Russia E-visa for Mexican Citizens

E-visa Application from Mexico

For Mexican citizens intending to travel to Russia, it is important to know the different types of visas for the Russian Federation. Each type of visa is designed to suit the needs of the traveler depending upon the purpose of their visit to the country and the length of their stay.

Mexican travelers can apply for the Russia E-visa, a type of online visa that allows foreigners to visit specific Russian regions for a short stay. The application only takes minutes and can be completed entirely online and the visa processing time is only 4 days.

Types of Russian Visa for Mexicans

For Mexican citizens intending to travel on a tourist visa, it is important to know that the Russian Federation offers 4 types of tourist visas depending upon the specific regions within Russia that they intend to visit. There are 3 types of electronic visas available for specific regions in Russia, the eVisa for St Petersburg, the eVisa for Kaliningrad exclave, and the eVisa for Far Eastern regions of Russia.

Far East Visa for Mexicans

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 Mexico

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

Requirements for the Far East eVisa for Mexicans

A Mexican 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 Esat eVisa

St Petersburg eVisa for Mexicans

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 Mexico

A Mexican 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 eVisa

Kaliningrad eVisa for Mexicans

Valid for tourism, business, or humanitarian travel to the Kaliningrad exclave. Allows a maximum stay of 8 days in Kaliningrad and is valid for 30 days from the date of issue. Submit an application at least 4 days before the intended arrival.

Kaliningrad eVisa entry points from Mexico

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

Requirements for the Kaliningrad eVisa for Mexicans

Mexican passport valid for at least 6 months, with at least one blank page
A color photograph in digital format, passport-sized
A current email address at which to receive the approved eVisa notification.
A valid debit or credit card to pay the Kaliningrad visa fee.
Kaliningrad eVisa

Travelers need to be aware of the fact that in order to enter Russia from one of the Far Eastern regions, Kaliningrad exclave, or St Petersburg area, they have to exit the country from a port of entry of the same region they arrived from. For any of the other regions in Russia, travelers will need to obtain a regular Russia tourist visa from an embassy or consulate.

How to Apply for a Russia eVisa from Mexico?

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

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A VISA FOR RUSSIA FROM MEXICO?

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. It is possible that the processing of the traveler’s Russian visa application takes longer than that, 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 Mexico

Address: Jose Vasconcelos 204, Colonia Hipodromo Condesa, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc, 06140 Mexico, D.F.
Phone: +(52 5) 273-1305, 516-0870, 516-7653 (ambassador)
Fax: +(52 5) 273-1545

Consular department

Phone: +(52 5) 273-1605, 272-0023
Fax: +(52 5) 273-1545

FAQ’s about Visa Requirements for Mexicans

Traditional tourism visas require an invitation letter from a Russian resident in order to be approved. Applicants can get the invitation letter from the hotels they intended to stay at while in Russia — or they can hire a Russian travel agency to help them with the application and take care of the invitation letter.

Fortunately, the Russian eVisa has eliminated the need for an invitation letter completely.

The application only takes minutes to complete and the visa 2 to 4 business days to process. No need to visit an embassy or contact a Russian entity for the invitation letter.

The easiest and fastest visa Mexicans are eligible for is the Russian eVisa, which grants entry into the St Petersburg Leningrad region, Kaliningrad Oblast, and the Far East District..

There is one exception that allows Mexicans to cross the Russian border without having previously applied for a visa: arriving by ferry or on a cruise ship to St Petersburg.

Cruise passengers can leave the ship during port calls only if they are accompanied at all times by a tour operator officially licensed by the Russian authorities.