Russian E-visa for German Citizens

E-visa Application from Germany

Germany has recently become one of the countries consistently topping the list of tourist arrivals in Russia. It’s no wonder that Russia is such a popular destination for German tourists: with its natural attractions and culture-rich cities, Russia makes for an unforgettable trip.

Before they can travel to Russia, however, German citizens are required to obtain a visa. Several types of visas will allow German citizens to enter 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: German travelers can expect to have their visa to Russia in approximately four days.

Russian Visa Types for German Nationals

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

  • The Far East eVisa: which allows Germans to visit the Far East District
  • The Russian eVisa for Kaliningrad Oblast: apply online in minutes and enter the Kaliningrad exclave
  • The eVisa for St Petersburg and Leningrad region: apply online for this new electronic visa to visit St Petersburg and Leningrad region

Far East Visa for Germans

Required for entry 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.

Far East Visa Entry Points from Germany

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

Requirements for the Far East eVisa for German nationals

A German 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.
Submit the application at least 4 days before traveling.

Far East E-visa

Kaliningrad eVisa for German citizens

Allows German 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 Germany

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

Requirements for the Kaliningrad eVisa from Germany

A German 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.

Kaliningrad E-visa

St Petersburg eVisa for German 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 Germany

A German 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.

St. Petersburg E-visa

Russian E-visa for German Citizens: Application

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

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 Germany

Address: Unter den Linden 63-65, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Telephone: (+49) 30 229 11 10
Fax: (+49) 30 229 93 97
Email: info@russische-botschaft.de

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Bonn

Address: Generalkonsulat der Russischen Foederation in Bonn, Waldstrasse, 42, 53177 Bonn
Telephone: +49 (228) 386-79-30, 386-79-23
Fax: +49 (228) 312-164
Email: info@ruskonsulatbonn.de

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Frankfort on the Main

Address: Generalkonsulat der Russischen Foderation, Eschenheimer Anlage 33-34, 60318 Frankfurt am Main
Telephone: 069/596-74-231
Fax: 069/915-92-29-63
Email: spravka@ruskonsulatfrankfurt.de

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Hamburg

Address: Generalkonsulat der Russischen Foederation in Hamburg, Am Freenteich, 20, 22085 Hamburg
Telephone: +49 (40) 229-5201, 229-5301
Fax: +49 (40) 229-7727
Email: mail@generalkonsulat-rus-hamburg.de

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Leipzig

Address: Generalkonsulat der RF in Leipzig, Turmgutstrasse 1, 04105 Leipzig, Deutschland
Telephone: +49 (341) 590-2923, 585-18-76, 564-95-28
Fax: +49 (341) 564-9589
Email: rusgenkon_leipzig@t-online.de

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Munich

Address: Generalkonsulat der Russischen Foderation in Munchen, Maria-Theresia-Strasse 17 81675 Munchen
Telephone: +49 (089) 59-2503, 59-2528
Fax: +49 (089) 550-3828
Email: ruskonsmchn@t-online.de

FAQ’s About Russian E-visa for German Citizens

Like many other foreigners, Germans need a visa in order to enter the Russian territory. There are many visa options available to German citizens, depending on the specific circumstances of their travels (most importantly, their reasons for traveling, the Russian region they wish to visit, and the time they intend to spend in Russia).

German travelers are eligible for the new electronic visas for Russia. The new eVisas are region-specific and available to German passport holders who wish to visit St Petersburg and the Kaliningrad region for short-term stays.

Processing times vary greatly depending on the type of visa you’re applying for. You should first figure out what Russian visa is right for you depending on your specific situation — meaning, whether you travel for tourism or work, what Russian regions you wish to visit, how long you need to remain in Russia for, etc.

Some visas will require you to visit a Russian embassy or consulate in person in order to apply and to provide a range of supporting documentation for your application. You may have to return to the Russian diplomatic mission more than once. Others are relatively easier to obtain.

The fastest and easiest visa to obtain for German citizens is the Russian eVisa. The application only takes minutes and can be submitted from anywhere in the world as long as you have access to a reliable internet connection. Once the application is complete, it will take the Russian authorities 2 to 4 business days in order to review it and issue your eVisa via email.