Getting India E-Tourist Visa For Russians – Updated 2021 COVID Rules

Russia & India have very close relationship right from India’s independence, A close allay of India, Russia and India have cross culture interests and this is why Russians are one of the top 10 tourists that visit India before the pandemic made countries shut shop & India as of Nov 2021, has opened her borders to allows Russian tourists. 

This article explains how to get India e-Tourist visa for Russian Citizens in 2021 after the pandemic.

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This article will be a guide for Russian citizens on applying for India E-Tourist visa along with new updated rules implemented by the Indian government to counter spread of COVID.

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India government as waived off India visa fee for the first 500,000 applications. Apply now to get your India visa at just processing fee cost of $25 with us.

We also take care of procuring your mandatory self declaration form for all foreigners visiting India.

Note: The duration of stay will be limited to 30 till Feb 2022.

Types Of Indian E-Tourist Visa For Russian Citizens

Indian government have been cautious and reintroduced only 30 days e-Tourist visa as of now and the same applies to all Russian applications. Hence, if you had planned to enjoy a looong stay in India, then you will have to wait a few more days to get maybe 1 year e-Tourist visa. But you can apply for 30 days tourist visa twice in the same year, so if you want to extend your trip to 60 days you need to apply for this visa twice once you are back home in Russia

Note: As of Nov 2021, only 30 days single entry visa can be applied for all foreign tourists to India. This article will be updated once we have an official government circular for the availability of other visas.

30 days India tourist visa, this is applicable for Russian citizen who are visiting India for a short duration of 30 days single entry which means you can enter India only once. Once your visa is approved you will need to make use of this visa within 120 days. Check your visa approval copy to know the exact expiry date of your visa.

60 days India tourist visa, (Not available as of Nov 2021)this is applicable for Russians who is visiting India for a short duration of 60 days. This visa allows double entry which means you can exit & enter India twice. 

1 year India tourist e-visa (Not available as of Nov 2021), this is for anyone one who want to explore the whole country or in general stay for one full year but you can stay for continuous 180 days only after which you need to exit the country and re-enter.

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We also take care of procuring your mandatory self declaration form for all foreigners visiting India.

Requirements for Russian passport citizens to apply for India Tourist Visa

The documentation for India visa is fairly simple but cumbersome to fill as the application form is fairly lengthy because of which you may make mistakes or a small typo can lead to rejection of your visa. Eto ochen’ slozhno !!

Make sure you allocate 3 hours of your time, grab a cup of coffee before you work on your application.

You also need to keep the passport and work related information of yourself, your spouse & parents in hand before you apply for India eTV visa.

So proceed with caution. And ensure you double check your visa application since you can never be too cautious and if the checkpoint officer is in a bad mood you can be rejected entry into India.

Documents needed for India e-Tourist visa are:

  1. Passport front and back scanned copy.
  2. A passport size photo soft copy in a white background
  3. Parents (both mom and dad) information
  4. Spouse’s information
  5. Port of entry in India
  6. Work related information
  7. A valid COVID Insurance. (You can apply below)

It is now mandatory to get COVID related travel insurance for visa application. Get your travel insurance at just $1 per day with

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How much does it cost Russian citizens for Indian E-Tourist Visa?

The regular,India Visa fees for Russians are mentioned below. But as mentioned earlier, Indian government has announced free visa for the first 500,000 applicants, so you can apply for your India visa with us at get it just at processing fee cost of AUD 33 !!.

Indian Visa TypesIndia Visa for RussiansVisa Validity
e-Tourist Visa 30 Days$25 (1800 RUB)30 Days – Double Entry
e-Tourist Visa 1 Year$40 (2849 RUB)365 Days – Multiple Entry
e-Business Visa$100 (7123 RUB)365 Days – Multiple Entry
e-Conference Visa$100 (7123 RUB)30 Days – Single Entry
e-Medical Visa$100 (7123 RUB)60 Days – Triple Entry
e-Medical Attendant Visa$100 (7123 RUB)60 Days – Triple Entry

India visa costs Russian citizens $25 (1659RUB) for an Indian E-Tourist visa. This does not include the service charge of your credit card companies. If you decide to process your visa through an agent they charge $20 as their service charge.

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We also take care of procuring your mandatory self declaration form for all foreigners visiting India.

Do Russian citizens need a visa for travel to India?

Yes, all Russian citizens visiting India must possess a valid travel authorization before arriving in India. Foreign citizens arriving at Indian ports without a valid visa will not be given permission to enter the country, therefore it is mandatory to have a visa before arriving in India.

Is it possible to get Visa on arrival in India for Russian citizens?

The government of India replaced its existing visa on arrival system with ETVs in 2015 so it is not possible to get the visa on arrival. E-Visas cannot be applied offline. Also as of now only one type of visa is available with only flavour 30 days single entry, more types of visas are expected to be opened up sometime in 2022

The online application takes a minimum of 2 days to be approved, therefore the application has to be made at least 4 days prior to your journey to India.

How long will it take for approval of my Indian E-Tourist visa?

It can take anywhere from two to four days to get your Indian E-Tourist visa approved. Provided all the information and supporting documents you furnished are correct and the Indian Embassy does not ask you for any additional documents.

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