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Electronic visa to Russian Far East
Starting from August 8, 2017 citizens of 53 states (Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, the People's Republic of China (including Taiwan), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican) can use a specialized website of Russian MFA (http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru) to apply for a single-entry business, humanitarian and tourist visa in the form of an electronic document (electronic visa) to visit the territory of the Far East of the Russian Federation.
Electronic visa is issued free of charge based on an online application of a foreign citizen no later than 4 days before the proposed date of arrival and with a digital photo attached to the application in the form of an electronic file. No additional documents are required.
Electronic visa is valid within 30 days starting from the date of issue and allow 8 days residence in the Russian Federation starting from the date of arrival.
E-visa is valid for entry into and exit from the Russian Federation only through the following State border crossing points of the Russian Federation located in the territory of the Far East:
- International airports: Anadyr (Ugolny); Blagoveschensk; Vladivostok (Knevichy); Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (Yelizovo); Ulan-Ude (Mukhino); Khabarovsk (New); Chita (Kadala); Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (Khomutovo);
- Land checkpoints: Poltavka; Turiy Rog;
- Railway checkpoints: Makhalino; Pogranichny; Khasan;
- Sea ports: Vladivostok; Zarubino; Korsakov; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky; Posiet.
Foreign citizens who have obtained electronic visas to visit the Far East have the right to stay and move only within the territory of the Far East. This type of visa does not allow foreign citizens to enter other regions of the Russian Federation for the purpose of transit to or from the Far East, including through the airports during direct (nonstop) flights.
Transport companies can check whether a foreign citizen holds a valid electronic visa at a specialized automated website of Russian MFA (https://evisacheck.kdmid.ru). Information about checking procedure is available at the website in Russian and English languages.