An electronic visa (hereinafter referred to as "e-visa") is a new type of a visa document based on which nationals of certain countries сan enter Russia without obtaining an ordinary visa (stamp in passport).
There can be the following types of an e-visa: tourist, business, humanitarian.
To obtain a Russian e-visa you need:
You will receive your e-visa within 2 business days via email.
Important: The validity period of an e-visa is up to 30 days starting from the date of issue. The permitted stay in Russia on an e-visa is up to 8 days from the date of entry within its validity period. An e-visa can be only single-entry.
The validity period and/ or permitted stay on an e-visa cannot be extended!
In case you plan to visit Russia but the purpose of your travel does not correspond to any of the above category type or you require a longer stay, you must apply for an ordinary visa (non-electronic) at the consular department office or a diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation.
To request a Visa invitation to Russia please use Invitation to Russia tab.
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