Russia Visa For Indians

Russia, the largest country in the world is the land of magical beauty and endless attractions. Russia is home to the largest freshwater lake in the world whereas its rivers and forests enclose the fascinating flora and fauna, icy tundra region, and sunkissed beaches. The historical monuments, cultural heritage, and its unmatched cities are add on to this beautiful country.

Russia visa for Indians is a must to travel to this beautiful and serene country.  Indians intending to visit as a tourist/visitor needs to apply for a Russia tourist visa for Indians.

Types of Russia Visa

Tourist Visa –  Indians traveling to Russia for tourism purposes or to meet their family & friends in Russia need to have a tourist visa. Validity & maximum stay period of Russia visa is 30 days for a single entry.

Business Visa –  Indians traveling to Russia for business meetings, attending seminars & conferences need to apply for a business visa. Validity & maximum stay period of Russia visa is 30 days for a single entry.

Apply For Russia Tourist Visa

Russia Tourist Visa Requirements

  • Original Passport with two blank pages and 6 months of validity from the date of exit from Russia.
  • Visa form
  • 2 Photographs
  • Cover letter
  • Attested Bank Statement of 6 months
  • Air Tickets
  • Hotel Confirmation with the traveler’s name in Russian language and passport number.

If employed

  • Leave Letter
  • Salary Slip

If Self-employed

  • Registration Papers
  • Company bank statement

If Retired

  • Retirement proof

If Student

  • School/College ID card

If Invited from Russia – documents from Inviter

  • Invitation letter
  • Passport copy
  • Resident Permit
  • Utility Bill

Document Checklist for Russia Business Visa travelers

  • Invitation letter from inviting company (INN) in the Russian language or Invitation letter issued by Main Directorate for Migration Affairs in Russia
  • Cover letter from Indian company on letterhead

Fly For Holidays is an Online Travel Company based in Mumbai, but we provide Visa Services online and offline for major cities in India like Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Trivandrum, Delhi, Surat, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Jaipur, Kolkata and many more. Do not hesitate to reach us and talk to our experts for your visa application

Russia visa fees for Indians 2020

Visa Type Purpose validity consulate fees service fees
Visa Fees  Visiting  30  4700 Rs.1,500/-


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Documents to Carry while Traveling to Russia

  • Carry Original Valid Passport;
  • Make sure to carry valid Russia Visa Copy;
  • Confirmed return Flight Ticket is must;
  • Confirmed hotel bookings or stay proof;
  • Russian Currency in cash or Foreign Exchange Receipt;
  • Android Phone, preferably with a Russian SIM card from India;
  • Any additional documents like valid visa if traveling to the third country.

Basic information to keep in mind while visiting Russia

Should Have a valid Passport and valid Russia Visa;

Make sure you are well fit;

Can communicate properly;

Should be able to understand What Immigration Officer is asking and has to make sure to reply quickly with confidence.

You should be able to convince the officer that you have sufficient funds and you will exit the country before your visa expires.

Why Choose Fly For Holidays?

Russia visa FAQ

1. Do Indians require a visa to travel to Russia?

Yes, Indians visiting Russia for any purposes needs to hold a valid visa to travel to Russia.

2. What is the validity & stay period for Russia visa?

Russia visa is valid for 30 days/ or as per embassy single entry wherein the stay period is of a maximum of 30 days.

3. Do I need to visit the Embassy/Consulate for submitting my application?

No, a travel agent can apply on behalf of the applicant. We at fly for holidays collect all the documents from the applicant, fill up the online form, prepare the cover letter, advise on the documents to submit. We also submit and collect the Passport from the embassy so the applicant is not required to visit anywhere to get the visa process.

4. Is Russian visa stamped on the passport or it is an e-visa?

Russian visa is stamped on the passport and hence the applicant needs to submit the documents & passport in original.

5. Does the applicant need to have the return ticket while applying for the visa?

Yes, a return ticket is mandatory for applying the visa to prove that you will exit the country before the visa expires.

6. What is the earliest I can apply for the Russian tourist visa?

You can apply 90 days before the scheduled travel date.

7. My Passport is expiring in a few months can I apply for a Russian visa?

No, You need to have the passport valid for 6 months from the scheduled exit date from Russia.

8. Can I submit the hotel confirmation booked from any local travel agent in English?

No, the hotel confirmation must be received from Russia in their local language with name & passport number.

9. Do the Russian embassy offer express/priority visa services?

Yes, the Russian embassy does offer express service by paying the extra charges above the actual fees and it is processed in 5 – 6 working days.

10.What are the validity and the stay period for business visa travelers?

Russia’s business visa is valid for 90 days/or as per the embassy with a single entry wherein the stay period is of a maximum of 90 days.

Terms & Conditions

Grant of visas are at the sole discretion of the visa officer at the consulate. We at Fly for Holidays will provide you guidance and advise to submit your visa application to the best of our knowledge and as per our information and experience. Possible time taken to process visas and turnaround time as advised by us to you is as per an estimate that is provided by Consulates. Applications are reviewed based on the information and documents submitted by you. Fly for Holidays is not responsible for the validity ,approval or rejection of your visa application at any point of time.

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