We flew to Europe via Moscow a few weeks back. We decided to stay 2 nights in Moscow. For this we were able to get a “Transit” visa rather than a full Tourist Visa. The Transit Visa is much easier to get. Key requirements are listed below:
- Hotel bookings in Moscow
- Flight bookings showing arrival and departure from Moscow
- Filled Application form
- Passport sized photos
- Approx INR 2500 per person application fee
The visa took around 10 working days to process. We applied at the Russia Visa application centre at Barakhamba Road. Had to go there with an appointment after filling the application form online.
Restriction on this visa is that your stay can’t be more than 3 days. But it saves the hassle of finding a local sponsor etc.
Moscow is one the most beautiful and friendly cities I have seen. Well worth the hassle of getting a visa.