Start of issuing of electronic visas for foreigners

According to the decision of the President of the Russian Federation, the issuance of electronic visas for foreign citizens was started from August 1, 2023.

Now an electronic visa can be obtained by citizens of states whose list has been established by the Government of the Russian Federation, namely:
  • Austria, Andorra,
  • Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria,
  • Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic,
  • Denmark,
  • Estonia,
  • Finland, France,
  • Germany, Greece,
  • Hungary,
  • India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Iceland, Italy,
  • Japan,
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait,
  • Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg,
  • Malaysia, Malta, North Macedonia, Mexico, Monaco, Myanmar,
  • the Netherlands, Norway,
  • Oman,
  • the Philippines, Poland, Portugal,
  • Romania,
  • San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden,
  • Taiwan (China), Turkey,
  • Vatican, Vietnam.

A unified electronic visa will allow foreigners to visit Russia for tourist purposes, for visiting or business visits, as well as for participation in socio-political, economic, scientific, cultural and sports activities.

To obtain a visa, you need to fill out an application form either on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation or fill it out on a mobile app. To the application it is necessary to attach a digital photo of the applicant and a scanned copy from the pages with passport data.