Yes. Indians need a visa to travel to Russia. Russia visa for Indians can be obtained at the Russian Embassy or Consulate. In order to get visa to Russia from India it is necessary to fulfil the visa requirements and submit the necessary documents, among which is an Invitation to Russia. A Russian Visa for Indians can be private, tourist, business and work – depending on the purpose of a visit.
The Invitation letter must be issued by an inviting party. Depending on the purpose and type of Russia visa, it can be issued by a friend or a relative, a tourist company or organization, which is accredited at the Department of Consulate Service of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the RF or the Federal Migration Service.
With Akbar Travels, the process of applying for a Russia visa online is easy and seamless. The steps are:
Tourist Visa is required in case you enter Russian Federation for tourism purposes. Tourist visa can be valid for up to 30 days and can be issued for single or double entry. Dates of validity of the visa will correspond with the dates mentioned on your tourist confirmation.
Business visa is required in case you wish to enter Russia for business purposes. Business visa can be valid for up to 3 months and can be issued for single or double entry. Also, business visa can be issued for multiple entries and can be valid for up to 1 year. All applicants from India wishing to apply for multiple entry visa should obtain direct invitation letter from the inviting company in Russia (INN Letter) or a letter of invitation issued by a Main Directorate for Migration Affairs in Russia. Applicants should also have a single or double Russian visa in the last 1 year, without which they cannot apply for multiple entries. Visa copies need to be provided. Dates of validity of the visa will correspond with mentioned on your letter of invitation issued by a Main Directorate for Migration Affairs in Russia or a telex from the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Private visa is required in case you wish to enter Russian Federation to visit family or friends. Private visa can be valid for up to 3 months and can be issued for single or double entry. Dates of validity of the visa will correspond with the dates mentioned on your private invitation from relatives/friend in Russia.
Foreign nationals may also be issued with a standard private visa due to the need to enter the Russian Federation because of urgent treatment or following the serious illness or death of a close relative and provided a written confirmation of the neked to provide urgent medical assistance or of the serious illness or the death of a close relative.
You can apply for the Visa up to 90 days prior to your travel date. However, it is recommended that you apply at least 3 weeks prior to your travel date to have room for any unexpected processing delays.
Yes, the original passport with two blank pages is required.
Sorry, neither a tourist nor a business visa can be extended. Extension of Visa is a complicated procedure and nearly not possible.
No, getting a Russian Visa for Indians while in the country is not possible.
Your visa is valid from the date it was issued and not from your date of entry into Russia.
Russian Consulate authorities may reject your application due to various reasons, most common being, incomplete and incorrect documentation. In such instances the authorities’ decision is final, and no refund will be done.
No. However, it is wise to buy a medical insurance plan to cover your medical expenses in Russia. Your travel insurance offers protection against unexpected emergencies on international travel such as coverage of medical expenses, flight delay and cancellations, passport and baggage loss or personal accident. Akbar Travels can assist in finding the best-suited travel or medical insurance policy to sufficiently buffer you against medical and travel emergencies, damage, or loss of baggage.
Akbar Travels is here to make your Russian visa online process a smooth ride. Our visa experts are in the travel and tourism industry for over 40 years and are thoroughly experienced in the visa application processes. If you have any questions, just fill up a query form and our Visa expert will get in touch with you soon.
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Here are the steps to apply for a Russia Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, process and submit your documents to the Embassy.
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Akbar Travels facilitates the processing of only tourist and business visas. If you wish to apply for any other type of Russia visa, get in touch with the Embassy.
The other types of Russia Visas include:
This visa is for those who want to travel to another country through Russia without staying in Russia.
This visa is for those foreign citizens who are employed by Russian companies. It is valid from 3 months to one year with multiple entries.
This type of visa is for students, who want to go to Russia for education. The validity can be extended depending on the study period.