Russia e-Visa Requirements for Serbians
Serbian travelers who are hoping to get a taste of what the vast and beautiful country of Russia has to offer now have three options for doing so. Russian travel authorities have provided distinct online visa options for three popular regions of Russia, allowing Serbians the chance to experience a more intimate trip to Russia.
Read on to find out more about these new options and learn how to apply.
Types of Russia eVisas for Serbian Nationals
The Russia eVisa for Serbian passport holders is available to Serbian nationals who complete the online application process. There are three types of Russian eVisas that are available, and the one that each Serbian applicant selects is dependent upon their travel plans and needs.
By 2021, Russia intends to implement a new visa application system, moving all tourist visa applications online. However, until that time, Serbians may still apply for a tourist visa in person at their local consulate or embassy and receive permission to stay in Russia for up to 30 days.
With the current Russia eVisas in place, Serbian travelers can apply for travel to the three following regions for periods of up to 8 days:
Far Eastern Federal District Visa For Serbians
This visa is granted only to Serbian travelers who will be visiting the Far East region of Russia for tourism or humanitarian work. This visa does not allow travelers to visit any other regions of Russia. It is valid for up to eight days, making it ideal for a short vacation.
After the Far Eastern Federal District visa has been issued, holders have up to 30 days to enter the country before the visa is invalidated.
The Far East Federal District ports of entry for Serbians are Buryatia, Primorsky Krai, Kamchatka Krai, Khabarovsk Krai, Zabaykalsky Krai, Sakhalin Oblast, Amur Oblast, and Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.
Each applicant is required to have:
A valid passport with at least six months of validity and one blank page.
Medical insurance for the duration of the trip.
Recent passport-sized photos.
Kaliningrad Oblast Visa for Serbians
The Kaliningrad Oblast Visa for Serbians only allows holders of the visa to travel to this particular region for up to eight days. Any travelers who wish to visit other regions of Russia must have a separate visa. The visa is valid for up to 30 days once it has been issued.
The ports of entry for Serbians entering Kaliningrad Oblast are:
Air: Khrabrovo airport (Kaliningrad city) Sea: Baltiysk, Kaliningrad city, Svetly
Rail: Mamonovo, Sovetsk
Road: Bagrationovsk, Gusev
In order to apply for the visa, Serbian passport holders must provide the following:
A passport with at least six months of validity and one blank page.
A debit or credit card to pay the fee.
A valid email address.
St Petersburg Leningrad e-Visa for Serbian Nationals
Serbian travelers who want to visit St Petersburg and Leningrad for tourism or humanitarian work can apply for this eVisa to stay for up to eight days. The visa is valid for up to 30 days before travelers enter Russia. Travelers are only allowed to stay in the St Petersburg Leningrad area with this visa.
Ports of entry into St Petersburg Leningrad:
Air: Pulkovo airport
Land: Ivangorod, Svetogorsk, Torfjanovka, Brusnychnoe
Sea: Marine Station, Passenger Port of St. Petersburg, Vysotsk
The requirements for the St Petersburg Leningrad eVisa for Serbians are:
A passport with at least one blank page and six months of validity.
A digitalized passport-sized color photograph.
A valid email address.
A debit or credit card to pay the application fee.
How to Apply for a Russian e-Visa From Serbia
The first step in applying for a Russian eVisa is deciding which visa option is the correct one for the needs of the traveler. Along with the documents listed in the previous sections, travelers must complete certain requirements when submitting their application form:
- First and last name
- Date of birth
- Passport details
- Contact details
Once this information is gathered, Serbians can access the Russia eVisa online application form and pay the processing fee.
The typical turnaround time is up to four days. However, travelers from Serbia are encouraged to apply with up to twenty days of anticipation in order to give themselves time for any unforeseen issues.
It is important to double-check all answers as any incorrect information can result in a denied or delayed application.
Russian Embassies and Consulates in Serbia
The Russian embassy in Serbia is located in Belgrade. It is the only Russian embassy in the country and also has on-site consular services.
Russian Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia
Address: Deligradska 32, Belgrade, Serbia
Telephone: (+381) 11 3611 323; (+381) 11 3611 090
Fax: (+381) 11 3611 900
E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Operating hours: 08:00-17:00