- 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
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