Please be advised that from June 30, 2021 onwards the operation of the Russian Visa Center in Singapore (10, Anson Road, #21-04, International Plaza, Singapore 079903) will temporary cease. To apply for all types of visas to Russia foreign applicants should submit documents and passports to the Consular Section (Nassim Road 53) directly.
Visa transfer from expired or damaged passport
If your passport with a valid Russian visa was canceled or damaged, the Russian border authorities will not let you cross the Russian state border even if you have a new valid passport together with the old one.
In this regard, and in order to avoid conflicts at the border, foreign citizens need to transfer a visa from a canceled passport to a new one at any diplomatic or consular mission of the Russian Federation well in advance of a trip to Russia.
According to paragraph 80 of the "Regulation on the establishment of a visa form, the procedure and conditions for applying for and issuing it, extending its validity, restoring it in case of loss, as well as the procedure for canceling a visa", approved by Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of June 9, 2003 No. 335, if a foreign citizen with a valid Russian visa has received a new national passport and the previous passport has been canceled, the visa can be restored in the new passport upon written application of this foreign citizen.
To restore a visa, the following documents are required:
- old canceled or damaged passport with a valid visa;
- new valid passport;
- visa application form with 1 photograph (color, on a white background, size 3.5x4.5 cm);
If the visa was originally issued not in Singapore, then its transfer to a new passport is possible only after checking the grounds for issuance (it may take several days).