Puerto Ricans will need a visa to go to Russia. The type of Russian visa needed depends on many factors including how long you plan to stay in Russia and the purpose of your trip. In the near future, you will be able to obtain a Russia e-Visa, or electronic visa, online without the need to go to a consulate.
The Russia e-Visa Program | Common Questions & Answers
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.
What regions of Russia currently accept 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
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.
How long will it take to receive an e-Visa once I have applied?
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 type of travel is allowed using a Russian e-Visa?
The Russian e-Visa can now be used for various purposes: business travel, tourism, and humanitarian reasons (in sports, culture, science, and technology).
What is the expiration date of a Russian e-Visa?
The Russian e-Visa will expire after 30 days from the issue date. It is required to apply no less than 4 days before you travel to Russia and no more than 20 days before your intended arrival date.
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.
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:
- 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 - You will need to prove you have reliable health insurance coverage for the length of your stay.
- 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.
- Passport-Style Photo - Colored photos only, white background, ratio of 3.5 x 4.5
Get a Russia Visa | Citizens of Puerto Rico
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.
Do you have more questions? If you do, reach out to our support staff who are available 24/7. We are here to help you get your visa for Russia as soon as possible.