Information on the scheme of electronic visas for foreign citizens entering the territory of the Kaliningrad Region

On July 1, 2019, the piece of legislation will become effective approving a scheme of electronic visas for foreign citizens entering the Kaliningrad Region. The facilitation of visa regime will enable more foreign nationals to become acquainted with our country, to see it with their own eyes, both in terms of tourism and for potential cooperation and further collaboration in various areas.

The legislation was developed in a manner similar to the preference currently in effect for Vladivostok, with an extended list of countries considering the specificity of the Kaliningrad Region. The list of states covered by the new development is available on the website of the Consular Department of the RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs : https://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/klgd_home_en.html/

In order to obtain an electronic visa, a foreign resident is supposed to fill in the electronic application form for obtaining an electronic visa on the website of the RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs https://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/klgd_home_en.html, at least 4 days prior to the expected date of entry, but not earlier than 20 days. A photo must be attached to the application as an electronic file.

Once the application is checked, all the data will be sent to border crossing points, and no later than 4 days from the date of submission of an application, a notification of issuing an electronic visa will be placed on the website. A foreign resident will receive a notification with an identification number, which must be shown at the crossing point together with the personal ID.

Kindly note that foreign residents must carry a medical insurance, as well as travel tickets or confirmation of their purchasing for leaving the Russian Federation (in case of travelling by railway, air- or sea transport). A foreign resident must leave the Russian Federation from the territory of the Kaliningrad Region. 

Please be advised, that foreign residents will be allowed to enter and exit the Kaliningrad Region using the electronic visa directly only without being allowed to make a transfer in any of the other airports/sea ports of the Russian Federation.

The electronic visa is valid for 30 calendar days, with permitted period of stay of up to 8 days.

Consular fee will not be charged for this visa.