If you are going to Russia as a citizen of Bahrain, you will need a visa since you are a foreign national. Russia began issuing e-Visas to 53 foreign nationalities a few years ago, but it is not yet readily available for Bahrain citizens.
The type of Russian e-Visa you will need will depend on your reason for traveling like business or tourism as well as the amount of time you would like to stay in the Russian Federation. Check out our information to see if the e-Visa for Russia is right for you.
The Russia e-Visa Program | Frequently Asked Questions
After I receive my e-Visa, how long do I have to use 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.
Which travel reasons are accepted as valid to get an e-Visa for Russia?
Currently, the Russian e-Visa can be used for various purposes: business, tourism, and humanitarian reasons (in sports, culture, science, and technology).
Am I allowed to cross borders into another region of Russia with a single e-Visa?
It depends on which region you enter and what the specific requirements are for that region according to Russian federal law. Most visas, though, are only good to use for the specific region that you chose to travel to.
What are the entry limits with a standard Russian e-Visa?
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.
What will be required to fill out a visa application for Russia?
At minimum, you will need the following documents and information to fill out the online application for a Russian e-Visa:
- Health Insurance Policy - You will need to prove you have reliable health insurance coverage for the length of your stay.
- 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.
- Valid Passport - Your passport needs to be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the last day you plan to be in Russia. Have a couple of blank pages for stamping purposes.
- Passport-Style Photo - Colored photos only, white background, ratio of 3.5 x 4.5
What is the Russian e-Visa program?
In August 2017, the Russian Federation began accepting visa applications online to help streamline their visa program for foreign nationals. This e-Visa program is currently open to the citizens of 53 countries looking to travel to specific regions of Russia such as the Far Eastern Federal District, Kaliningrad, Saint Petersburg, and Leningrad Oblast.
Once citizens of Bahrain are allowed to apply for an electronic visa for Russia, it will be released on iVisa’s website. Then, we can help you more to figure out the best way to apply.
How many days am I allowed in Russia while holding a visa?
The e-Visa program currently allows visa holders to stay in Russia for up to 8 days from the date of entry in the country.
Citizens of Bahrain | The Russian e-Visa Program
No matter where you land in Russia, as a citizen of Bahrain, you will have to have a valid visa. The e-Visa program is slowly expanding to foreign nationalities in increments. As soon as an e-Visa option exists for Bahrain citizens, we will provide it on our website.
You can use our Visa Checker Tool to check out all of the visas you are allowed to acquire per your nationality.
Have a safe trip.