Help with obtaining a unified e-Visa

Russian Federation 🇷🇺

From 1 January 2021, the Russian government has introduced a unified electronic visa to visit the whole of Russia. This e-Visa allows you to enter the country only once for a tourist stay, business trip or visit to relatives, for a duration of 16 days maximum. The 16 days of validity of the e-Visa include the day of arrival and departure.

The nationalities and entry points eligible for this visa are listed below. The average time taken to obtain an e-Visa is approximately 4 days. No invitation or voucher is required for this process.

What are the eligibility criteria for the Russian e-Visa?

1️⃣ Passport

Travellers must hold a passport that is still valid at least 6 months after applying for an e-Visa.

2️⃣ Current visa

You do not need to be in possession of a Russian resident visa.

3️⃣ Location

You do not need to be currently in Russia with a valid visa.

Which nationalities are eligible for e-Visa?

🇩🇪 Germany
🇦🇩 Andorra
🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia
🇦🇹 Austria
🇧🇭 Bahrain
🇧🇪 Belgium
🇧🇬 Bulgaria
🇰🇭 Cambodia
🇨🇳 China
🇨🇾 Cyprus
🇰🇵 North Korea
🇭🇷 Croatia
🇩🇰 Denmark
🇪🇸 Spain
🇪🇪 Estonia
🇫🇮 Finland
🇫🇷 France
🇬🇷 Greece
🇭🇺 Hungary
🇮🇳 India
🇮🇩 Indonesia
🇮🇷 Iran
🇮🇪 Ireland
🇮🇸 Iceland
🇮🇹 Italy
🇯🇵 Japan
🇰🇼 Kuwait
🇱🇻 Latvia
🇱🇮 Liechtenstein
🇱🇹 Lithuania
🇱🇺 Luxembourg
🇲🇰 N. Macedonia
🇱🇷 Malaysia
🇲🇹 Malta
🇲🇽 Mexico
🇲🇨 Monaco
🇲🇲 Myanmar
🇳🇴 Norway
🇴🇲 Oman
🇳🇱 Netherlands
🇵🇭 Philippines
🇵🇱 Poland
🇵🇹 Portugal
🇨🇿 Czech Republic
🇷🇴 Romania
🇸🇲 San Marino
🇷🇸 Serbia
🇸🇬 Singapore
🇸🇰 Slovakia
🇸🇮 Slovenia
🇸🇪 Sweden
🇨🇭 Switzerland
🇹🇼 Taiwan
🇹🇷 Turkey
🇻🇦 Vatican
🇻🇳 Vietnam

What are the eligible entry points into Russia?

Airports ✈️

  • Abakan
  • Anadyr (Ugolny)
  • Arkhangelsk (Talagi)
  • Astrakhan (Narimanovo)
  • Barnaul
  • Belgorod
  • Bryansk
  • Grozny (North)
  • Yekaterinburg (Koltsovo)
  • Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Khomutovo)
  • Irkutsk
  • Jukovski
  • Kaliningrad (Khrabrovo)
  • Kaluga (Grabtsevo)
  • Kazan
  • Kemerovo
  • Khabarovsk (Novy)
  • Krasnodar (Pashkovsky)
  • Krasnoyarsk (Yemelianovo)
  • Lipetsk
  • Makhachkala (Uytash)
  • Mineralnye Vody
  • Moscow (Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, Vnoukovo or Zhukovsky)
  • Murmansk
  • Nalchik
  • Nizhny Novgorod (Strigino)
  • Novosibirsk (Tolmatchevo)
  • Ulan-Ude (Muhino)
  • Omsk (Centralniy)
  • Orenburg (Centralniy)
  • Ufa
  • Ulyanovsk (Vostochny)
  • Perm (Bolshoye Savino)
  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Yelizovo)
  • Rostov-on-Don (Platov)
  • Saint Petersburg (Pulkovo)
  • Samara (Kouroumotch)
  • Saratov (Gagarin)
  • Sochi
  • Syktyvkar
  • Cheboksary
  • Chelyabinsk (Balandino)
  • Tchita (Kadala)
  • Tyumen (Roshchino)
  • Tomsk (Bogashevo)
  • Vladikavkaz (Beslan)
  • Vladivostok (Knevichi)
  • Volgograd (Gumrak)
  • Yaroslavl (Tunoshna)

Automotive 🚙

  • Bagrationovsk (Kaliningrad)
  • Blagovechtchensk (in winter)
  • Brusnichnoe (Leningrad)
  • Burachki (Pskov)
  • Chernyshevskoe
  • Gusev (Kaliningrad)
  • Ivangorod (Leningrad)
  • Kiakhta (Buryatia)
  • Kunichina Gora (Pskov)
  • Lyutta (Karelia)
  • Mamonovo (Grzechotki or Gronovo)
  • Morskoe (Kaliningrad)
  • Pogranitchny (Primorié)
  • Poltavka (Omsk)
  • Shumilkino (Pskov)
  • Sovetsk (Kaliningrad)
  • Svetogorsk (Leningrad)
  • Chernyshevskoye (Kaliningrad)
  • Torfyanovka (Leningrad)
  • Turiy Rog (Primorié)
  • Ubylinka (Pskov)
  • Verkhniy Lars (North Ossetia-Alania)
  • Vyartsilya (Karelia)

Seaports 🚢

  • Amurzet
  • Blagovechtchensk (in summer)
  • Kaliningrad (including Svetly)
  • Khabarovsk
  • Korsakov
  • Magadan
  • Nikolayevsk-on-Amur
  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Posiet
  • Saint Petersburg (Passenger port or Major port - Maritime station section)
  • Sochi (via the International Cruise and Passenger Traffic Centre)
  • Vysotsk
  • Vladivostok
  • Zarubino

Rail 🚃

  • Hasan (Primorié)
  • Makhalino (Penza)
  • Mamonovo (Kaliningrad)
  • Naushki (Buryatia)
  • Pogranichny (Kaliningrad)
  • Saint Petersburg-Finland (Leningrad)
  • Sovetsk (Kaliningrad)
  • Zabaykalsk (Transbaikalian Krai)

Terrestrial 👣

  • Ivangorod
🔴 ⚪️ ⚪️
Very disturbed treatment

The authorities are late in issuing documents, so please get in early.

How much does a unified visa for Russia cost?

Single fare per passenger

  • 1 entry in Russia
  • 99 locations input
  • 60 days for use after the show
  • Issued in 4 days
  • 3 reasons tourism, business and family visits
  • Free for children under 6

Rate for 84 € per passenger

What are the advantages of the unified e-Visa over the traditional visa?

No voucher or invitation required

100% online,
nothing to post

Quicker to obtain

Official document from the authorities

The Russian electronic visa in summary

Format Electronics only
Number of entries 1
How long does it take? 96 hours
Length of stay 0 to 16 days
Validity 60 days
Consular fees 49 €

For a trip to Russiathe electronic visa is required. Since 1 January 2021, you can visit the whole country with the unified electronic visa. Le Russia visa allows you to stay 16 days in the various Russian oblasts with the aim of visit your loved onesfor business or the tourism.

With your e-Visa for Russiayou can enter 52 airportsin 8 railway stationsby 1 land borderby 23 automotive borders and in 13 seaports different.

Le electronic visa Russia is available online for a fee of 84 € per passenger. It is not possible to obtain your visa for Russia on arrivalWe advise you to apply online. 4 days before you leave for Russia.

When should you travel to Russia?

Between April and SeptemberIn Moscow and St Petersburg, the temperatures are very pleasant. From JuneAs night falls late in St Petersburg, you can enjoy a fuller day than in winter. However, it's not too late, the winter period can also be magical at New Year's and Christmas.

Places to visit in Russia

Located in the north-west of Russia between the White Lake and the Baltic Sea, get away from it all at Kareliathe country of lakes and natural parks. Discover this unique wooden architecture by taking a trip on a hydrofoil on the river.Kiji Islandin the heart of the Lake Onéga.

Visit the city of Moscow aboard a cruise ship while sampling Russian cuisine. For a an atypical visit to St PetersburgAccompanied by a guide, opt for a guided tour. rooftop tour and take in the breathtaking views as you admire the domes cathedrals and the main sights.

Practical information

  • Official country name Russian Federation
  • Location Eastern Europe - Northern Asia
  • Capital : Moscow
  • Area surface area: 17.13 million km2
  • Language Russian
  • Currency Rouble
  • Climate : Continental
  • Time zone UTC +2 to +12

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