Introduction of Multilingual Tourist Helpline by India

The 24x7 Toll Free Multi-Lingual Tourist Help Line is launched in 12 International Languages namely, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese Portuguese, Russian and Spanish including Hindi & English. This service is available on toll free number 1800111363 or on a short code 1363 and operational 24X7 (365 days in a year) offering a "multi-lingual helpdesk". The objective of this multi-lingual helpline is to provide information relating to travel and tourism in India to the domestic and international tourists. The helpline also advises callers during the times of distress, if any, while travelling in India and alerts the concerned authorities, if required. This is a unique endeavour by Government of India which gives the foreign tourists a sense of safety and security during their travel in India.

Visa Fee ( October 5, 2016)

The Consulate General of India, Saint Petersburg wishes to inform that the Visa Service charge for the nationals of Russian federation has been adjusted to the prevailing exchange rates. The new rates for the Visa Service charge, for all types of visa is as follows:

1. Single Entry Visa     -  Russian Rubles 2760
2. Double Entry Visa    - Russian Rubles 6210
3. Multiple Entry Visa   - Russian Rubles 8280

The new rates shall come into effect from October 5, 2016. The Government charges will continue to remain the same till further notice.

Indian Visa

The Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg has authorized only one agency namely M/s BLS International Russia Services Inc.  to collect and deliver visa applications. Their website is Their email address is You have to first apply on-line after visiting the above-mentioned website and then submit the hard copy of the application with requisite documents to M/s BLS International Russia Services Inc. Submission of application should be done in person only.

The Consulate does not accept visa applications directly.

The Consulate does not entertain the visa status enquiries.

When you are seeking Indian visa first time after seeking Russian/Foreign nationality it is essential to submit your original Indian passport with the visa application. This Indian passport will be cancelled and returned you back. You need to also submit surrender certificate application for the same.

The decision of the visa officer will be final for issuance of visa, period of visa and denial of visa. Do not argue on this with the Consulate officials.

Please press the following button to go to M/s BLS International Russia Services Inc’s website. BLS International Russia Services Inc


Notice for New Visa Application Centre


The Indian Visa Application Centre for the Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg is functioning on all week days excluding holidays, w.e.f. 13th May, 2013 from 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs.  All the applicants residing in the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of India, St. Petersburg (St. Petersburg, Leningrad, PskovVologdaMurmanskArchangelsk, Republic of Karelia, Republic of Komi and Novgorod) should contact the following Visa Centre at St. Petersburg:

M/s BLS International Services Ltd.
Office No. 205, 2nd Floor,
House No. 26Liteyny Prospect
Saint Petersburg, Russia

          Nearest Metro stations:

1.      Chernishevskaya 630 Mts
2.      Gostiny dvor 1.3 km
3.      Mayakobskaya 1.3 km
Telephone No.  +7(812)6705636, +79675346101

E-mail     : 
Website :

 Address: Consulate General of India, 35, Ryleeva Street, St. Petersburg - 191123

Working hours: Monday to Friday - 9.30 A.M to 6.00 P.M
Tel: 7(812)-6407222 Fax: 7(812)-6407221

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