multiple-entry tourist visas.

The Consular Office reserves the right to request additional documents, invite the applicant for an interview or extend visa processing time up to 30 days.

 

Seamen Visa

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with atleast 6 months validity and atleast 2 blank pages.
* Good quality scanned copy of the page with photo and address page – both on one side of an A4 sheet
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background, and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms * Online application form (available at visa.kdmid.ru ) printed out and personally signed by the applicant.
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents's signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer, Consulate General of Russia,  Chennai.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation *Seaman's Employment Contract ( original + copy) containing the name of the vessel on board which the applicant intends to depart from Russia, comprehensive data of the applicant and the validity period of the contract. The contract must be signed by the applicant and the owner of the vessel.
* Seaman’s Book (CDC) (+ copy).
* Guarantee letter from the Russian shipping agent. 
*Seaman’s employment verification letter from the Indian shipping company 
* Original air tickets (in urgent cases)
Visa Fees *Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 2130 (2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 4260 (1 working day processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 3408 (2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 6816  (1 working day processing)
*Visa Fee Multiple Entry - INR 6390 (4-10 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Multiple Entry - INR 12780 (3 working days processing)
* VFS Service Charge- INR 1830
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time

* Upto 4 working days (Normal)

* 1 working day (Urgent)

Visa validity * Embassy / Consular discretion
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to cal the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

IMPORTANT NOTE 

*Double-entry tourist visas are issued for trips including exit to Russia’s bordering countries only. Additional documents may be required: an air ticket and a visa, or any other document allowing entry to the country of the second destination (original+copy).

Additional documents may be required for multiple-entry tourist visas.

The Consular Office reserves the right to request additional documents, invite the applicant for an interview or extend visa processing time up to 30 days.

 

Student Visa

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with atleast 6 months validity and atleast 2 blank pages.
* Good quality scanned copy of the page with photo and address page – both on one side of an A4 sheet
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background, and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms * Online application form (available at visa.kdmid.ru ) printed out and personally signed by the applicant.
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents's signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer, Consulate General of Russia,  Chennai.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Invitation for the entry to the Russian Federation issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation (original + copy) OR 
* Visa directive sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation OR 
*Letter of invitation (original + copy) from the Russian educational institution (original + copy)
* HIV test report (showing negative HIV test results and issued not earlier than 3 months before the application date) (original +copy)
Visa Fees *Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 2130 (2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 4260  (1 working day processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 3408 (2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 6816  (1 working day processing)
* VFS Service Charge- INR 1830
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time * Upto 4 working days (Normal)

* 1 working day (Urgent)

Visa validity * Embassy / Consular discretion
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to cal the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

IMPORTANT NOTE 

*Double-entry tourist visas are issued for trips including exit to Russia’s bordering countries only. Additional documents may be required: an air ticket and a visa, or any other document allowing entry to the country of the second destination (original+copy).

Additional documents may be required for multiple-entry tourist visas.

The Consular Office reserves the right to request additional documents, invite the applicant for an interview or extend visa processing time up to 30 days.

 

Visitor Visa

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with atleast 6 months validity and atleast 2 blank pages.
* Good quality scanned copy of the page with photo and address page – both on one side of an A4 sheet
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background, and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms *Online application form (available at visa.kdmid.ru ) printed out and personally signed by the applicant.
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents's signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer, Consulate General of Russia,  Chennai.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation *An Invitation (in original) obtained by relatives or friends in Russia from the Regional Office of the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Russian Federation. The period of stay in Russia must be mentioned in the Invitation and must not exceed 90 days.
* Confirmed onward/ return air ticket.
Visa Fees *Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 2130 (2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 4260  (1 working day processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 3408 (2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 6816  (1 working day processing)
* VFS Service Charge- INR 1830
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time  *Upto 4 working days (Normal)

* 1 working day (Urgent)

Visa validity * Embassy / Consular discretion
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to cal the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

IMPORTANT NOTE 

*Double-entry tourist visas are issued for trips including exit to Russia’s bordering countries only. Additional documents may be required: an air ticket and a visa, or any other document allowing entry to the country of the second destination (original+copy).

Additional documents may be required for multiple-entry tourist visas.

The Consular Office reserves the right to request additional documents, invite the applicant for an interview or extend visa processing time up to 30 days.

 

Work Visa

Documents Particulars
Passports * Original Passport with atleast 6 months validity and atleast 2 blank pages.
* Good quality scanned copy of the page with photo and address page – both on one side of an A4 sheet
* Original old passport booklets if any
Photographs *One colour photograph 3.5 x 4.5 cm with light-coloured background
* The applicant should be directly facing the camera, without dark/ tinted glasses or any headgear (with the exception of persons who wear such headgear due to their ethnic/ religious background, and are seen wearing the same in their passport photo).
Visa Forms * Online application form (available at visa.kdmid.ru ) printed out and personally signed by the applicant.
* Signatures for children (below 18 years) to have both parents's signatures along
Covering Letter * A covering letter per individual / family/ company addressed to The Visa Officer, Consulate General of Russia,  Chennai.
* The Covering Letter should brief the profile of the applicants and the purpose of travel with travel dates
* Covering Letter can be on a plain paper for individuals and on the company letterhead for officials / sponsored applicants
Purpose of Travel / Accommodation * Invitation for the entry to the Russian Federation issued by the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation (original + copy) 
* Visa directive sent by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation
* HIV test report (showing negative HIV test results and issued not earlier than 3 months before the application date) (original +copy)
Visa Fees *Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 2130 (2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Single Entry - INR 4260  (1 working day processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 3408 (2-3 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Double Entry - INR 6816  (1 working day processing)
*Visa Fee Multiple Entry - INR 6390 (4-10 working days processing)
*Visa Fee Multiple Entry - INR 12780 (3 working days processing)
* VFS Service Charge- INR 1830
* The mentioned Visa fee does not include some optional services like SMS updates, Premium Lounge etc. 
* BPVS Service Charges and GST would be additional to the mentioned Visa Fee
Estimated processing time  *Upto 4 working days (Normal)

* 1 working day (Urgent)

Visa validity  * Embassy / Consular discretion
Disclaimers * The above list of documents are the standard requirements for the visa application. The Embassy / Consulate/ High Commission/ Application Centres hold the rights to demand further documents for verification.
* The Embassy / Consulate / High Commission hold the rights to cal the applicant for a Personal Interview if needed
* BPVS offers Visa Facilitation services to our customers against a Service Fee
* BPVS at no stage guarantees the outcome of any visa application. The decisions on the Visa applications would be at the sole discretion of the respective Embassy/ Consulate / High Commission
 

IMPORTANT NOTE 

*Double-entry tourist visas are issued for trips including exit to Russia’s bordering countries only. Additional documents may be required: an air ticket and a visa, or any other document allowing entry to the country of the second destination (original+copy).

Additional documents may be required for multiple-entry tourist visas.

The Consular Office reserves the right to request additional documents, invite the applicant for an interview or extend visa processing time up to 30 days.

 

Visa Application Centres and Embassy Information

Visa Application Centres: New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkatta 

 

Embassy of the Russian Federation         

Shantipath, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021   

Tel : (011) 24678564, 26110560 

"Email : indconru@gmail.com"  

               

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Mumbai

42, Jagmohandas Marg (Nepean Sea Road) Mumbai, 400006        

Tel : +91(22)2363-3627, +91(22)2363-3628           

"Email : consulate_mumbai@mail.ru"   

               

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kolkatta                

22A, Raja Santosh Road, Alipore, Kolkata, 700027              

Tel : +91(33)2479-7006  

Email : rus.consul.kolkata@gmail.com   

               

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Chennai

14, Santhome High Road, Chennai, 600004           

Tel : +91(44)2493-2320, +91(44)2498-2330           

Email : ruschennai@yandex.ru