Russia is the biggest country in the world, which means there is so much to do, see, and try in this unique and vast territory. Thanks to quick and budget-friendly flights, Hungarian citizens can explore Russia, whether they have only a few days or an entire week.
Hungarian citizens can take advantage of a number of Russian eVisas – on this page, you’ll find the different types of visas, the Russian visa requirements for Hungarian citizens, and how to apply.
Types of Russian visas for Hungarians
Russia offers different types of eVisas for Hungarian citizens. The following are the current options that Hungarians can apply for:
Far East Visa for Hungarians
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 Hungary
Primorsky Krai, Kamchatka Krai, Khabarovsk Krai, Zabaykalsky Krai, Sakhalin Oblast, Amur Oblast, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, , Buryatia
Requirements for the Far East eVisa for Hungarians
A Hungarian 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.
St Petersburg eVisa for Hungarians
The St. Petersburg eVisa allows entry to the Leningrad oblast (which includes St. Petersburg) for the purposes of tourism, business, or humanitarian help. This visa allows for a maximum stay of 8 days. It is valid for 30 days from the date of being issued to the traveler.
Where to Enter Russia with a St Petersburg eVisa
Holders of the St Petersburg evisa must enter the region through one of the following designated ports:
Air: Pulkovo airport (LED)
Land: Ivangorod, Brusnychnoe, Svetogorsk, Torfjanovka
Sea: Vysotsk, Marine Station, Passenger Port of St. Petersburg
St Petersburg eVisa Requirements from Hungary
A current and up to date Hungarian passport that is valid for at least 6 months with at least one blank page
A valid debit or credit card to pay the visa fee
A passport-sized digital color photograph
A current email address to receive notifications on the status of your Russian visa
Kaliningrad eVisa for Hungarians
The Kaliningrad Russian visa for Hungarian citizens is valid for tourism, business, or humanitarian purposes when traveling to the Kaliningrad region. This evisa allows travelers a maximum stay of 8 days in Kaliningrad and is valid for 30 days from the date of issue. We recommend submitting your visa application at least 4 days before your intended arrival.
Where to Enter Kaliningrad as an eVisa Holder
Air: Khrabrovo airport (Kaliningrad city)
Sea: Baltiysk, Kaliningrad city, Svetly
Rail: Mamonovo, Sovetsk
Road: Bagrationovsk, Gusev
Requirements for the Kaliningrad eVisa for Hungarian Citizens
A Hungarian passport that is valid for at least 6 months with at least one blank page
A digital color photograph that clearly shows the applicant
A current email address where you plan to receive the approved eVisa notification
A valid debit or credit card to pay the Kaliningrad visa fee
How to apply for a Russian e-visa from Hungary
The process to apply for a Russian eVisa from Hungary is very simple – all you need is a device with an internet connection, a few personal documents, and less than an hour of your time.
The first step is to head over to the Russian eVisa form and start an application. There you will be able to choose which type of visa you plan to apply for and proceed accordingly.
The form will ask you for basic information such as:
- Your full name
- Passport information (issue and expiration date, passport number, etc.)
- Contact information
Afterwards, you will need to upload a digital photo of yourself, pay the visa application fee, and wait for a notification of approval. Please be sure to double check all information on the application form to confirm that it is correct and up to date.
How long does it take to obtain an eVisa?
Please note that you can apply for your Russian eVisa within 20 days prior to your visit, but not more than 4 days before your expected date of arrival in Russia.
After you have submitted your application, you can expect to hear back on the status of your Russian eVisa within 2 to 4 business days.
In rare cases, it is possible that the processing of your Russian visa application may take longer than expected, especially if there are public holidays or if additional paperwork is required. Your approved Russian eVisa will be sent to you at the email address that you provided on the application form.
Embassy of the Russian Federation in Budapest, Hungary
Address: 1062 Budapest, Bajza utca, 35
Telephone: (8-10-36-1) 302-52-30, 332-47-48, 269-01-52
Fax: (8-10-36-1) 353-41-64
Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Debrecen, Hungary
Address: 4025 Debrecen, Arany János ul., 1
Telephone: (8-10-36-52) 53-69-26, 53-69-27
Fax: (8-10-36-52) 53-69-28
FAQ’s Related with Hungarian Citizens
The eVisa is, for now, valid for 3 specific Russian regions and is intended for short-term stays only. Hungarians can apply if they wish to visit the country for tourism, business, or humanitarian reasons.
In line with these regulations, the eVisa is a single-entry authorization: Hungarian travelers can enter the Russian territory only once with the same eVisa. Those who wish to remain in Russia for long-term stays, need a visa that allows for multiple entries, or plan to work or study while in Russia are advised to apply for a more appropriate permit.
The application process for Hungarians varies depending on the type of visa they wish to obtain. Most Russian visas will require the applicant to make an appointment with a Russian embassy or consulate and submit paper copies of the relevant documentation. Some permits allow Hungarians to hire a travel agent to sort out the application for them.
The most convenient visa to obtain is certainly the new Russian eVisa. That is because this electronic permit can be requested completely online, meaning that Hungarians don’t have to leave their home or office in order to apply.
Hungarian travelers wishing to get an eVisa for Russia should make sure to have access to a reliable internet connection. Then, they are required to fill out a form online and submit supporting documents like their Hungarian passport. Finally, they are asked to pay the application fee before the eVisa can be sent to them via email.