If you go to Russia as a Bangladesh resident, you'll need a visa, as you're a foreign national. Russia started granting e-visas to 53 international citizens only a few years ago, but it is not yet readily available to the citizens of Bangladesh.
The sort of Russian e-Visa you're going to need depends on your justification for traveling like business or tourism as well as the amount of time you'd like to stay in Russia. Check out our information to see if the Russian e-Visa is right for you.
The Russia e-Visa Program | Frequently Asked Questions
How long will I have to use it once I receive my e-Visa?
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 travel reasons to get an e-Visa for Russia are recognized as valid?
Currently, the Russian e-Visa can be used for various purposes: business travel, tourism, and humanitarian reasons (in sports, culture, science, and technology).
Am I allowed to cross borders with one single e-Visa into another territory of Russia?
It depends on which area you are visiting, and what the specific requirements are under Russian federal law for that region. Most visas, though, are only good to use for the specific region that you chose to travel to.
What are the conditions of entry with a regular Russian e-visa?
The Russian e-Visa is a single-entry visa. It ensures you are allowed to enter the Russian Federation only one time. If you exit or leave Russia, you will not be allowed to reenter the country without another visa.
What will it take for Russia to sort out a visa application?
At the bare 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 ask your Russian tour operator for an invitation letter, or the hotel or hostel you plan to stay at while in the country. A letter of invitation from a natural or lawful person currently residing in Russia is also approved in many cases and can be used for business, research, 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 e-Visa program in Russia?
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 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 Bangladesh 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 while keeping a visa in Russia?
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 Bangladesh | The Russian e-Visa Program
As a resident of Bangladesh, no matter when you arrive in Russia, you'll have to have a valid visa. The e-Visa program is steadily increasing its growth to global nationalities. Once an e-Visa option exists for citizens of Bangladesh, we'll 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.