Key Points
  • All foreign nationals can enter Russia with a unified e-visa on January 1, 2021
  • The unified e-visa permits travel for tourism, business, and humanitarian reasons
  • The visa is filed electronically and has an average processing time of four days
  • The unified e-visa is valid for 60 days from the date of issue and has a single-entry validity
  • Maximum stay is 16 days from date of entry
  • Application fee of 40 USD applies for most applicants, except children age six or younger
  • Unified e-visa requires entry and exit through specific points
Overview

On January 1, 2021, all foreign nationals will be able to use a unified e-visa to enter Russia.

What are the Changes?

The electronic system is currently only available to certain visa applicants, including those applying

  • Purpose of visit: guests, business travel, tourism, and humanitarian purposes, including sport and cultural endeavors and participation in international events
  • Application process: the unified e-visa can be filed electronically through the Foreign Affairs Ministry website. It has an average professing time of four days
  • Number of entries: Single-entry
  • Validity: 60 days from date of issuance
  • Allowed stay: Maximum of 16 days from entry date
  • Application fee: 40 USD starting on January 1, 2021. The fee is waived for children age six and younger
Entry and Exit for E-Visa Holders

E-visa holders can enter and exit Russia through the following designated entry points.

  • Car: Bagrationovsk, Gusev, Ivangorod, Mamonovo, Morskoye, Sovetsk, and Ubylinka
  • Air: Belgorod, Volgograd (Gumrak), Ekaterinburg (Koltsovo), Kazan, Krasnodar (Pashkovskiy), Krasnoyarsk, Moscow (Domodedovo and Vnukovo), Nizhniy Novgorod (Strigino), Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo), Rostov-on-Don (Platov), Samara (Kurumoch), and Saint Petersburg (Pulkovo)
  • Rail: Pogranichny and Khasan
  • Sea: Passenger Port or Marine Station at Big Port Saint Petersburg, Zarubino, and Vladivostok
  • Pedestrian: Ivangorod

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