Russia Visa for Saudi Citizens

Boasting world-class cities and natural wonders, it comes as no surprise that Russia remains a top destination for travelers from all over the world. Visitors from Saudi Arabia will be pleased to know that the process for obtaining approval for travel to Russia is simple, however, it is important to remember that all visas must be applied for and obtained before arriving in the country.

There are a number of Russian visas that will allow passport holders from Saudi Arabia to enter Russia. Many of those visas require citizens to visit an embassy or a consulate and wait for large amounts of time. However, thanks to a new type of electronic visa (eVisa), there are now options for a few region-specific eVisas that will allow citizens to apply for and receive visas without having to leave their computer. In addition, travelers will be able to streamline the process as the typical waiting period for the granting of the eVisas is around four days.

Russian eVisa Types for Saudi Arabian Travelers

For passport holders from Saudi Arabia, there are four types of visas available for short term travel to Russia:

  • The Kaliningrad Oblast E-visa allows Saudi citizens to travel to the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad through an online application process
  • The St. Petersburg E-visa is also filled out entirely online and allows passport holders from Saudi Arabia to travel to St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region
  • The Far East E-visa is an online visa that allows for travel to the Far East Countries of Russia
  • The typical tourist visa is available for Saudi citizens and must be applied for at an embassy or consulate

Kaliningrad Visa for Saudi Arabian Citizens

The Kaliningrad eVisa allows Saudi Arabian citizens to visit Kaliningrad for tourism, business, or humanitarianism reasons. The visa is valid for up to eight days and is valid for 30 days after it is issued.

Kaliningrad Ports of Entry

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

Kaliningrad eVisa Application Requirements

A Saudi Arabian passport with a blank page and six months of validity
A digitalized passport photo
A debit or credit card to pay the application fee
An email address

eVisa for Kaliningrad

St. Petersburg eVisa for Saudi Arabian Citizens

The St. Petersburg eVisa allows for citizens from Saudi Arabia to access St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region for up to eight days within 30 days from the date of issue. The visa is granted for tourism, business, and humanitarian reasons, which include scientific, cultural, sporting, and technological events.

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

St. Petersburg eVisa Application Requirements

A Saudi Arabian passport with a blank page and validity for at least six months
A digital passport photo
A credit or debit card to pay the application fee
A current email address

eVisa for St. Petersburg

Far East eVisa for Saudi Arabian Citizens

The Far East eVisa allows for Saudi Arabian citizens to stay within the Far East Countries of Eastern Russia for up to eight days within 30 days from the date of issue. The visa is granted for purposes of tourism, business, or humanitarian reasons, including sporting, cultural, scientific, or technological reasons.

Far East eVisa Ports of Entry

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

Far East eVisa Application Requirements

A Saudi Arabian passport with a blank page and six months of validity
A digital passport photo
A debit or credit card to pay the application fee
An email address

eVisa for Far East Region

eVisa Application Requirements

Saudi Arabian citizens can apply for eVisas from anywhere in the world, as long as they have internet access. In addition to the information in the previous section, they will also need to fill out an application form as accurately as possible. Any errors may result in the denial of the eVisa. Applicants will be required to upload proof of health insurance for the duration of their stay in Russia.

Application Waiting Time

Provided that the information is filled out correctly, applicants can expect a waiting period of between two and four business days.

Russian Embassies and Consulates in Saudi Arabia

For any queries or concerns regarding visas and travel to Russia for Saudi Arabian citizens, please consult the following information regarding contact details:

Address: Saudi Arabia, P.O.Box 94308 Riyadh 11693 Russian Embassy, Al-Wasiti str., Rahmania, bld. 13
City: Riyadh
Email address: springmail@arab.net.sa
Fax number: +966 1 481-1890
Phone number: +966 1 481-1875,481-1801