Russian transit visa

Russian transit visa

A transit visa to Russia is granted when a passenger needs to travel through Russia, where their final destination is outside of Russia.

The transit visa can be issued for a single or double entry and allows staying in Russia for a maximum period of 3 days if travelling by air or 10 days if travelling by land.

If you have a connecting flight at the same terminal within 24 hours (e.g. Singapore – Moscow – Houston by SQ) and stay in the transit zone, no visa is required. This transit visa waiver is not applied to passengers travelling to the Republic of Belarus or the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Required documents:

  • 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’s 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;
  • Original passport with the 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);
  • Confirmed reservation of travel to Russia as well as from Russia to the final destination / next connecting point;
  • Copy of a visa to the third country if required;
  • Completed and signed Global Singapore visa order form.

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.

Fees*:

Transit visa for all nationalities except for listed below

Single entry, 1 month

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$168

S$294

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$233

S$359


Double entry, 1 month

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$244

S$445

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$309

S$510

Transit visa for nationals of China

Single entry, 1 month

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$112

S$154

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$177

S$219


Double entry, 1 month

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$182

S$224

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$247

S$289

Transit 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, 1 month

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$98

S$154

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$163

S$219

Transit visa for nationals of India

Single entry, 1 month

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$98

S$98

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$163

S$163


Double entry, 1 month

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$132

S$132

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$197

S$197

Transit visa for nationals of Japan

Single entry / double entry, 1 month

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$90

S$162

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$155

S$227

Transit visa for nationals of South Korea

Single entry, 1 month

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$141

S$196

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$206

S$261


Double entry, 1 month

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$224

S$280

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$289

S$345

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

Single entry, 1 month

Fees

Normal

Urgent

Consulate fee

S$98

S$154

Handling fee

S$65

S$65

Total

S$163

S$219


Double entry, 1 month

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 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.

If you are travelling urgently and you do not have 3 days, please call us on (+65) 9387 7672 or (+65) 8722 1482 or email us on russia@globalsingapore.sg, we will try our best to help you to get your visa in time.

Passengers of cruise vessels

Please be advised that registered passengers of Cruise vessels going offshore at Russian seaports enjoy a visa waiver for 72 hours if:

  1. The cruise vessel stays in a Russian port for less than 72 hours;
  2. Passengers stay overnight on board the ship;
  3. Passengers disembark with an organised tour group;
  4. Passengers have a valid passport and a tour ticket.