The Consulate General of India, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation wishes to inform that the Visa Service Charge for the nationals of the Russian Federation and the visa fee for the remaining nationalities have been adjusted to the prevailing exchange rates. The new rates for the Visa Service Charges for all types of visas for the Russian nationals is as follows :
1. Single Entry – Russian Rubles 2330
2. Double Entry- Russian Rubles 5243
3. Multiple Entry-Russian Rubles 6991
In addition to the above, Valid Indian visas can be transferred at the rate of Russian Rubles 2330.
The new rates shall come into effect from April 1, 2017. The Government charges @ Russian Rubles 95 and the service charges of the Outsourcing Agency will continue to remain the same till further notice.”.
(1) The nomenclature of the existing ‘e-Tourist Visa’ has been changed to ‘e-Visa’ with three sub-categories i.e. ‘e-Tourist Visa’, ‘e-Business Visa’ and ‘e-Medical Visa’ which will be available to the nationals of 161 countries/territories (list available on the website of the e-Visa).
(2) Following activities will be permitted under e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa and e-Medical Visa:-
(a) e-Tourist Visa : Recreation, sightseeing, casual visit to meet friends or relatives, and attending a short term yoga programme.
(b) e-Business Visa : Casual business visits.
(c) e-Medical Visa : Medical treatment, including treatment under Indian systems of medicine.
Note : A foreign national will also be permitted to club these activities provided he/she had clearly indicated the same in the application form along with requisite documents.
(3) The international traveler should hold a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the date of arrival in India and a re-entry permit, if that is required under the law of the country of nationality of the applicant. The passport should have at least 2 blank pages for stamping by the immigration officer.
Procedure for applying for e-Visa
In order to avail of the facility of e-Visa, the foreign national concerned shall mandatorily fill in the application online on the e-Visa website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html
The applications are cleared in 72-hours and an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) slip will be sent to the email ID provided by the applicant. The visitor is expected to travel to India with this authorization and a passport with a minimum remaining validity of 6 months. In view of the 72-hrs taken for clearance, visitors are expected to apply for e-Visa at least 4 days before the date of their journey to India. However, the applicants may apply online in advance within a window of 120 days from the date of arrival in India.
The e-Visa will be provided only at the 24 designated international airports (Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Tiruchirappalli, Trivandrum and Varanasi) and 3 designated seaports, i.e., Cochin, Goa, Mangalore. However, the foreigner can take exit from any of the authorized immigration check point in India.
An e-Visa will be valid for entry and stay in India within the period of its validity, subject to the conditions specified. The immigration officer may grant a double-entry e-Tourist Visa or e-Business Visa upto a period of 60 days to the passport holders of the countries covered by the e-Visa scheme. Triple entry e-Medical Visa may be granted which can be extended by another 6 months on a case-to-case basis on its merit by the Foreigners Regional Registration Officer (FRRO)/ Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) concerned.
Conditions for e-Visa
e-Visa can neither be extended nor converted to any other kind of visa during the visa holder’s stay in India except under exceptional circumstances like medical reasons, marriage, PIOs who are otherwise eligible for normal Indian visa etc.
Fee for e-Visa
e-Visa fee is country/territory specific and is non-refundable once the visa fee is submitted. A fee of US $ 75 or equivalent amount in Indian Rupees per passenger (including children) will be charged from Russian nationals as e-Visa fee besides a bank transaction charge of 2.5%. The remaining nationals of other countries/territory may check the e-Visa website for the fees to be paid by them.
e-Visa can be availed for a maximum of 2 times in a calendar year, i.e., January to December.
i. The e-Visa facility shall not be available to the holders of Diplomatic/Official passport holders or laissez passer travel document holders or international travel document holders or individuals endorsed on parents/spouses’ passports;
ii. International travelers having Pakistani passport or Pakistani origin may apply for regular visa at the Indian Mission;
iii. Restriction of one application per email ID per month has been removed;
The Consulate General of India, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation is pleased to announce the further liberalization and expansion of the visa on arrival regime in India which now covers 161 countries including Russia.
The electronic-Visa (e-Visa), nomenclature of the existing e-Tourist Visa has been changed to e-Visa with three sub-categories, i.e., e-Tourist Visa, e-Business Visa and e-Medical Visa which can be used by prospective travelers for recreation, sight-seeing, casual visits to meet friends or relatives and attending short-term Yoga programmes, business activities and medical treatment including treatment under the Indian System of Medicines.
The window for application under the e-Visa will stand increased from the existing 30 days to 120 days. However, the applicant has to apply a minimum of 4 days in advance of the date of travel to avail the facility.
It is also our pleasure to announce that the duration of stay in India under the e-Visa facility has been increased from the existing 30 days to 60 days from the date of arrival in India.
The foreign national will be permitted a double entry as against the single entry at present under the e-Tourist Visa and e-Business Visa.
In case of e-Medical Visa, the foreign national will be permitted a triple entry as against the single entry at present granted to such individuals which is extendable by 6 months based on merit.
The e-Visa will be valid for entry through 24 designated airports ( List available on the website) and 3 sea ports (Cochin, Goa ,Mangalore) with effect from 1 April 2017 and two more sea ports (Mumbai and Chennai) will be shortly included to encourage tourists coming by cruise to these sea ports. However, they can exit from any of the authorized Immigration Check Posts in India.
Further details such as fee, list of designated airports and other requisite procedure are available at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html
For any assistance, there is a dedicated Help Desk which can be contacted at +91-11-24300666 or you may drop in an email at email@example.com
Introduction of Multilingual Tourist Helpline by India
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 www.blsindia-russia.com Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org 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, Pskov, Vologda, Murmansk, Archangelsk, 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. 26, Liteyny 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 : email@example.com
Website : www.blsindia-russia.com