Chinese citizens traveling to the Russian Federation will need to obtain a Russian visa in order to gain entry into the country. Currently, the process requires the traveler to complete an online application and submit the required paperwork at a Russian embassy or consulate. However, the type of visa they will need depends on the region(s) in Russia that they will be traveling to.
Types of Russian Visa for Chinese Citizens
The Russian Federation offers different types of visas depending on a traveler’s specific reasons for visiting the country. It is always important to check the different types of visas offered and select the one that most closely aligns with the purpose of the traveler’s visit. In the case of Russian visas, it is also important to check for any exceptions associated with different visa types to ensure that the traveler has the correct travel document for their visit.
There are currently two types of online visa that citizens of China are able to obtain to travel to specific regions, the eVisa for Far East regions, and the online visa for Kaliningrad Oblast. Holders of the Far East eVisa or Kaliningrad visa from China must leave through a checkpoint in the same constituent entity of Russia as the one through which they entered.
Far East Visa for Chinese Citizens
Kaliningrad eVisa for Chinese Citizens
|Required for tourism, business, or humanitarian travel to regions in the Russian Far East for tourism, business, or humanitarian purposes. Allows a maximum stay of 8 days in Far Eastern territories, is valid for 30 days of the date of issue.||Valid for 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.|
Regions for the Far East Visa
Kaliningrad Visa Entry Points from China
|Primorsky Krai, Kamchatka Krai, Sakhalin Oblast, Amur Oblast, Khabarovsk Krai, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Zabaykalsky Krai, Buryatia||Air: Khrabrovo airport (Kaliningrad city) Sea: Baltiysk, Kaliningrad city, Svetly|
Road: Bagrationovsk, Gusev
Rail: Mamonovo, Sovetsk
Far East eVisa Requirements for Chinese Citizens
Kaliningrad eVisa Requirements from China
|A Chinese 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.
|Chinese passport valid for at least 6 months, with at least one blank page|
A color photograph in digital format, passport-sized
A valid debit or credit card
A digital color photograph, passport-sized
A current email address at which to receive the approved eVisa notification.
As Chinese citizens are eligible to apply for both of these electronic visas for Russia, it is necessary to select which eVisa is required when completing the online application.
In order to travel to other regions of Russia, Chinese citizens are able to apply for a single-entry or a double-entry tourist visa from a Russian embassy or consulate, which permits a stay of up to 30 days in parts of Russia excluding the Far East and Kaliningrad regions.
How to Get a Russia eVisa for Chinese?
In order to begin the application process for the Russian tourist visa, Chinese citizens will first need to create a travel itinerary.
This involves looking for things to do, places to visit, and hotel/hostel accommodation needed during their visit to Russia. Once the travel itinerary has been created, the traveler can request a tourist invitation from a Russian business, such as a tour company, a hotel or hostel where they will be staying.
Once the application for the tourist invitation has been filled out and submitted, the applicant will then need to print out a copy of the application to take with them to a Russian embassy/consulate and submit it along with other supporting documents for their trip.
Visit Russia from China
Once the applicant has submitted the tourist visa application along with all the supporting documents to a Russian embassy/consulate, it may take up to 3 business days for your application to be processed. It may take longer if there is any additional processing required on the traveler’s application.
Russian Embassies in China
Russian Consulate in China
Embassy of the Russian Federation in Beijing:
Address: 100600, Beijing, Dongzhimennei Beizhong str., 4
Phone: +(8610) 65-32-2051, +(8610) 65-32-1381
Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Hong Kong
Address: 2106, 21/Fl., Sun Hung Kai Centre, 30 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Phone: +(852) 28-77-7188, +(852) 28-77-5024
Fax: +(852) 28-77-7166
Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Shanghai
Address: 200080, Shanghai, Huangpu Road, 20
Phone: +(8621) 63-24-8383, +(8621) 63-24-2682
Fax: +(8621) 63-06-9982
Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Shenyang
Address: 110003, Shenyang
Phone: +(8624) 2322-39-27, +(8624) 2322-39-07
Fax: +(8621) 63-06-9982