The conditions of entry in Russia

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY OF FOREIGN CITIZENS INTO THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION WITH DIPLOMATIC, SERVICE (OFFICIAL, SPECIAL) AND ORDINARY PASSPORTS

As of April 2016

Abkhazia

No Visas for all passport categories (including internal) - up to 90 days.

Afghanistan

Visas for all passport categories.

Albania

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Algeria

Visas for all passport categories.

Andorra

Visas for all passport categories.

Angola

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Antigua and Barbuda

Visas for all passport categories.

Argentina

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Armenia

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Australia

Visas for all passport categories

Austria

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for flight crew members.

Azerbaijan

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Bahamas

Visas for all passport categories.

Bahrain

Visas for all passport categories.

Bangladesh

Visas for all passport categories.

Barbados

Visas for all passport categories.

Belarus

No visas for all passport categories (including internal).

Belgium

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for flight crew members.

Belize

Visas for all passport categories.

Benin

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Bhutan

Visas for all passport categories.

Bolivia

No visas for diplomatic, service and official passports - up to 3 months.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days. No visas for ordinary passports - 30 days out of 60.

Botswana

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Brazil

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Brunei Darussalam

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 14 days.

Bulgaria

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for:

-       Sea ship crew members;

-       Flight crew members.

Burkina Faso

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Burundi

Visas for all passport categories.

Cambodia

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Cameroon

Visas for all passport categories.

Canada

Visas for all passport categories.

Cape Verde

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Central African Republic

Visas for all passport categories.

Chad

Visas for all passport categories

Chile

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Colombia

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Commonwealth Of Dominica

Visas for all passport categories.

Comoros

Visas for all passport categories.

Costa Rica

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 3 months.

Cote d'Ivoire

Visas for all passport categories.

Croatia

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for:

-         sea ships` crew members;

-        flight crew members.

Cuba

No visas for all passport categories - up to 30 days.

Cyprus

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for:

-       Sea ships crew members;

-       Flight crew members;

-       Transit passengers - 24 hours (from the arrival).

Czech Republic

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for flight crew members.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for:

-       trains` crew members;

-       flight crew members.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Visas for all passport categories.

Denmark

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

Djibouti

Visas for all passport categories.

Dominican Republic

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

East Timor

Visas for all passport categories.

Ecuador

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Egypt

No visas for diplomatic, service and official passports - up to 90 days. (since 6 of April, 2011 visas for direct invitations of Organized Groups).

El Salvador

No visas for diplomatic and official passports - up to 90 days.

Equatorial Guinea

Visas for all passport categories.

Eritrea

Visas for all passport categories.

Estonia

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

Ethiopia

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Fiji

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Finland

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

France

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for:

- flight crew members.

Gabon

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Gambia

Visas for all passport categories.

Georgia

Visas for all passport categories.

Germany

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

Ghana

Visas for all passport categories.

Great Britain

Visas for all passport categories.

Greece

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

Grenada

Visas for all passport categories.

Guatemala

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Guinea

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Guinea-Bissau

Visas for all passport categories.

Guyana

Visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Haiti

Visas for all passport categories.

Honduras

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Hong Kong SAR

No visas for up to 14 days for the permanent residents of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with valid passports of the Hong Kong SAR.

Hungary

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Iceland

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

India

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Indonesia

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 14 days.

Iran

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 30 days.

Iraq

Visas for all passport categories.

Ireland

Visas for all passport categories.

Israel

No visas for domestic passports - up to 90 days.

Italy

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for flight crew members.

Jamaica

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Japan

Visas for all passport categories.

No visa for:

-         Aeroflot or Jal flight crew members;

-        for visiting Southen Kuril Islands with certain purposes (according to lists authenticated by the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Japan).

Jordan

Visas for all passport categories.

Kazakhstan

No visas for all passport categories (including internal ones).

Kenya

Visas for all passport categories.

Kiribati

Visas for all passport categories.

Kuwait

No visas for diplomatic and special passports - up to 90 days.

Kyrgyzstan

No visas for all passport categories (including internal ones).

Laos

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Latvia

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days. No visas for ordinary passports - for the residents of certain near-border territories with the clearance for the local near-border stay - up to 90 days.

Lebanon

Visas for all passport categories.

Lesotho

Visas for all passport categories.

Liberia

Visas for all passport categories.

Libya

Visas for all passport categories.

Liechtenstein

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

Lithuania

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for:

-       sea and river ships` crew members;

-       flight crew members.

Luxembourg

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

Macau SAR

No visas for up to 30 days for the permanent residents of the Macau Special Administrative Region with valid passports of the Macau SAR.

Macedonia

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for:

-       Sea and river ships` crew members;

-       Flight crew members;

-       Holders of an original invitation, issued according to the Russian legislation - up to 90 days;

-       holders of an original tourist voucher and foreign tourist reception confirmation - up to 30 days.

Madagascar

Visas for all passport categories.

Malawi

Visas for all passport categories.

Malaysia

Visas for all passport categories.

Maldives, The Republic of

Visas for all passport categories.

Mali

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Malta

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

Malta, the Sovereign order of

Visas for all passport categories.

Marshall Islands

Visas for all passport categories.

Mauritania

Visas for all passport categories.

Mauritius

No visas for all passport categories - up to 60 days.

Mexico

No visas for diplomatic and official passports - up to 90 days.

Micronesia, federated States of

Visas for all passport categories.

Moldova

No visas for all passport categories.

Mongolia

No visas for all passport categories - up to 30 days.

Montenegro

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for ordinary passports - up to 30 days.

Morocco

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Mozambique

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 30 days.

Myanmar

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Namibia

Visas for all passport categories.

Nauru

No visas up to 14 days.

Nepal

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Netherlands

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for:

- flight crew members.

New Zealand

Visas for all passport categories

Nicaragua

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Niger

Visas for all passport categories.

Nigeria

Visas for all passport categories.

Norway

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for ordinary passports - for the residents of certain near-border territories with the clearance for the local near-border stay - up to 90 days.

Oman

Visas for all passport categories.

Pakistan

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Palau, Republic of

Visas for all passport categories.

Palestine

Visas for all passport categories.

Panama

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Papua New Guinea

Visas for all passport categories.

Paraguay

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Peru

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Philippines

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Poland

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for ordinary passports - for the residents of certain near-border territories with the clearance for the local near-border stay - up to 90 days.

No visas for:

-         sea ships` crew members;

-        flight crew members.

Portugal

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

Qatar

Visas for all passport categories.

Republic of China

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 30 days.

No visas for:

-       trains` crew members;

-       sea and river ships` crew members;

-       flight crew members;

-       tourist groups from 5 to 50 members (according to authenticated lists and Russian touristic firms` reception confirmation) - up to 14 days.

Republic of Congo

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Republic of Korea

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for ordinary passports - up to 60 days.

Romania

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for:

- flight crew members.

Rwanda

Visas for all passport categories.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Visas for all passport categories.

Saint Lucia

Visas for all passport categories.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Visas for all passport categories.

Samoa

Visas for all passport categories

San Marino

Visas for all passport categories.

Sao Tome and Principe

Visas for all passport categories.

Saudi Arabia

Visas for all passport categories.

Senegal

Visas for all passport categories.

Serbia

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for ordinary biometric passports - up to 30 days.

Seychelles

No visas for all passport categories - up to 30 days.

Sierra Leone

Visas for all passport categories.

Singapore

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Slovakia

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Slovenia

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

Solomon Islands

Visas for all passport categories.

Somalia

Visas for all passport categories.

South Africa

No visas for diplomatic, service and official passports - up to 90 days.

South Ossetia

No visas for all passport categories (including internal ones). Except for entries with business or working purpose.

South Sudan

Visas for all passport categories.

Spain

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for flight crew members.

Sri Lanka

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 30 days.

No visas for flight crew members.

Sudan

Visas for all passport categories.

Suriname

Visas for all passport categories.

Swaziland

Visas for all passport categories.

Sweden

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

Switzerland

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for flight crew members.

Syria

No visas for diplomatic, service and special passports - up to 90 days.

Tajikistan

No visas for all passport categories.

Tanzania

Visas for all passport categories.

Thailand

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days. No visas for ordinary passports - up to 30 days.

Togolese Republic

Visas for all passport categories.

Tonga

Visas for all passport categories.

Trinidad and Tobago

Visas for all passport categories.

Tunisia

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Turkey

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

Turkmenistan

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

No visas for:

-       sea and river ships crew members;

-       flight crew members;

-       trains crew members;

-       officers of the intergovernmental field courier-communications traveling with pertinent ID;

-       persons traveling to provide help in natural disasters and catastrophe relief.

Tuvalu

Visas for all passport categories.

UAE

No visas for diplomatic passports - up to 90 days.

Uganda

Visas for all passport categories.

Ukraine

No visas for all passport categories (including internal ones) - up to 90 days.

Uruguay

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

USA

Visas for all passport categories.

Uzbekistan

No visas for all passport categories.

Vanuatu

Visas for all passport categories.

Vatican

Visas for all passport categories.

Venezuela

No visas for all passport categories - up to 90 days.

Vietnam

No visas for diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.

Western Samoa

Visas for all passport categories.

Yemen

Visas for all passport categories.

Zambia

Visas for all passport categories.

Zimbabwe

No visas for diplomatic and service passports (only for the stuff of the official representations on the territory of the Russian Federation).

Note: the present guide omits a visa-free entry into Russia of the emloyees of a number of diplomatic representations, who have been accredited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and hold diplomatic or service cards.