Russian Visa for Spanish Citizens

Spanish nationals are eligible to obtain a tourist visa for Russia. The country has much to offer to Spanish tourists, from art and history to stunning landscapes and outdoor activities.

Although there are many types of Russian visas available, the quickest and easiest visa to apply for is the new eVisa.

An eVisa is an electronic visa that can be applied for online in minutes and only takes up to 4 days to process. Russia eVisas allow eligible foreign travelers to visit specific Russian regions for short stays.

Types of Russian E-visas for Spanish Citizens

Like the majority of foreigners, Spaniards must have a valid visa in order to enter the Russian territory. Tourists from Spain can now apply for an electronic visa for the following 3 Russian regions:

  • The Far East, for which visitors will need to apply for a Russian eVisa for the Far East regions
  • Kaliningrad, which can be reached with an eVisa for Kaliningrad exclave
  • St Petersburg and Leningrad region, for which the eVisa for St Petersburg and Leningrad region is necessary

When filling in the online application form, Spanish tourists must select the eVisa for the specific Russian region that they wish to visit. Applicants will then need for their request to be reviewed by the Russian authorities.

Upon receiving the visa, travelers will be able to travel to the Far Eastern regions, St Petersburg, or Kaliningrad Oblast; however, they will have to exit Russia from a port of entry of the same region they entered from.

Far East Visa for Spanish citizens

Permits travel to regions in the Russian Far East for Spanish citizens 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.

Regions for the Far East visa from Spain

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

Requirements for the Russian Far East visa from Spain

A Spanish 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.

Visa for Far Eastern

Kaliningrad eVisa for Spanish citizens

Allows Spanish 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 Spain

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

Requirements for the Kaliningrad eVisa from Spain

Spanish 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.

Visa for Kaliningrad Oblast

St Petersburg eVisa for Spanish 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 Spain

A Spanish 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.

Visa for St. Petersburg

How to Apply for a Russia E-visa from Spain?

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

How Long Does It Take to Get a Visa for Russia from Spain?

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 in Spain

Address: C/ Velázquez, 155, 28002 Madrid, Spain
Telephone: (+34) 91 562 22 64 / (+34) 91 411 08 07
Fax: (+34) 91 562 97 12
Email: (+34) 91 562 97 12

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Madrid

Address: c.Joaquin Costa, 33, Madrid, 28002, Espana
Telephone: +34 (91) 411-2957, 564-2049, 411-0807
Fax: +349 (1) 562-7830
Email: consmd@arrakis.es

Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Barcelona

Address: Avenida Pearson, 34, Barselona, 08043, Espana
Telephone: +349 (3) 280-5432, 280-0220
Fax: +349 (3) 280-5541
Email: consrusbar@consrusbar.com

Related Questions About the Russian E-visa for Spanish Citizens

Spanish citizens are required to apply for and obtain a valid visa before they can travel to Russia. Most visas (including the traditional tourist visa for Russia) require the traveler to apply at their nearest Russian embassy or consulate in person.

People traveling for business, tourism, study, or visiting their family and who wish to obtain a traditional paper visa will need to provide an invitation letter issued by a Russian entity as part of the supporting documentation for their application. This is true also for Spanish citizens.

However, Spanish travelers are also eligible to apply for the electronic visa for the Kalinigrad region. The Kaliningrad eVisa allows Spanish citizens to apply for their permit entirely online — no need for an invitation letter nor to queue at the embassy.

All you need is a device that can connect to the internet and digital copies of your passport and other relevant documents. Once you submit the application, you’ll receive the approved eVisa via email.

All foreigners who need a visa in order to enter Russia, including Spanish citizens, must apply for the Russian visa in advance. How in advance will depend on the type of visa they are specifically wishing to obtain. Processing times vary greatly and travelers should allow enough time for their visa application to be processed.

Almost all visa applications are handled by embassies and consulates of Russia abroad. This means that foreigners (including Spanish tourists) won’t be able to apply for a visa on arrival directly at the border.

There is, however, one exception. Spanish citizens can complete the application online if they wish to obtain an eVisa for the Kalinigrad region. Since processing times are extremely fast, this allows them to apply for the visa as little as 4 days before traveling.

It’s important to notice that if you’re only transiting through a Russian international airport for less than 24 hours, you won’t need a visa. You may be required to provide a number of documents, most importantly an onward ticket to confirm your plans to leave the country.