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The Visa Application Center for India in Moscow will resume operations for submission of applications from 09:00 until 16:00 only accepting applicants on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3rd November 2020 for Moscow and 10th November 2020 for St. Petersburg that have booked an appointment online for the following categories:

Accept Visa applications of Russian citizen or legal residents in these counties for the following visa categories under the Consular demarcation of Embassy of India, Moscow and CGI, St. Petersburg

  • 1. Business
  • 2. Employment
  • 3. Entry
  • 4. Students
  • 5. Transit
  • 6. Medical
  • 7. Conference
  • 8 .Research

As operations at the Visa Application Centers for India in Moscow and St. Petersburg, you are kindly asked to adhere to the highest standards of health and safety based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization and local health authorities: you will need to self-disclose COVID-19 symptoms, to undergo temperature screening at the entrance of the VAC using non-contact equipment, to wear appropriate mask and gloves. You will be checked contactless by the security service of the VAC. In case you have any symptoms of COVID-19, please, DO NOT visit our VAC. Applicants without mask and gloves and applicants with a temperature rise above 37 degrees will not be allowed to enter the premises. As the VAC cannot be crowded, you may be asked to wait outside the VAC. While waiting inside, please keep social distance of 1.5 - 2 meters. Only one person will be authorized for each 8 m². Limited number of customers will be permitted inside the Centre.

Please be informed that your appointment slot will be rescheduled to a later date in case you have any COVID-19 symptoms. We suggest you to prepare your application and all necessary documents in advance to avoid waiting time at the VAC

Protecting the health of applicants and our employees during these times is of utmost importance. We are following the recommendations of the Health and Governmental authorities and have put in place best practices to minimize the possible exposure of applicants and employees. For these reasons, applicants are requested not to come twice to our premises; your passports can be returned via courier service at a minimal cost.

For urgent cases only, passports may be collected:

  • - at IVAC in Moscow Passport collection from 1600 – 1800 hours after prior arrangement on


a) Any foreign national who intends to travel to India for compelling reason may contact the nearest Indian Mission.
In view of above, it is requested to not accept visa applications at IVAC until further update on the matter.

Dear applicants/accredited travel partner:
This is to inform you that with effect from 2nd December 2019, BLS Indian Visa Application center at Moscow will be located at the following address:
1st Floor building Spectra – Taganskiy, Vorontsovkaya Ulitsa 20, Entrance 7, Moscow
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Visa Fee (October 1, 2018)

Competent authorities in Government of India has informed of some changes in the validity period and fees of e-visa. These are summarized below:

  • - A short duration e-visa for tourist, with one-month validity with visa fee of USD 25 has been introduced.
  • - To encourage off-season (April-June) tourism, visa fee of USD 25 would be reduced to USD 10 during this period.
  • - Validity of the regular e-visa with fee of USD 80 has been increased from current permissible 1 year to 5 years with multiple entry.
  • - Fee for one year e-Tourist visa has been reduced from USD 80 to USD 40.

Visa Fee (October 1, 2018)

As part of further liberalization, simplification and rationalization of visa regime in India to facilitate greater movement & interaction between the people of the two countries, multiple entry, Tourist and Business visa up to a period of 5 years can be granted to the Russian nationals when biometric enrollment is started.

The Embassy of India, Moscow further wishes to inform that the Visa Service Charge for the nationals of the Russian Federation and the visa fee for the remaining nationalities have been adjusted to the prevailing exchange rates. The new rates for the Visa Service Charges for all types of visas for the Russian nationals is as follows :

1. Single Entry - Ruble 2749/-
2. Double Entry - Ruble 6184/-
3. Multiple Entry - Ruble 8246/-

The new rates shall come into effect from October 1, 2018. The Government charges @ Russian ICWF charge - Ruble 207/-and the service charges of the Outsourcing Agency will continue to remain the same till further notice.

e-Tourist Visa Facility is available for nationals of following countries/territories :-
Albania, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, British Subject & Colo, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cayman Island, Chile, China, China- SAR Hongkong, China- SAR Macau, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'lvoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niue Island, Norway, Oman, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Slovak Republik, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vatican City-Holy See, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
24 X 7 TOURIST HELPLINE (RUSSIAN) : 1800111363/ 1363 (TOLL FREE)

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