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CONSULAR SECTION INFORMS

27.09.2019

Electronic visas to Saint-Petersburg and its surrounding Leningrad Region

In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No.347 dated 18 July 2019, starting from 1 October 2019 nationals of 53 foreign states shall have the right to obtain single entry business, humanitarian and tourist visas for visiting Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region in the form of an electronic document (e-visa) on the special website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/).

The list of the countries, which nationals are eligible for e-visas to Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, is as follows:

Andorra

Austria

Bahrain

Belgium

Bulgaria

China (including Taiwan)

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Hungry

Iceland

India

Indonesia

Iran

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Kuwait

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxemburg

Malaysia

Malta

Mexico

Monaco

The Netherlands

North Macedonia

Norway

Oman

The Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Romania

San Marino

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Vatican

 

An e-visa shall be issued free of charge on the basis of a foreign national’s application filled in online on the above-mentioned website not later than 4 days before the assumed date of entry with a digital photo in electronic format attached to it. No other documents are required for obtaining the e-visa.

E-visas are issued for a period of validity of 30 days with an authorized period of stay up to 8 days from the time of entry to the territories of Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.

E-visas for visiting Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region are valid for entering the Russian Federation and exiting therefrom only when travelling by air-, motor- or maritime ways and also without any means of transport through the following checkpoints at the national border of the Russian Federation situated in the territories of Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region:

  •  Air checkpoint “Pulkovo”;
  •  Maritime checkpoints “Vysotsk”, “Big port of Saint-Petersburg”, “Passenger port of Saint-Petersburg”;
  •  Road checkpoints “Ivangorod”, “Torfianovka”, “Brusnichnoe”, “Svetogorsk”;
  •  Pedestrian checkpoint “Ivangorod”.

Entry into the territories of Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region with an e-visa by railway is currently impossible due to technical reasons.

Foreign nationals who obtained e-visas for visiting Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region shall have the right to stay and travel only within these territories. Holders of such visas are not allowed to enter other parts of the Russian Federation for the purpose of transiting to Saint-Petersburg and the Leningrad Region or exiting them, including via airports.

Direct flights from London to Pulkovo airport (Saint-Petersburg) are operated by the following airlines:

Rossya airlines together with Aeroflot (Gatwick Airport);

WizzAir (Luton Airport).

Shipping companies can check, whether the foreign national has a valid e-visa, on a special website http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/.

 




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