The Russian government is expected to announce the Visa program restart date by 1 June. Citizens of the specified countries may get a visa for up to six months if they have a hotel reservation.
The countries include: India, Bahrain, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Iran, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Türkiye and the Philippines.
Online applications for visas are becoming more popular for Cambodian residents that travel internationally. Russia started accepting online visa applications in 2017. Currently, there are 53 countries whose residents can apply online for an “e-Visa” or electronic visa.
This visa is attached to your passport and allows you to fly in or land in Russia without needing a paper visa. Once the e-Visa application is open for Cambodian citizens, it will be easy to fill out on the iVisa website.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Russian e-Visa Program
Entering and Exiting the Russian Federation with a Visa
The Russian e-Visa is a single entry visa. This means you are permitted entry to the Russian Federation one time. If you exit or leave Russia, you will not be allowed to reenter the country without another visa.
How long will it take to receive an e-Visa once I have applied?
Usually, it takes no longer than 4 days to receive an e-Visa, but this depends on your visa operator and their e-Visa program requirements.
What are the four main regions of Russia that require separate e-Visas?
The following regions of Russia currently allow foreign citizens to enter the borders with a valid e-Visa:
- St. Petersburg
- The Far East
- Kaliningrad Oblast
You can use our Visa Checker Tool to see if you have any e-Visa options currently available to use.
Days Allowed to Stay in Russia with an e-Visa
From the date of entry, you will be allowed no more than 8 days to explore the region of Russia to which your visa is attached.
Crossing Regional Borders with a Russian 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.
Documents and Information You Need to Apply
For the online application for the Russia e-Visa, you will, at minimum, need:
- Passport-Style Photos - Colored photos only, white background, ratio of 3.5 x 4.5
- Health Insurance Policy - For the length of your stay in Russia, you must prove you have adequate health insurance for emergencies.
- 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.
- 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.
Expiry Date for Russian e-Visas
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.
There is a 30-day window to use your e-Visa for Russia once it is issued. Find the “Date of Issuance” on the visa and add 30 days.
Russian e-Visa: Valid Travel Reasons
Currently, the Russian e-Visa can be used for these purposes: business, tourism, and humanitarian reasons (in sports, culture, science, and technology).
Starting the Russian Visa Application Process for Cambodia Residents
Ready to apply? Check with your local embassy or consulate that issues Russian visas to get the correct form.
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