How to obtain an electronic visa

How to obtain an electronic visa

1. FILL IN AN E–VISA application form http://electronicvisa.kdmid.ru/index.html
2. GET AN E–VISA grant notification on the website or byemail
3. PRINT OUT THE NOTIFICATION or download it to your mobiledevice
4. SHOW THE NOTIFICATION to a transport company employee
5. SHOW THE NOTIFICATION to a Border Service officer at the border crossing point
To obtain an electronic visa you need:
The passport
  • Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you applied for an e-visa.
  • Your passport must have free space for border crossing stamps.
The medical insurance
  • Foreign citizens who have arrived to the Russian Federation with e-visas are required to have a medical insurance valid in the Russian Federation's territory for the entire period of stay.

Invitations, hotel booking confirmations or any other documents that confirm the purpose of your journey to the Russian Federation are not required for an e-visa.

  • The time period for issuing an e-visa is no longer than 4 calendar days from the date of submission of the complete application. Holidays and weekends do not affect the terms of applying for an electronic visa
  • The time period for issuing an e-visa is no longer than 4 calendar days from the date of submission of the complete application.
  • E-visa is a single-entry visa and issued for 30 calendar days from the date of its issuance.
  • The permitted stay in the Russian Federation with an e-visa is up to 8 days starting from the date of entry, within its validity period.
  • E-visa validity and/or the permitted stay under it cannot be extended The period of stay in the Russian Federation always starts at midnight of the day of passage through passport control upon entry regardless of the actual time of passage through passport control.

Example: For example, you have an e-visa valid from July 15 to August 13 and you pass through passport control upon entry at 8:00 pm on August 1, Monday. In that case, you need to pass through passport control upon exit until 11:59 pm on August 8, Monday (rather than until 8:00 pm on August 9, Tuesday). You should also note that if you passed through passport control upon entry, for instance, on August 10 with the e-visa mentioned in the example above, you need to pass through passport control upon exit until 11:59 pm on August 13, i.e. until the e-visa expires.

53 countries whose citizens are allowed to enter the Russian Federation on an electronic visa:
  • Austria
  • Andorra
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • China (including Taiwan)
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • The Czech Republic
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Iran
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • The Netherlands
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Vatican