Visit Saint Petersburg with a free e-visa!
Now it is possible to visit Saint Petersburg with a free e-visa. Starting from the 1st of October, citizens of 53 countries can apply for an e-visa. There is no need to attach any invitations or confirmations — just fill in a special form on the website. The earliest you can apply is 30 days before your planned travel date, and the latest is 4 days before departure. The e-visa is slated to be issued within 4 days, including weekends and bank holidays. There is no application fee and one should only apply on-line. Having received a notification, print it out and show it to the Border Service officer. E-visa is only valid when you cross the border in Saint Petersburg or Leningrad region. Please note: for the moment, e-visa cannot be used when arriving by train. For more details, please visit the website.