Procedure for issuing unified e-visas
Applications for electronic visas can be submitted on a special website of the Foreign Ministry or via a mobile application. They will be issued to foreign nationals for tourism, business, private visits or humanitarian purposes without the need of any invitations, hotel bookings or any other documents to confirm their reasons for travel. Applicants will only need to fill out a special form, upload a personal digital image and a copy of his or her foreign travel passport, pay a consular fee of $40 (free for children aged under six) and wait for notification.
The processing procedure will take up to four days. The visa will be valid for 60 days as of its receipt, but the maximum stay in Russia must not exceed 16 days. The duration can be extended by decision of the Foreign Ministry in the event of force majeure circumstances.
A printout of the e-visa notification and foreign passport are to be presented upon crossing the border.
Foreigners can enter via the specially equipped checkpoints in many regions in the country and travel throughout Russia.
Some checkpoints for entering Russia with an e-visa: international airports in Belgorod, Volgograd, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-don, Samara, Saint Petersburg and others (this list will be supplemented with new checkpoints as they receive all the necessary equipment).
List of foreign countries whose citizens are issued a single electronic visa:1. Andorra
8. Czech Republic
9. Democratic People's Republic of Korea
34. North Macedonia
37. People's Republic of China (including Taiwan)
42. San Marino
43. Saudi Arabia