It is highly recommended to check your Visa policy and it's possible updates in advance.

Please, check that the passport is valid at least for 6 months after your trip to Russia, and has two empty pages (without any stamps, messages, etc.) facing each other. Also, if you plan to apply for a visa in a country that is not the country of your citizenship, you must also have a valid residence permit in the country of residence.

Visa-free entry

The citizens of most of the Post-Soviet states, Republic of South Africa, the most of the countries of South America, Israel, South Korea and more - check your policy for possible updates and restrictions

Electronic Visa

E-visa can be obtained by the citizens of 53 countries, including most countries of the Europian Union. Visit the official website (the list of countries unordered there, check the whole list)


It is online, fast, easy, and free of charge. Invitations, hotel booking confirmations or any other documents to confirm the purpose of a trip to Russia is not required. It is not necessary to submit specific travel dates or vehicle information neither.

Characteristics and conditions

You and your accompanying person can apply online for a single-entry visa, and it lets you stay in Saint-Petersburg for up to 8 days starting from the date of entry (for example June 30 - July 7, June 29 - July 6). An applicant should fill in the application form (carefully!) on the website not earlier than 20 days and no later than 4 days before the intended date of entry. Applicants receive a confirmation email within 4 days. A passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of applying an e-visa.

Standard Visa (US, UK, Canada, Australia)

Take care of your visa in advance - visa processing takes time! This especially applies to the citizens of the US The citizens of the US and Commonwealth realms (UK, Canada, Australia) should apply for a standard Visa.

1. Get an invitation for Touristic Visa (for you and your accompanying person)
We will prepare the letter of invitation for Touristic Visa, officially titled as a "Confirmation of hosting a foreign tourist". (The agencies may suggest obtaining it for $50.) Please, send the next information to
  • First name
  • Surname
  • Date of Birth (day, month, year)
  • Sex
  • Citizenship
  • Passport No.
  • Passport valid till (day, month, year)
2. Apply for a Visa

For most of the citizens of the US, it will be more convenient to mail the complete set of documents to the Russian Visa Center or any other tourist\visa processing agency, using any mail carrier that you see fit.

Russian Visa Center, the company «Invisa Logistics Services LLC» or ILS has a direct agreement with the Embassy (all of the agencies will submit applications to the Embassy through the ILS). Their agents guide you through the process of obtaining a Russian visa. Russian Visa Center: Step-by-step instructions


Take care of your visa in advance - visa processing takes time!

If you do not fit into any of those categories above, or you prefer to apply for a standard visa instead of electronic one (to stay longer than 8 days, to visit Moscow, and so), please, contact us by email

For Soccer Fans

Saint-Petersburg will host four matches of the UEFA EURO 2020. It is written there, that the next ticket application window opens in April. Once you get a ticket, you can apply for a FAN ID Along with your passport, it allows you to enter Russia without a visa. So multiple entries are possible between 30 May and 3 July 2020. You can then leave Russia anytime between 30 May and 13 July 2020.