Post sponsored by

MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –

Resolution of November 7, 2020 No. 1793


Resolution of November 7, 2020 No. 1793

From the beginning of 2021, a unified electronic visa is being introduced in Russia. The regulation on the procedure for its registration was approved by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

An electronic visa will be issued on a specially created website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or using a mobile application. You can get it for tourist, business, humanitarian and guest trips. At the same time, invitations, hotel reservations or any other documents confirming the purpose of the trip will not be required for a foreign citizen. It is enough to fill out a form, upload a personal photo and a copy of your passport, pay a consular fee of $ 40 (for children under 6 years old – free of charge) and wait for notification.

The processing time will take no more than four days. The visa will be valid for 60 days from the date of receipt, but it is allowed to stay in Russia for no more than 16 days. Extension of these terms is possible in force majeure circumstances by the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

When crossing the border with Russia, a foreign citizen must present a printed notice of an electronic visa and a foreign passport.

The pilot project for the introduction of an e-visa started in 2017 and had a number of restrictions. Foreign citizens could cross the border with such a document only through some border checkpoints in the Far Eastern Federal District, St. Petersburg, Leningrad and Kaliningrad regions. They could not leave these regions. Now the e-visa will be valid throughout Russia. It will be possible to cross the border through checkpoints in many regions, and travel throughout the country.

The introduction of a unified electronic visa in Russia will help the development of tourism, increase the investment attractiveness of the regions and contribute to the growth of the economy as a whole.

Formerly Mikhail Mishustinapproved the list of stateswhose citizens will be able to obtain an electronic visa, as well as list of border checkpoints, through which you can cross the border with such a document.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

MIL OSI Russia News