What is 72-hour express visa?

All foreign nationals are required to have entry visas to travel in the Russian Federation.
Citizens of countries subject to the Shengen Agreement, UK and Japan, could receive a 72 hour visa to Kaliningrad. The visa is valid for no longer than 4 days and 3 nights.
To get the visa you need to provide the following:
  • Clear scanned passport copy

  • Working adress, name of the company, position & phone number
  • Home adress & phone number
  • Hotel reservation
You must send it by email at least 10 days before your arrival in Kaliningrad.
On arrival must have a 3×4 cm (1.18×1.57 inches) color photo.
You must arrive on weekdays during operating times 09:00–18:00.



You can get 72-hours visa only at 3 points:
Mamonovo-Branevo, Bagrationovsk or an airport*.
*In a case of arrival by plane you should pay for the transport for the officier of the MFA to the airport. The price is €60.

The visa costs €70 per person
What people said
I had a great time in Kaliningrad; the hotel was lovely and I spent all day every day visiting sites. On the Sunday I also went up to Morskoje.
Thank you for your help with the administrative matters.
John Barnett, teacher
UK

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