Russian Visa for Norwegian Citizens

E-visa Application from Norway

Russia is a vast, diverse country. About 160 ethnicities inhabit its 17 million square kilometers of land spanning across 11 time zones. That means that in theory, one can celebrate 11 consecutive New Year’s eves and birthday parties and know that when the sun sets in eastern Russia, a new day is just starting in the west of the country.

Norwegian citizens decide to cross the border with Russia to visit its magnificent imperial palaces, explore the largest forest region in the world, or maybe enjoy the White Nights festival in St Petersburg.

No matter why they choose Russia for their holidays, Norwegian tourists need a visa in order to visit. Until now, obtaining one meant visiting a Russian embassy or consulate in person in order to submit the required visa documentation and complete the application.

However, there is a new way to get a visa to Russia that is quick, easy, and does not require the applicant to go through a Russian travel agency or embassy — the new Russia eVisa.

Types of Russian Visa for Norwegian Nationals

There are 3 types of electronic visas available to Norwegian travelers:

  • The Online Visa for Kaliningrad Oblast: apply online in minutes and enter the Kaliningrad exclave
  • The Online Visa for St Petersburg and Leningrad region: apply online for this new electronic visa to visit St Petersburg and Leningrad region
  • The Far East eVisa, that grants entry into the Far East District.

While the traditional tourist visa requires applicants to visit the Russian embassy or consulate in person and present hard copies of all the necessary documentation, the more recent Russian online visas allow travelers to apply for their visa online and travel to specific Russian regions.

Far East Visa for Norwegians

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 Norway

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

Requirements for the Far East eVisa for Norwegians

A Norwegian 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 East Online Visa

Kaliningrad Visa for Norwegian citizens

Allows Norwegian citizens to travel to the Kaliningrad exclave for tourism, business, or humanitarian purposes. Allows a maximum stay of 8 days in Kaliningrad and is valid for 30 days from the date of issue.

Kaliningrad eVisa entry points from Norway

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

Requirements for the Kaliningrad eVisa from Norway

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

Kaliningrad Online Visa

St Petersburg Visa for Norwegian citizens

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 E-visa?

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 Norway

A Norwegian 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 Online Visa

What Do I Need to Do to Get a Russian E-visa?

Norwegian citizens can apply for electronic visas for Russia online — 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 Visa application form in all its parts as accurately as possible
  • Upload copies of the necessary documents, including their valid Norwegian passport
  • Pay the application fee with a credit or debit card

How Long Does It Take To Get A Visa For Russia From Norway?

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. In rare cases, it is possible that the processing of the traveler’s Russian visa application takes longer, 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.

Russian Embassy in Norway

Address: Drammensveien 74, 0244 Oslo, Norway
Telephone: (+47) 22 55 32 78 / (+47) 22 44 06 08
Fax: (+47) 22 55 00 70
Email: rembassy@online.no

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Barentsburg

Address: Norge, Svalbard, Barentsburg, Den Russiske Foderasjons Konsulat
Telephone: +47 (790) 21-785
Fax: +47 (790) 21-785

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Kirkenes

Address: Norge, 9900 Kirkenes, Postbox 98, Radhusplassen
Telephone: +47 (78) 99-3737, 99-3738
Fax: +47 (78) 99-3742