When going to Russia, it will be necessary for the citizens of Barbados to get an e-Visa. Over 50 nationalities currently have access to the e-Visa, or electronic visa program for Russia. The e-Visa program began in 2017 and will continuously expand to include other countries such as Barbados.
You may need to go to your nearest visa application center to request an application and to receive your travel documents. Once the online application for the e-Visa is released for your country, we will post it on our website.
The Russia e-Visa Program | Frequently Asked Questions
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 travel, 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.
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.
What are the entry limits with a standard Russian e-Visa?
You are permitted entry in the Russian Federation one time. If you exit or leave Russia, you will not be allowed to reenter the country without another visa.
Some visa types allow for more than one entry. Check with your visa provider for all of the options available.
What will be required to fill out a visa application for Russia?
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 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
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.
What is the Russian e-Visa program?
Foreign nationals can apply online for an electronic visa or an e-Visa for Russia. It is not currently available for all foreign nationals yet.
Once citizens of Barbados are allowed to apply for an electronic visa for Russia, it will be posted on iVisa’s website. Then, we can help you more to figure out the best way to apply.
Citizens of Barbados | The Russian e-Visa Program
We know that going to Russia can be a tedious process. Our simple, secure, online visa applications are the best in the world. While we do not currently host a visa application for Russia for Barbados citizens, we do have many more for other countries. Check them out.
Safe travel, and please let us know if you have any pressing questions about your international travel.