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Step-by-Step: How to Get a Russian Visa from India

Step-by-Step: How to Get a Russian Visa from India

Obtaining a Russian visa from India entails a number of procedures and requirements since the specific process varies depending on the type of visa required, the purpose of your visit, and your nationality. This is an outline of the steps and requirements for obtaining a Russian visa from India:

The application process for a Russian visa from India will vary depending on the type of permit. It is mostly available online for short-term use. The application must be made offline for long-term purposes. Also, before applying, make sure the person is qualified for the position. The following are the procedures for obtaining a visa to Russia from India:

1. You can start by filling out the Russia visa application form.
2. Confirm your email address.
3. Submit the form and attach all the required documents.
4. Attach a recent photograph.
5. Pay the required visa fees.
6. Get the permit verified.
7. You will then receive your e-visa.

There are a few more things you should do after submitting the application. You can download the relevant PDF file and check the status of your permit online. The file contains comprehensive instructions that outline when you can obtain a visa and the next steps to take.


Russia Visa Requirements

The Russian visa requirements will vary depending on the type of permit. They also differ based on the procedure used to obtain a Russian visa from India. The following are some examples of common documents:

1. E-Visa Requirements
2. Passport valid for at least 6 months ahead of travel.
3. Photo as per the photo specifications.
4. Confirmed flight tickets.
5. Travel Insurance.
6. Proof of purpose of visit – exhibition pass, hotel bookings, invitation letter, etc.

How Much fees for a Russian visa for an Indian

The payment for the Russia visa must be made at the time the documents are first submitted online. You can pay the fee using any common electronic payment method.

  1. Single entry Normal: Allows a 30-day stay within a 3-month validity period, costing ₹5,610.0.
  2. Single entry Express: Same as the normal option but processed faster, costing ₹6,970.0.
  3. Double entry Normal: Permits two entries with a 30-day stay for each within a 3-month validity, costing ₹6,426.0.
  4. Double entry Express: Similar to the double entry normal, but with faster processing, at a cost of ₹8,602.0.

How to Check Visa Status?

You can check the status of your permission online by going to the Russia e-Visa portal. You can find out the status of your visa procedure for Russia by simply entering your reference number.

Where to apply?

To obtain a visa for Russia, you must submit an online application to the Russian Federation’s Consular Department. The offline application is sent to the Russian Federation’s Consulate in Mumbai or Embassy in Delhi. There are further application options.  You can apply through a visa application center or a third party.



Singapore Airlines emergency landing after severe turbulence

A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777 Aircraft lands at Singapore Changi Airport (Incident aircraft not pictured)

One passenger passed on, while dozens of passengers were injured when a Singapore Airlines Boeing B777-300ER aircraft experienced severe turbulence while en route to Singapore from London Heathrow Airport. The aircraft diverted to Bangkok, and landed at 3:45pm Local time on 21 May 2024 

The flight landed with 211 Passengers and 11 Crew members at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. According to the Airport Director Kittipong Kittikachorn at a news conference, there were 7 passengers who suffered serious injuries, while a number of other passengers suffered injuries of varying seriousness.

It was also confirmed that the passenger who passed on was a 73 year old British Man. In a statement from Singapore Airlines ‘ As of 0505 hours Singapore Time on 22 May 2024, 79 passengers and 6 crew members from SQ321 remain in Bangkok’. In another statement, it was reported that a relief flight with 143 passengers and crew members arrived in Singapore at 0505 hours Singapore time on 22 May 2024.

According to aircraft tracking site FlightRadar24, the 16 Year Old Boeing B777-300ER aircraft descended sharply from 37,000 feet to 31,000 feet in a short time. It was also further reported by FlightRadar24 that the descent was commanded by Autopilot, instead of being caused by turbulence.


Shortly afterwards, the pilot declared an emergency by squeaking 7700 on the transponder, indicating an emergency situation onboard the aircraft. The Boeing 777 aircraft then diverted to Bangkok, instead of continuing on its planned journey to Singapore

In view of this incident, Singapore Airlines mentioned in a statement that they are working with the relevant authorities on the investigation into this incident.

The National Transportation Safety Board, a US Government investigative agency for civil aviation incidents, is sending an accredited representative and 4 technical advisors to support the investigation by Singapore’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau (TSIB). TSIB mentioned in a statement that it ‘is in touch with its Thai counterparts and will be deploying investigators to Bangkok’. 

Boeing, the manufacturer of the Boeing B777 aircraft mentioned in a statement that they are in contact with Singapore Airlines regarding the ill-fated flight, and ‘stand ready to support them’. 


This situation is developing, more details will be added when they become available. 

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