INFORMATION ABOUT THE RUSSIA VISA
About the Russia E-visa
The Russia E-visa is an electronic visa for travelers who wish to visit the Russian Federation for short-term trips of maximum 16 days.
The Russia E-visa is issued through an online application system. It was introduced to simplify visa processes for citizens of eligible countries who want to travel to Russia for tourism or business purposes.
The Russia E-visa can be obtained by completing a simple online application form. Applicants must provide their personal details, travel information and passport data.
Russia E-visa Authorized Stay and Validity
Travelers can apply for the Russia E-visa at any time. The E-visa for Russia has a validity of 60 days from the moment of approval and grants permission to stay on Russian territory for up to 16 days (both the date of arrival and departure count).
Passport guidelines for the Russia Visa
Applicants must have a current and eligible passport, which must be valid for a minimum of six (6) months from the date in which the application is submitted. The passport must have blank pages for border crossing stamps. Russia E-visa holders are granted a 16-day stay through an eligible port of entry in Russia.
List of countries eligible to apply for an online Visa Russia
Citizens and nationals from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online for a Russia E-visa on arrival. Including EU member countries, Japan and China.
A citizen with a valid passport from one of the eligible countries in this list can apply online here for a visa to visit Russia.
Russia Authorized Ports of Entry
National Visa Authorized Ports of Entry
Eligible foreign travelers are able to use the unified Russian E-visa to enter and leave the country through 29 border checkpoints.
Air ports of entry:
- Ekaterinburg (Koltsovo)
- Krasnodar (Pashkovsky)
- Krasnoyarsk (Yemelyanovo)
- Moscow (Vnukovo)
- Moscow (Domodedovo)
- Moscow (Sheremetyevo)
- Nizhny Novgorod (Strigino)
- Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo)
- Pulkovo (St. Petersburg)
- Rostov-on-Don (Platov)
- Samara (Kurumoch)
- Volgograd (Gumrak)
Land ports of entry:
- Railroad checkpoints: Pogranichny, Khasan
- Automobile checkpoints: Bagrationovsk, Gusev, Mamonovo (Grzechotki), Mamonovo (Gronowo), Morskoje, Sovetsk, Ivangorod, Ubylinka
- Pedestrian checkpoint: Ivangorod
Maritime ports of entry:
- Saint Petersburg (Marine Station)
- Saint Petersburg (passenger port)
Applicants are required to provide personal details, passport and travel information. The applicant’s passport must be machine-readable and issued by an eligible country. When completing the application, the traveler must use a passport with a minimum of six (6) months validity from the day the application is submitted.
The following documents will be necessary to complete the application for the unified Russia E-visa:
- Recent color photo, passport-style
- Digital photo of the passport data
The photo can be submitted at a later time if the applicant does not have one at the moment of application. By accessing the link in their confirmation email, the applicant will be able to return to their application and provide the supporting documents required by the government of Russia.
Requirements to enter Russia
Upon arrival in Russia, E-visa holders must present the following:
- A printout or digital copy on mobile device of the approved Russia E-visa upon arrival
- The passport used for the online application form with blank pages for an entry stamp
Foreign citizens traveling with an approved E-visa are required to have medical insurance valid in the Russian Federation’s territory for the total period of their stay (exceptions apply).
Check Status for the Russia E-visa
Once the applicant has submitted the online application, all Russia E-visa notifications and updates will be sent by email.
The processing time of a Russia online visa is within 90 business days. In some cases, the process may take longer, up to 180 days.
To check the status of your Russia E-visa application, please click here.
Online visa application for the Russia E-visa
To apply online for a Russia E-visa, applicants must have a valid passport, email address, and a credit or debit card.
All of the information provided on the Russia E-visa application form, such as first and last names, place and date of birth, address, sex, passport number, and nationality, must be exactly as they are written on the applicant’s passport.
All eligible applicants can click here to complete the Russia E-visa application online.