Malian nationals will need a visa to visit Russia. The type of Russian visa you need depends on several factors including how long and the duration of your stay in Russia. You will be able to obtain a Russia e-Visa, or electronic visa, online without having to go to a consulate or embassy.
Check out the following information on the Russian e-Visa program and specific foreign national concerns on receiving and generally using a visa for Russia until then.
The Russia e-Visa Program | Common Questions & Answers
What is a Russian e-Visa?
The Russian Federation began accepting visa applications online in August 2017 to help streamline the foreign national visa program.
What type of travel is allowed using a Russian e-Visa?
The Russian e-Visa can actually be used for several different purposes: business travel, tourism, and humanitarian reasons (in sports, culture, science, and technology).
Do I need medical insurance if I am a foreign citizen traveling to Russia?
Yes. You will need to acquire personal medical insurance for international travel.
Can I travel between different regions of Russia with the same e-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.
What is the expiration date of a Russian e-Visa?
The Russian e-Visa will expire after 30 days from the date of issuance. It means you'll need to reach Russia with the visa within 30 days from the date of issuance or the visa will become void.
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
- 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.
Get a Russia Visa | Citizens of Mali
The Russian e-Visa is a great way to skip going to the embassy or consulate. When it is ready, come back to iVisa.com and fill out an online application for the e-Visa program of Russia.
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