Kiribati residents will need to get a visa when traveling to Russia. In 2017, Russia granted over 50 countries’ citizens the ability to apply online to receive a digital visa or e-Visa. The e-Visa program is widely popular and much easier to use.
When the e-Visa program for the Russian Federation is extended to Kiribati, we will have it available on our website. Bookmark the Visa Checker Tool page, so you can come back easily to find your Russian online visa application.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Russian e-Visa Program
The Details of the Russian e-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 Kiribati 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.
Limitations on Reentry
The Russian e-Visa is a single entry visa. This means 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.
The Four Regions that Need Separate e-Visas
The following regions of Russia currently allow foreign citizens to enter the borders with a valid e-Visa:
- The Far East
- Kaliningrad Oblast
- St. Petersburg
You can use our Visa Checker Tool to see if you have any e-Visa options currently available to use.
Application Requirements and Border Requirements for Entry in Russia
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
- 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.
- Health Insurance Policy - For the length of your stay in Russia, you must prove you have adequate health insurance for emergencies.
- Invitation Letter - Ask your hotel, hostel, tour operator, or Russian-citizen friend to supply you with an invitation letter. You’ll have to show it to get into Russia.
Expiry Date for Russian e-Visas
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 thirty days.
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.
Length of Stay Allowed with a Russian 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.
Russian e-Visa: Valid Travel Reasons
Currently, the Russian e-Visa can be used for various purposes: business travel, tourism, and humanitarian reasons (in sports, culture, science, and technology).
Starting the Russian Visa Application Process for Kiribati Residents
All of us here at iVisa are dedicated to helping you achieve your travel goals. Not only do we grant e-Visas, but we can also help with travel authorizations and other letters as needed. We work with the governments of other countries so you don’t have to.
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