The country of Russia appears on a map as if it stretches half the globe, ranging from Europe all the way to the edges of Asia. While its grandeur is certainly of interest to travelers, it is not just its sheer size that attracts visitors. Famous for its vibrant cities such as Moscow and St. Petersburg, which have contributed greatly to western ideals of art and culture, as well one-of-a-kind natural landscapes, it is no wonder why Russia remains one of the most popular places to visit on earth. For any passport holders from Monaco wishing to visit the country, it is important to remember that it is necessary to obtain a visa before arriving in Russia.
There are various options for citizens from Monaco to acquire a visa to travel to Russia. However, thanks to a new system of electronic visas (or eVisas) there are now region-specific options for passport holders from Monaco to obtain permission to enter Russia without having to visit a consulate or embassy in their home country. The eVisas are filled out and granted entirely online, streamlining the process to an average waiting time of just four days. It’s still imperative to remember that although the process is simpler and faster, it remains a requirement to have some type of visa before arriving in Russa.
Russian eVisa Types for Monégasque Travelers
For Monégasque travelers who wish to visit any area of Russia on a short-term basis, there are three options for acquiring a visa:
- The first option is the Kaliningrad Oblast E-visa, which is one of two eVisas available to citizens from Monaco and allows travelers to visit the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad
- The second option is the St. Petersburg E-visa, which allows visa holders to visit St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region
- The third option is the typical visa, which allows access to more areas of Russia but also needs to be applied for at a consulate or embassy
Kaliningrad Visa for Monégasque Citizens
Citizens from Monaco are granted the Kaliningrad eVisa for tourism, business, and humanitarian reasons. The eVisa allows Monégasque passport holders to stay for up to eight days within 30 days of the visa being granted.
Kaliningrad Ports of Entry
Air: Khrabrovo airport (Kaliningrad city)
Rail: Mamonovo, Sovetsk
Road: Bagrationovsk, Gusev
Sea: Baltiysk, Kaliningrad city, Svetly
Requirements for Kaliningrad eVisa Application
A valid Monégasque passport with a blank page and at least six months validity
A digital passport-sized photo
A valid debit or credit card to pay the application fee
A current email address
St. Petersburg Visa for Monégasque Citizens
The St. Petersberg eVisa allows citizens from Monaco to visit St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region for up to eight days within 30 days of the date of issue. Visas are granted for tourism, business, and humanitarian reasons.
St. Petersburg Ports of Entry
Air: Pulkovo airport (St Petersburg)
Land: Ivangorod, Brusnychnoe, Svetogorsk, Torfjanovka
Sea: Vysotsk, Marine Station, Passenger Port of St. Petersburg
Requirements for St. Petersburg eVisa
A current Monaco passport with at least six months validity and one blank page
A digital passport photo
A credit or debit card to pay the application fee
A valid email address
eVisa Application Requirements
In addition to the requirements for each individual eVisa above, applicants from Monaco should be prepared to submit an application form for review. It is critical that each form is uploaded accurately as any wrong information could lead to a rejected application. Each individual traveler should also be prepared to provide proof of health insurance for the entirety of their time in Russia.
Application Waiting Time
The typical processing time for a submitted eVisa application is two to four business days. In order to avoid issues, it is recommended that each traveler submit their application with sufficient time before their intended departure.
Russian Embassies and Consulates in Monaco
For all Russian embassy and consulate needs inside of Monaco, please consult the following information:
Address: La Madone 2, avenue Saint-Charles, 3rd floor, 98000, Monaco, Monaco
Telephone number: (+377) 97 70 80 65
Fax number: (+377) 97 98 33 17
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com