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  • 20 December 2019

    General public is hereby notified that on account of the New Year holidays Russian Consular Missions will remain closed on 01 January 2020 - 08 January 2020.

    Russia VFS centers in Mumbai, Chennai will remain closed on 01 January 2020 - 08 January 2020.

    Russia VFS center in Kolkata will remain closed on 31 December 2019 - 08 January 2020.

    Russia VFS center in Delhi will remain closed on 31 December 2019 - 07 January 2020.

  • 25 November 2019

    Due to technical challenge at Russia Visa Application Centre, general public is hereby notifying that we would not able to process any application on dated 26 November 2019. Requesting you to Kindly reschedule your appointments accordingly . We will keep you posted regarding the future update.

  • 03 November 2019

    Important note:

    Submission of Russian visa applications by third party shall only be accepted from legal representatives of the passport holders on producing a notarized letter of attorney.

    The authorization letter has to be provided at the time of document submission to VFS. If failed to provide at the time of submission, courier pass-back to the confirmed address of the passport holder shall be applicable.

    Any commercial / non-commercial representative of the passport holder, including travel agents, shall be considered a third party and shall have to produce the authority letter.

    Please note that authority letter may be one for all the members of one family, if signed by all the adult family members, or for any group going from the same location / city, if signed by each member of the group.

    If a group includes people from different cities, an individual authority letter shall be required for each passport.

    Exemptions:

    next of kin of the passport holder, such as parents, children, spouses, real siblings;

    Non-commercial organizations representing groups consisting of the members of the said organizations and their family members may provide one single letter of authority with a list of all the passports on the letter head of the organization, signed by one concerned representative of the organization.

    Please note that authority letter should contain:

    Name and passport number of the applicant

    Authorization for submission and collection of passport and for conveying all the information required for processing of Russia visa on behalf of the passport holder

    Name and ID proof number of the authorized person

    Date and signature of the applicant.

    At the time of document submission the authorized person should be able to produce original of the ID proof mentioned in the letter of attorney.

    City Stamp Paper Value for Notary
    Mumbai INR 100
    Delhi INR 100
    Kolkata INR 100
    Chennai INR 100

    Kindly note that this rule is supported by the Embassy as the method to avoid complications with passport security issues.

  • 30 October 2019

    General public is hereby notified that Russian Consular Missions and Russia VFS centers in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata will remain closed on 04 November 2019 on account of Russian National Holiday.

  • 07 October 2019

    General public is hereby notified that Russia VFS center in Mumbai will remain closed on 08 October 2019 on account of Dussehra.

  • 04 October 2019

    General Public is hereby notified that Russia VFS centers in Mumbai will remain closed on 21 October 2019 on account of Maharashtra General Elections.

  • 31 July 2019

    General Public is hereby notified that VFS Service Charge for processing Russian visa applications shall be increased to INR 1830 effective from 05 August 2019.

  • 23 May 2019

    General Public is hereby notified that Russian Consular Missions in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata shall remain closed on 12 June 2019 on account of Russian national holiday.

    Russian Visa Centers in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata shall remain closed on 12 June 2019.

  • 26 April 2019

    VFS Russia VAC in Mumbai will reamain closed on 29 April 2019 on account of General Elections 2019.

  • 17 April 2019

    General Public is hereby notified that Russian Consular Missions in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata shall remain closed on 01 May 2019 - 03 May 2019 and 09 May 2019 - 10 May 2019 on account of Russian national holidays.

    Russian Visa Center in New Delhi shall remain closed on 01 May 2019 - 02 May 2019 and 09 May 2019.

    Russian Visa Centers in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata shall remain closed on 01 May 2019 - 03 May 2019 and 09 May 2019 - 10 May 2019.

  • 19 March 2019

    General Public is hereby notified that VFS Russia Visa Application centers in New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata will remain closed on 21 March 2019.

  • 06 March 2019

    General Public is hereby notified that Russian Consular Missions and VFS Russia Visa Application centers in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata will remain closed on 08 March 2019.

  • 18 December 2018

    General Public is hereby notified that Russian Consular Missions and VFS Russia Visa Application centers in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata will remain closed from 31 December 2018 to 08 January 2019.

  • 07 December 2018

    Applicant needs to schedule an appointment with Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Chennai when they called for interview.

    Appointment can be scheduled from below link:

    http://chennai.kdmid.ru/queue-en/