An E-visa for Russia is an a electronic visa which allows eligible citizens to visit a certain territory of Russia for a short stay.
There are currently around 55 countries that can obtain an E-visa to travel to Russia. The type of E-visa required will depend on the territory of Russia the applicant wishes to visit.
All of the different types of Russian Visa are single entry electronic visas and permit a total stay of 8 days in the relevant region. An approved Russian online visa is valid for 30 days to enter the designated region from the date of issue.
The Russian visa policy states that all foreign citizens eligible to obtain an electronic visa must fill out a simple online application form with basic personal, passport, and travel information, to receive an approved E-visa sent by email.
In order to apply, the traveler’s passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of arrival and contain between one or two blank pages.
If the traveler meets all the requirements set by Russia, the visa will be approved in between 2 and 4 business days. The copy of the approved E-visa sent by email must be printed and used to board transportation for Russia, alongside the same passport used to complete the online application.
An approved Russian E-visa functions as either a tourist visa, business visa, a visa for humanitarian reasons, or a visa for transit purposes.
If the traveler requires a longer period of stay or wishes to visit a Russian territory not served by the online application, they must apply for a visa at the nearest government diplomatic office of Russia.
Below you will find a full list of all the nationalities for which an E-visa for Russia is available.