The Kaliningrad Oblast Region is now a part of the Russian Federation which was previously ruled by the USSR. Kaliningrad, or "Little Russia," as it is sometimes colloquially known, can be found on the Baltic Sea shore between Poland and Lithuania. Kaliningrad requires an entry visa for Italian nationals to enter the territory. That is why we created this unique eVisa. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has allowed Italian citizens and people from many nations around the globe to sign up for an eVisa to travel to Kaliningrad for leisure. Keep reading for more information about how to apply online with iVisa.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
I have an Italian passport, do I need a visa to visit Russia?
If visa cost is zero, why do I need to pay?
iVisa does not want you to waste time you can use to plan your trip. That is why iVisa service costs an affordable fee because we do the job easy for you. And there is no need to visit the embassy. Applying with us will take you 10 minutes or less. We do the rest of the job.
What is the Kaliningrad eVisa?
The Kaliningrad eVisa is an official document that allows visitors entry into and travel within the Russian region of Kaliningrad for tourism purposes.
How long is the Kaliningrad eVisa valid for?
Your Kaliningrad eVisa will be valid for 30 days after arrival. This visa also allows a Single Entry for a maximum stay of 8 days Per Entry.
What do I need to apply for the Kaliningrad eVisa?
To apply with iVisa, you just will need:
A photo taken in the last 3 months.
Your travel dates.
A credit/debit card or PayPal account.
What are the processing times and prices?
For Italian citizens visiting Kaliningrad, iVisa offers three processing options:
Standard processing, it will take a maximum of 9 days to process your Kaliningrad eVisa application for the total price of USD 25.00 (service fees included).
Rush processing, it will take a maximum of 7 days to process your Kaliningrad eVisa application for the price of USD 40.00 (service fees included).
Super Rush processing, it will take a maximum of 5 days to process your Kaliningrad eVisa application for the cost of USD 50.00 (service fees included).
How does the Kaliningrad eVisa work?
The eVisa system is an online method of applying for visas from anywhere in the world. Some advantages of this system to the traveler are that visas can be applied for quickly over the internet at any time, from any location. Payment is made online at the time of the application. iVisa uses the Russia eVisa system to process Kaliningrad visas.
How long does it take to apply for a Kaliningrad eVisa?
As said above, it will take you less than 10 minutes.
How can I apply for a Kaliningrad eVisa?
The application process has only three steps:
The first step will ask you to fill in your general information. You also need to choose the processing time from the options mentioned above.
The second step will ask you to revise step one and make the payment.
The last step consists of a questionnaire and a photo upload. It is at this point when you need to upload your passport scan. Other documents may be required as well, but it depends on personal circumstances.
Click here to start. After you are done, you submit your form and wait for your visa to arrive. In case you need assistance to fill your application, iVisa has a fantastic support service that you can call 24/7.
What happens after I have applied?
Your eVisa will arrive by email in PDF format in the timeframe chosen.
Does obtaining an eVisa guarantee me entry into Kaliningrad?
NO. Possession of an eVisa for Kaliningrad does not provide an automatic right of entry for the holder into the Country. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person if he considers that such a person is unable to fulfill the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in Kaliningrad would be contrary to national interests or security.
My children also need a Kaliningrad eVisa?
All Italian citizens wishing to enter Russia need a visa, even kids.
How can I apply for my family or friends?
For that, you need to have all the required documents. Then, just fill in the application form with his or her data. If you want to apply for more persons, just click on 'Add new applicant'.
What can I do if I make a mistake in my application?
Your Kaliningrad eVisa is linked to your passport number, if we already submitted your application, then you can NOT make any changes and you will have to apply again but we will NOT charge you another service fee. So, please, if this is the case, contact immediately one of our customer service representatives to assist you.
Is it safe to use iVisa to get my Kaliningrad eVisa?
Many people think that online information leaks and that their personal info is at risk of getting into the wrong hands. However, that is not the case with our services. We provide maximum safety for your personal data, confidentiality, and we invest a lot in the security of our database. Your personal information could not be safer. You can check what hundreds of happy customers say about us here.