Russia is opening up the country to tourism and business for travelers from around the world thanks to its new eVisa (electronic visa) system. Starting this year, Romanian travelers are eligible to apply for three different types of Russian eVisas to various regions in the country.
With only 3 hour non-stop flights from Bucharest to Moscow, now is the perfect time to check Russia off the bucket list. The new visas can be obtained online quickly, simply, and hassle-free and allow entry for tourism, business, or humanitarian purposes.
E-visa Types for Romanians Travelling to Russia
As stated above, there are two available Russian eVisas for Romanian citizens. They include the following options:
Far East Visa for Romanians
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 Romania
Primorsky Krai, Kamchatka Krai, Khabarovsk Krai, Zabaykalsky Krai, Sakhalin Oblast, Amur Oblast, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, , Buryatia
Requirements for the Far East eVisa for Romanians
A Romanian 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.
St Petersburg Visa for Romanian
The St. Petersburg Russian evisa for Romanian citizens gives travelers entry to the Leningrad oblast and St. Petersburg for tourism, business, or humanitarian purposes.
This visa is designed for short term travel, as it has maximum stay of 8 days. The St. Petersburg evisa is valid for 30 days from the date that is was obtained by the traveler.
Where to Enter Russia with a St Petersburg eVisa
Air: Pulkovo airport (LED)
Land: Ivangorod, Brusnychnoe, Svetogorsk, Torfjanovka
Sea: Vysotsk, Marine Station, Passenger Port of St. Petersburg
St Petersburg Russian visa requirements for Romanian citizens
There are only a handful of requirements for Romanian citizens wishing to obtain an electronic visa to St Petersburg. They include the following:
A valid Romanian-issued passport that is valid for at least 6 months and has at least one blank page
A passport-sized digital photograph that is colorized
A current email address that you will use to receive correspondence about your Russian visa
A valid debit or credit card to pay the visa fee
Kaliningrad Visa for Romanian
The Kaliningrad Russian visa for Romanian citizens is valid for tourism, business, or humanitarian purposes when traveling to the Kaliningrad region. This evisa allows travelers a maximum stay of 8 days in Kaliningrad and is valid for 30 days from the date of issue.
We recommend submitting your visa application at least 4 days before your intended arrival.
Where to Enter Kaliningrad as an eVisa Holder
Air: Khrabrovo airport (Kaliningrad city)
Sea: Baltiysk, Kaliningrad city, Svetly
Rail: Mamonovo, Sovetsk
Road: Bagrationovsk, Gusev
Requirements for the Kaliningrad eVisa for Romanian Citizens
A Romanian passport that is valid for at least 6 months with at least one blank page
A digital color photograph that clearly shows the applicant’s face
A current email address where you plan to receive the approved eVisa notification
A valid debit or credit card to pay the Kaliningrad visa fee
How to Apply for Russian E-visa from Romania
Applying for a Russian electronic visa is quick and simple. Thanks to the new initiative, tourists can apply for a Russian eVisa from Romania – even from the comfort of their own home. There is no need to visit an embassy, gather visa paperwork, or have an interview with an immigration officer. Everything is done through the internet.
The first step to obtain any of the electronic visas is to begin an online application. The application takes less than one hour to complete and is simple and straightforward.
The applicant will be asked basic questions such as:
- Their full name (first and last name)
- Passport information (date of issue and expiration, nationality, passport number)
- Contact information (email, address, phone number)
- Travel plans
At the end of the form, travelers will need to upload a clear and colorized photo of themselves, looking straight at the camera and without anything covering their face. Afterwards, they must pay the application fee and wait for an email stating the result of their Russian visa.
The average processing time of a Russian eVisa is usually within 2 to 4 business days, although in rare cases it may take longer than expected, especially if there are public holidays or if additional paperwork is required.
Please note that you can apply for any type of Russian eVisa within 20 days before your visit, but not less than four days before your expected date of arrival in Russia.
Russian Embassies in Romania
Russian Embassy in Bucharest, Romania
Address: Sos. Pavel Kiseleff no. 6, Sector 1, 011341 Bucharest, Romania
Telephone: (+40) 21 222 31 70
Russian Consulate General in Constanta, Romania
Address: Str. Mihai Viteazu no. 5, 900682 Constanta, Romania
Telephone:(+40) 241 611 106
FAQ’s About Online Visa for Romanian Citizens
The new eVisas for Russia are the fastest and easiest way to enter the Russian territory for tourism, business, and humanitarian purposes. They are intended for short-term stays only.
The Russian electronic visa is a single-entry visa. This means that Romanian eVisa holders can only enter Russia once with the same permit. Once they leave, they will need to apply for a new eVisa (or other relevant permit) in order to obtain entry into Russian territory again.
However, Romanians are welcome to apply for and obtain as many eVisas as they wish as long as they comply with all the visa requirements.
How and where to apply for a visa for Russia depends largely on the type of visa one wants to obtain. Fortunately, Romanian passport holders are eligible for both offline and online Russian visas.
Most visas require Romanian citizens to visit their nearest Russian embassy or consulate in person in order to lodge a paper visa application. This may be an inconvenient process.
Fortunately, Romanian travelers can now apply for all 3 types of electronic visas online. The application can be completed from anywhere in the world, including the applicant’s home or office. All Romanian nationals need is a reliable internet connection, minimal supporting documentation (like their valid passport), and a debit or credit card.