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 all nationalities except for listed below

Single entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$168

S$294

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$233

S$359


Double entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$244

S$445

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$309

S$510


Multiple entry, 1 year

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$420

S$798

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$485

S$863

Business visa for nationals of China

Single entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$112

S$154

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$177

S$219


Double entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$182

S$224

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$247

S$289


Multiple entry, 1 year

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$252

S$294

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$317

S$359

Business visa for nationals of EU

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

Single / double / multiple entry

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$98

S$154

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$163

S$219

Business visa for nationals of India

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Single entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$98

S$98

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$163

S$163


Double entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$132

S$132

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$197

S$197


Multiple entry, 1 year

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$210

S$210

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$275

S$275

Business visa for nationals of Japan

Single / double / multiple entry

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$90

S$162

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$155

S$227

Business visa for nationals of South Korea

Single entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$141.40

S$196

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$206.40

S$261


Double entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$224

S$280

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$289

S$345


Multiple entry, 1 year

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$322

S$476

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$387

S$541

Business visa for nationals of USA

Single entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$168

S$294

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$233

S$359


Double entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$244

S$445

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$309

S$510


Multiple entry, 1 year or 3 years

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$420

S$798

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$485

S$863

Business visa for nationals of Angola, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, Vietnam

Single entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$98

S$154

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$163

S$219


Double entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$132

S$221

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$197

S$286


Multiple entry, 1 year

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$210

S$378

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$275

S$443

* 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