The Ambassador of India announced the start of issuing Russian visas for 5 years

The Ambassador of India announced the start of issuing Russian visas for 5 years

The head of the diplomatic mission also said the continued work on transition to a visa-free regime.

The Indian Embassy in Moscow, the Russians will be issuing multiple entry visas with a validity of up to five years, said on Thursday India’s Ambassador to Russia, Pankaj Saran.

The citizens who apply will be able to obtain visas valid up to five years for multiple entry into India for tourism and business.Pankaj Carnosol of India in Russia

Speaking about the possibility of transition of Russia and India on a visa-free regime, Saran said that while the ability to do so, however, the parties continue to work.

“We’re still working on it, still did not come to this, but I want to say that the simplification of the visa regime, which has happened in the last 2-3 years, is already showing good results,” — said the diplomat.

Under current rules, Russians arriving in India on the aircraft through the airports of Delhi, Goa, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and some other cities may obtain a single entry visa (Electronic Tourist Visa, e-TV) directly on arrival. The validity of this visa is 30 days and can be obtained in advance obtained online permit (Electronic Travel Authorization, ETA). The fee for issuing e-TV is $60, and you can’t have it more than twice a year.

For those who want to spend India more time will have to get a regular tourist visa. The validity of standard single entry visa ranges from one to three months, the validity of multiple-entry visas still is from 90 to 180 days. In this case, with recipients of multiple entry visas was levied stamp duty of approximately 7 thousand.