On October 1st, 2019, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced the e-Visa system for citizens of 53 countries. This e-Visa 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 e-Visa 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 e-Visa 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 quickly over the internet at any time, from any location and that payment is made online at the time of the application.