Russian E-visa for Polish Citizens

Russia is one of the most popular destinations in the world: spectacular natural landscapes, bustling cities, and world-class museums — the largest country in the world has something for everyone.

Before they can travel to Russia, however, Polish citizens are required to obtain a visa. Several types of visas will allow Polish citizens to enter Russia. However, the region-specific Russian electronic visas now allow them to apply for a Russian visa entirely online, without having to visit a Russian travel agency or embassy. The Russian eVisa is also fast: Polish travelers can expect to have their visa to Russia in approximately four days.

E-visa Types for Polish Nationals

If they intend to stay in Russia for a limited period of time, tourists from Poland can apply for 3 types of visas:

  • The Russian eVisa for Kaliningrad Oblast, an online visa that allows Polish visitors to enter the Kaliningrad exclave.
  • The E-visa for St Petersburg and Leningrad region, which can be obtained online and allows to stay in St Petersburg and Leningrad region.
  • The eVisa for the Far East, which grants entry into the Far East District area.

Far East Visa for Polish nationals

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 Poland

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

Requirements for the Far East eVisa for Polish citizens

A Polish 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 Eastern E-visa

Kaliningrad eVisa for Polish citizens

Allows Polish 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 Poland

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

Requirements for the Kaliningrad eVisa from Poland

A Polish 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 E-visa

St Petersburg eVisa for Polish 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 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 Poland

A Polish 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.

Saint Petersburg E-visa

E-visa Application Form for Polish Citizens

Polish 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 E-visa application form in all its parts as accurately as possible
  • Upload copies of the necessary documents, including their valid Polish passport
  • Pay the application fee with a credit or debit card.

How Long Doest It Take to Get the Visa?

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 and Consulates in Poland

Address: ul. Belwederska 49, 00-761 Warszawa, Poland
Telephone: (+48) 22 621 34 53 / (+48) 22 621 55 75
Fax: (+48) 22 625 30 16
Email: rusemb_poland@mail.ru / warsaw@kdmid.ru

Russian Consulates in Gdansk

Address: Stefana Batorego St., 15, 80-251 Gdansk – Wrzeszcz, Rzeczpospolita Polska
Telephone: +48 (58) 341-1088; 341-4092
Fax: +48 (58) 341-6200

Russian Consulates in Krakow

Address: Stefana Batorego St., 15, 80-251 Gdansk – Wrzeszcz, Rzeczpospolita Polska
Telephone: +48 (12) 422-2647; 422-9055
Fax: +48 (12) 422-9066

Russian Consulates in Poznan

Address: Stefana Batorego St., 15, 80-251 Gdansk – Wrzeszcz, Rzeczpospolita Polska
Telephone: +48 (61) 841-7523
Fax: +48 (61) 847-4997

Russian Consulates in Warsaw

Address: Belwederska St., 25C, 00-761, Warszawa, Rzeczpospolita Polska
Telephone: +48 (22) 849-5111, 849-2627
Fax: +48 (22) 849-4085

Common Questions About E-visa for Polish Citizens

After the application is submitted, the Russian authorities will make a decision regarding the request within 4 days. That’s why it’s advisable to apply for the eVisa at least 4 days before the intended date of departure. Once granted, the traveler will receive the eVisa in electronic format at the email address they provided during the application.

The eVisa will be valid for 30 days from the date of issue. The date of issue also counts as the first day of validity of the visa.

During these 30 days, Polish nationals can stay for up to 8 days within the Russian region their eVisa applies to. The date of entry is considered to be the first day of stay within the Russian territory.

If the eVisa is expected to expire before the 8 days are up, the eVisa holder will have to leave before the visa runs out.

The Russian eVisa is an official travel authorization like any other visa — including paper travel permits. The decision regarding your eVisa application can only be taken by the Russian authorities.

The border control officers at the airport or other point of entry will have the final word regarding your ability to cross the Russian border. Having all the supporting documentation at hand at the border will minimize potential issues.

Remember that electronic visas are region-specific travel authorizations. This means that you will have to stay within the territory of the Russian region your eVisa for Polish citizens applies to. You are also required to leave Russia through a border point of that same region once your eVisa is up.

Russian eVisas for Polish citizens are single-entry visas. This means that they can only be used to enter the Russian territory once during their validity.

At the moment, Polish travelers can apply for the St Petersburg and Kaliningrad Oblast eVisas.

If a Polish visa holder leaves Russia before their eVisa runs out and wishes to come back, they will need to obtain a new eVisa before they can return. It’s also important to keep in mind that eVisa holders will have to exit Russia through a port of entry of the same region they entered from.

There are multiple-entry tourist visas available for Russia. However, these are paper visas that must be applied for in person through a Russian embassy, consulate, or travel agency in Poland.