Russian private visa

Russian private visa

A private visa to Russia is granted to foreigners who come to Russia for a personal visit (visiting friends and relatives) and are staying at their home. Private visa can only be issued for a single entry with a period of up to 90 days. Your visa’s validity will be correspond to the dates stated in your private invitation. Once the visa has been issued, it cannot be amended.

Visa application procedure:

Step 1

Ask your friends or relatives who live in Russia to obtain a personal invitation certificate (“izveshchenie”). The certificate must be obtained through the local OVIR office. The processing time is up to 2 months. Once an invitation is ready, it will need to be posted to you, as the consulate will only accept an original invitation letter.

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.

After you have 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 lodging the documents;
  • For EU and Chinese passport holders, travel insurance covering Russia, which is valid for the whole period of stay in Russia (original and copy);
  • Personal invitation;
  • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

Fees*:

Private 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

Private 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

Private 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 entry / double entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$98

S$154

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$163

S$219

Private visa for nationals of India

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

Private visa for nationals of Japan

Single entry / double entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$90

S$162

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$155

S$227

Private visa for nationals of South Korea

Single entry, 3 months

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$141

S$196

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$206

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

Private 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

* 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!