FAQ

 

 

Question

When will e-visa to the Kaliningrad Region be available to apply for it?

Answer

From July 1, 2019 according to the Russian Federation Government resolution No. 595 of 15 May 2019 citizens of Andorra, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, the People's Republic of China (including Taiwan), Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Vatican can apply at a specialized website of Russian MFA (http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/index_en.html) for single business, humanitarian and tourist visas in the form of an electronic document (electronic visas, e-visas) to visit the territory of the Kaliningrad Region.

Electronic visa is free and is issued on the ground of foreign citizen application that is filled online at the above mentioned website of Russian MFA no later than 4 days before the proposed date of arrival and with a digital photo added to the application in the form of an electronic file. No additional documents are needed for electronic visa application.

Electronic visa is valid within 30 days starting from the date of issue and allow 8 days of stay in the Russian Federation starting from the date of arrival.

Electronic visa to visit the territory of the Kaliningrad region is valid for entry into and exit from the Russian Federation only through the following State border crossing points of the Russian Federation located on the territory of the Kaliningrad Region:

• air checkpoint "Kaliningrad (Khrabrovo)";

• maritime checkpoints "Kaliningrad" (areas in Kaliningrad, Baltiysk, Svetly);

• road checkpoints "Bagrationovsk", "Gusev", "Mamonovo (Gzhekhotki)", "Mamonovo (Gronovo)", "Morskoye", "Pogranichnyy", "Sovetsk", "Chernyshevskoye";

railway checkpoints "Mamonovo", "Sovetsk".

Foreign citizens who have obtained electronic visas to visit the Kaliningrad Region have the right to stay and move only within the territory of the Kaliningrad Region. This type of visa does not allow foreign citizens to enter other regions of the Russian Federation for the purpose of transit to or from the Kaliningrad Region, including through the airports during direct (nonstop) flights.

To check whether a foreign citizen holds a valid electronic visa a specialized automated website of Russian MFA (https://evisacheck.kdmid.ru/) can be used.

 

 

Question

Dear sir/madam, I am an indian national presently living in germany. I will be travelling to gdansk in September. I would also like to visit kaliningrad from gdansk. I have a fan id with me which allows me to enter russia till December 2018. Do i still need a russian visa or just the fan id is ok? I have already travelled to Moscow on my fan id for the games in june?

Answer

FAN ID is valid in Russia until December 31, 2018. You can enter to the Kaliningrad Region or another Russian region.

 

Question

Dear Mrs or Mr, My family would like to visit Kaliningrad while in Poland. We are all Croatian citizens, can we obtain a 72hour visa at the border crossing? Thankfully Ivan

Answer

The experiment on issuing 72 hour visas was cancelled on January 1, 2017. To enter the Kaliningrad Region, you should get Russian visas either at place of your residence in the Republic of Croatia or consult any Russian Consulate in the Republic of Poland (Warsaw, Poznan, Krakow, and Gdansk) in advance and obtain your visas there.

 

Question

Hi, I am a UK citizen with Polish temporary residency. Do I qualify for free visa access under the Polish Russian Kaliningrad agreement or do I need a full visa?

Answer

The Russian-Polish agreement on simplified cross-border procedures for the residents of neighboring regions has been terminated by the Polish Government on June 30, 2016. As a UK citizen you should apply for Russian visas to Russian Consulate at place of your residence in advance.

 

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Could you please give me the information is it possible to enter Russia from Poland on foot?

Answer

Russia-Poland border crossing points are not available for pedestrians. You need use any transport vehicle including a bicycle.

 

Question

Could I please ask a question regarding visa registration in Kaliningrad?

Answer

In accordance with the Federal Law №109-FZ of July 18, 2006, foreign citizens not registered at the place of temporal stay are not subject to liability for the violation of the migration registration rules, except for the cases where the responsibility to inform about the place of temporal stay is vested upon the respective foreign citizen. For further information please visit  the official site of the Ministry of internal affairs of the Russian Federation.

 

Question

Hi, I am dual national Israeli British. I want to visit Kaliningrad for 3 days in November 2018 from Gdansk. Do I need a visa?

Answer

In accordance with the agreement between Russia and Israel, you can enter to the Kaliningrad Region or another Russian region on your Israeli passport on a visa-free basis and stay here for no more than 90 days within 180-days period.

 

Question

Hello, I am French and I am going to visit Lithuania. Will I be able to apply for a visa in Lithuania to cross the Kaliningrad enclave? Thank you for your reply.

Answer

It is consul who makes decision in each case. You should consult Russian Consulates in Lithuania or the one at place of your residence in France in advance.

 

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Hello, I have a question regarding travel by car from Gdansk to Kaliningrad. I’m travelling from the Netherlands, by car, through Gdansk to Kaliningrad for the world cup game, Morocco vs Spain. My question is, what are rules regarding car travel from the EU to the Russian territories? I’ve read online that it was possible to buy a temporary insurance at the border crossings, is this true? If so, where can I find the detailed information on the subject?. I hope to hear from you soon, Kind regards, S.

Answer

Regulations for transport entering the Kaliningrad Region are under the purview of customs service. Kaliningrad Regional Customs site: http://koblt.customs.ru, e-mail: svc-ved@ca.customs.ru.

 

Question

Good evening, I am a Hong Kong passport holder. Can you please let me know whether I need to tourist visa to visit Kaliningrad.

Answer

Being a Hong Kong passport holder you may visit Russia without visa for the period up to 14 days.

 

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Hi, I have a question regarding a visit to Kaliningrad. My girlfriend and I are planing to visit Kaliningrad, only for 24 hours or so, as we are only passing through to Lithuania. I am a Danish Citizen and my girlfriend is Polish. I see that you have cancelled the issuing of short-term visas so we are unsure of what to do now. I hope that you can help us.

Answer

You can apply for a transit visa in advance to Russian Consulate in Denmark or in Poland in accordance with your place of residence. You will find more details about transit visas here.

 

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Hello, I would like to go to Kalinigrad from Riga and then to Minsk. We are planning to stay there 1 or 2 days, I have Peruvian and Spanish nationalities, I can enter to the Russian territory with the Peruvian one, Do I need a Visa to Kaliningrad?

Answer

As a Peruvian passport holder, you do not need Russian visa to visit any Russian city including Kaliningrad for the period up to 90 days within every 180-day period since the first entry date.

 

 

Question
Good afternoon! We are visiting Kaliningrad for 10 days for a conference and we wanted to go there by car. We all have our Touristic Visas ready, but we have several questions: the car owner will not be with us. Do we need a special permission from the owner (considering his partner will be the driver)? -do we need to translate any documentation of the car into Russian?

-as for the driving license, should it be translated into Russian as well or having international one will be sufficient?

-do we need to prepare any additional documentation regarding the insurance of the car?

Thank you in advance for your answers!

Answer

You can freely enter the Kaliningrad region by car if the driver is a foreign citizen and has a permission from the owner (translated into Russian) to drive the car. You don’t need to translate the other documents into Russian.

 

Question

Is it still possible to visit Kaliningrad by boat. I am a German citizen. Do o need to have a hotel address when I apply for a regular visa? And how long is it valid?

Answer

Hotel reservation is not a ground for a regular visa. You should either get an invitation letter or apply for a tourist visa. If you are going to visit the region by sea, at entering Russian territorial waters, you should establish radio contact with the border service – the City of Baltiysk, berth 81 – to undergo all the necessary procedures. If you are sailing through the bay, you should apply to Administration of Kaliningrad Seaport for a sailing permit no later than fifteen days before your visit. All necessary information is here (in Russian) and there (in English, menu “Navigation”). You can also consult one of the regional yacht clubs for more details.