VISA Assistance

Salvia Travels is a one-window-solution for your travel plans to Russia and CIS Countries. 

We specialize in Russia and the former Soviet Republics (The Commonwealth of Independent States – CIS) and we succeed at giving each client the most complete travel experience. We picked ONLY Russia & CIS to be better expert at them than anyone else.

VISA Inquiry

Russia VISA

Russian VISA Types

Depending on the number of times one wants to enter Russia with one single visa, there are the following VISA types:

• Single entry
• Double entry
• Multiple-entry

• A tourist visa is granted to a traveler who wants to visit the country for tourist purposes. You can opt for the single entry visa, double entry and multiple entries.

• Single entry will be valid only for 30 days from the day of issue for the sole purpose of tourism. For multiple entry total stay period is 90 days; in each visit maximum of 30 days.

• Tourist Voucher or Invitation is an essential document which is required for visa processing.

• If travel period is above 15 days then some additional documents are required like:
i. Confirm Ticket
ii. Confirm Hotel Booking
iii. Itinerary

• Business visa is suitable for those people looking to travel temporarily for business purpose in Russia. You can opt for single, double and multiple entries.

• Single and double entry has stay period of 3 months. In multiple entry visa validity is 1 year, out of 360 days you can stay for 180 days (In first half of the year 90days and in second half of the year 90 days)

• For Business category Invitation is an essential document. This type of invitation is an official letter issued by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, its regional representatives or special local offices of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The letter should contain official seal, legal address of the agency, signature and name of a person, officially authorized to invite foreigners to Russia.

• There are different types of business invitations:

  • Ministry Invitation
  • Chambers of Commerce Invitation
  • Direct Invitation (from the company that is inviting you)

Most international students require a Russian student visa to come and study in Russia. In order to apply for a Russian student visa, you first need to have been accepted onto a course at a Russian college, university, or place of higher educational learning. A Russian student visa is valid for 90 days but can be extended to a year and then renewed after that for the duration of the study. This visa is valid for study in any Russian college or university or for any short-term courses.

Work visa is required in case you wish to enter Russian Federation for employment. Work visa can be valid for up to 3 months and can be issued for single entry only. Also work visa can be issued for multiple entries and can be valid for up to 3 years (for highly qualified specialists only).

A Russian private visa permits travelers to enter Russia for personal reasons, as for visiting family members or friends.
It is granted to the applicant based on an invitation completed under the Russian legislation. The host is responsible to apply for the invitation. He/she should be either a Russian citizen or a foreign national who has obtained residency in Russia.
A Russian private visa can be either single entry or double entry.



Right Now, citizens of the Republic of India can get an electronic visa (E – Visa) to enter the Russian Federation:

  • Through border checkpoints located in the territory of the free port of Vladivostok,
  • Through border checkpoints located in the territory of the Kaliningrad region.
  • Through border checkpoints located in the territory of the St Petersburg and the Leningrad region!

E-visa is a single-entry visa and issued for 30 calendar days from the date of its issuance. The permitted stay in the Russian Federation with an e-visa is up to 8 days starting from the date of entry, within its validity period. E-visa validity and/or the permitted stay under it cannot be extended. E-visas can be of the following categories only: 

  • Ordinary business visa (purpose of journey is business), 
  • Ordinary tourist visa (purpose of journey is tourism),
  • Ordinary humanitarian visa (purposes of journey are sports, cultural & scientific ties). 
russia visa paperwork



  • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
  • 4 recent passport-size color photographs taken against a white background with 80% face visible (Ear and shoulder’s visible, without spectacles and teeth should not be visible) Photo Size should be 35mmX45 mm.
  • Visiting card or Company Information (or covering letter)
  • Invitation (or voucher or visa support). Note: This is an essential document without which visa cannot be issued).


If you applying for a study visa, you need to have the following additional documents:

  • Last education qualification details
  • HIV Report (ORIGINAL)
  • Passport with 18 Months Validity after expiry of Visa.

If you are applying for work visa, you need the following additional documents:

  • Passport with 18 Months Validity after expiry of visa
  • HIV Report (ORIGINAL)

If you are applying for Private Visa, you need the following documents:

  • If the inviting person is INDIAN: Scan Passport copy (Front+ Back) of the inviting person.
  • If the inviting person is RUSSIAN: Scan copy of Domestic Passport (Front + Address Stamp)
Visa processing time

Processing Time




Normal: 7 Working Days, Urgent: 3-4 working days


Processing time differs according to type of Invitation


Under Ministry Invitation: 10-12 Working days,

Under Direct Invitation: 6 Working days



Under ministry Invitation: 6 Working Days

Under Direct Invitation: 4-5 Working Days


Processing time differs according to type of Invitation


Under Ministry Invitation: 10-12 days Under University Invitation: 7 Working days


Under Ministry Invitation: 7 Working days

Under University Invitation: 4-5

Working days


Normal: 10-12 Working days Urgent: 6 Working days


Normal: 10-12 Working days Urgent: 6 Working days

Frequenty Asked Questions

• 3-4 copies must be provided
• Photo size: 35 mm x 45 mm.
• Coloured copy must be provided.
• Should not be older than 6 months.
• The face must cover about 80% of the frame.
• Head should well-centred.
• The background must be white.
• Neutral expressions.
• Hair should not hide eyes.
• Both the ears must be visible.
• Teeth should not be visible.
• Glasses are not permitted.
• Must be taken in clear light.
• There should be no red eyes or flashes messing the image.
• Headgears are not allowed except for religious reasons.
• Clothing shouldn’t match the background.
• No selfie/ scan photo/ No border /Frame

Yes, if you are applying for study and work category you need to have a HIV negative report (The report should involve HIV1 & 2) (Note: Print out is not valid. The client needs to submit Original Report from the Lab).
We can provide our clients with tourist Confirmation Letter, issued by our counter Russian tour operator partners (registered in the Unified Federal Register of Tour Operators under a unique reference number)
Private visa is required in case you wish to enter Russian Federatiion to visit family or friends. Private visa can be valid for up to 3 months and can be issued for single or double entry only. Ministry Invitation in required for this category.
Yes, in case of emergency you can obtain Visa under urgency.
Yes, Invitation is an essential document required to obtain Russian Visa for any category.
No, Visa on arrival is not available for Russia.
Yes, Extension of visa is possible but ONLY for Study and Work Category.
If you get your visa, you cannot travel instantly. There should be a gap of 3 days after you receive your visa. This rule is only for tourist category.
Your visa is valid from the date it was issued and not from your date of entry into Russia.
If you apply for study category, you get 3 months stay period.
No, under study category you can apply only for single entry.
No, you need to submit Ministry Invitation (also called E-Invitation) for Work Category.
If you are a minor applying for a study visa, you need to submit a NOC on 100 rupees stamp paper duly signed by parents.
Why Salvia

Why choose Salvia Travels

  • 20+ years of experience in Visa processing
  • End-to-End Visa Assistance
  • Safety and confidentiality of Documents
  • Trusted by a Client base of 10 Million+


One of our companies SALVIA VISA FACILITATION SERVICES (SVFS) was Visa Centre for Russian Embassy in India, which helps us to simply for getting Russia visa for Indians. We can assist you for getting hassle-free visas for Russia, CIS and other countries with minimum cost.

SZ CONSULTANTS provide information about all necessary documentation & requirements for processing of Visa for different Embassies.

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