The Russian eVisa is a one-time entry electronic visa that allows its holders to enter and stay within the borders of Russia for various reasons. Application for the eVisa usually takes less than four days upon submission of the application. You are not required to pay for the eVisa, but application fees may apply during the process.
Which countries can request eVisa for Russia and how to apply
The application of the Russian eVisa takes place on either the specified website of the Foreign Affairs ministry of the Russian Federation or the mobile application of the Russian Foreign Ministry. To apply, one must create a personal account on the website through which they will submit their applications. The eVisa is however eligible to citizens of select foreign countries that have been approved by the Russian Government.
Documents you need when requesting eVisa for Russia
When applying for the eVisa, you must have the following documents in your possession:
- Your national passport that you will use to cross the Russian border;
- A digital image of the passport information configured in JPEG;
- Passport photo in JPEG format;
- A credit card that you will use to pay for the visa.
Visa photo requirements for Russian eVisa?
There are various requirements that the passport photo you use for the eVisa applications must meet. They:
- Must show your current appearance and be less than six months old;
- Should have a uniform lighting composition free of red eyes and obstructive shadows;
- Must be taken with a austere subtle background and should reveal the upper part of your head and shoulders with your head in the midpoint of the photo;
- It should have no frames and must be rectangular. Applicants whose religious beliefs require wearing a head covering can wear one provided that it does not cover any facial features;
- Ensure your eyes are visible if you wear glasses.
- White background is obligatory.
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