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Electronic visas for foreigners to Russia

🎉 A long-awaited event: electronic visas for foreigners to Russia! 🎉.

When: from the 1st of August 2023 🎉

For what purposes: tourism, visiting, on business.

How long does it take to issue e-visa: within 4 calendar days.

For how long: this is a SINGLE ENTRY visa which is valid for 60 days, you may enter Russia only once for 16 days, on the 16th day you must leave the country.
For the next entry a new visa is required.

How to apply: online, without leaving home, just fill out the form on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation or through a mobile application, download link is on the same website.

In what form e-visa will be issued: in the form of an electronic notification by e-mail.
Print it out and take with you on a trip😉

What documents are required:
⁃ Photo
⁃ Scan of the main passport sheet
⁃ Payment of the consular fee (about $52)

Invitations, hotel reservations or any other documents confirming the purpose of the trip are NOT REQUIRED!

And that’s it! Wait for e-visa confirmation by e-mail 😃👏🏻

By what way you can get to Russia: in any way, even on a bicycle 🚴🏼‍♂️

Through which checkpoints: there are 92 of them, see the list here.

How to go through passport control with e-visa: simply present a printed notice of an e-visa and a passport.

To check your e-visa: https://evisacheck.kdmid.ru/

The electronic visa is valid throughout Russia. Welcome!🤗

List of countries for which an e-visa is available:

  1. Austria
  2. Andorra
  3. Bahrain
  4. Belgium
  5. Bulgaria
  6. Vatican
  7. Hungary
  8. Vietnam
  9. Germany
  10. Greece

+ 45 countries more, full list is here.

Source of information: https://www.mid.ru/ru/foreign_policy/news/1897895/

Welcome to Russia!