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Russia e-Visa: Basic information

Russian e-visa is an electronic visa that serves as a mandatory travel document for all travelers wishing to visit the Russian Federation.
The electronic visa system was introduced in Russia in January 2021 to improve visa processing by switching to simple and fast online procedures.
Russia offers a type of electronic visa: a single-entry online visa that allows the holder to visit Russia for up to 8 days and stay for 30 days from the time it is issued.
An approved Russian e-Visa can be used for tourism and business purposes.
Travelers looking to visit Russia should check to see if their country is listed on the e-visa eligibility list and apply online just minutes from home!
Processing time can take up to 96 hours (4 business days).
However, most applications are approved by Russian authorities within 72 hours (3 business days).
Only one type of online visa for Russia can be distinguished, which is the single-entry electronic visa.
It allows residence in Russia for up to 8 days and remains valid for one month (30 days) from the date of issue.
Russian e-Visa holders can:
  • visit their friends/relatives residing in Russia
  • go on vacation
  • attend a business meeting/conference
  • handle business affairs in Russia
Our team of experts always check each application to ensure it is error-free before sending it to Russian authorities for approval.
However, please ensure you have entered the correct data in your online visa application form to avoid delays or processing issues.
Please note!
Before you begin your online application, prepare the necessary documents described in the “Required documents” section.
Check that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from when you plan to travel to Russia; This condition is very important to successfully apply for a visa online.
Instructions for online registration of Russian e-Visa:
  1. Begin by clicking on the “Login” button, which can be found in the menu on the right side of the screen.
  2. If you haven’t registered yet, please register yourself first. After registering, proceed to log in to the panel.
  3. Once you are logged in, navigate to the menu on the left side of the panel.
  4. Select the “Visa Application Form” option from the menu.
  5. Fill out this form with the required information.
  6. Finally, submit the completed form.

A 30-day term with an electronic visa entitles the holder to a maximum of eight days of stay in Russia. It should be noted that even if you enter Russia just before midnight, that day counts as day 1. Even if you depart only a few minutes after midnight, the day you leave counts as the final day.

An online transit visa is not required when traveling through Russia to another destination.
All you need is a valid passport to wait for your connecting flight to another country.
Please note!
If you want to stay in Russia without a visa during transit, you cannot leave the airport transit area.
All visitors to Russia must have two required documents to present to customs officials upon arrival.
Prepare and have the following items ready:
  1. Russian electronic visa is printed
  2. Valid passport that will not expire within the next six months from the expected date of arrival in Russia
All passport holders entering the Russian Federation on an electronic visa must plan their border crossing through one of the following border crossings.
Find out which airports, seaports, railways and land border crossings you can use below.
Airport checkpoint:
  • Vladivostok (Knevichy Airport)
  • Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Khomutovo Airport)
  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Yelizovo Airport)
  • Blagoveschensk
  • Khabarovsk (Novy Airport)
  • Anadyr (Ugolny Airport)
  • Kaliningrad (Khrabrovo)
  • Ulan-Ude (Muhino)
  • Chita (Kadala)
  • Pulkovo

Seaport checkpoints:

  • Vladivostok
  • Zarubino
  • Posiet
  • Korsakov
  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Kaliningrad (checkpoints in the cities of Kaliningrad, Baltiysk, and Svetly)
  • Vysotsk
  • Big port Saint Petersburg (Marine Station)
  • Passenger port Saint Petersburg

Railroad checkpoints:

  • Pogranichny
  • Khasan
  • Makhalino
  • Mamonovo
  • Sovetsk

Landboarder checkpoints:

  • Poltavka
  • Turiy Rog
  • Bagrationovsk
  • Gusev
  • Mamonovo (Grzechotki)
  • Mamonovo (Gronowo)
  • Morskoje
  • Pogranichny
  • Chernyshevskoye
  • Ivangorod
  • Torfjanovka
  • Brusnitchnoe
Please note!
All foreign citizens must enter and exit Russia through the same border crossing!
The Russian e-visa example below shows what this electronic entry permit looks like.
Most applications are approved within 72 hours (3 business days) of form submission.

Russia e-Visa


Who Can Get a Russia E-Visa?

Russian electronic visas are valid only for certain groups of people.
If you want to apply for such a visa, you must check whether you are eligible according to:

1) Your nationality, 2) Reasons to travel, 3) Port of entry

Nationalities Eligible

The nationals of the following countries are eligible to apply for a Russian E-Visa:

  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • North Korea
  • 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
  • Turkify
  • Vatican
  • Vietnam

Qualified entry target

If you are a citizen of one of the nations listed above, you may only apply if your reason for entering is:

  • business
  • tourism
  • The purpose of the trip is to link sports, culture, science and technology

Entry points available

If you meet the nationality and purpose of entry requirements for the e-visa, you can apply.
However, you should note that this visa is only valid for entry and exit from the Russian Federation through the following border crossings of the Russian Federation located on the territory of the free port of Vladivostok:
Air control point:
  • Vladivostok (Knevichi airport).
  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Elizovo airport).
  • Blagoveshchensk.
  • Khabarovsk (Novy airport).
  • Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Khomutovo airport).
  • Anadyr (Ugolny airport).
Marine control station:
  • Vladivostok.
  • Zarubino.
  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
  • Korsakov.
  • Posiet.
Railway checkpoint:
  • Pogranichny.
  • Khasan.
  • Makhalino.
Roadside inspection:
  • Poltavka.
  • Touri Rog.

Required documents for e-Visa

After obtaining the E-Visa, you can go to Russia. However, the border police at the port of entry will decide whether you are allowed to enter Russia or not.
You must meet the following conditions to participate:
Passport requirements.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of submitting the e-visa application.
  • It must also include at least one black page to stamp the border.
Health insurance requirements.
  • Foreign visitors entering Russia with an electronic visa must prove that they have valid health insurance on the territory of the Russian Federation for the entire period of stay.

Important Information

  • All travelers have to apply at least 5 business days in advance of the planned trip to Russia
  • You cannot obtain the Russian e-Visa upon arrival
  • Each traveler can transit through Russia visa-free if they do not leave the airport transit zone
  • All foreign nationals must have a separate online visa to enter the Russian federation
  • Russian e-Visa has to be printed out and taken on the travel for control upon arrival
  • You cannot prolong your stay with an online visa to Russia
  • All e-Visa holders have to use one of the listed border crossing points upon entering Russia
  • The Russian electronic visa does not serve as a working permit
  • Please note! The online Russian visa is not a multiple-entry permit

FAQ about the Russia e-Visa

The Russian e-Visa is an electronic entry permit that can be used for business and tourist purposes.
You can apply for a Russian e-visa completely online without having to go to the embassy.
The online Russian tourist visa serves as a single entry permit and allows a stay of up to 8 days.
Anyone coming to Russia must have their own electronic visa.
Check if your country is listed as eligible and apply online on our website to receive the highest quality e-visa service!
Russian visa in electronic form requires three essential documents for a successful application.
Each applicant must have a valid passport, a photo of the face taken with a phone or computer camera and confirmation of having purchased travel insurance for the Russian Federation.
All e-visa applicants must prepare the necessary documents, select the purpose of trip and click on the “Apply online” button located on the left side of this website.
Then, fill in your data in the application form, enter the required information, attach supporting documents, pay the fees and check your inbox for a PDF version of your online visa.
Each applicant will receive an electronic tourist visa via email.
Make sure you have set an active email address in your application to access the e-Visa in PDF once issued.
If you have any questions or doubts, don’t hesitate to contact our support team.

An electronic visa for Russia serves as a single entry permit and is valid for 30 days (one month) from the date of issue and allows a stay of up to 8 days for those holding a valid passport.

If your Russian e-visa is rejected, check that the information you entered in the application form is correct.
Also, make sure you meet the e-Visa requirements.
If all goes well, contact our support team to resolve your visa rejected by Russian authorities online.
Russian electronic visas cannot be issued upon arrival.
As you cannot apply for an electronic visa upon arrival, please use our website to apply at least 5 working days in advance.
If you have a valid passport and meet other basic requirements, apply online to travel to Russia with ease!

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