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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.



17.09.2021 - Some features of the private visa

When parents of a Russian child are not married, the foreign parent can also apply for a single-, double- or multiple-entry private visa upon a written invitation of the second parent (Russian national).

16.09.2021 - Working hours of the Visa Center

Visa center opening hours changed.

08.09.2021 - Multiple-entry private visas to close relatives

According to the last amendments to the visa regulations from 1 September 2021 it is possible to apply for a multiple-entry private visa to close relatives of Russian nationals for up to 1 year

07.09.2021 - Multiple-entry tourist visas

Since 25 August 2021 amendments to Article 25.6 of the Federal Law "On the procedure for leaving the Russian Federation and entering the Russian Federation" entered into force. Now a single or double-entry tourist visa for up to 3 months or a multiple-entry tourist visa for up to 6 months can be issued on the basis of the tourist «Confirmation» (which goes along with the «Voucher»).

03.09.2021 - Lifting the 14-days isolation for passengers arriving from the UK

The isolation for those arriving to Russia from the UK is no longer required.

02.09.2021 - The regions of the Russian Federation

We are happy to bring to the attention of our visitors some information on different regions of the Russian Federation.

19.08.2021 - On entering into force of the Agreement between Russia and Togolese Republic.

The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Togolese Republic on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for holders of Russian and Togoles diplomatic and service passports is entering into force.

09.08.2021 - On private visas for close relatives.

The rule for issuing private visas for close relatives was amended

03.08.2021 - On entering into force of the Agreement between Russia and the Republic of Namibia.

The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Namibia on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for holders of Russian and Namibian passports entered into force on 2 August 2021.

09.07.2021 - The new travel rules for Russian nationals entering Russia

A new decision of Rospotrebnadzor entered into force on 7 June and two mandatory PCR-tests for Russian nationals coming back to the homeland are not necessary anymore.

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