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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;
  • 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
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

Russian tourist visa for Singaporean citizens

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

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Russian private (homestay) visa for Singaporean citizens

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.

Please note! We do not recommend using a private visa!
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

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Russian business visa 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:

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.

Read more: What is the difference between Telex and the original invitation

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

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Order Russian business invitation to Russia for Singaporean citizens on the FMS letterhead

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Order Russian business invitation to Russia for Singaporean citizens through Telex

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Russian work visa for Singaporean citizens

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

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Russian consular section in Singapore

Singaporean citizens can apply for Russian visa in the following Consular sections:

Actual addresses of Russian embassies in Singapore

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