Traveling to Russia as a Bermuda citizen means that a visa is needed to enter the country as a foreign national. Be prepared to apply for, receive, and show to Russian officials a valid visa. Most visa applications are processed in person, but sometimes you can get what is known as an e-Visa, or electronic visa.
Once the e-Visa program for Russia extends to Bermuda residents, we will release the e-Visa application here on our website where you will be able to fill out the application and receive the official visa online.
The Russia e-Visa Program | Entry Limits, Restrictions, Documents, and More
What type of limits on entering and exiting Russia are there with an e-Visa?
Typically, the Russian e-Visa is a single entry visa. This means you are permitted entry into the Russian Federation one time. If you exit or leave Russia, you will not be allowed to reenter the country without another visa.
Sometimes you can get a double entry or multiple entry visa, but it will require more information from you.
Am I allowed to enter Crimea or Ukraine with a Russian e-Visa?
Russia still enforces its visa policy within Crimea, so it is likely that you can travel there. It is recommended to verify with your Russian connections whether or not it is allowed as the state of politics is volatile at the moment.
Traveling to Ukraine requires foreign citizens to follow Ukraine’s visa policy. Use our Visa Checker Tool to see if you are required to get a visa for Ukraine.
Please explain the Russia e-Visa Program.
It started in 2017 and has slowly expanded to allow residents of over 50 countries to apply online for an electronic visa. e-Visas are attached digitally to your passport, and you will normally get a digital version of your visa in your email once it is approved.
Bermuda citizens will have access soon to the e-Visa program for the Russian Federation. Check back periodically.
What are the different regions of Russia that require their own visa?
The following regions of Russia currently allow foreign citizens to enter the borders with a valid e-Visa:
- The Far East
- Kaliningrad Oblast
- St. Petersburg
You can use our Visa Checker Tool to see if you have any e-Visa options currently available to use.
What types of information and documentation is required to fill out an application online?
At the bare minimum, you will need the following documents and information to fill out the online application for a Russian e-Visa:
- Invitation Letter - You can request an invitation letter from your Russian tour operator or the hotel or hostel you plan to stay at while in the country. In many cases, an invitation letter from a natural or legal person who currently lives in Russia is also accepted and can be used for business, study, tourism, or personal reasons. If you are lodging in different regions of Russia, you will need an invitation letter from each host of your stay.
- International Health Insurance - This is to cover you in case of a medical emergency.
- Passport that is Valid - 6 months of validity are required; two pages for stamping
- Passport-Style Photo - Colored photos only, white background, ratio of 3.5 x 4.5
How long do I have to explore Russia once I enter the country with an e-Visa?
From the time you enter Russia, you will have no more than 8 days to explore the region.
When will my e-Visa no longer work after I receive it?
The Russian e-Visa will expire after 30 days from the date of issuance. This means that you will need to enter Russia with the visa within 30 days from the issuance date or the visa will become invalid.
It is currently required to apply no less than 4 days before you travel to Russia and no more than 20 days before your intended arrival date.
Be sure to plan your trip to Russia within this time frame so you do not make the mistake of allowing your visa to expire before you can use it.
What type of travel is allowed while holding an e-Visa for the Russian Federation?
Currently, the Russian e-Visa can be used for various purposes: business travel, tourism, and humanitarian reasons (in sports, culture, science, and technology).
Citizens of Bermuda | The e-Visa Program Requirements for the Russian Federation
When you are ready, apply for your Russian visa. Once the e-Visa application is available for your country, we will be sure to have it securely ready for you here on the iVisa website.
You can see what visas are available to you at any time by using our Visa Checker Tool. Then you’ll have access to hundreds of e-Visa programs that will make your trip planning easier.