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Registration of Foreign Citizens on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Regarding issuing of new electronic visas for foreign citizens to enter the Russian Federation through St. Petersburg

26.07.2019

Foreign citizens taking part in international events in St.Petersburg will be able to obtain electronic visas to enter Russia in a simplified manner.

According to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation, starting on October 1, 2019, foreign citizens will be able to obtain single-entry business, tourist and humanitarian electronic visas to enter the territory of the Russian Federation through the checkpoints across the state border of the Russian Federation, located in the territories of the St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.

Foreign citizens arriving in the Russian Federation on the basis of these visas will be able to move freely within the territory of St. Petersburg and Leningrad region.

Visa validity period will be for 30 days, 8 of which are allowed to stay on the territory of the Russian Federation.

To obtain this particular kind of visa to enter the Russian Federation, it will be necessary to fill in an application on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation not later than 4 days before arrival.

This change is due to the need to simplify the entry into the country of participants of major international events, such as the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2020 and matches of the European Football Championship.

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