Russian Visa for Austrian Citizens

Apply E-visa for Austrian

Austrians visiting Russia for the first time will be amazed by the splendor and opulence of Imperial architecture: the Winter Palace (now home to the Hermitage museum) and the Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg are likely to make a long lasting impression. And while nightlife in St Petersburg and Moscow is buzzing all year round, spending a quiet yet breath-taking summer holiday in Siberia is described by many as an unforgettable experience.

Austrian citizens can apply for and obtain a visa to Russia. However, before beginning the application process it is important to check the different types of visas that are offered by the Russian Federation. Travelers can select from different visa types depending on the specific reason for which they are visiting the country and the Russian regions they intend to enter.

The quickest and easiest Russia visa to obtain is the eVisa. This is a type of electronic visa that can be applied for entirely online and allows visitors to travel to specific Russian regions for a short period of time. The eVisa processing time is only 4 days.

Do I Need a Visa for Russia?

Austrian citizens intending to travel to the Russian Federation will need to obtain a visa to enter the country.  Most visitors will need to visit a Russian embassy or consulate in order to apply for a traditional Russian tourist visa. However, it is now possible for Austrian tourists to obtain Russian electronic visas for 3 regions online.

When filling in the online application form, Austrian nationals are required to select the eVisa for the specific Russian region that they intend to visit.  Upon receiving the visa, travelers will be able to travel to St Petersburg, Kaliningrad, or the Far East; however, they will have to exit Russia from a port of entry of the same region they entered from.

Far East Visa for Austrian Citizens

Required for tourism, business, or humanitarian travel to regions in the Russian Far East. Allows a maximum stay of 8 days in Far Eastern territories, is valid for 30 days of the date of issue.

Regions for the Far East Region

Primorsky Krai, Kamchatka Krai, Sakhalin Oblast, Amur Oblast, Khabarovsk Krai, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Zabaykalsky Krai, Buryatia

Far East eVisa Requirements for Austrian Citizens

An Austrian passport valid for at least 6 months from the date of application, containing at least one blank page to receive a visa stamp at Russian border control
Medical insurance valid for the duration of the stay in the Russian Far East.

E-visa for Far East

Kaliningrad visa for Austrian citizens

Allows Austrian citizens to travel to the Kaliningrad exclave for tourism, business, or humanitarian purposes. Allows a maximum stay of 8 days in Kaliningrad and is valid for 30 days from the date of issue.

Kaliningrad visa entry points from Austria

Air: Khrabrovo airport (Kaliningrad city)
Rail: Mamonovo, Sovetsk
Road: Bagrationovsk, Gusev
Sea: Baltiysk, Kaliningrad city, Svetly

Requirements for the Kaliningrad eVisa from Austria

An Austrian passport valid for at least 6 months, with at least one blank page
A digital format color photograph, passport-sized
Pay the Kaliningrad visa fee using a valid debit or credit card
A current email address at which to receive the approved eVisa notification.

E-visa for Kaliningrad

St Petersburg visa for Austrian citizens

Allows entry to the St Petersburg and Leningrad region for tourism, business, or humanitarian purposes. Allows a maximum stay of 8 days in the area and is valid for 30 days from the date of issue.

Where Can I Enter Russia with a St Petersburg eVisa?

Air: Pulkovo airport (St Petersburg)
Land: Ivangorod, Brusnychnoe, Svetogorsk, Torfjanovka
Sea: Vysotsk, Marine Station, Passenger Port of St. Petersburg
Pedestrian: Ivangorod

St Petersburg visa Requirements from Austria

An Austrian passport valid for at least 6 months, with at least one blank page
A valid debit or credit card
A digital color photograph, passport-sized
A current email address at which to receive the approved eVisa notification.

E-visa for St. Petersburg

How to Apply for a Russia E-visa from Austria

Austrian citizens can apply for electronic visas for Russia online from anywhere in the world — as long as they have access to a reliable internet connection.

The online application is designed to only take minutes. The applicant needs to:

  • Fill out the eVisa application form in all its parts as accurately as possible
  • Upload copies of the necessary documents, including their valid Austrian passport
  • Pay the application fee with a credit or debit card

Processing Times: The Russia Visa for Austrian Citizens

After the traveler has submitted the entire online application, they can expect to hear back on the status of their application within 2 to 4 business days. In rare cases, it is possible that the processing of the traveler’s Russian visa application takes longer, especially if there is additional processing required.

All communications regarding the status of the visa (including the final approved visa) will be sent via email.

Russian Embassy in Austria

City: Vienna
Addres: Reisnerstrasse 45-47, 1030, Wien

Russian Consulates in Austria

City: Salzburg
Name: Generalkonsulat der Russischen Foderation
Addres: Burgelsteinstrasse 2, 5020 Salzburg