Russia e-Visa for Citizens of Cyprus

Russia e-Visa for Citizens of Cyprus

iVisa | Updated on Mar 06, 2020

Those that will be going from Cyprus (as a citizen) to the Russian Federation will need to get a specific visa for the region you plan to visit when you arrive. A paper visa application is always available. Over 50 countries have immediate access to the e-Visa application, which is a program where foreign nationals can receive a visa over the internet.

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When the e-Visa program for Russia works for Cyprus citizen, it will be released right here on the iVisa website. Check out the FAQs below for more information.

The Russia e-Visa Program | Common Questions & Answers

Is medical insurance a necessity when going to Russia?

It is required for you to prove you have medical insurance to travel to Russia.

What will I need in order to fill out the Russia e-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:

  • 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 should be able to acquire one from the hotel or hostel you are staying in. If you have booked a Russian tour of the region, the tour agency should also be able to provide one. Staying with friends or family? As long as they are Russian citizens currently residing in your region of choice, they can send you an invitation letter also. A PDF version is standard.
  • Passport-Style Photo - Colored photos only, white background, ratio of 3.5 x 4.5
  • Health Insurance Policy - You will need to prove you have reliable health insurance coverage for the length of your stay.

What is the processing time for an e-Visa for Russia?

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.

Can you explain the Russia 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 Cyprus 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.

Once there, when do I have to exit the Russian Federation with an e-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.

If I arrive in one region of Russia, will I be allowed to travel to other regions?

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.

When will my e-Visa for Russia cease to be valid?

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 is the processing time of a Russia e-Visa application?

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 kind of entry restrictions does the Russia e-Visa have?

The Russian e-Visa is a single entry visa. So if you exit Russia after using the e-Visa to enter, you will not be allowed back in unless you obtain another, separate visa.

Get a Russia Visa | Citizens of Cyprus

Going to Russia can be quite an adventure. Be sure you have the right documents ready so you do not get turned away at the border.

Once the online application for the Russia e-Visa is available for your country, we will have it on this site. You can see what other e-Visa programs are available for Cyprus residents.

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