E-​Visa. What is that?

An E-Visa, or electronic visa, is a digital authorisation that allows travellers to visit a specific country for a ​designated period. It eliminates the need for traditional paper visas and offers a simplified, efficient, and ​convenient alternative. Whether you are planning a business trip, a vacation, or a cultural adventure, the ​E-Visa is here to streamline your travel experience.

Key Facts about the Russian E-Visa

  1. Simplified Application Process: Applying for a Russian E-Visa is easy and hassle-free. The entire ​process is conducted online, saving you time and effort.
  2. Single Entry: The Russian E-Visa grants you a one-time entry into the country. If you plan to leave and ​re-enter Russia, you will need to apply for a new E-Visa.
  3. Designated Entry Points: The E-Visa allows entry through specific points of entry, including airports, ​seaports, and land border checkpoints. Make sure to check the list of approved entry points before ​planning your trip.
  4. Short-Term Stay: The e-visa will have a 60-day validity and travellers can stay up to 16 days in Russia.
  5. Short Processing Time: The Russian E-Visa is usually processed within 4 days, providing a relatively ​quick turnaround for your travel plans.
  6. Restricted Activities: The E-Visa is intended for tourism, business, or humanitarian purposes. ​Engaging in employment or studying in Russia is not permitted under this visa category.
  7. Digital Format: Once your E-Visa is approved, it will be issued in electronic form. You can print out ​the visa or keep it accessible on your electronic device for presentation at the Russian border.

Who can apply for a Russian E-visa?

The e-visa is available to nationals of selected countries, including Switzerland, most European states, ​Turkey, Japan, China, etc. If you hold a passport of any of these countries, you are one step closer to your ​Russian adventure.

Apply online
Attach documents
Receive a e-visa

Documents required

  1. Details of your accommodation (no voucher necessary)
  2. Passport copy. Your passport must be machine-readable and issued by your country of ​nationality. Your passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of applying for a ​unified e-visa. If your passport does not meet these requirements, the e-visa application cannot ​be accepted for processing. There must be sufficient space in your passport for border crossing ​stamps.
  3. One passport photo (any size) ?
  4. Travel insurance for repatriation and medical expenses

E-visa applicants are not required to submit an invitation letter, hotel booking confirmation or any ​other document confirming the purpose of their travel to the Russian Federation. If you are travelling ​with minor children indicated in your passport, a separate application for a unified e-visa must be ​submitted for each child. All minor children travelling with their parents must have a separate e-visa.

*The list of foreign States whose nationals can apply for Russian e-visa:
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Rep.
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • DPRK
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Myanmar
  • Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan, China
  • Turkey
  • Vatican
  • Vietnam

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