Citizens of Maldives will need a visa to travel to Russia. The type of Russian visa you need relies upon many things, including the duration of your trip to Russia. Instead of going to a consulate or embassy you will soon be able to get a Russian Visa online.
The Russia e-Visa Program | Common Questions & Answers
What is a Russian e-Visa?
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 Maldives 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.
How many times can I enter Russia with an e-Visa?
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.
What is the expiration date of a Russian e-Visa?
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.
What type of travel is allowed using a Russian e-Visa?
Currently, the Russian e-Visa can be used for various purposes: business travel, tourism, and humanitarian reasons (in sports, culture, science, and technology).
Can I travel between different regions of Russia with the same e-Visa?
This depends on the area you enter and the specific requirements of Russia's federal law for this area. Nevertheless, most visas are valid for the area to which you have traveled only.
What documents and information are required to fill out a Russia e-Visa application?
You will need the following documents to apply for a Russian e-Visa:
- Passport-Style Photo - 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.
- 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.
- Health Insurance Policy - You will need to prove you have reliable health insurance coverage for the length of your stay.
The Russia Visa | Citizens of Maldives
The Russian e-Visa is a great way to skip going to the embassy or consulate.
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