iVisa | Updated on Feb 04, 2020

Russians can now apply for an India electronic visa along with other 150 nationalities. The idea became widespread since its implementation. It is a big selling point that Russians travelers are no longer required to go to the Indian embassy for their visa is a. Instead, you get to apply online via a device that can connect to internet. While many Russians can apply, you still need to check your eligibility. You can do that using the Visa Checker. Input your country of origin and choose India as your destination. The information you need will be provided in a second.

Below you'll find more information about this e-Visa.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I'm from Russia, do I need a visa to travel to India?

Yes, Russian citizens must have a visa to enter India, but this can be obtained online.

What is an India e-Visa for Russian Citizens?

The India e-Visa is an authorized document that the Indian Government launched so certain citizens can enter the country legally.

How many types of Indian e-Visas are there?

There are thre types of e-Visas you can apply for:

  • India Tourist e-Visa
  • India Business e-Visa
  • India Medical e-Visa

What documents do I have to provide?

All it takes is a small effort for Russians and iVisa will do the heavy lifting. Just provide the proper information so that they can do your bidding. The list is not long, and the documents are easy to get. Here is what you need:

  • Valid passport – you will have no issues with this document, and if you already have one, take a look at its expiry date.

  • Digital photo of yourself – it is preferable that the photo is as recent as it can be. You should appear without making any face gestures in it, and the background should be white. Just scan it and upload it when you are told to.

  • A passport scan of the information page.

  • Means of payment – You can use multiple methods of payment with iVisa. You can use a credit or a debit card, and since Paypal has become quite standard these days, you can use that as well.

  • Business card copy and invitation letter – this document applies to people who want to enter to India on business and apply for an India business e-Visa.

  • Letter from the hospital in India – this is an important document if you want to apply for a Indian medical e-Visa.

How long is the Indian e-Visa for Russian citizens valid for?

It will vary according to the type of e-Visa, but in the case of your Indian Tourist e-Visa, you can have it valid for 1 year after issued, but don't forget that you can stay in India just for 90 days in Total once you arrive.

What are the processing times and visa costs for Russian citizens?

The cost of your visa varies according to two aspects: visa type and processing time. iVisa provides three types of visas: for tourism, business, and medical. iVisa gives you three available options for the processing time:

  • Standard processing5 days. Because it is the most affordable option, many russian applicants go for standard. It only costs USD 86.00.

  • Rush processing3 days. The cost goes higher with this option than with the previous one. You will be charged USD 116.00.

  • Super Rush processing time2 days. As you can guess, the price goes even a bit higher. You will have to pay USD 151.00.

As for the Russians visa type, the fees above apply to a tourist visa. A medical or a business visa will cost an additional $10.

How long does it take to apply for this e-Visa?

You probably need just 20 minutes or even less to complete the application form.

How is the application form for Russians?

iVisa provides a very simple form so Russians will appreciate that. The application form is broken down into three simple steps. Not to mention that you can also contact iVisa’s support service. Someone will take your call 24/7 and guide you through the process.

  1. The first step is quite simple. Russians just need to insert basic information such as name, address, e-mail, passport info, date of birth, marital status, and so on. At this point, you are also required to choose the visa type and the processing time.

  2. You will be doing revision and payment in the second step. The accurate disclosure of information is very important. Once your information is processed, you cannot make any corrections. Russians should make sure that you double-check all information before submitting the application.

  3. The third step consists of a personal questionnaire and photo upload. You might be required to upload additional documents, but the amount depends on the case. Not all Russians need to upload the same amount. You will be instructed what you need to upload so you don’t have to worry. Once you complete all three steps, just submit your application and wait for it to be sevt in your e-mail inbox in the timeframe you chose. It is as simple as that.

The document allows Russians to stay in India for maximum 60 days with multiple entries, depending on the type. However, remember that an India evisa can be used only if you use a designated point of entry. At the moment there are 25 airports and 5 seaports that accept such a document. A different point of entry requires a consular visa for which you need to visit the Indian embassy in your area.

Which airports and seaports allow this Indian e-Visa?

There are 25 airports and 5 seaports that allow this document. A different point of entry will require a consular visa, and in that case you will have to visit the Indian embassy in your area.

This document can only be used at the following airports: Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswa, Calicut, Chennai, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gaya, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Nagpur, Port Blair, Pune, Tiruchirapalli, Varanasi, Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam.

And the next 5 seaports: Cochin, Goa, New Mangalore, Mumbai, Chennai

Do I need to get a another Indian e-Visa if I'm planning to travel with kids?

For this e-Visa, every foreigner citizen must apply for an Indian e-Visa regardless of their age. So basically, your children will have to apply for this e-Visa separately.

Do I need a yellow fever vaccine when traveling to India?

It depends. India will require a proof of yellow fever vaccination just in case you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. You can see more information about it here

Is it safe to apply for my India e-Visa with what iVisa offers?

Yes, absolutely. We work with a skillfuls team full of professionals that always give a strong effort to keep safe your personal information, so don't worry at all about getting your information leaked on the Internet, that doesn't happen with our services.

How does this e-Visa look like?

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Where can I read more information about it?

Don't worry if you still have to solve some doubts, you can click here, we also have some useful information related to India tourism. But if you're more into personal attention, then we invite you to contact us here.

iVisa always works hard to simplify the visa process. It has a 9.5 ‘Excellent’ rating from more than 19,000 reviewers on Trustpilot. You can get your Indian e-Visa just as fast as many of our clients do by simply applying online here. Visit our website today and get ready to start your trip!

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