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Russia Visa

Type of Russia Visas

Tourist Visa (Popular)
  • Processing time: 10-12 days
  • Stay period : 30 days
  • Validity : As per Embassy
  • Entry:Single
  • Fees: ₹4,999/-
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 10-12 days
  • Stay period:3 months
  • Validity:As per Embassy
  • Entry:Single
  • Fees: ₹4,999/-
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Documents required for Russia Visa

  • Must have Documents for Russia Visa:
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • Visa Application form: completed and signed
    • 2 recent photographs: colour photo with white background and matt finish(Photo Specification)
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Tourist Confirmation Letter: issued by a Russian tour operator (registered in the Unified Federal Register of Tour Operators under a unique reference number)
    Kindly note: The Govt is very strict on the photograph requirement; please ensure that your photos are as per the specifications.
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2. If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
      • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
      • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: sponsors need to provide the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

    • 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
    • Business Covering Letter: from Indian company on company letterhead.

Applying for Russia Visa through us is this simple

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We verify, process and submit
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Russia Visa FAQs

  • add Do Indians require a visa for Russia?

    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.

  • add How can I obtain an Invitation from Russia?

    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.

  • add How can I apply for a Russia visa online?

    With Akbar Travels, the process of applying for a Russia visa online is easy and seamless. The steps are:

    1. Choose your preferred type of Russia visa based on your travel type
    2. Pay online
    3. Submit your documents through our pick up & drop service
    4. Receive your visa when approved
  • add What are the different types of Russian visas?

    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.

  • add How early should I apply?

    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.

  • add What kind of entry is my Russian visa?

    • If you are opting for Tourist Visa it will be single or double entry
    • If you are opting for Business Visa your entry can be multiple

  • add Do I need to submit my passport along with my application?

    Yes, the original passport with two blank pages is required.

  • add Is the extension of my Russian Visa possible?

    Sorry, neither a tourist nor a business visa can be extended. Extension of Visa is a complicated procedure and nearly not possible.

  • add Can I get a Russian visa while in the country?

    No, getting a Russian Visa for Indians while in the country is not possible.

  • add From when does the visa validity begin?

    Your visa is valid from the date it was issued and not from your date of entry into Russia.

  • add What may be the reason for my Russian visa rejection?

    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.

  • add Is medical insurance required for Russia visa application?

    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.

  • add What is the easiest way to apply for a Russian visa online?

    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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Simple steps to get a Russia Visa:

Akbar Travels is your dedicated travel partner when it comes to hassle-free visa application. Our team is committed to supporting you throughout your efforts to travel to your dream destination. Read more

A dedicated visa expert is always present to address all your queries anytime and take you through the entire process of visa application.

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.

Step 4: Get your Visa delivered to your doorstep

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Basic Requirements to visit Russia

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Russia Visa
  • Have sufficient funds to support yourself and all family members during your entire trip. Read more
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
  • Be in good health.
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Russia Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Russia

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Russia
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Russia travel guide

The world’s largest country Russia is situated on the Eastern side of Europe and to the North of Asia. The capital city of Russia is Moscow, and the official language is Russian. Being a large and diverse country, Russia occupies one-tenth of the land on Earth. Read more

The Ruble is the currency used in Russia. Earlier, a part of U.S.S.R, Russia became an independent country after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991.
Being a huge nation, no surprise Russia includes a vast range of landforms and environments that include steppes or grasslands, deserts, the Arctic Tundra, and dense forests. It also has the longest, largest, and deepest lakes.

Russia’s climate is extreme, with forbidding winters where the temperature dips to -8 degree Celsius. Hence, the best season for traveling to Russia is May through October.

Russia, especially the cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg are entirely safe for tourists. However, always be careful of the surroundings and avoid the dodgy areas. Also, carry a copy of your passport along with you always.

The cities Moscow and St. Petersburg have good public transport making it easy to move around. They also have private taxis which are safer, and they charge 200 to 500 rubles for any distance.

It is good to have a Russian version of the address on a piece of paper or your phone to be able to communicate your destination to the drivers.

It is important to take help of an English-speaking guide or keep a book of common phrases handy to avoid language woes.

India is 2 hours 30 minutes ahead of Moscow in Russia

What to see in Russia

Most of the attractive sights to see in Russia are found in or near St. Petersburg and Moscow. For better understanding of the culture, and history, guided tours are recommended.

Near St. Petersburg is Novgorod having the famous 11th-century St. Sophia's Cathedral and Novgorod's buzzing Kremlin. Novgorod city is worth a day trip to discover the rich history of Western Russia.

St. Petersburg is home to diverse and world-famous art and architecture. The Pushkin and Catherine Palace’s Amber Room is a wondrous example of Russian architecture. The Grand Summer Palace at Peterhof is beautiful with its fountains and one-of-a-kind sculptures.

To have a look at the Russian art, you have to visit the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, one of the famed art museums in the world. It is situated in the Winter Palace, and houses some of the world's greatest works of art.

The capital city of Russia Moscow is also the home for its magnificent and unique architecture. The famous cathedral known for its splendid architecture is the St. Basil's Cathedral. Built in the 1550s, this fascinating cathedral consists of nine individual chapels, each capped with its own shaped and coloured dome.

Check out the best works of Russian art in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. Also visit Kremlin for its scenic beauty.

Russia also offers a lot of adventurous activities for you like Mountain Hiking, Skiing, Hitchhiking – one of the best ways to explore the country, Trekking and Ice cycling.
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Russia Facts and Figures

Region:
Eastern Europe and Northern Asia
Time in Russia:
IST (-) 2-30 hours Read more
Capital:
Moscow
Major cities:
Moscow, St. Petersburg
Area:
17,075,400 square kilometers
Language:
Russian
Currency:
Rubel
National Holidays:
12 June
Main Airline:
Lufthansa, Jet Airways, Air Astana, Emirates
International Airports:
Sheremetyevo International Airport, Khimki, Moscow Oblast
Zhukovsky International Airport, Moscow Oblast
Vnukovo International AirportMoscow
Vladivostok International Airport, Artyom, Primorsky Krai
Pulkovo Airport is an international airport, St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Other Russia Visa types

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:

1. Entry Pass

This visa is for those who want to travel to another country through Russia without staying in Russia.

2. Work Visa

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.

3. Student Visa

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.