Project Visa

Who can apply?

  1. Foreign national coming to India for the execution of project in Power & Steel sector.
  2. Project visa would be issued on the basis of project/contract assigned to the particular foreign company by the Indian company/organization concerned.
  3. The employment/working of the foreign national would be restricted to the location of the project.
  4. Project visa would be issued only for skilled/highly skilled foreign nationals.

Required Documents

  1. Original passport with minimum 6 months validity and two blank pages.
  2. Visa application form, should be filled out in English at, printed out and signed twice: under the photo and after the declaration.
  3. One good quality color photograph 3.5cm x 4.5cm.
  4. Copies of the relevant pages of the Internal Passport (front page, the page where the address is mentioned, the page about previously issued international passports).
  5. Copy of the photo page of the International Passport.
  6. If applicant has second valid international Passport he has to provide copy of all pages of Passport with original Passport.
  7. Education Qualification with translation in English.
  8. Three additional form for Project visa (Forms should filled out in English, printed out and signed).
  9. Up and dawn tickets (just a reservation).
  10. Confirmation of booking (just a reservation).
  11. A letter of invitation from the concerned company in India with signature and stamp.
  12. Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation or Registration.
  13. Original letter of petition from Russian company in English. The letter must be on the letter head of company with original stamp and signature. In the letter of invitation from Indian company and in the letter of petition from the Russian company must be specified: period of visa, number of entries, passport's details of applicant.
  14. Copy of the Certificate of Incorporation or Registration of the company with English translation (not notary).
  15. Agreement/Contract between Companies (copy).
  16. Agreement/Contract between Company and Applicant copy (in the presence of).
  17. If the applicant has two citizenships he should provide copy of second passport.

Citizens of other countries should provide the following additional documents:

  1. A copy of migration card, a copy of registration certificate / visa, as well as evidence of their work in the territory of the Russian Federation for more than 2 years. If the applicant in the last two years living in Russian Federation , He/She has provide copies of supporting documents (visa / registration, work permit, residence permit, etc.).
  2. Additional Form for Foreigners.

The deadline for issuance of visas for Russian citizenship is 5 working days (may be more than five working days it depend on Embassy).
The deadline for issuance of visas for foreigners is 10 working days (may be more than five working days depend on Embassy).

Application for submission for visa may be by applicant or through accredited travel Agency or by a Notarized Power of Attorney.

(Cash payment, Rubles).

Visa Fee Schedule

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 for a period of 5 years can be granted to the Russian nationals.

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 :

Entry/Type of visa Visa Fee ICWF Service Charge Grand Total
Single Entry 2922 220 237 3379
Double Entry 6574 220 237 7031
Multiple Entry 8765 220 237 9222

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.

In addition to the visa fee RUB 237* will be chargeable (per application) as BLS service charge.




DPR of Korea





South Africa


  1. Special category countries:

Special category countries


Visa not required except when entering from China and that too gratis


Visa not required


RUB 605


RUB 1805


RUB 1555


RUB 905

Sri Lanka

(6 months)- RUB 655
(1 Year)- RUB 755


Click below mention links to download forms

Additional Form for Foreigners

Additional form for project visa


Processing Time

The Processing time  is a normal  processing time, however this processing time is dependent on various factors, such as city of application, place of previous issue of your old passport, your current visa status etc, and may vary from time to time. Processing time mentioned here, do not include delivery time taken by courier companies. Incomplete applications will lead to delay of processing time and applicants will need to comply with any changes in the procedure that may occur during this time.
You are requested to make your travel arrangements only after receiving relevant service. BLS/EOI/CGI will not be liable for any claims of inconvenience or penalties should applicant need to make changes to their travel plans owing to the delays and/or any inconvenience caused due to any rejections.
The normal processing time is 5 working days for all types of visas including Business visa provided all documents are in order. However, issuance of visa to foreign nationals is subject to procedures and will take longer