To visit Vladivostok, you may need to obtain a visa. Please check here whether you qualify for a visa-free entry to Russia.

If you do need a visa but you are a citizen of one of the following countries — good news! You can apply for a free electronic visa, allowing you to stay in Vladivostok for up to 8 days:

  1. Algeria
  2. Bahrain
  3. Brunei
  4. India
  5. Iran
  6. Qatar
  7. The People's Republic of China
  8. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  9. Kuwait
  10. Morocco
  11. Mexico
  12. The United Arab Emirates
  13. Oman
  14. Saudi Arabia
  15. Singapore
  16. Tunisia
  17. Turkey
  18. Japan

You can apply for an e-visa anytime within the 4 to 20-day period before the intended day of entry. The wait time for an e-visa approval is 4 days at maximum. To apply for an e-visa, you do not need to provide any hotel booking confirmations or invitations. Please get yourself familiar with all the rules of entry and apply for an e-visa here.

Be careful! The e-visa permits you to stay only within the Russian constituent entity that you entered — that is, if you entered Vladivostok, you can travel around Vladivostok and Primorye only. To continue travelling across the rest of Russia, you need a regular Russian visa. If you want to explore Russia beyond Vladivostok or if you are a citizen of a country not listed above, please contact a diplomatic mission or consular office of the Russian Federation in the country of your residence to learn about how to apply for a regular visa.