Just wanted to share my experience in obtaining a single entry visa at the consulate. First, when I approached the window, I stated that I am bringing paperwork for the visa, and would like to know how much a single entry visa costs.
The worker did not look up, but said he needs to see my documents first... [first hint that visa “processing fee” is arbitrary]... actually second hint- as the cost is not stated on the website.
Anyway, after looking at my partners paperwork and passports - he said “single entry? $80 each”.
I did not want to leave our passports at the consulate, so he asked me for the second passport foto (after I already gave him the check), I said I did not have extra passport photos on me. He gave me a receipt and said to come back in 3 business days.
Anyway, that price seems like a rip off for a single entry from what I am reading now. So delighted to be ripped off before stepping foot there.
I don’t know what others’ experiences are. In retrospect, I would have gone with visa on arrival and gotten a letter from a travel agent or hotel or whatever. Happy Travels!