The regime for issuing electronic visas has existed in Russia since 2017. The main advantage of an electronic visa is that it can be issued via the Internet without visiting the consulate or embassy of the Russian Federation.
An electronic visa is issued free of charge. The deadline for issuing an electronic visa is not more than 4 calendar days from the date of submission of the completed application.
You can fill in an application for an electronic visa on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation no earlier than 20 days and no later than 4 days before the expected date of entry into Russia.
Currently, an electronic visa can be issued for visiting:
- Kaliningrad region;
- Far Eastern Federal District.
Based on electronic visa you can move on only within the territory of one region of the Russian Federation which you entered. Duration of stay in the Russian Federation on an electronic visa is up to 8 days.