E-visa for visiting Saint Petersburg
The service is provided at the special-purpose website of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/spb_home_en.html. The only requirement to get the e-visa is to fill an electronic application form and to upload a digital photo at least four days before the expected date of arrival in the Russian Federation. An e-visa is valid 30 days from the date of issuance and the maximum period of stay in the Russian Federation should not exceed 8 days. You do not need to pay for anything to obtain an e-visa.
Air border crossing point:
- Pulkovo (the local airport)
- Big Port Saint Petersburg (Marine Station)
- Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg
Foreign nationals with e-visas are not allowed to enter other regions of the Russian Federation (not covered by e-visa service) with any purpose, including transit.
Foreign nationals bear personal responsibility for the information they provide while applying for e-visas. Surname and name (names) are to be typed exactly as they are mentioned in the passport. In case there is full or partial inconsistency of the provided information (citizenship, surname, name (names), date of birth, sex, passport number) or another person’s photograph is uploaded, entry into the Russian Federation will be denied at the border crossing point and the visa issued will be cancelled. The only exception is the case when the name of a foreign national contains more symbols than it is technically possible to type in the application form.
To apply for e-visa to Saint Petersburg visit https://evisa.kdmid.ru/en-US/Home/Index.