Russia Visa for Irish citizens

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

Most foreigners 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.

eVisas: an Easier Way for Irish Tourists to Visit Russia

The online visas were recently introduced with the purpose of streamlining the immigration process for travelers visiting Russia. Currently, there are 3 types of eVisas available depending on the areas one wants to visit.

The eVisa system is a fast and straightforward process where applicants can submit all their documents online and receive their visa via email.

The different types of eVisa 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. Irish citizens are eligible to apply for all 3 types of electronic visas.

Types of E-visas 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.

Far East Visa for Irish citizens

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 Ireland

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

Requirements for the Far East eVisa for Irish nationals

An Irish 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.

e Visa for Far East

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.

What happens after the application is lodged?

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 it applies to and that an 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