Russian business visa

Russian business visa

A business visa to Russia is granted for individuals going to Russia for business purposes. There are several sub-types of business visas: ordinary, technical support, crew member, family attendant, etc. Business visas are normally issued for a period of 30 / 90 / 180 / 365 days and could be issued for a single, double or multiple entries. Please, bear in mind that validity of the visa will correspond to the dates stated in the invitation letter.

Multiple-entry 1 year visa allows you to enter Russia several times during the validity of the visa. However, be aware of the so called 90-days rule which stipulates that an individual cannot stay in Russia for more than 90 days out of every 180 days. The 90 days’ period starts from the date of arrival to Russia.

Visa application procedure:

Step 1

Obtain a letter of invitation. Global Singapore would be happy to assist you in obtaining a letter of invitation from our partner in Russia.

Step 2

Complete the visa application form. As from the 1st of October 2013, all visa applications must to be applied using an online visa form only.

Please note, that your visit details will need to be provided on the application form (e.g. name of host organisation, reference and confirmation numbers, cities to be visited). This information should be retrieved from your letter of invitation, therefore make sure that you obtained a Letter Of Invitation before you start completing an online form.

After you’ve printed the application form out, amendments by hand are not allowed. That is why it is very important to write down your application ID and answer/password to a secret question, to be able to log into the system and make changes in your form if required later.

An online application form can be completed in our office with the professional assistance of our consultant; this would help to avoid any mistakes and to ensure smooth visa processing. An additional surcharge of 20 SGD will apply in this case.

Step 3

Prepare the following documents:

  • Printed out online application form;
  • Original passport with 6 months’ validity beyond the validity of the visa. Minimum two blank pages should be available for stamping the visa;
  • 1 recent passport-size colour photograph (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm) on a white background – can be arranged in our office;
  • Original and a copy of a residence permit for non-Singaporean passport holders (EP, PEP, PR, DP, S-Pass) or the IMM27E (disembarkation) card for eligible nationalities. The residence permit can be returned the next day after lodgement of the documents;
  • For EU passport holders, travel insurance covering Russia, which is valid for the whole period of stay in Russia (original and copy);
  • Letter Of Invitation;
  • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

Fees*:

Business visa for nationals of Singapore

Single entry (up to 30 days or 90 days)

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$112

S$182

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$290

S$290

Total

S$467

S$537


Double entry (up to 30 days or 90 days)

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$154

S$266

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$290

S$290

Total

S$509

S$621


Multiple entry (6 months (180 days)  or 1 year (365 days))

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$252

S$462

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$385

S$385

Total

S$702

S$912

Business visa for nationals of Australia

Single entry (up to 30 days or 90 days)

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$182

S$322

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$290

S$290

Total

S$537

S$677


Double entry (up to 30 days or 90 days)

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$322

S$511

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$290

S$290

Total

S$677

S$866


Multiple entry (6 months (180 days)  or 1 year (365 days))

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$518

S$882

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$385

S$385

Total

S$968

S$1332

Business visa for nationals of EU

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

Single / double entry (up to 30 days or 90 days)

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$98

S$154

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$290

S$290

Total

S$453

S$509


Multiple entry (6 months (180 days)  or 1 year (365 days))

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$98

S$154

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$385

S$385

Total

S$548

S$608

Business visa for nationals of Japan

Single / double entry (up to 30 days or 90 days)

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$90

S$162

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$290

S$290

Total

S$445

S$517


Multiple entry  1 year

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$90

S$162

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$385

S$385

Total

S$540

S$612


Multiple entry  3 years

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$90

S$162

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$450

S$450

Total

S$605

S$677

Business visa for nationals of the UK

Single entry (up to 30 days or 90 days)

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$246

S$449

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$290

S$290

Total

S$601

S$804


Double entry (up to 30 days or 90 days)

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$307

S$552

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$290

S$290

Total

S$662

S$907


Multiple entry (6 months (180 days)  or 1 year (365 days))

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$449

S$654

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$385

S$385

Total

S$909

S$1104

Business visa for nationals of USA

Single / double entry (up to 30 days or 90 days)

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$266

S$392

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$290

S$290

Total

S$621

S$747


Multiple entry  1 year

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$266

S$672

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$385

S$385

Total

S$716

S$1122


Multiple entry  3 years

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$266

S$672

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Business invitation

S$450

S$450

Total

S$781

S$1187

If you were unable to find your nationality above, please contact our office on (+65) 9387 7672 or (+65) 8722 1482 or email us on russia@globalsingapore.sg and one of our consultants will advise you on the cost. Otherwise you can check the Russian consulate fees yourself.

* All fees and charges are subject to prevailing GST.

Processing time:

  • Normal service at the Russian Consulate is 7 working days excluding the submission day (if submitted on Monday, collection is on Monday the following week);
  • Urgent service at the Russian Consulate is 4 working days excluding the submission day (if submitted on Monday, collection is on Wednesday or Thursday).
Please note, once your application is submitted for a normal service, it will not be possible to change processing into the urgent service. The stated processing times do not include the time it takes to order an invitation!

Vessel crew members

Please be advised that:

  • You need to have a letter of invitation issued by the Russian Federal Migration Service at the request of your Russian partner to apply for a Crew member visa.
  • If you are non-Singaporean, you have to be eligible to apply in Singapore. Nationals of some countries do not need to hold a long-term pass in Singapore to apply, but have to produce a disembarkation card or ICA Immigration Clearance document at the time of submission