Malaysian people will need a visa to travel to Russia. The type of Russian visa you require depends on a number of things, including how long you expect to stay in Russia and the aim of your travel. In the near future, you will be able to obtain a Russian e-Visa, or an electronic passport, electronically without the need to go to an embassy or consulate.
Until then, check out the information below on the Russian e-Visa program and common questions foreign nationals have about obtaining and using a visa for Russia generally.
The Russia e-Visa Program | Common Questions & Answers
What is a Russian e-Visa?
In August 2017, the Russian Federation began accepting applications for online visas to help streamline the visa program for foreign citizens. 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.
How many times can I enter Russia with an e-Visa?
The Russian e-Visa is a single entry visa. It ensures that you are allowed to enter the Russian Federation once.
How long can I stay in Russia 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.
What type of travel is allowed using a Russian e-Visa?
The Russian e-Visa can currently be used for several different purposes: business travel, tourism, and humanitarian reasons.
What documents and information are required to fill out a 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:
- 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.
- 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.
Do I need medical insurance if I am a foreign citizen traveling to Russia?
Yes. You’ll need to acquire personal medical insurance for international travel.
Get a Russia Visa | Citizens of Malaysia
The Russian e-Visa is a wonderful way to not have to bother going to the embassy or consulate.
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