Russia Visa for Irish citizens

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Russia is the world’s largest nation, extending over more than 17 million square kilometers, between Eastern Europe and North Asia.

Most citizens traveling to Russia for tourism purposes will need to possess a valid visa. The type of visa available can vary based on the nationality of each traveler.

There are currently two ways of obtaining a visa for Russia, depending also on the region travelers are planning on visiting. For Kaliningrad, St Petersburg, and the Far East regions many citizens can now apply for an online visa. For all other regions in Russia, travelers will need to apply for a traditional visa at a Russian embassy or consulate.

The online visa for Russia was only recently introduced with the purpose of streamlining the immigration process for travelers visiting Russia. Currently, the eVisas for Kaliningrad and for St Petersburg are available for 54 nationalities while the eVisa for Far East regions is only available for 18 countries.

Due to the current tense political relationships, citizens of the United States, Canada, and the UK cannot currently apply for an eVisa.

Irish citizens are eligible to apply for an electronic visa for St Petersburg and Kaliningrad. To travel to any other region in Russia they will need to visit the Russian embassy to apply for a traditional visa.

The eVisa is a fast and straightforward process where applicants can submit all their documents online and receive their visa via email. This process is available for the Kaliningrad Oblast visa since July 1, 2019, while the St Petersburg visa was only introduced on October 1, 2019.

The different types of visa allow travelers to enjoy freedom of movement in the specific region for up to 8 days, although the validity of the visa is of 30 days from the date of the issue.
The eVisa is intended for tourism, humanitarian reasons, cultural reasons, business, sport, and scientific-technical relations.

Types of E-visa to Travel to Russia

There are currently two types of eVisa that Irish citizens can obtain to travel to Russia:

With one of these visas, Irish citizens are allowed a single entry into the applicable region in Russia via air, water, and land entry points.

St Petersburg visa for Irish citizens

Allows a stay of a maximum of 8 days in the St Petersburg city.

Required documents

A valid email address
An Irish passport valid for 6 months from the date of arrival in Russia with at least one blank page
Credit or debit card for the online payment
Digital color photograph, passport-size
Proof of health insurance for the duration of the trip

Entry points to St Petersburg and Leningrad

Air: Pulkovo airport (St Petersburg)
Land: Ivangorod, Brusnychnoe, Svetogorsk, Torfjanovka
Sea: Vysotsk, Marine Station, Passenger Port of St. Petersburg
Pedestrian: Ivangorod

Entry via railway checkpoints is currently unavailable with this eVisa.
e Visa St. Petersburg

Kaliningrad visa for Irish citizens

Allows a stay of a maximum of 8 days in the Kaliningrad Oblast.

Required documents

A valid email address
An Irish passport valid for 6 months from the date of arrival in Russia with at least one blank page
Credit or debit card for the online payment
Digital color photograph, passport-size
Proof of health insurance for the duration of the trip

Entry points to Kaliningrad

Air border checkpoint: Kaliningrad Khrabrovo
Seaport checkpoints: Kaliningrad, Baltiysk, Svetly
Railway checkpoints: Mamonovo, Sovetsk
Road checkpoints: Bagrationovsk, Gusev

Visitors must enter and leave Russia from the Kaliningrad region.

evisa Kaliningrad

E-visa Application Form from Ireland

Irish citizens can apply for the Russian eVisa from Ireland or anywhere in the world up to 4 days prior to departure, although it is recommended to submit the application form as early as 20 days before the trip.

The online process is fast and easy to complete within a few minutes. Applicants should be prepared to fill out a form with their personal information, submit required documents and pay the eVisa fee by credit or debit card.

Before submitting the online application, travelers should ensure they meet all requirements for the Russian visa. Additional documents can be provided online either at the moment of the application or at a later stage.

After submitting all the documents, travelers will receive their visa via email. Applicants should ensure all the provided information is accurate. Any mistakes or missing information may lead to delays or even rejection of the visa.

It is important to note that the visa is only valid in the specific region and that additional visa might be required to travel to different areas in Russia.

When entering Russia, travelers should present a printed copy of the approved visa and the passport used for the online application. For travelers possessing more than one passport, it’s important to use the same for the application and during the trip.

Russian Embassies and Consulates in Ireland

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Dublin, Ireland

Address: 184-186 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 14
Telephone: +353 14922048
Fax: +353 14923525
E-mail: russianembassydublin@mid.ru
Working Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30-12.30/13:45-18:00, Friday 8:30-12:30/13:45-16:45

Consular Section of the Russian Federation in Dublin, Ireland

Address: 184-186 Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 14
Telephone: +353 14922048
Fax: +353 14926938
E-mail: dublin.consul@mail.ru
Working hours: Monday to Friday 9.00-11.45

Russian Honorary Consulate in Limerick, Ireland

Address: 8, Ashbrook Drive, Ennis Road, Limerick, Ireland
Telephone: +353 61453358
Fax: +353 61453358
E-mail: mguerinlk@eircom.net

Russian Honorary Consulate in Thurles, Ireland

Address: Teach an Chuinne, Parnell Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Ireland
Telephone: +353 50490832, +353 872334935