Visa Fees, Processing Times & Payments

Payment must be exact and made by bank cheque payable to the Embassy of the Russian Federation.

If paying in our office in person debit cards EFTPOS are also acceptable.

Please be advised that payments made by personal/company cheques (from personal cheque book) or payable not to the Embassy of the Russian Federation are not accepted.

Accepted visa fee is not subject for reimbursement in any circumstances.

If you apply in person normal processing time is 10 business days, urgent – 3 business days. If you send your application by Post normal processing time is 14 business days, urgent – 4 business days.

It may take more time during busy months. We receive high numbers of applications between March and September. This means it may take us longer to process your visa application during this time (normal processing time can be up to 20 days).

Visa processing starts only after the Embassy has received all necessary documents and payment. Drop-off or delivery day is not counted as a business day.

The Embassy of the Russian Federation does not provide information by phone or by e-mail on enquiries concerning status of visa applications. Only if your application is taking longer to process than the normal time frame for that type of visa, you can contact us.

The Embassy does not take into consideration your prepaid air tickets, bookings, etc. and doesn't bear any responsibility for your possible expenses and losses if you did not read the above information carefully and counted the date of collection/dispatch incorrectly.

VISA FEES (IN NZ DOLLARS) PER PERSON

 

10 working days processing

3 working days processing

Single-entry
(common or transit)

$ 120

$ 240

Double-entry
(common or transit)

$ 195

$ 390

Multiple-entry

$ 360

$ 720

 

Visa transfer or replacement

at a Consular Section which initially issued the visa

55

We will charge a full payment for re-issuing a visa, if you have made mistakes in your application (incorrect date of arrival and departure, type of visa etc).

 

Please find below visa fees for citizens of the following countries based on bilateral agreements.

 

Country

10 working days processing

3 working days processing

European countries

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland 

(all types of visas except work, study and temporary resident) (single-entry, double-entry, multiple entry, transit)

(except UK and Ireland)

60

120

China

 

 

Single-entry (common or transit)

75

120

Double-entry (common or transit)

150

195

Multiple entry

225

270

Japan

55

135

USA (single-entry, double-entry, multiple entry, transit)

240

n/a

Angola, Cambodia, India, Vietnam

 

 

Single-entry (common or transit)

45

90

Double-entry (common or transit)

75

150

Multiple entry

135

270