In October 2019, Russia began issuing e-Visas for entry into St. Petersburg, the second-largest city in the country. 58 nations, including Argentina, Kyrgyzstan, and Cuba, have agreements in place so that their citizens can enter Russia without a visa.
If you need a visa, you can apply for your Saint Petersburg visa online from any computer or smartphone wherever you are in the world. For those who want to go to Saint Petersburg in Russia for tourism, quick business, or humanitarian work, the Saint Petersburg e-Visa grants you the ability to enter this amazing city through Kaliningrad and other approved points-of-entry.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) | The Saint Petersburg e-Visa
Which nationals are allowed to enter Russia visa-free?
The citizens of 58 nations can enter Russia (including Saint Petersburg) without requiring a visa. The limits on how long you can stay vary with your country of nationality. See below.
Unlimited, All | Belarus, South Ossetia
90 Days, All | Abkhazia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
90 Days, Non-commercial | Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Israel, Jamaica, Maldives, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Suriname, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela
60 Days, Non-commercial | Mauritius, Samoa, South Korea
30 Days, Non-commercial | Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Laos, Macao, Mongolia, Montenegro, Palau, Serbia, Seychelles, Thailand
30 Days, Tourism | North Macedonia
14 Days, Non-commercial | Brunei, Hong Kong, Nauru
The information below uses San Marino as an example. Not your country? Try out our Visa Checker Tool to see the requirements around getting a Saint Petersburg e-Visa for your nation.
What do I need to apply for a St. Petersburg e-Visa?
It’s very easy to apply for a visa online for Saint Petersburg.
You will need:
- A Valid Passport - Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day you arrive in Saint Petersburg.
- A Digital Photo - You will need to submit a passport-sized photo with your application. You can easily get this done at a drug store or local photography studio.
- Payment Method - We accept PayPal and major credit/debit cards like Mastercard and Visa.
It’s always a good idea to take a paper copy of your e-Visa with you in case you cannot access it from your smart device.
How long does it usually take to process a visa online for Saint Petersburg?
We offer 3 different processing speeds for you to obtain your Saint Petersburg e-Visa.
- Standard Processing can take up to 9 Business Days to process your visa application.
- Rush Processing can take up to 7 Business Days to process your visa application.
- Super Rush Processing can take up to 5 Business Days to process your visa application.
How much do e-Visas for Saint Petersburg cost?
The total cost of an e-Visa including processing fees for San Marino nationals will be:
- USD 25.00 for Standard Processing;
- USD 40.00 for Rush Processing; and
- USD 50.00 for Super Rush Processing.
How many times can I enter St. Petersburg with an e-Visa?
You will be allowed Single Entry into Saint Petersburg with your e-Visa.
When does my St. Petersburg e-Visa expire?
San Marino citizens using an e-Visa for St. Petersburg will have 30 days after issued before your visa expires.
How long can I stay in St. Petersburg with an e-Visa?
Your maximum stay in St. Petersburg with an e-Visa is 8 days Per Entry.
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