On July 1, 2019, the piece of legislation will become effective approving
a scheme ofelectronic visas for foreign citizens entering the Kaliningrad Region. The
facilitation of visa regime will enable more foreign
nationals to become
acquainted with our country, to see it with their own eyes, both in terms of
tourism and for potential cooperation and further collaboration in various
The legislation was
developed in a manner similar to the preference currently in effect for Vladivostok,
with an extended list of countries considering the specificity of the Kaliningrad
Region. The list of states covered by the new development is available on the website
of the Consular Department of the RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs : https://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/klgd_home_en.html/
In order to obtain an electronic visa, a foreign resident
is supposed to fill in the electronic application form for obtaining an
electronic visa on the website of the RF Ministry of Foreign Affairs https://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/klgd_home_en.html, at least 4 days prior to the expected date of entry,
but not earlier than 20 days. A photo must be attached to the application as an
Once the application is checked, all the
data will be sent to border crossing points, and no later than 4 days from the
date of submission of an application, a notification of issuing an electronic
visa will be placed on the website. A foreign resident will receive a
notification with an identification number, which must be shown at the crossing
point together with the personal ID.
Kindly note that foreign residents must carry a medical
insurance, as well as travel tickets or confirmation of their purchasing for leaving
the Russian Federation (in case of travelling by railway, air- or sea transport).
A foreign resident must leave the Russian Federation from the territory of the Kaliningrad
The electronic visa is valid for 30 calendar days, with
permitted period of stay of up to 8 days.
Consular fee will not be charged for this visa.