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E-Visa & Invitation Letter Update

The nationals of the following 53 countries can now attain an

e-visa for travel to Russia through the border posts in

St-Petersburg and Leningradskaya: Austria, Andorra, Bahrain,

Belgium, Bulgaria, Vatican, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark,

India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Qatar,

Cyprus, China (including Taiwan), Democratic People’s Republic

of Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg,

Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland,

Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Northern Macedonia,

Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Philippines,

Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden,

Estonia, and Japan.

Beginning October 1st, invitation letters for foreign

nationals will now be issued in e-form only. These can be used to

apply for a visa from the consulate. Any corrects to the form will

only be made if the mistake was on behalf of the Internal Affairs

Ministry officials, such as the spelling of the foreign

national’s name or place of birth. Corrections to the form will

take approximately 1-2 business days to fix.

Employers who may be affected are encouraged to contact an

immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general

guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought

about your specific circumstances.

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