Russia Visa Intro Paragraph 

One of the most popular European countries is Russia. Located exactly in the Eastern part of Europe, this vast country is definitely the largest in the world, considering its area. Vladimir Putin is the current President of Russia and the capital of the country is Moscow. It is also the largest city of Russia. 

Types of Russia visa 

Are you looking to apply for a Russia visa? You are at the right place. You will get everything that you need to know about the Russia visa procedure. The visa process itself is a tedious process. If you have everything ready before the application, things can get simpler. The first thing that you must know are the types of visas in Russia. This helps you have a better insight into which type suits you. Something interesting about Russia visa types is that there is an invitation attached to every visa. They are connected to each other. You will know about them as you continue reading. In the meantime, know about the visa types.

The first one is a tourist visa valid for 30 days, the second one is the business visa valid for one month extendable up to 12 months, the third one is the student visa and the validity is as long as you study there, the fourth one is personal or private visa valid for a period of three months. E-visa is meant for a period of 8 days and the final one is the transit visa valid for 72 hours in case you are crossing the country or have a layover. 

Documents required for Russia visa 

There are a few Russia visa documents that are common for all the visas. However, there are a few items that are unique to each visa. If we have to look at the documents required, here is a list that you should be ready with for no obstruction on the way. 

  • A passport that is valid for not less than 6 months
  • Completed application form for visa
  • Passport size photographs in size 3.5cm*4.5cm
  • Confirmed tickets for onward and return journey
  • Russian visa of the party inviting (in case of private visa)
  • Income proof of the invitee (Private visa)
  • Guarantee letter of providing food and shelter (private visa)
  • Work invitation (work visa)
  • Russia work application form
  • Invitation from the educational institute (Student visa)
  • Medical certificate showing HIV negative

An invitation is a letter sent by the party whoever it may be, to you for a short or long stay in Russia. With this, you should be almost ready for future Russia visa requirements. 

Russia visa fee 

Considering the number of visa centres that are available in India, the fee may vary to an extent. If we have to take an estimate, the visa charges for Russia, considering tourist visa, is anywhere between INR 10000 to INR 25000. The charges vary depending on whether it’s a single entry visa or a double entry or even a multiple entry. It is advisable that you visit several centres and know their fees. This will help you choose the best centre to apply for your Russia visa. It gets easier because by now, you also know the required documents that can ease the process further. 

This is one of the most important factors that people like to know. It is a major deciding factor whether one wants to apply for the visa now or would like to wait for a little longer. 

Russia visa centres in India 

As mentioned, there is not just one but several visa centres in India. Russia visa is one of the most applied for. The popularity of the country makes it so. The first point of contact regarding Russia visa information must be the Embassy. After this, you can consider other centres that are available in most of the major cities. If you live in any of the metropolitan cities of India, the job gets even smoother as the centres are located in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. 

You can visit these centres in any of the following cases.

  • You have a query related to your visa application form
  • You want to know the exact visa charges for Russia
  • You need more clarification about your stay in the country
  • You are reapplying for your visa and therefore need more answers
  • You want to know the status of your applied visa

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