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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/.

 




LATEST EVENTS

29.11.2019 - About cases of refusal to enter the Russian Federation using electronic visas.

At the same time, the Embassy receives complains from the citizens who were denied entry when crossing the border of the Russian Federation or registering for a flight from London.


07.11.2019 - On entry into force of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Equatorial Guinea on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the holders of the diplomatic, service and special passports.

On 8 November 2019 the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Equatorial Guinea on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the holders of the diplomatic, service and special passports entered into the force.


31.10.2019 - On 04 November the Consular Section will be closed

Dear visitors! Please be informed that the Consular Section of the Embassy of Russia will be closed on 04 November for a national holiday.


11.10.2019 - On entry into force of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Botswana on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the nationals of the Russian Federation and the national of the Republic of Botswana

On 8 October 2019 the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Botswana on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the nationals of the Russian Federation and the nationals of the Republic of Botswana entered into force.


08.10.2019 - On entry into force of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the nationals of the Russian Federation and the national of Antigua and Barbuda

On 22 October 2019 the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the nationals of the Russian Federation and the nationals of Antigua and Barbuda is entering into force.


31.07.2019 - On E-visas for Visiting Russia’s Saint Petersburg and its Surrounding Region (Leningradskaya Oblast)

In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated 18 July 2019 No. 347, starting from 1 October 2019 electronic visas are introduced for visiting Saint Petersburg and its surrounding region (Leningradskaya Oblast). E-visas may be obtained online at http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/.


16.07.2019 - Visas for Estonian nationals

New procedure of issuing tourist visas for Estonian nationals


01.07.2019 - E-visas introduced for visiting Russia’s Kaliningrad Region

E-visas introduced for visiting Russia’s Kaliningrad Region


28.06.2019 - On entry to the Russian Federation with children

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of Russian citizens applying for visas for the purpose of travelling together with their children who hold passports of other States, but who are recognized as citizens of the Russian Federation by birth. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that a child shall acquire citizenship of the Russian Federation by birth provided that at the time of his/her birth the only parent indicated in the birth certificate was a Russian citizen. The child does not need any visa in this case. Notwithstanding the child’s age (under 18 years), it is necessary to register him/her as a citizen of the Russian Federation and obtain a Russian passport for such a child. To avoid any possible misunderstanding or cost implications relating to a trip to Russia, we recommend to get the relevant consultations and all the necessary documents issued in advance.


07.06.2019 - On 12 June the Consular Section will be closed

On 12 June the Consular Section will be closed



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