Russian E-visa for Taiwanese Citizens

Until very recently, traveling to Russia required applying for a visa in person at an embassy or a consulate, go through an interview and provide several documents to prove the purpose of the trip.

Fortunately, the Russian government has since 2017 been taking steps forward in order to simplify the visa application process for citizens of several eligible countries around the world who are planning a short stay in Russia. With the introduction of three types of online visas, travelers can avoid long queues, paper applications and interviews at the Russian embassy. Instead, they can now apply for their eVisa entirely online within a few minutes and from anywhere in the world.

There are currently three types of eVisa available for citizens of eligible countries:

  • Kaliningrad Oblast eVisa
  • St Petersburg and Leningrad eVisa
  • Far East eVisa.

For all other regions of Russia, travelers will still need to apply for a traditional visa by going to an embassy or consulate.

E-visa Types for Taiwanese Citizens

Taiwanese citizens can currently apply for all 3 types of Russian eVisas. For trips to any other region in Russia, they will need to visit the Russian Representative Office to apply for a traditional visa.

The eVisa is a straightforward process that allows travelers to apply entirely online, upload all required documents and receive their visa via email. This process has been available to some nationalities ever since 2017 for the Far East visa and for the Kaliningrad Oblast visa since July 1, 2019, while the St Petersburg online application was introduced on October 1, 2019.

The different types of eVisa allow travelers a single entry into a specific region for up to 8 days, although the visa is valid for 30 days from the date of issue.

Taiwanese citizens can travel with the Russian eVisa for tourism, business, humanitarian reasons, and more.

The 3 types of eVisas available to Taiwanese citizens have specific requirements and allow travelers to enter the region via air, water, land and, where applicable, railway. These visas grant travelers freedom of movement within the region for a maximum of 8 days. The following table provides additional details for the different eVisa types.

Far East Visa for Taiwanese 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 Taiwan

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

Requirements for the Far East eVisa for Taiwanese nationals

A Taiwanese 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.

Far East Visa Application

Kaliningrad eVisa for Taiwanese 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 Taiwan

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

Requirements for the Kaliningrad eVisa for Taiwanese nationals

A Taiwanese 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.

Kalinigrad Visa Appliation

St Petersburg eVisa for Taiwanese 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 Taiwan

A Taiwanese 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.

St. Petersburg Visa Application

E-visa Application Form for Taiwanese Citizens

The Russian eVisa application form can be completed by Taiwanese travelers from anywhere in the world, as long as they have access to a reliable internet connection. The application form should be submitted up to 4 days prior to departure, although it is recommended to apply as early as 20 days before the trip.

The whole process only requires a few minutes to be completed. Applicants should be prepared to fill out a questionnaire with their personal information, submit required documents and pay the online visa fee by credit or debit card. Additional documents can also be provided online at the moment of the application or even at a later stage.

It is important to ensure the accuracy of the information provided to avoid inconveniences such as delays or rejection of the visa.

The eVisa will then be sent at the e-mail address provided in the application form. Travelers should print their visa to present at the entry point along with their passport.

Russian Embassies in Taiwan

Russian Representative Office in Taipei, Taiwan

Address: 9th Floor, Aurora Building, No. 2, Sec. 5, Xinyi Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Telephone: +886 287803011
Fax: +886 287802511
Working hours: Monday, Wednesday 8:00-16:00, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00-17:00, Friday 8:00-14:30