Electronic visa to St. Petersburg
Starting October 1, 2019, tourists can visit Russia’s cultural capital and the surrounding region by e-visa, with no consular fees.


Applicants need to fill out a form on the website of the consular department of the Russian Foreign Ministry and upload a photograph; there is no consular fee. The application can be made no later than 4 days and no earlier than 20 days before the expected date of entry.

The visa is valid for stays in St Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region for up to eight days. The purpose of travel can be tourism, business, or humanitarian reasons.

In early July, e-visas for travel to Kaliningrad and Kaliningrad Region were introduced for citizens of 53 countries. A similar scheme is in operation for Vladivostok and airports across the whole of Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District.
The regime will be in force from October 1, 2019:
  • Regular single-entry business, tourist and humanitarian visas
  • Online application 4 days before entry date
  • Valid for 30 days
  • Period of stay up to 8 days
  • No consular fee
The list of foreign countries, whose nationals can enter the Russian Federation and depart from the Russian Federation via St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region on the basis of electronic visas:
  • Austria
  • Andorra
  • Bahrain
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • China and Taiwan
  • Czech Republic
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Hungary
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Ireland
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Kuwait
  • Finland
  • France
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Netherlands
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Vatican
See you in St. Petersburg!