Russia visa for Indians

Russia, which is the largest country in the world, attracts many tourists from all across the world. If you’re planning to travel to Russia for any purpose, such as tourism, work, or business, and whether it is short-term or long-term, you will need a Russian visa. This permit has several varying types according to the requirements of the traveler and the regulations determined by the Russian Federation. Varying permits are for different purposes, such as leisure activities, tourism, business-related errands, and visiting family and friends for short-term stays.  

For a long-term visa, a permit is issued to you if you’re willing to study or work in the country, live in the country with a family member that is currently working in the country, invest in a business in Russia, and other similar reasons. Each type of Russian visa will have different validities and duration of stay. The permit can be a stamped visa or an e-visa depending on what the type of the permit is.

If you’re an Indian citizen and you want to travel to Russia as a tourist, visit VisaHQ to apply for a Russian visa and travel to the country worry-free.

Russian e-visa for Indian citizens

Indian citizens, in order to visit Russia, will have to apply for a type of Russian visa depending on their purpose of travel to enter the country. An eVisa is the easiest and fastest visa type to acquire for Russia. The eVisa are a type of electronic visas that you can apply online in just a few minutes, and they finish processing much faster as well. Russian eVisas allow foreign visitors that are eligible to visit any Russian region for a short-term stay.

How long does it take to get a visa for Russia from India?

After you have submitted the entire online application, you will hear an answer of approval for your Russian visa within 2 or 4 days. Sometimes, on rare occasions, your visa approval may get longer if the processing of the visa application takes longer to process than usual. This especially occurs when there’s an additional processing needed.

VisaHQ will send all communications related to the status of your visa, including your final approved visa, through email, so ensure you provide a valid email address.

Regions of Russian eVisa for Indian Citizens

Most travelers will have to visit a Russian consulate or embassy to apply for a Russian tourist visa. However, to acquire a Russian eVisa for varying regions, it’s now much easier and possible.

Following are the Russian regions you can enter with your Russian eVisa:

  • Golden Ring

  • Irkutsk

  • Vladivostok

  • Yekaterinburg

  • Kaliningrad

  • Kazan

  • Nizhny Novgorod

  • Moscow

  • Saint Petersburg

  • Sochi

  • Veliky Novgorod

Russian e-visa requirements for Indian citizens

A Russian visa’s requirements vary according to its type (eVisa or stamp visa). When filling out the online application form for a Russian eVisa, select the specific Russian region you want your eVisa to grant you entry to.

Following are the Russian eVisa requirements for citizens of India:

  • A valid Indian passport that is valid for 6 months and has at least two blank pages

  • A passport-sized digital-colored photograph

  • Confirmed flight tickets to Russia

  • Travel insurance

  • A valid credit card or debit card

  • A valid email address where you will receive the approved eVisa notification

  • Proof of purpose of your visit to KSA, such as hotel reservations, invitation letters, exhibition passes, etc

Stamp visa requirements

  • For an offline stamp visa application form, you will need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months ahead of your arrival in Russia

  • An application form that is correctly and completely filled out

  • A cover letter

  • Passport-sized photographs according to the given requirements

  • Confirmed flight tickets to Russia

  • Travel insurance

  • Proof of your purpose of visit, for example, an invitation letter, a hotel reservation, or any other information about where you’re staying

  • Proof that you have sufficient funds for your trip to Russia. Proof can be a statement from the bank for the last three months, etc

How do I apply for a Russian eVisa?

The process for applying for a Russian eVisa from India may vary according to the type of permit. For short-term visas, the process is done online, but for long-term visas, it is obtained offline. VisaHQ allows you to easily apply for your Russian eVisa. Following are the steps to follow for applying for an eVisa for Russia from India.

  1. Go to VisaHQ, select India as your national country, and select Russia as the designated country.

  2. After you’ve selected the correct countries of nationality and destination, fill out your Russian eVisa application form.

  3. Attach recent passport-size photographs.

  4. Pay the visa fees.

  5. Get your permit verified.

  6. Upload copies of the necessary documents are required.

  7. After all, this is done, your eVisa will start processing and soon be with you.

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