Russia e-Visa for Citizens of Algeria
iVisa | 4 min read | Updated on Oct 04, 2023

Going to Russia as a citizen of Angola will require a visa. Traditionally, visa applications and processing happen at embassies and consulates. There is an e-Visa, or electronic visa, program that Russia began in 2017. Over 50 countries can take advantage of getting a visa from home.

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Algeria has yet to be added to the program roster. Eventually, Russia plans to release the program to many other countries. You can come back and keep checking the Visa Checker Tool to see if and when you qualify for the e-Visa program for Russia.

The Russia e-Visa Program | Common Questions & Answers

What is a Russian e-Visa?

It is an electronic visa for entering Russia that is attached to your passport. You will also receive an official digital copy of your visa in your email. This makes it a lot more accessible in our age of technology.

When Algerian citizens are allowed to get the visa, iVisa will offer the application on our site.

How long can I stay in Russia with an e-Visa?

e-Visas for Russia currently last for up to 8 days from the date of entry.

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.

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.

Am I allowed to enter Crimea or Ukraine with a Russian e-Visa?

Russia still enforces its visa policy within Crimea, so it is likely that you can travel there. It is recommended to verify with your Russian connections whether or not it is allowed as the state of politics is volatile at the moment.

Traveling to Ukraine requires foreign citizens to follow Ukraine’s visa policy. Use our Visa Checker Tool to see if you are required to get a visa for Ukraine.

What type of travel is allowed using a Russian e-Visa?

Currently, the Russian e-Visa can be used for various purposes: business, tourism, and humanitarian reasons (in sports, culture, science, and technology).

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.

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 into the Russian Federation one time. If you exit or leave Russia, you will not be allowed to re-enter the country without another visa.

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.

What documents and information are required to fill out a Russia e-Visa application?

At 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Get a Russian Visa | Citizens of Algeria

Whether or not you are able to take advantage of the e-Visa program, you will need to get a visa to go to Russia. iVisa is dedicated to providing online access to visa programs as soon as they are released.

We hope you will join the thousands before you and try out iVisa’s online visa programs. The Visa Checker Tool can give you the latest updates on visas available for your country of origin.

Safe travel to Russia.

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