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How to apply for an electronic visa to Russia: everything you need to know

Updated: Jul 28, 2020

Discover Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad Region with free electronic visas.

In this video, you will learn how to apply for an electronic visa, see the list of countries that can apply and find out about the places that you can visit.

The rules of the electronic visa:

  • You can get a regular single-entry business, tourist and humanitarian visa

  • Online application process will take 4 days

  • The visa is valid for 30 days

  • Your period of stay is up to 8 days

  • There's no consular fee

  • Your flight should be straight to Pulkovo airport (Saint Petersburg). You can also enter Russia by car/bus (see the list of border crossing points on the official website).

  • You can fill in an application form for an e-visa not earlier than 20 days and no later than 4 days before the intended date of entry into the Russian Federation

  • You are not allowed to travel outside of the Leningrad region.

  • You are not allowed to have a connecting flight in Moscow or any other Russian city, the first and only Russian airport you attend should be Pulkovo airport in Saint Petersburg.

The list of foreign countries, whose nationals can enter the Russian Federation 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

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