Archive of Questions 

 

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Hello my name is Gary I am from UK. I want to visit Kaliningrad in February 2017. I want to stay more than 72 hours I would like to say 5 days is there an extended visa I can obtain.

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On January 1, 2017, the MFA of Russia stops the experiment on issuing short-term visas 72 hours in the Kaliningrad Region. To visit the Kaliningrad Region, you should apply for a tourist visa to any Russian Consulate at place of your residence. 

 

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Good Morning, My name is Paulina Vega Toledo, Chilean Holder Passport, I'm writing you because I would like to ask if I need a special visa to go in Kaliningrad, my plan is through by bus from Gdánsk, Poland. I pretend to spend my Christmas Holidays around. Please, I will really appreciate your help. Best Regards, Paulina Vega T.

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Being Chilean citizen, you do not need a special visa to visit the Kaliningrad Region as well as any other Russian territory.

 

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Sir i would like to ask the question about kaliningrad by train now a day am i student in mossow can i travel to kaliningrad by train from moscow i have one year russia visa please guide me.

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Holding Russian visa you can visit Kaliningrad by plane. If you are going to travel by train, please consult Lithuanian and Belarusian Embassies for detailed information about visas of the transit states along route “Moscow – Kaliningrad”. It is not quite clear which country you are a citizen of.

 

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Hello! We are United States citizens holding United States passports. We are traveling in Lithuania and would like to travel through Kaliningrad, continuing on to Poland. We would also like spend a night in Kaliningrad. Is this allowed and if so what type of visa is required? Thank you. Regards, Matt Maranto

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To travel from the Republic of Lithuania to the Republic of Poland through the Kaliningrad Region you should obtain Russian visas. For further visa details, please consult Russian Consulate at place of your residence.

 

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I am Indian passport holder, now I am in USA , I want to go back to India through Moscow by air, is there any transit visa required? Please confirm me. Thanks.

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You do not need a visa only if you arrive in Moscow from the USA and leave it for India from the same airport. In that case, you must stay within transit area. For information on your arrival and departure details including airports please consult your air company.

 

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In future if we make a programme from India - USA via Moscow & we are interested to Stay 2-3 days in Moscow to visit your beautiful country nearby than what is the process to obtain Transit-Visa? Thanks

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If you are going to stay in Moscow for 2-3 days, you should apply to Russian consulate in India in advance to obtain a tourist visa.

 

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Sir I am a student in Moscow and I belong to Pakistan and I have seven month valid visa and I wants to visit in Kaliningrad please tell me I need any paper of university or any permission and how many days I stay there please answer me regard

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If you have Russian student visa, you can travel from Moscow to Kaliningrad by domestic flights. You do not need any additional documents.

 

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I would like to visit Moscow again, but whilst there fly to Kaliningrad to stop for 3-4 days. Then, fly back to Moscow. If so, are there any problems in a UK resident making a visit to Kaliningrad, and do I just need a single entry visa to enter Moscow?

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On a single entry Russian visa you can travel from Moscow to Kaliningrad and back only by domestic flights. If your trip is within the visa validity period, you do not need to obtain another visa.

 

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To whom it may concern, In a couple of weeks I am travelling to Lithuania and was interested in getting the train to Kaliningrad. Can I get a visa at the border or through a hotel booking in Kaliningrad? Regards, Nicole

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You cannot get Russian visa at the border between the Kaliningrad Region and Lithuania. In your case, it is necessary to obtain a tourist visa either at place of your residence in advance or at any Russian consulate in Lithuania. 

 

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Greetings, We are Canadian citizens holding Canadian passports. We are traveling to Latvia and would like to travel through Kaliningrad enroute to Poland and back again with a rental car, we would love to stop and spend a night. Is this allowed and if so what paperwork is required? Thank you for your time, TJ Masse

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To enter the Republic of Poland through the Kaliningrad Region and go back to the Republic of Latvia, you should have at least double entry Russian visas. To obtain the visas, please consult any Russian Consulate at place of your residence.

 

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Dear Sir, I am a citizen from Hong Kong and I am holding passport of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) issued by the People’s Republic of China.   

I am interested to include a visit to Kaliningrad in a coming trip to Poland around December 2016.  I may fly to Kaliningrad via Moscow, and then go by bus to Gdansk, Poland; or on the opposite direction to enter Kaliningrad by bus from Gdansk, Poland, and then fly out to Moscow. 

 According to information from the Consulate General of Russia in Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR passport holder can visit Russia visa-free for a period of 14 days:

http://russia.com.hk/en/visa/english-conditions-of-entry-of-foreign-nationals/english-visa-free-access-for-hksar-and-macau-sar-passport-holders

Does the visa-free arrangement for Hong Kong SAR passport also apply to Kaliningrad region?  Can I enter Kaliningrad without a Russia tourist visa, from any land border control point from Poland by bus (I am not sure which border control point the bus from different bus company will use)?

 If I fly to Kaliningrad from Hong Kong via Moscow on Aeroflot flight, it will be a domestic flight to Kaliningrad, and I will enter Russia at Moscow airport, am I right?

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During the period of no more than 14 days, you can stay in the Russian Federation and visit the Kaliningrad Region visa-free without any additional documents. You can enter Kaliningrad either by plane from Moscow or from the Republic of Poland through any border checkpoint.

 

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Hello I'm Tunisian citizen I have business visa for Russian federation for one year and I live now in Moscow I live here from 2 months I have my registration and I want next week travel to Kaliningrad for 5 days I want to know if I need any document or invitation to go there Thank you for your attention

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If you take a plane, you will need no additional documents.

 

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Hello! I am arranging trips in Europe for car enthusiasts. We consider to make a trip through the Baltic countries to Poland. The majority of the people are Norwegian and Swedish. Are there any possibility that we could have a overnight stop In Kaliningrad on our way from Riga to Gdansk/Szczecin without too much paperwork such as visa`s? This route is planned to be in 2018 if it will be possible. As the route for 2017 already are planned and sold out. Alexander G.

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All participants must obtain Russian visas.

 

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I am student into the Moscow belong to Pakistan but i wants to go for a trip into the Kaliningrad. Please tell me I need a university permission letter or visa for Kaliningrad please help me and provide me the best information in your knowledge regard. 

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If you have Russian study visa, you do not need to get any other documents to visit the Kaliningrad Region. 

 

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Hello my name is Mark, I am Italian, I have a question for you. I have HQS contract from years. My company is based in Moscow. I have contract until September 2016.I married a russian girl, she is from Khabarovsk region. Few months ago, as I want stay in Russia also after stop work with my actual company, I asked TRP.I obtained it from May 2016. The UFMS give it to me, they read all documents. The know that I work for a company based in Moscow, but as I family in Khabarovsk I made question in that region. Yesterday my company called me, they propose me to extende the contract for other 6 months (until march 2017), but they ask to to delete the actual TRP. They told me that as TRP is for Khabarovsk region, I can't work in Moscow. I don't want delete the TRP, as soon from April I can ask the Permanent Resident Permission. Then I can work around all Russia. Please can you give me an idea how is possible found a "work around solution" for six months? I don't need the work contract (I have TRP), but my company how can pay me without contract? Thanks for any idea/help Marco

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Issues of stay in the Russian Federation are within the competence of the Directorate General for Migration of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. We recommend your wife and you to consult appropriate departments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at place of your residence.

 

 

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Hi, I am a Chinese. And now I am living in Switzerland with working permit. I want to visit Kaliningrad for 2-3 days by flight from Zurich. But the Bern embassy only accept visa application of C-permit resident permit. How can I get a visa for Kaliningrad? Thanks. Rgds

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You may get a Russian visa at the country of your citizenship or at the country which has issued you a permanent residence permit.

 

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Hi, I'm an Australian citizen living in Dobre Miasto, Poland (Near Olsztyn and very close to the Kaliningrad border) with my girlfriend. I am living in Poland on a Temporary Resident Permit and I would like to visit Kaliningrad with my girlfriend (a Polish Citizen) for 2 or 3 days - am I able to do this? Do I need a visa and does my Polish girlfriend need a visa? Many thanks and kind regards, John P.

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You and your girlfriend should apply for Russian visas prior to your trip to Russia. Please contact Russian Consulate General in Gdansk for details.

 

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Hello, I am a Colombian citizen, I would like to travel to Kaliningrad for a few days on my trip through the Baltic States. As a Colombian citizen I don’t need a visa to enter Russia, will the same apply for Kaliningrad? I would be driving from Poland. Thank you

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You may visit the Kaliningrad region without visa, just as any other Russian city.