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Electronic visa to the Saint-Petersburg & Leningrad Region

Starting from October 1, 2019, nationals of 53 foreign States may be granted an e-visa to enter the Russian Federation through the border crossing points , located on the territory of the Leningrad region and Saint-Petersburg.

An e-visa is issued within 4 calendar days, including week-ends and bank holidays.

There is no need for any invitations or confirmations. Just fill in the application form on the website http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/

You do not need to pay for anything to obtain an e-visa.

The validity period of an electronic visa is 30 days from the date of issue, the duration of stay may not exceed 8 days. An electronic visa is free of charge.

E-visas can be of the following categories only: ordinary business visa (purpose of journey is business), ordinary tourist visa (purpose of journey is tourism), and ordinary humanitarian visa (purposes of journey are sports, cultural, scientific and technological ties). If the purpose of your journey to the Russian Federation does not correspond to any of the above, you should apply for a traditional (non electronic) visa at a diplomatic mission or consular office of the Russian Federation.

Foreign citizens who have arrived to the Russian Federation with e-visas have the right to freedom of movement within the territory of the constituent entity of the Russian Federation which they entered, with the exception of territories, organizations and facilities, to enter which a special permission is required in accordance with federal laws of the Russian Federation. Foreign citizens should leave the territory of the Russian Federation only through checkpoints of the constituent entity of the Russian Federation which they entered. Foreign citizens who have arrived to the Russian Federation with e-visas have the right to freedom of movement within the territory of the constituent entity of the Russian Federation which they entered, with the exception of territories, organizations and facilities, to enter which a special permission is required in accordance with federal laws of the Russian Federation.

Foreign citizens should leave the territory of the Russian Federation only through checkpoints of the constituent entity of the Russian Federation which they entered.

You can fill in an application form for an e-visa on this website not earlier than 20 days and no later than 4 days before the intended date of entry into the Russian Federation.

Foreign citizens who have arrived to the Russian Federation with e-visas are required to have a medical insurance valid in the Russian Federation's territory for the entire period of stay.


THE LIST OF FOREIGN STATES WHOSE NATIONALS CAN APPLY FOR E-VISA:

Austria

Andorra

Bahrain

Belgium

Bulgaria

Vatican

Hungary

Germany

Greece

Denmark

India

Indonesia

Iran

Ireland

Iceland

Spain

Italy

Qatar

Cyprus

China (including Taiwan)

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Kuwait

Latvia

Lithuania

Liechtenstein

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Malta

Mexico

Monaco

Netherlands

Norway

Oman

Poland

Portugal

Romania

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

Northern Macedonia

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Turkey

Philippines

Finland

France

Croatia

Czech Republic

Switzerland

Sweden

Estonia

Japan