In order to obtain a Russian visa it is recommended to apply through the Visa Center located at: ISPAHANI Center, No 123/124, Nugambakkam High Road, 1st Floor, Thousand lights, Chennai - 600034.; telephone: +91 22 503 230 33.


Visa Centers are to enhance the quality of service for foreign citizens and stateless persons who wish to obtain a visa to the Russian Federation, as well as to facilitate visa procedure. Visa Centers are located in Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.

Visa Centers are designated by the Russian Consular Institutions and are fully capable of accepting and processing documents required for a Russian visa forwarding them to the Russian Consular Offices from any individuals, organizations or companies (including travel agencies). Visa Center agents can consult a client regarding filling out the visa application, required documents, processing time and other visa formalities.

The final decision to issue or refuse a Russian visa lies with the Russian Consular Institutions.

Foreign citizens have the right to apply directly to the Russian Embassy Consular Division or Consulate General of Russia to obtain a visa for themselves or for a close relative by making a prior appointment. In addition, certain categories of applicants such as Foreign Ministry and other officials can apply directly to the Russian Consular Institutions for their employees.

As for companies and organizations, including travel agencies and others that wish to obtain a visa for customers and employees, regardless of the purpose of visit to Russia, must apply through the Visa Centers only.

The Visa Center has a service fee. The service fee is separate from the Consular processing fee that is required by the Russian Consular Institutions.

If you have any complaints or comments about the Visa Center operations (poor service, long lines, etc.) you may send them to the address of the Consular Division at: No.33 (old No.14), Santhome High Road, Mylapore, Chennai-600 004, or to the following email: Your questions or comments will be carefully considered for a comprehensive response.


VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd

ISPAHANI Center, No 123/124, Nugambakkam High Road, 1st Floor, Thousand lights, Chennai - 600034.

Hours of Operation:
Application Submission
09:00 - 15:00 - Monday - Friday, except on declared holidays
* Travel Agents / Applicants / Representatives are requested to contact our Russia Visa Application Center in advance for Bulk Submission / Group Submission.

Collection of Passports
15:00 - 17:00 - Monday - Friday, except on declared holidays.


Email for appointment of a group submissions:

Official website: