Russian Visa Options for Filipino Passport Holders

E-visa for Filipino Citizens

Russia remains one of the most sought-after travel destinations for visitors from all over the globe. Thanks in large part to the diversity of experiences it offers, ranging from world-class dining and artistic venues in cities like Moscow and St. Petersburg to the beautiful and remote natural landscapes of Siberia, it is no surprise that travelers from the Philippines are among those who wish to visit Russia firsthand. However, it is important to remember that any traveler holding a Filipino passport must apply for a Russian visa before arriving in the country.

While typical Russian visa applications require citizens to travel to a consulate or embassy, a few Russian electronic visas or eVisas will eliminate the need for Filipino passport holders to do so. Thanks to the ease with which eVisas are applied for and granted online, it is now far more simple for citizens of the Philippines to obtain visas for region-specific travel to Russia as the typical waiting period is right around four days.

Russian eVisa Types for Filipino Travelers

For Filipino citizens who wish to visit Russia for a short amount of time, there are three options for acquiring a visa:

  • One option is the Kaliningrad Oblast visa, which is applied for entirely online and grants the visa holder permission to travel to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad
  • A second option is the St. Petersburg visa, which is similarly applied for online and allows the visa holder access to St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region
  • The third option is the typical tourist visa, which must be applied for in-person at an embassy or consulate

Kaliningrad Visa for Filipino Citizens

The Kaliningrad eVisa is granted to Filipino citizens for tourism, business, and humanitarian reasons. The eVisa grants permission for stays of up to eight days and is valid for 30 days once issued.

Kaliningrad Ports of Entry

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

Requirements for Kaliningrad E-visa Application

A Filipino passport with six months of validity and at least one blank page
A digitalized passport-sized photo
A debit or credit card to pay the application fee
An email address

Kaliningrad Visa Information

St. Petersburg Visa for Filipino Citizens

The St. Petersberg eVisa allows Filipino citizens to stay in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region for up to eight days within the 30 days that the visa is issued. The visa is 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
Pedestrian: Ivangorod

Requirements for St. Petersburg eVisa

A Filipino passport with one blank page and six months of validity
A digital passport-sized photograph
A debit or credit card to pay the application fee
An email address

St. Petersburg Visa Information

E-visa Application Requirements For Filipino Passport Holders

In addition to the information provided above, Filipino travelers will also be required to fill out an application form. It is of the utmost importance that the information provided is done so as accurately as possible as any wrong information, even if entered accidentally may result in the entire application being rejected. Travelers will also be required to upload proof of health insurance covering their time in Russia.

Application Waiting Time

The typical processing period once a completed application has been submitted is between two and four days. It is imperative to keep this in mind when making travel arrangements for travel to Russia.

Russian Consulates and Embassies within the Philippines

For any and all queries or concerns regarding the visa application process for Filipino citizens applying for Russian visas, please consult the following information:

Address: 1245 Acacia Road, Dasmarinas Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
City: Makati
Phone number: (+63) 2 893-0190,817-5406
Fax number: (+63) 2 810-9614
Email address: rusemb@i-manila.com.ph
Website: http://www.philippines.mid.ru/

Consular Department in Manila, Philippines

Address: 1245 Acacia Road, Dasmarinas Village, Makati City, Metro Manila
City: Manila
Phone number: +632 810-9581
Fax number: +632 810-95-81
Email address: mb@i-manila.com.ph
Website: http://www.rusmanila.mid.ru