For Mexican citizens intending to travel to Russia, it is important to know the different types of visas For 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. Therefore, travelers are advised to carefully scan the list of visas offered by Russia to see which one would best suit the purpose of their visit and apply accordingly. It is also advisable for them to scan each visa type to see if there are any exemptions to it, as some of them might require a different type of travel document to be used.
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 three types of tourist visas depending upon the specific regions within Russia that they intend to visit. There are two types of electronic visa available for specific regions in Russia, the eVisa for Far Eastern regions of Russia and the eVisa for Kaliningrad exclave.
Far East Visa for Mexicans
Kaliningrad eVisa 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.||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.|
Far East Visa Entry Points from Mexico
Kaliningrad eVisa entry points from Mexico
|Primorsky Krai, Kamchatka Krai, Khabarovsk Krai, Zabaykalsky Krai, Sakhalin Oblast, Amur Oblast, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, , Buryatia||Air: Khrabrovo airport (Kaliningrad city) Sea: Baltiysk, Kaliningrad city, Svetly|
Rail: Mamonovo, Sovetsk
Road: Bagrationovsk, Gusev
Requirements for the Far East eVisa for Mexicans
Requirements for the Kaliningrad 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.
|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.
Travelers need to be aware of the fact that in order to enter Russia from one of the Far Eastern regions or the Kaliningrad exclave, they will 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?
After receiving the tourist invitation from a Russian business(es), the traveler can then proceed to apply for a Russian tourist visa. The application will require the traveler to provide biographical and passport details as well as a detailed and finalized travel itinerary. The traveler’s nationality, the purpose of their visit, the type of travel document they are using, and the length of their stay are all factors in determining if they are to be approved for a Russian visa.
Once the online application has been completed, the traveler will then have to take a signed and printed copy of the application with them to the Russian Embassy/Consulate in Mexico to submit along with the rest of the paperwork.
How Long Does It Take to Get a Visa for Russia from Mexico?
After the traveler has submitted the entire visa packet, containing the Russian visa application, tourist invitation, and all supporting documents to the Russian Embassy/Consulate in Mexico, he/she can expect to hear back on the status of their application within 3 business days. It is possible that the processing of the traveler’s Russian visa application takes longer than 3 days, especially if there is additional processing required.
For Mexican citizens, the Russian tourist visa will allow them a stay of up to 30 days in Russia.
Russian Embassies in Mexico
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
Phone: +(52 5) 273-1605, 272-0023
Fax: +(52 5) 273-1545