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What is a Russian electronic visa (E-Visa) 2020

24.12.2019

What is a Russian electronic visa (E-Visa) 2020

Russian electronic visa (E-Visa) is an official permission that allows entry to only certain regions of Russia. E-Visa is issued electronically by the consular department of MFA of the Russian Federation.

You can request a Russian e-visa yourself from your home computer, through the following links –

https://evisa.kdmid.ru or https://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/index_en.html

To apply for a Russian e-visa, you will only need: a valid passport with a validity period more than 6 months from the date of application, a recent digital photo that you will attach to the application (you can attach a photo taken with the front camera of your mobile phone, with a plain wall of light color in the background), and a travel medical insurance with coverage in the Russian Federation.

You can monitor the status of your application on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation - https://evisa.kdmid.ru/en-US/Home/StatusCheck. By using your application number (your ID and your password), you will track the state of your application.

How much time prior to my visit dates do I require to obtain a Russian E-Visa?
• The deadline for the issuance of the e-visa is a maximum period of 4 calendar days from the day of your request. Though it is usually ready in 2 days. You can apply as early as 20 days and no later than 4 days before the date of your entry to the Russian Federation.
Which cities/places can I visit with a Russian E-Visa?
• Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region
Kaliningrad and Kaliningrad region
Far Eastern Federal District regions

It's very important to know that arrival/departure to/from all the above cities/places with e-visa possible only through certain air, naval, automobile, and pedestrian checkpoints located in the territories of these cities/places.

Today an e-visa can be requested by the citizens of the following countries:

Saint Petersburg and Leningrad region

Andorra
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Bulgaria
China
(incl.Taiwan)
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
North Korea
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungry
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Holland
Northern
Macedonia
Norway
Oman
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Vatican

Kaliningrad and Kaliningrad region

Andorra
Austria
Bahrain
Belgium
Bulgaria
China (incl.Taiwan)
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
North Korea
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungry
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Kuwait
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malaysia
Malta
Mexico
Monaco
Holland
Northern
Macedonia
Norway
Oman
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Qatar
Romania
San Marino
Saudi Arabia
Serbia
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Vatican


Far Eastern Federal District regions


  • Algeria
  • Bahrain
  • Brunei
  • India
  • Iran
  • Qatar
  • People's
  • Republic
  • of China
  • North Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Morocco
  • Mexico
  • United Arab
  • Emirates
  • Oman
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Japan

* United States, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia are excluded from the e-visa procedure. But it is yet to be seen which nationalities can request a Russian E-Visa from 2021.


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