Applying for a visa to travel to Russia from India, whether for work, business, study or tourism, is not as complicated a process as it may seems. In this article, I'll explain how to gather all of the documents you'll need to apply for a visa from your computer in a way that is quick (less than 1 hour) and cost-effective. Updated in March 2019. Originally written in September
1. Visa to Russia, China and other countries of the former USSR
The vast majority of foreigners traveling to Russia require a visa to enter the country, including Indians, US, Canadian, British, European and Australian citizens. In this section you will find all the information on how to independently process your visa quickly and and how to get the letter of invitation in an economic way: Tourist visa, Business visa, Transit visa, Humanitarian visa, Private visa, Work visa and Student visa.
I also explain how to obtain the visa to travel to China and other countries of the former USSR , either by plane or to make the Trans-Siberian or Trans-Mongolian route.
In this section I have compiled the official websites of the Russian Embassies and Consulates located worldwide (from New York to Sydney, passing through London, Paris, Berlin or New Delhi), as well as the existing Russian Visa Centres, sorted by county and city. Below you can see the list that I will try to keep updated. Introduction Russia is present in some 150 countries around the
From July 2018, it is possible to apply electronically for the tourism visa to Uzbekistan (e-Visa). In this post I will explain the requirements and how to complete the visa process to Uzbekistan, step by step. 0. Introduction The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Uzbekistan is the Silk Road. Millenary cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, were the most
Since July 2018 it is possible to visit Belarus without a visa (visa-free) for a period of 30 days, enough time to visit the capital and the main tourist attractions of the country. In this post I will explain which requirements you must meet and what documents you need to travel to Belarus without a visa and with visa. At the end of July 2018, it was approved a Presidential Decree in
Registration in Russia is one of the matters that generate more doubts in foreigners who visit the country, especially those who are going to stay in apartments or private houses. In this article I will try to clarify the most frequent doubts that arise at the time of registration. What is registration? The registration is basically the process by which the Russian authorities are notified,
Is it worth going to the center of Moscow on a stopover? How long does it take to get to Red Square since you get off the plane? Which tourist attractions in Moscow are worth seeing in a few hours visit? Do you need a transit visa? How to apply for it? In this article I answer all these questions. 0. Introduction If you are going to take a flight to Japan, Thailand, Vietnam or some
This article explains all the procedures that are carried out at Russian airports, from the moment you get off the plane until you leave the airport: immigration procedures, baggage collection and customs procedures. I will also explain you how to know the different services offered by Russian airports: currency exchange, ATMs, shops, restaurants, etc. If you arrive to Russia through an
A frequently asked question is where to apply for a Russian visa if you are in a foreign country. Well, to request and process the Russian visa in a foreign country, you must have legal residence in that country, and go to the Russian consulate or the Russian visa center. To process a Russian visa in a foreign country, you need to have legal residence in the country for more than 90 days,
There are around 40 nationalities which are not required to have a visa to enter Russia. If you are not a citizen of any of these countries (and you don’t have a diplomatic passport), then you need to apply for a visa to Russia before departure. However, there are some minor exceptions to this general rule: travelers arriving to Russian ports in a cruise, for example, to St. Petersburg or those