Hey guys do you know Indians are eligible for free e-visa to enter St Petersburg and Leningrad region Russia! Yes, you heard it right, from October 1st, 2019, nationals of 51 countries are eligible to receive free e-visa and India is one among them. Isn’t that a great news?
Now let’s have some facts about the e-visa to enter Russian Land St Petersburg. Firstly, an e-visa only allows single entry for tourism, business and humanitarian visit. Most importantly, you can stay only on the territory of St Petersburg and Leningrad region. The list of countries eligible for the e-visa are, Austria, Andorra, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, China and Taiwan, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Iceland, Kuwait, Finland, France, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, South Korea, North Macedonia, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Vatican.
E-visa can be obtained online at: https://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/spb_home_en.html. The application process is very simple and it takes only 4 calendar days to receive your e-visa! There is no need for invitation and hotel reservations for visa application. Only thing you have to do is fill the form on the website and the e-visa will be in your hand within 4 calendar days, including week ends and bank holidays. The best thing is you do not need to pay anything to obtain an e-visa. Yes, e-visa is absolutely free!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3PVJYsatb0&t=33s. What do you need to apply for St Petersburg e-visa? All you need is valid passport (6-month validity) and a digital photo.
You can enter St Petersburg through air, by road and water ways. E-visa will allow you to enter only to St Petersburg and not to any other Russian cities. If you are entering by air make sure your entry point in Russia is Pulkovo Airport, St. Petersburg. Even you cannot take transit flight from other Russian cities. Keep this in mind when you book your flights. When landing in St Petersburg, make sure you have all documents handy, passport, health insurance, hotel reservation, e-visa, proof of funds and return flight tickets. These are very important documents need to be shown during immigration. If you don’t have any of these, you won’t be allowed to enter St Petersburg. Have a great time in old Russian city, St Petersburg.
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