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Февраль 2017

 

Вопрос

Здравствуйте, я хочу посетить близких родственников в Калининграде, у меня немецкое гражданство, я бывшая гражданка России. Какие требования при оформлении гостевой визы в моем случае? Спасибо, Елена.

Ответ

Вашим родственникам необходимо обратиться в отделение миграционной службы по месту проживания для оформления приглашения, на основании которого в консульском учреждении Российской Федерации по месту проживания будет оформлена частная виза.

 

Question

Dear sir / lady. We like to visit Kaliningrad Oblast end of April or first week of May by car. (tourists). What papers do we need and where can we ask for this papers. Thank you. Netherlands.

Answer

To visit the Kaliningrad Region, it is necessary to get Russian tourist visa at Russian Consulate.

 

Question

Hello, I am a Canadian with a Canadian passport visiting Lithuania in May and would like to May a weekend trip to Kaliningrad - will I be needing a visa to make this trip? Thanks in advance. Best, Indhu R.

Answer

Yes, you should obtain Russian tourist visa in advance.

 

Question

I expect to visit Kaliningrad during a bicycle tour this summer. From Manonovo to Zelenogradsk in your country. I have tried to obtain the express 72 hours visa, but no answer. What is the way to obtain a visa? Thank you in advance for your help. (I have already my hotel reservation, one night in Kaliningrad, a second night in Zelenogradsk). Jean-Paul K.

Answer

On January 1, 2017, the MFA of Russia cancelled the experiment in issuing short-term tourist visas "Tourism 72 Hours". To visit the Kaliningrad Region, you should obtain Russian tourist visas at Consular Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation at place of your residence. On the tourist visa, you can enter Russia through any border checkpoint at any time of day.

 

Question

Hello Sir. I am Mark from Ireland. I would like to visit Kaliningrad and then take a train to Moscow with my motorcycle. If I apply in Russian Embassy Dublin for visas's can I visit Kaliningrad and then put my motorcycle on a train and depart for Moscow? I plan to ride from Moscow to Kazakhstan Tks.

Answer

To enter the Kaliningrad region and travel to Moscow, you should obtain Russian double entry visa. Please note that travelling by train you have to cross the borders of another two states. That means you also need Belorussian visa to pass through the Republic of Belarus. For information about your motorcycle transportation procedure, please consult Kaliningrad Railways (Russian Railways). Contact details are here.

 

Question

We enjoyed our 6 trip to Russia in 2015. In May we will start a trip in the Baltics and would like to spend a week or so in Kaliningrad. We will enter and depart by car. We have a Russian visa that is valid through June 6 2018. Is that all we need or do we need to get an invitation? Our USA passports do not have any blank pages. Is that a problem with entry or exit? Thanks for your response.

Bob Pier.

Answer

You do not need a special invitation letter to visit the Kaliningrad Region. For border guards could stamp your passport at crossing the border, you must have blank pages in it. If not, you should replicate your valid visas into new passports.

 

Question

Hello, I am an Australian passport holder who is planning on visiting Kaliningrad in May this year for less than 48 hours, am I able to get a visa on arrival or must it be pre-organised? I saw there are several countries who don't need visas if the stay in Kaliningrad is less than 3 days, would an Australian or American passport allow me to access this (I have both). Any help would be much appreciated, looking forward to visiting your beautiful country. Thank you, Daniel.

Answer

In your case, you need Russian visa obtained in advance.

 

Question

Здравствуйте! I'm an American citizen and I'll be living in Berlin for a few months. I would love to visit Kaliningrad, and I understand that I would need a tourist visa to do so. Would it be possible to apply for a visa at the Russian embassy in Berlin as someone who only holds an American passport? (Although I do have a German residence permit, if that changes the situation).

Answer

You can obtain Russian tourist visa at Russian Consulate at place of your residence.

 

Question

Why is it that I - a British Passport-holder (with a вид на жительство) - have to pay more for my rail ticket from Kaliningrad Juzny to Saint Petersburg than I would if I were a Russian citizen? According to RZD shop, it is because of пошлины paid to Lithuania by the Russian Gov on behalf of its travelling citizens on these routes through Lithuania but not including foreign citizen travellers. The RZD shop lady also said that the origins of the laws causing this extra cost for me stems from Lithuania, not Russia. Please would you explain this more fully. I searched the Internet in vain about this (mostly finding a lot of tendentious Western propaganda, unfortunately) Michael West.

Answer

The cost of train tickets for foreign citizens is standard whereas the one for Russians is reduced in accordance with Russian legislation. In other words, Russian government undertakes to pay for some expenses resulting from transit of Russian citizens travelling from the Kaliningrad Region to other Russian cities or back through the Republic of Lithuania. Unfortunately, residence permit cannot be a ground for such a reduced payment. The final amount is calculated automatically by electronic system in reliance on the information and documents submitted by the client.

 

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My name is Adam, with some friends I would like to ride from Amsterdam to Ventspil to the ferry. What is required to ride through Kaliningrad? How do I apply for a visa from Canada?

Answer

If you are going to visit the Kaliningrad Region, you should obtain tourist visas at Russian Consulates in Canada.

 

Question

Dear Sir/Miss, I will travel to Kaliningrad in May 2017, and plan to go to Kaliningrad from Gdansk by bus, but I still have questions about the travel to Kaliningrad, I appreciate your answers to below questions:

I hold Hong Kong SAR Passport (Nationality is China), which could access Russia by Visa-free. Do I need a visa or not when enter to Kaliningrad? Thanks for your help.

Answer

You do not need visa if you are not planning to stay in Russia for more than fourteen days.

 

Question

Now that the 72-hour visa experiment has been cancelled, how can I, a British citizen, visit Kaliningrad? Kind regards, K. Williams.

Answer

To visit the Kaliningrad Region, you can obtain Russian tourist visa at Consular Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation at place of your residence.

 

Question

Hello, my wife and I wish to be in Kaliningrad from 8-10 May this year. On the Konigsberg.ru site the information is aimed mainly at the European countries.

Is it possible to do the visa application online or through the Russian Embassy in Canberra? Thank you for your help, Corrie Allegro.

Sorry! Forgot to mention we will be coming from Vilnuis, Lithuania either Saturday 6 May, Sunday 7 or Monday 8 We cross by bus.

Answer

On January 1, 2017, the MFA of Russia cancelled the experiment in issuing short-term tourist visas "Tourism 72 Hours". To visit the Kaliningrad Region, you should obtain Russian tourist visas at Consular Section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation at place of your residence. On the tourist visa, you can enter Russia through any border checkpoint at any time of day.