Information on the introduction of an electronic visa mechanism for foreign citizens entering the territory of the Kaliningrad region
On July 1, 2019, legislation came into force that approves the electronic visa mechanism for foreigners arriving in the Kaliningrad region. Simplification of the visa regime will allow more foreigners to get acquainted with our country, to see our lives with our own eyes, both from a tourist point of view, and for possible cooperation and further interaction in different directions.
The legislation was developed by analogy with the preference valid for Vladivostok, with an expanded list of countries taking into account Kaliningrad to obtain an electronic visa, a foreign citizen fills out an application for an electronic visa on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in electronic form at least 4 days before the expected date of entry. You will also need to attach a photograph in the form of an electronic file to the application.
After checking the questionnaire, all the data is transmitted to the checkpoints, and no later than 4 days from the date of application, a notice on the issuance of an electronic visa is posted on the site. A foreign citizen receives a notification with an identification number, which he presents at the checkpoint along with an identity document.
We draw your attention to the fact that foreign citizens are required to have a medical insurance policy, as well as travel tickets or a confirmed guarantee of their purchase for leaving the Russian Federation (in case of departure by rail, air or sea). Departure abroad must also be carried out from the territory of the Kaliningrad region.
The validity period of an electronic visa is 30 calendar days, with a permitted stay of up to 8 days.
The fee for this type of visa is not taken.
An electronic visa can only be obtained by citizens of the following countries, the list of which is established by the Government of the Russian Federation:
|Бахрейн||Bahrain مملكة البحرين|
|Китай (включая Тайвань)||China and Taiwan|
|Корейская Народно-Демократическая Республика||North korea|
|Саудовская Аравия||Saudi Arabia|
|Северная Македония||Northern Macedonia|
What needs to be done to apply for an electronic visa?
- It is necessary to FILL IN THE APPLICATION on the website http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/index_en.html. Within 4 calendar days (regardless of weekends and holidays) a response will be received.
- RECEIVE NOTIFICATION on the issuance of an electronic visa on the website or by e-mail
- PRINT OUT NOTIFICATION on the printer or save on your Smartphone.
- SHOW NOTIFICATION to the employee of the transport company (if traveling by bus, plane)
- SHOW NOTIFICATION to the border guard at the checkpoint.
List of checkpoints:
- Air: Kaliningrad (Khrabrovo).
- By car: Bagrationovsk, Gusev, Mamonovo (Gzhehotki), Mamonovo (Gronovo), Morskoye, Pogranichny, Sovetsk, Chernyshevskoye.
- By train: Mamonovo, Sovetsk.
- By Sea: Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad (Baltiysk), Kaliningrad (Svetly).
In addition to a passport and an electronic visa number, foreigners must take a medical insurance policy with them. When traveling by plane or train, return tickets or their reservations confirming the departure / departure date will be required.
The validity period of an electronic visa is 30 calendar days with a permitted stay of up to eight days. You can apply for a new visa only after the expiration of the previous one.
The digital document is of single use — for one entry and one exit from the region. A visa allows a tourist to be exclusively in Kaliningrad and the region. Entering with them to the rest of the Russian Federation for the purpose of transit passage to the Kaliningrad region or exit from it, including through airports in direct mode, is impossible.
Official site for filling in information and applying: http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/klgd_home_en.html.