Do Singaporean citizens need a visa to visit Russia?
Singaporean citizens, which have a diplomatic or official passport can stay in the Russian Federation without visa for up to 90 days. Others need a visa to visit Russian Federation.
How to obtain Russian visa living in Singapore?
In order to obtain Russian visa, Singaporean citizen needs to contact Russian embassy. In the embassy he needs to fill in a visa application form and submit a list of documents, among which must be an invitation letter to Russia.
The issuance of an invitation is on the inviting party. It can be Singaporean citizen’s relative living in the Russian Federation, his business partner or an employer. Singaporeans usually apply for these types of visas:
- Tourist visa - for example: tourism, sightseeing;
- Electronic visa - for example: short-term trips;
- Business visa - for example: conferences, business meetings;
- Private (homestay) visa - for example: meeting with your Russian friends (but it is more reasonable and cheaper to use the tourist visa);
- Work visa - for example: an employment in Russian company.
Where to obtain Russian visa in Singapore?
You can apply for Russian visa in Russian consular section in Singapore The list of consular sections, their telephone numbers and location map are shown below the current page.
|Type of Visa||Duration||Purpose|
|Tourist visa||1-30 days||Sightseeing, visiting friends in Russia|
|Electronic visa||8 days||Trips for a short period of time|
|Business visa||30-90 days (up to 5 years)||Search of business partners, attending conferences, long trips, long-term visits of friends in Russia|
|Private visa||30-90 days||Official visits to meet with friends in Russia (Not recommended! See why)|
|Work visa||1-3 years||Employment in Russia or permanent residence|
If Singaporean citizen wants to visit Russia for tourism, he needs to contact Russian embassy. In order to obtain a Russian tourist visa, Singaporean citizen needs to fill in an application and present a tourist invitation letter.
Read more: Russian tourist visa for foreigners
Singaporean citizen can obtain a tourist invitation letter in a travel agency authorized in Federal tourism agency. It takes 1 hour to issue such invitation. Tourist invitations issue on travel agency’s letterheads because their appearance does not set by the law. Such invitation must be of two parts – tourist voucher and tourist invitation confirmation.
In a tourist invitation is an information about travel agency issued this document and an information about Singaporean citizen who plans to travel to the Russian Federation. Also there must be names of Russian cities, dates of the travelling to the Russian Federation, number of entries.
Russian tourist visa issues for the period indicated in an invitation, it can’t be over 30 days. They are for single or double entries.
Order a tourist invitation letter to Russia for Singaporean citizens
Go to Issuing a Tourist Invitation Price $39.00
If Singaporean citizen wants to visit Russian Federation for the private reason, he will need a private visa. But he needs to obtain a homestay invitation before he will contact an embassy. An invitation should be issued and sent by inviting party living in Russia. In this case it can be a legal entity or an individual.
Legal entity must issue a homestay invitation through the Federal migration service. In order to do that they need to submit a tourist invitation application. It takes 17 work days to consider such application.
Find out why: Why not apply for a private visa?
Read more: Russian Private Visa
An individual can obtain a homestay invitation letter to Russia for the foreigner by contacting a FMS section and submitting an appropriate application and a list of documents. Among them must be a guarantee letter. Guarantee letter is a document, in which a person, who invited a foreigner to Russia, commits to provide him everything necessary (accommodation, medical care, livelihood) for the whole period of foreigner’s stay in Russia. The consideration of such application takes 30 days.
After the end of the statutory period of the consideration of an application, there can be positive or negative solution Negative solution is a refusal of the issuance, which is given in written form, herewith the reasons must be listed. If the solution is positive, homestay invitation issues on the state sample letterhead.
Private visas can be issued for homestay invitation possessors for up to 90 days. Private visas are for single or double entries.
Order private invitation letter to Russia for Singaporean citizens
Singaporean citizen who wants to visit Russia to meet his business partners, needs to apply for a business visa in Russian embassy. In order to do it, he will require a business invitation letter. A company situated in Russia can issue and send him this document.
Read more: Russian Business Visa
The business visa invitation letter can be obtained by either of these ways:
- Russian Business Invitation Letter from organization (possible to get Online);
- Russian Invitation Letter from FMS;
- Telex Russian Invitation;
An invitation in a form of letter on the company’s letterhead can be issued only by those companies which is authorized in the Consular department of the Ministry of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation or in the FMS. Invitations in such form are the applications from the management of the company to Russian embassy officers for the issuance of business visa.
In order to obtain a business invitation on the FMS letterhead, a representative of a company needs to submit an appropriate application to the FMS. On the basis of that, there will be a check. If visa regime violation detects during the check, then the issuance of business invitation will be refused. If there are no reasons of refusal, in invitation will be issued on the FMS letterhead, which is protected from counterfeit and has its own number.
Telex is an order to issue a visa, which sends through a special communication channel from the Ministry of foreign affairs to Russian embassy outside Russia. Herewith, you don’t have to send any paper invitations to Singaporean citizen, you only need to give him a Telex number.
Business visa can be issued for up to 1 year. Such visas are for single, double or multiply entries.
Order Russian business invitation to Russia for Singaporean citizens in the form of the letter from an organization
Order Russian business invitation to Russia for Singaporean citizens on the FMS letterhead
Order Russian business invitation to Russia for Singaporean citizens through Telex
If Singaporean citizen found a company, which is ready to hire him, he needs to apply for a work visa. An employer should help him to issue all necessary documents for the work visa.
Read more: Russian work visa for foreigners
Russian company, which plans to hire a foreigner, must have a permission to hire employees from abroad. In addition, an employer needs to obtain a personalized work permit for each foreign employee. It will be possible to issue a work invitation after the obtainment of Russian work permit.
Documents issued by an employer sends to Singapore. After reception, a foreigner can apply for the work visa in Russian embassy. Such visa allows him to stay in the Russian Federation for the whole work visa validity. In this case, in order to prolong this visa, it is not necessary to go outside Russia. It is possible to prolong visa for the unlimited number of times, if the employer remains the same.
Russian work visa can be issued for 1 or 3 years. This visa allows you to cross the Russian Federation borders as much times as you need.
Order a Russian work invitation for Singaporean citizens
An electronic visa (hereinafter referred to as "e-visa") is a new type of a visa document. A visa invitation to Russia is not required for obtaining an e-visa. To obtain an e-visa to Russia use our “E-visa to Russia” service.
An e-visa can be only single-entry. The permitted stay in Russia on an e-visa is up to 8 days from the date of entry within its validity period.
The validity period and/ or permitted stay on an e-visa cannot be extended. To obtain an e-visa a foreign citizen needs a digital passport photo and a completed application form containing full and valid data at the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Read more: Electronic visa to Russia for foreigners
Apply for e-visa Cost €10.00
Singaporean citizens can apply for Russian visa in the following Consular sections:
- Embassy of Russia in the Republic of Singapore
Frequently Asked Questions
To obtain a Russian visa you need:
- Fill in our online order form and get a Visa invitation to Russia
- Refer to our Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Russian Visa Application, use your personal data and information from the Invitation to Russia