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eVisa for Russia

The majority of foreign citizens who wish to enjoy a stay in the Russian Federation are required to apply for a eVisa for Russia, although the type of travel document required will depend on nationality, as well as the purpose and duration of the stay. Tourists intending to visit Russia for a short term stay can now apply for Russia eVisas, a much faster and more practical way to obtain a Russian travel authorization than the traditional Russian tourist visa.

eVisas allow visitors to apply for their Russian visa entirely online in minutes, from anywhere in the world. Passport copies, online application form, and other documents required for the visa can be submitted online. Currently, eVisas are available for specific Russian regions. In order to visit the regions of the Far East, Kaliningrad, and St Petersburg, it’s no longer necessary to present supporting documentation at a Russian embassy or consulate.

E-visas can be of the following categories only: ordinary business visa, ordinary tourist visa, and ordinary humanitarian visa. If the purpose of your journey to the Russian Federation does not correspond to any of the above, you should apply for a traditional visa at a diplomatic mission or consular office of the Russian Federation.

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Who needs a e-visa to enter russia?

Most foreign passport holders need to get a Russian visa to visit the country, although the type of visa for Russia required will depend on the duration and purpose of the stay. Fortunately, citizens of a number of countries can now obtain a eVisa for Russia for short-term stays by applying online.

Travel information about Russia

Russia is the largest country in the world with a territory of 17 million square kilometres. Temperatures in Russia can be extreme, with the capital Moscow regularly registering –20 °C in the coldest weeks of winter. Siberia can easily register temperatures as low as –45 °C. International tourists usually prefer to travel to Russia during the warmer months, between late May and the beginning of October.

144.5 million people currently live in Russia and although the official language is Russian, 100 other languages and dialects are spoken. The Russian Ruble is the currency of the Russian Federation.

The international emergency service number is 112, active in Russia 24/7.