When you are planning a trip to Russia as a citizen of Belize, you should have “getting a visa” on your to-do list. The e-Visa program allows people to fill out an online form and then receive an official visa via email. This is great to save time and effort when planning your international trips.
Until the e-Visa application is ready for Belize citizens, you may have to go to the consulate or embassy nearest you to get a Russian visa. We will post the application for e-Visas as soon as it becomes available by the Russian government.
The Russia e-Visa Program | Frequently Asked Questions
After I receive my e-Visa, how long do I have to use it?
Find the “Date of Issuance” on the visa. You will have 30 days from the Date of Issuance to use your Russian e-Visa or regular visa.
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?
Business, tourism, education, or humanitarian reasons are all acceptable travel reasons for a Russian e-Visa.
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.
How many days am I allowed in Russia while holding a visa?
No more than 8 days can you spend in Russia with a standard visa.
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
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 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 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 Belize 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 Belize | The Russian e-Visa Program
Those from Belize who plan to go to Russia need to consider how you are going to get your visa for the trip. To do so, you may need to travel to a visa application center like an embassy or a consulate.
We are dedicated to being the first place you go for online visa applications. As soon as they are released from the Russian governments, we will post them on our website.
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