Russia E-visa for Slovak Citizens

Apply eVisa for Slovak

Citizens of Slovakia planning to travel to Russia for tourism purposes can now apply for an eVisa entirely online. Since 2017, a series of eVisa types were introduced by the Russian government with the purpose of streamlining the process of obtaining visas for short stays in specific regions of Russia.

The first eVisa to be implemented was the on for the Far East regions, introduced in August 2017. This was followed by the Kaliningrad Oblast eVisa in July 2019 and more recently, on October 1, 2019, by the St Petersburg and Leningrad eVisa.

Russian E-visa for Slovak Citizens

Slovak citizens are among the ones eligible to apply for all of the 3 Russian eVisas. This means that Slovak passport holders can apply online for a visa for:

  • The Far East District
  • Kaliningrad Oblast
  • St Petersburg and Leningrad

For all other regions of Russia, citizens of Slovakia will need to apply for a traditional visa. The advantage of applying for an eVisa is that the process is completely online and very fast. The eVisa also eliminates the need for an interview at the embassy. This way, all required documents can be submitted online, and visas are sent by email, usually within 4 days from the date of application.

The eVisa is intended for tourism, humanitarian reasons, cultural reasons, business, and more. The electronic visa is valid for a single entry into the country.

With the Russian eVisa, Slovak citizens can enjoy freedom of movement within the specific region for up to 8 days, although the validity of the visa is of 30 days from the date it was issued.

E-visa Types for Slovak Citizens Traveling to Russia

As mentioned before, Slovak travelers can apply for all types of eVisas as well as the traditional paper tourist visa. With the online visas, Slovak citizens can enter the relevant regions of Russia via air, water, and land entry points. Here are additional details regarding requirements and entry points:

Far East Visa for Slovak citizens

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 Slovakia

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

Requirements for the Far East eVisa for Slovak nationals

A Slovak 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.

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Kaliningrad eVisa for Slovak citizens

Valid for tourism, business, or humanitarian travel to the Kaliningrad exclave. Allows a maximum stay of 8 days in Kaliningrad and is valid for 30 days from the date of issue. Submit an application at least 4 days before the intended arrival.

Kaliningrad eVisa entry points from Slovakia

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

Requirements for the Kaliningrad eVisa for Slovak nationals

A Slovak passport valid for at least 6 months, with at least one blank page
A color photograph in digital format, passport-sized
A current email address at which to receive the approved eVisa notification.
A valid debit or credit card to pay the Kaliningrad visa fee.

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St Petersburg eVisa for Slovak 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 Slovakia

A Slovak 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.

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How to Apply for the Russian E-visa from Slovakia

Travelers can apply for the Russian eVisa from Slovakia or anywhere in the world as long as they have access to a reliable internet connection. The application form should be submitted, at the latest, 4 days prior to the trip, although it’s recommended to complete it even earlier, up to 20 days prior to departure.

The online process is simple and fast. It takes most travelers around 10 minutes to fill out the application form and upload the required documents. Applicants will need to provide the following in the online application:

  • Personal information: name, date of birth, address
  • Passport details: number, issue, and expiry date
  • Credit or debit card for the online payment
  • E-mail address to receive the visa

Additional documents can be provided online either at the moment of the application or at a later stage. Applicants should still upload the requested documents at least 4 days prior to their trip. Furthermore, they should make sure all the provided information is correct and complete. Any mistakes or missing information can lead to delays in obtaining the visa or even rejection.

Before submitting the online application, Slovak citizens should ensure they meet all requirements for the Russian visa. After submitting the complete application, travelers will receive their visa via email. The visa should be printed out as it will be requested upon entry in Russia, along with the passport.

*Note: For travelers possessing more than one passport, it’s important to use the same for the online application and during the trip.

Russian Embassies in Slovakia

Address: ul. Godrova 4, Bratislava, Slovakia
Telephone: +421 254415823, 54414436
Fax: +421 254434910
E-mail: protocol@rusemb.sk, info@rusemb.sk

Russian Consulate in Bratislava, Slovakia

Address: Marótyho 3, Bratislava, Slovakia
Telephone: +421 254417929
Fax: +421 254414664
E-mail: konzulat@rusemb.sk
Working hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 09.00-12.00

Russian Honorary Consulate in Kosice, Slovakia

Address: Moldavská 10/B, Kosice, Slovakia
Telephone: +421 553815577
Fax: +421 553813084
E-mail: hkrfkosice@gmail.com
Working hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 09:00-12:00