Russia E-Visa System for Indian Passport Holders starts from August 1, 2023! Explore Russia’s Rich Culture and Landscapes with a 60-Day Validity and 16-Day Stay.
Russia Boosts Tourism and Bilateral Ties with New E-Visa System for Indian Passport Holders from August 1, 2023.
With this new e-visa, Indian passport holders can now effortlessly enter the Russian Federation for various purposes, including tourism, business, and personal visits. The streamlined travel process promises greater convenience and accessibility for Indian tourists, providing an excellent opportunity to explore Russia’s diverse and breathtaking landscapes.
Russia e-Visa Details for Indian Travellers
Enjoy Longer Stays in Russia: E-Visa Offers 60-Day Validity with 16-Day Stay!
Great news for travelers! The newly launched e-visa for Russia comes with a generous 60-day validity, allowing visitors to explore the country for up to 16 days within their visa period.
But that’s not all! The Russian government has introduced an exciting incentive to promote tourism and foster closer ties between nations. E-visa holders can now apply for a tourist visa lasting up to six months simply by having a hotel reservation. This fantastic move encourages extended stays and promises to boost tourism growth, making Russia an even more alluring destination for travelers from around the world.
Facilitated Visa Regime
According to the official website, the facilitated visa regime was approved by Russian Prime Minister, Mikhail Mishustin, in February. This regime includes citizens from 19 countries, India being one of them.
The other countries covered under this regime are;
- the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
- Saudi Arabia
- Thailand, and
- the Philippines
Russia e-Visa Application Processing Time and Fees
The e-visa application process is designed to be fast and straightforward. The visa processing time will take a maximum of four days, which includes weekends and bank holidays. The consular fee for the e-visa is set at $40 (approximately ₹3,290).
Indian passport holders can apply for the e-visa starting from August 1 at 10:00 am Moscow Time (12:30 PM IST) through the official website. The website will operate 24/7, offering the convenience of applying for the e-visa at any time.
Russia e-Visa Application Steps
Applicants are required to complete the e-visa application form online and submit it at least 72 hours before their intended travel date. Once the application is submitted, applicants will receive a response email within four days, indicating the status of their e-visa.
To apply for the e-visa, travellers need to follow these simple steps:
- Fill in an E–Visa application on the official website.
- Get an E–Visa grant notification on the website or by email.
- Print out the notification or download it to mobile device.
- Show the notification to a Border Service officer at the border crossing point.