Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region

About the procedure for issuing electronic visas for visiting St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region

From October 1, 2019, in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated July 18, 2019 No. 347, citizens of foreign states, the list of which is approved by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation dated September 10, 2019 No. 2021-P, can be registered using a special Internet service The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/ single-entry business, humanitarian and tourist visas in the form of an electronic document (hereinafter - the electronic visa) for visiting St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.

Citizens of the following countries can apply for an electronic visa: Austria, Andorra, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Vatican, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Qatar, Cyprus, China ( including Taiwan), DPRK, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Philippines, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic me, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Japan.

An electronic visa is issued free of charge on the basis of an application of a foreign citizen, filled out on the Internet service no later than 4 calendar days before the expected date of entry, with a digital biometric photo attached to it in the form of an electronic file.

The validity period of electronic visas is 30 days, starting from the date of issue, with a permitted stay in the Russian Federation up to 8 days from the date of entry.

Electronic visas for visiting St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region are valid for entering the Russian Federation and leaving the Russian Federation only at certain checkpoints across the state border of the Russian Federation:

Pulkovo checkpoint; Vysotsk sea checkpoints, Big Port of St. Petersburg (sea station), Passenger Port of St. Petersburg; Ivangorod, Torfyanovka, Brusnichnoye, Svetogorsk; pedestrian checkpoint" Ivangorod ". Entrance to St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, as well as exit from them by electronic visas by rail is impossible.

Foreign citizens who have received electronic visas to visit St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region have the right to be and move only within the specified subjects of the Federation.

A foreign citizen can have a valid electronic visa on a special automated website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs https://evisacheck.kdmid.ru/. Information on the verification procedure is also available in Russian and English.

Foreign citizens are personally responsible for the accuracy of the information they provided for applying for an electronic visa: the spelling of a surname, name (s), citizenship, date of birth, gender, passport number must match the data in the passport. In the event of complete or partial mismatch or the submission of someone else’s photos, they will be denied entry at the checkpoint across the state border of the Russian Federation, and issued electronic visas will be canceled unless the names of the foreign citizen contain more characters than provided by the corresponding line of the application for an electronic visa.