Unified electronic visa to Russia

The Federation Council has approved a law on the introduction for foreigners of a unified electronic visa to enter Russia from January 1, 2021.

The document has been published in the electronic database of the State Duma.

The unified e-visa is a single entry visa. It is issued for 60 days from the date of registration for a period of stay no more than 16 days from the date of entry into the country. The processing time for a single e-visa is no more than four calendar days from the date of submission.

An electronic visa is issued for a short-term stay with a guest or business visit, as a tourist, as well as for participation in scientific, cultural, socio-political, economic, sports events and for the implementation of relevant relations and contacts.

Signing of the law by the President of the Russian Federation and official publication are expected.