Russian Visa for Finnish Citizens

E-visa Application from Finland

Russia is one of the most popular destinations in the world: vast, spectacular natural landscapes, bustling cities, and world-class museums —it’s easy to fall in love with Russia. Before they can travel to Russia, however, Finnish citizens are required to obtain a visa.

Several types of visas will grant Finnish citizens entry to Russia. However, the region-specific Russian electronic visas now allow them to apply for a Russian visa entirely online, without having to visit a Russian travel agency or embassy. The Russian eVisa is also fast: Finnish travelers can expect to have their visa to Russia in approximately four days.

Russian E-visa Types for Finnish Nationals

If they intend to stay in Russia for a limited period of time, tourists from Finland can apply for 3 types of visas:

Kaliningrad eVisa for Finnish citizens

Allows Finnish 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 eVisa entry points from Finland

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

Requirements for the Kaliningrad eVisa from Finland

A Finnish 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 Exclave

St Petersburg eVisa for Finnish 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 eVisa Requirements from Finland

A Finnish 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

E-visa Application from Finland

Finnish 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 Finnish passport
  • Pay the application fee with a credit or debit card

Application Process Time

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 and Consulates in Finland

Address: Tehtaankatu 1B, 1D, 00140 Helsinki, Finland
Telephone: (+358) 9 66 18 76 / (+358) 9 66 18 77
Fax: (+358) 9 66 10 06
Email: rusembassy@co.inet.fi

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Lappenranta

Address: Kievarinkatu 1 A, Lappeenranta, 53100, Suomi, Lappeenranta
Telephone: +358 (5) 872-0700, 872-0722
Fax: +358 (5) 872-0777)

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Mariehamn

Address: Norra Esplanadgatan 11, 22100 Mariehamn, Еland, Suomi, Mariehamn
Telephone: +358 (1) 8195-24, +358 408344343
Fax: +358 (1) 8195-24)

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Turku

Address: Vartiovuorenkatu 2, 20700 Turku, Suomi, Turku
Telephone: +358 (2) 233-6441
Fax: +358 (2) 231-9779