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The procedure for issuing the e-visa


The procedure for issuing electronic visas has been approved by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation, dated 7 November 2020 № 1793. This procedure applies for citizens of 52 states. At the moment, the UK is not included in this list.

Applications for e-visas can be submitted on a special website of the Foreign Ministry or via a mobile application both will be operational later. They will be issued to foreign nationals for tourism, business, private visits or humanitarian purposes without the need of any invitations, hotel bookings or any other documents to confirm their reasons for travel. Applicants will only need to fill out a special form, upload a personal digital image and a copy of the passport, pay a consular fee on the website/application (free for children aged under six) and wait for notification.

After the application is registered an identification number will be assigned. The date and time of its submission is the date and time of sending the completed application for processing.

Notifications about the progress and result of the processing of the application are sent to the foreign citizen by e-mail, indicated as the account name during registration. You must have a printout of such notification to travel to Russia.

The application is processed by the Russian Foreign Ministry automatically. The processing procedure will take up to four days. If incorrect information is found, its processing will be suspended and it will be returned to the applicant for correction. In this case, only the date of sending the amended application will be considered as the date of filing the application. Foreign nationals are personally responsible for the process of obtaining this type of visa and for the provided information. You should take this into account when planning your trip.

Please, note that the final decision to let you enter the Russian Federation is made by the Border Service of Russia, which, like the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, is allowed to cancel the e-visa in cases, provided by Russian law. At the same time, no one has to explain the reasons for canceling the e-visa.



24.11.2020 - Attention airlines

The ban on entry into the Russian Federation is lifted for family members (spouses, parents, children, adoptive parents, adopted) of highly qualified specialists in the field of sports.

20.11.2020 - On the Agreement between Russia and Andorra on visa-free travel

The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Principality of Andorra on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual travelling of Russian and Andorran nationals, signed on 5 December 2019, will enter into force on 25 November 2020.

09.11.2020 - Confirmation of the settled, pre-settled status of EU citizens

EU citizens residing in the UK, who currently do not need a residence permit, faced additional requirements

02.11.2020 - On the multi-entry private visa

Due to rising questions on possible application for multi-entry visa

02.11.2020 - Operation of the Consular Section

Due to rising questions

29.10.2020 - Non-UK citizens, allowed to enter the Russian Federation.

According to the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 635-r of 16 March 2020 in some cases non-UK citizens are allowed to fly to Russia from London without British residence permit.

26.10.2020 - The list of border check-points to the Russian Federation for the e-visa.

The Government of the Russian Federation approved the list of border check-points for e-visa holders.

26.10.2020 - Honorary Consulate of Russia in Norwich

The Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation has been established in Norwich, Norfolk County (Honorary Consulate Office, Cavell House, Stannard Place, St. Crispins Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1YE). Ronnie Alexander Bartlett has been appointed as Honorary Consul.

12.10.2020 - Organizing a Q&A session on consular issues

We are currently thinking of organizing eventually an online-discussion of practical consular matters with respective consular officers. The exact date and time as well as technical matters of participation in this event will be fixed later.

09.10.2020 - E-visa to Russia from 2021

The e-visa, which is already available for some Russian regions, will be introduced for the whole country from the beginning of 2021.

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