Russia eVisa for Iranian Citizens

E-visa Application from Iran

Coronavirus visa suspension: Russian authorities have confirmed that the issuance of regular and transit visas is temporarily suspended for Iranian nationals. This is part of the Russian effort to minimize the risk of coronavirus infection. Visa policies are expected to return to normal once the coronavirus epidemic is contained.

Russia is a very popular destination for tourists from all over the world, thanks to its bustling metropolises, natural beauty, and exquisite arts. Visitors from eligible countries — including Iran — can apply for a Russian E-visa for specific regions entirely online.

Types of Russian E-visa for Iranian Citizens

Iranian citizens planning to travel to the Russian Federation will need to apply for and obtain a E-visa to enter the Russian country. There are 4 different types of visas for short-term stays that an Iranian citizen can apply for depending on which part of Russia they will be visiting.

Most visitors will need to visit a Russian embassy or consulate in order to apply for a Russian tourist visa. However, it is now possible to obtain Russian electronic visas for three regions online. The areas that can be entered with an online Russian visa are:

When filling in the online application form, Iranian citizens are required to select the eVisa for the specific Russian region that they intend to visit. It will take around 2 to 4 days to process each electronic visa. Upon receiving the visa, travelers will be able to travel to the Far Eastern regions, St Petersburg, or Kaliningrad Oblast; however, they will have to exit Russia from a port of entry of the same region they entered from.

Far East Visa for Iranian citizens

Regions for the Far East visa from Iran

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

Requirements for the Russian Far East visa from Iran

An Iranian 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.

eVisa for Far East Regions

St Petersburg eVisa for Iranian citizens

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 Iran

An Iranian 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.

eVisa for St Petersburg

Kaliningrad eVisa for Iranian citizens

Kaliningrad eVisa entry points from Iran

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

Requirements for the Kaliningrad eVisa from Iran

Iranian 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.

eVisa for Kaliningrad Oblast


Iranian 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 E-visa application form in all its parts as accurately as possible
  • Upload copies of the necessary documents, including their valid Iranian 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.

Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Address: 39, Nofel Loshato (Neauphle Le Château) St., Tehran
Tel.: + (98 21) 66-70-11-61/63
Fax: + (98 21) 66-70-16-52

FAQ’s Related with Russian E-visa for Iranian Citizens

The Russian eVisas are region-specific, single-entry visas. Once an Iranian citizen has successfully applied for an electronic visa and received the approved travel authorization, they will have 30 days of validity to enter Russia.

During that time, they’ll be allowed to enter Russia once in order to visit the specific region the eVisa applies to. They’ll have to use an entry point that leads them directly to the region they were granted the visa for, and exit Russia through an entry point of the same region. This means, for example, that if you’re holding a eVisa for St Petersburg, you will not be allowed to visit Moscow and leave Russia from there unless you obtain a separate relevant visa.

Even if the visa is still valid, once you exit the Russian territory you will have to apply for a new eVisa in order to enter it again.

This will largely depend on the visa type you’re applying for. Iranian nationals may be eligible to a wide range of Russian visas, depending on their specific circumstances (like the length and purpose of their travels).

The vast majority of visas will require travelers to visit a Russian embassy or consulate in person in order to submit the relevant paperwork and visa fee. However, that’s not the case for all travel authorizations.

The Russian eVisa can be applied for from the comfort of your home or office in Iran. You will only need access to a reliable internet connection and a device that can go online. This means that you can apply for the eVisa from virtually anywhere in the world as long as you have a working device and the relevant supporting documentation at hand. The visa application fee can also be paid online by debit or credit card.