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Unified electronic visa
Start an e-Visa application for Russia

Everything is done entirely online, you don't have to send anything by mail and you don't have to go anywhere. The "e-Visa" can be requested on this form. The photocopy of the passport (identity page + page with signature) and a passport photo should be sent once the form is filled in so that we can check the data. The agreement is materialized by the receipt of an electronic travel authorization (PDF) that should be printed in color and presented upon arrival in Russia.

Since January 1, 2021, the entire territory of Russia can be visited with this e-Visa. You can enter Russia through several airports, seaports, railway stations and border cities (see the list on the homepage). You do not need to know anyone in Russia to do this. You must be out of the country at the time of application, have a way to leave the country (return air ticket, etc) and have a hotel reservation.

Length of stay Input Consular fees Service Fees Total including VAT per person
16 days (15 nights) 1 33 โ‚ฌ 36 โ‚ฌ 69 € (gratuit < 6 ans)

The e-Visa is valid for tourist, business, family visit and humanitarian trips (maximum 16 days and single entry). Travelers must have a passport valid for at least 6 months as of the date of application for the Russian e-Visa. Once issued, you must enter Russia with the authorization within 60 days. The validity period of the visa will start upon receipt of the e-Visa. We advise you to apply at least 10 days before your arrival in Russia.

Start an e-Visa application for Russia

What you need to know about the Russia e-Visa

Due to the critical diplomatic situation and the closure of the e-Visa procedure since March 2020 we suspend the submission of Russian e-Visa applications until further notice.

How long does it take to process an electronic visa application for Russia?

The e-Visa is issued between 3 and 4 days. It can be requested up to 4 days before your departure. If your arrival is in more than one month, we accept applications but we will allow us to send you your e-Visa when it is available.

How long can I stay in Russia with an electronic visa?

The e-Visa allows a single entry of up to 16 days (15 nights) into Russia. Once the e-Visa is issued, you have 60 days to enter the country.

What types of electronic visas are available for Russia?

The e-Visa is valid for tourist, business, family visit and humanitarian travel.

Can I extend my e-visa for Russia?

The e-Visa cannot be extended.

If you need to stay in Russia longer than the duration of your eVisa, you will need to leave the country before your visa expires and reapply for a visa to re-enter Russia. This may include a visit to the Russian embassy or consulate in your country to apply for a visa and provide the necessary documents.

Do I need travel insurance to obtain an e-visa for Russia?

You need a travel insurance for repatriation and medical expenses to obtain your e-Visa for Russia, this document will also be requested upon arrival.

What is the necessary travel insurance for Russia?

Written in any language, signed and stamped, it is required upon arrival for each traveler. It must cover the dates of stay, indicate the benefits (minimum: repatriation and expenses up to $35,000/person, i.e. approximately $35,000), the contact information of the insurer in Russia, the policy number as well as the full names of the traveler as indicated in the passport.

Can Europeans still apply for an electronic visa for Russia?

European citizens can apply for an electronic visa for Russia, but it is currently no longer issued by Russia. The Russian e-visa is available to citizens of certain countries, including most European countries, for tourist, business and humanitarian travel. European citizens will therefore be able to apply for an e-visa for Russia if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Can I work in Russia with an electronic visa?

No, it is not possible to work in Russia with an electronic visa. Electronic visas for Russia are intended for short term tourist or business trips and do not allow you to work on Russian territory.

If you intend to work in Russia, you must apply for an appropriate work visa at the Russian Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence. Work visas are issued to persons who have an employer in Russia and who have been hired to work in Russia for a specified period of time.

Do I need a return ticket to get an eVisa for Russia?

Yes, you are usually required to provide proof of a return ticket when applying for an eVisa to Russia. Russian authorities require travelers to have a return ticket or proof of onward travel to be allowed into the country.

When you complete your Russia eVisa application, you will need to provide details of your travel itinerary, including travel dates and accommodation details. It is recommended that you book your return or onward ticket before applying for your eVisa to avoid delays or denial of your application.

What are the consequences if I do not respect the conditions of my electronic visa for Russia?

If the initial 16-day period is exceeded, legal proceedings will be instituted and the person will be banned from the country for 5 years

Do I need to apply for an electronic visa for Russia for a minor?

The e-Visa also concerns minors. The minor will need to have his/her own passport and thus apply for a regular e-Visa. The e-Visa is free of charge for accompanied children under 6 years old.

What documents are required to apply for an e-visa for Russia?

You will need to present your e-Visa printed in color, as well as your passport used to issue the e-Visa. You will also need to present your original travel medical and repatriation insurance.

Do I need an official hotel voucher to apply for a Russian e-Visa?

According to Russian government requirements, an official hotel voucher is one of the documents required to obtain a regular visa for Russia. The hotel voucher must be issued by a licensed Russian hotel or travel agency and must indicate the name of the hotel, dates of stay, reference number, full name of the traveler and purpose of travel. It is not required for Russian e-visa.

Why do we talk about a "unified visa" for Russia?

The "unified visa" for Russia refers to the visa system introduced in Russia in 2021. This system allows nationals of many countries, including EU countries, to obtain a Russian e-Visa to enter the country.

The Unified Visa is considered a simplified and more convenient system for travelers, as it allows for a fully online visa application, without the need to visit a Russian consulate or embassy. Applicants can fill out their visa application form online, upload the required documents and receive their e-visa via email.

What documents are required to enter Russia?

You will need to present your e-Visa printed in color, as well as your passport used to issue the e-Visa. You will also need to present your original travel medical and repatriation insurance.

Can I apply for an eVisa to Russia if I have a criminal record?

If you have a criminal record, it is recommended that you consult with the Russian embassy or consulate in your country of residence to find out if you are eligible to apply for an eVisa to Russia and what additional documents you need to provide with your application.

In general, travelers are required to provide accurate information about their criminal history when applying for a visa, including prior convictions and crimes committed. It is important to provide complete and accurate information to avoid delays or denials of your eVisa application.

Can I travel to Russia if I have a US stamp in my passport?

Yes, you can travel to Russia if you have a US stamp in your passport. There are no travel restrictions for people with U.S. stamps in their passports.

However, if you are a national of certain countries, you must obtain a visa to enter Russia, regardless of your previous place of residence or the travel stamps in your passport.

Do I need a vaccination certificate to obtain an electronic visa for Russia?

There are no mandatory vaccinations to obtain the electronic visa and to travel to Russia. However, consult the list of recommended vaccines for certain situations in Russia.

How can I enter Russia with my electronic visa?

Russia has about 100 border entry points, about 50 eligible airports (including all of Moscow's), about 10 sea entry points, rail entry points, one pedestrian entry point (Ivangorod), one river entry point (Khabarovsk) and one mixed entry point (Blagovechtchensk: river in summer and car in winter).

Can I apply for an electronic visa for Russia if I already have a traditional visa?

There is no need to apply for an e-visa if your passport already contains a regular or traditional visa. An e-visa does not extend the validity of a regular visa.

Can I apply for an electronic visa for Russia if I am a stateless citizen?

No, to apply for an e-visa you must be a citizen of a country that is eligible to apply for an e-visa.

Are there any limitations on the cities that can be visited with a Russian e-visa?

As of January 1, 2021, Russian e-visa holders can now travel throughout Russia for tourist and business trips.

How can I verify that my eVisa for Russia is valid before I travel?

Your e-Visa includes the dates you are allowed to enter the country.

Can I apply for an e-visa for Russia if I am a foreign national living in Russia?

Yes, as a foreign national residing in Russia, you can apply for an e-visa for Russia if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria for the Russian e-visa are the same for foreign nationals residing in Russia as for foreign tourists.

Documents to be provided
  • Photocopy of passport valid at least 6 months after application
  • Passportphoto
  • Travel insurance covering repatriation and medical expenses on site
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