Learn More: Saint Petersburg eVisa
RUSSIA IS OPEN- Russia re-opened for tourism on 25 January 2021.
On October 1st, 2019, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced the eVisa system for citizens of 53 countries. This eVisa allows travelers to enter Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast for tourist, business or humanitarian purposes and it enables them to stay in Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast for up to 8 days Per Entry. The Saint Petersburg eVisa application process is very simple and 100% online. Once the application is submitted and accepted, the applicant will receive a landing authorization that must be shown to the immigration officers upon arrival. Yes, it’s that simple.
The eVisa system is an online method of applying for visas from anywhere in the world. Some advantages of this system to the traveler are that visas can be applied for quickly over the internet at any time, from any location and that payment is made online at the time of the application.
Required Documents to Apply
Travelers must have their passport with at least 6-months validity from the date of arrival and have at least 1 page available for stamping
Applicants can remain in Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast for up to 8 days Per Entry
The Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast eVisa is only valid for 30 days after issued
The Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast eVisa is available to travelers who enter through the following checkpoints:
- Pulkovo Airport (Saint Petersburg International Airport)
- Big port Saint Petersburg (Marine station section)
- Passenger port of Saint Petersburg
Possession of a Visa for Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast does not provide automatic right of entry for the holder into the region. The Immigration Officer at the port of entry may refuse entry to any person, if he considers that such a person is unable to fulfill the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in Saint Petersburg would be contrary to national interests or security
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What is the Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast eVisa?
What do I need to apply for the Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast eVisa?
We require the following to submit your application:
What is the cost to obtain the Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast eVisa?
How long does it take to process my Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast eVisa?
It depends on the processing time you choose. We offer three options:
Standard Processing: up to 9 days
Rush Processing: up to 7 days
Super Rush Processing: up to 5 days
How long is a Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast e-Visa valid for?
What conditions must the applicant’s passport meet for the Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast eVisa?
How many entries does the Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast eVisa allow?
When should I apply for the Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast e-Visa ?
Does obtaining an e-Visa guarantee me entry into Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast?
What do I need to present upon arrival in Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast?
Which countries are eligible for the Saint Petersburg & Leningrad Oblast e-Visa?
- China (including Taiwan)
- Czech Republic
- Northern Macedonia
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Vatican City
Vaccination requirements for travel to Russia
A yellow fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.
More information in the following link:
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