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30 сентября / 2019

E-visa for visiting Saint Petersburg

Starting from October 1, 2019, nationals of certain countries (including the Republic of India) will be able to obtain single business, humanitarian and tourist visas in the form of an electronic document (e-visa) to visit Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Region. The similar e-visa service for visiting the Far Eastern Federal District and the Kaliningrad Region was introduced earlier.

The service is provided at the special-purpose website of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation 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.

The e-visa is valid only for entry and exit via border crossing points located in the territory of Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.

Air border crossing point:
  • Pulkovo (the local airport)
Sea border crossing points:
  • Vysotsk
  • Big Port Saint Petersburg (Marine Station)
  • Passenger Port of Saint Petersburg
Motor vehicle border crossing points:
  • Ivangorod
  • Torfyanovka
  • Brusnichnoe
  • Svetogorsk
Pedestrian border crossing point:
  •  Ivangorod
Due to technical reasons, for now foreign nationals bearing e-visas will not be able to enter and exit Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Region via train border crossing points.

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