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Russian e-Visa


  • Application: https://evisa.kdmid.ru/
  • Costs: USD $40 by Visa or Mastercard
  • Duration: 16 days from Date of Entry (Day of Arrival / Departure count as full days, 14 days remaining)
  • Print Out: Not necessary, digital copy for scanning is sufficient
  • Processing Time: 4 days from Date of Application
  • Validity: 60 days from Date of Issue

Citizens of the following Countries are eligable to receive an e-Visa for Russia in 2023:

  • Americas:
    Mexico
  • Asia:
    Bahrain, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Turkey, Vietnam
  • Europe:
    Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Vatican

The following documents are required to apply for a Russian e-Visa in 2023:

  • Digital passport photo in .jpeg format
  • Digital face photo in .jpeg format
  • Medical Insurance covering Russian Federation territory
  • Valid national passport

A Quick Guide to apply for a russian e-Visa in 2023

  1. Visit the only official website: https://evisa.kdmid.ru/
  2. Click "Fill in an e-visa application form"
  3. Read the characteristics of the unified e-visa and condistions for issuance
  4. Agree with all three conditions via checkbox and click "Fill out a new application form"
  5. Register an account
  6. Upload your Photo according to the specifications
  7. Fill in your Personal details
  8. Fill in your Visit details
  9. Fill in your Martial status and relatives
  10. Fill in your Contacts and employment
  11. Provide Additional Information according to the questionaire
  12. Verify the summary for correctness of your data and proceed with the payment
  13. Follow up on the status of your application in your account


The following border crossings are eligable to enter Russia by land with a Russian e-Visa in 2023:

China:
  • Poltavka, Starotsuruhaytuyskiy , Turii Rog (Automobile)
  • Amurzet, Blagoveshchensk, Pokrovka (Mix)
  • Khasan, Makhalino, Pogranichny, Zabaykalsk (Railway)
Estonia:
  • Ivangorod, Kunichina Gora, Shumilkino (Automobile)
  • Ivangorod (Pedestrian)
Finland:
  • Brusnichnoye , Lyuttya, Svetogorsk, Torfyanovka, Vyartsilya (Automobile)
Georgia:
  • Verkhnii Lars (Automobile)
Latvia:
  • Burachki, Ubylinka (Automobile)
Lithuania:
  • Chernyshevskoye, Morskoye, Sovetsk (Automobile)
  • Sovetsk (Railway)
Mongolia:
  • Kyakhta, Solovyovsk, Naushki (Automobile)
  • Naushki (Railway)
Poland:
  • Bagrationovsk, Gusev, Mamonovo-Gzehotki, Pogranichnoe, Mamonovo-Gronovo (Automobile)
  • Mamonovo-Gronovo (Railway)

Entering Russia in 2023

Fly with

or

to one destination below

By Bus to Kaliningrad (04:30hrs), Ticket booking directly via: PKS Gdansk or Kaliningrad Busstation
By Bus to St. Petersburg (07:15hrs – 08:20hr), Ticket booking directly via: LUX Express or Ecolines
By Bus to Vladikavkaz (06:30hrs – 07:15hrs), Ticket booking directly via: ArmBus or Trans-Kavkaz
By Bus to St. Petersburg (06:15hrs – 07:30hr), Ticket booking directly via: LUX Express or Ecolines
By Bus to Vladikavkaz (13:00hrs), Ticket booking directly via: ArmBus
By Airplane to various Russian Cities, Ticket booking directly via: Shirak Avia or FlyOne or Fly Arna

Mobile Apps

(Get the overview for general travel apps here.)

2GIS

Map & Navigation

2GIS provides you with a broad range of detailed city maps, including public transportation, for offline usage.

Urban VPN

VPN

UrbanVPN is a free and fast service to anonymize your internet connection. Access servers in over 80 countries.

Ostrovok

Accommodation Booking

Ostrovok is a Russian online booking platform for Hotels, Hostels and other types of accommodation.

RZD

Train Tickets

RZD, the Russian Railways company, offers online ticket booking without additional service fees.

Telegram

Messenger

Telegram is the 2nd most used app for messaging in Russia, including group chats, channels and stories.

Tinkoff

Banking

Tinkoff offers a free debit card for foreigners, delivered inside Russia to any address within 3 days of ordering.

Tutu

Transportation & Accommodation

Tutu, Russia’s most popular travel website, offers online ticket booking for transport and accommodation.

Yandex

Multiple Services

Yandex offers through different apps, services for Navigation, Taxi Booking as well as food delivery.

Payments in Russia

With Visa and Mastercards not working within Russia and Belarus, booking tickets, accommodations and paying local expenses can seem troublesome. Fortunately Tinkoff is offering a (conditionally) free debit card for foreigners that will provide the known convenience of travelling cashless.

Free or ₽ 99/month​
Only Passport needed
Delivered in 1 - 3 days

Process Overview:

Apply for your Tinkoff debit card​
Fill out the application form​
Meet a Tinkoff representative​
Finalize your application​​​
Top-up money to your account​​

Learn in detail how to:

Culture

Durak

Rules of the Game

Gift Giving

Flowers (uneven)

Chocolate

Tea or Coffee

Product of Origin

A Book

Local Product

Homecooked Meal

Queueing

Strategy

Toasting

The Meeting

The Parents
The Passed Aways
The Children
The Country

The Women

The Peace
The Occasion
The Absentees
The Host

Maps

(All files are available for download in .kml format. Read how to upload them to a map application here.)

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