Be sure to check with your visa provider on the specifics of getting an e-Visa for Russia. As soon as Russia updates its online visa program for citizens of the Dominican Republic, we will release the online application for your convenience.
Until then, you can use the Visa Checker Tool, an online resource to find out all of the available e-Visa programs for your nationality. Simply choose your country and the country you plan to visit to see what is available.
The Russia e-Visa Program | Common Questions & Answers
How does the Russia e-Visa program work for foreign nationals?
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 the Dominican Republic 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.
Is it required that I have specific insurance plans in place to travel to the Russian Federation?
It is required for you to prove you have medical insurance to travel to Russia. This is for your safety and to keep you from getting into trouble with the local authorities if you are unable to pay for care.
How long do I have to use my visa before it expires?
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.
Be sure to plan your trip to Russia within this time frame so you do not make the mistake of allowing your visa to expire before you can use it.
If I arrive in one region of Russia, will I be allowed to travel to other regions?
Not necessarily. You may need a separate visa for each of Russia’s large travel regions, so just be sure to find that out before you fly out to Russia.
What will I need in order to fill out the Russia e-Visa application?
Each visa application, as well as entry in Russia will require:
- Valid Passport - Have at least 6 months left of validity before you apply for a Russia e-Visa.
- Invitation Letter - You should be able to acquire one from the hotel or hostel you are staying in. If you have booked a Russian tour of the region, the tour agency should also be able to provide one. Staying with friends or family? As long as they are Russian citizens currently residing in your region of choice, they can send you an invitation letter also. A PDF version is standard.
- Health Insurance Policy - You will need to prove you have reliable health insurance coverage for the length of your stay.
- Payment Method - This can vary based on where you apply for your visa, so be sure to find out the details before going to the visa application location.
- Passport-Style Photo - Colored photos only, white background, ratio of 3.5 x 4.5
How long does it usually take to process an e-Visa application for the Russian Federation?
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 are the entry and exit requirements for holding a Russian 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. You will need to plan a departure trip out of Russia before the 8 days are up.
What kind of entry restrictions does the Russia e-Visa have?
The Russian e-Visa is a single entry visa. So if you exit Russia after using the e-Visa to enter, you will not be allowed back in unless you obtain another, separate visa.
Get a Russia Visa | Citizens of the Dominican Republic
When you begin to plan your trip for Russia, it is always good to check and see if the e-Visa program is ready for you. Then, you will be able to get a visa online and won’t have to worry about physically traveling to a location to get one.
We are here 24/7 to help you with any remaining concerns you have about your upcoming trip to the Russian Federation. Safe travel to you and your travel partners.