The Visa Application Center for India in Moscow and St. Petersburg will resume operations for submission of applications from 09:00 until 16:00 only accepting applicants on Tuesday and Thursday from 3rd November 2020 for Moscow and 9th 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. Journalist 8. Conference         9. 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 and St. Petersburg from 09:00 until 13:00 after prior arrangement on Tuesday and Thursday.



Moscow

All other areas apart from the one listed under St.Petersburg jurisdiction.

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Leningrad Oblast, Pskov Oblast, Vologda Oblast, Murmansk Oblast, Archangelsk Oblast, Republic of Karelia, Republic of Komi, Novgorod Oblast