More than 2 thousand “electronic visas” have been issued for the visits to the Far East over the past week, a total of more than 35,800 citizens of 18 countries have used this instrument since August of last year.
According to the press service of the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East, the citizens of China and Japan are the most active in obtaining electronic visas. They received about 34,000 visas (almost 26.7 thousand visitors are the residents of the PRC and about 7.3 thousand are the residents of Japan). Citizens of 18 states can apply for electronic visas. This must be done on a special web site four days prior to the proposed entry to the country. Such a visa is issued free of charge, without a consular fee.
Russian Visa Service
Author: Anna Dorozhkina