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Этапы получения визы в Россию

Standard package of documents for obtaining a visa at the Russian consulate *:

* Check the full list of documents at the consulate where you plan to obtain a visa. When applying for a visa, a consular fee is charged

The cost and timing of obtaining a Russian visa may differ at different consulates, depending on the period of visa processing. The shorter the period, the more expensive. Below is the standard cost of consular fees:

  • 35 Euro for regular visa processing (5-10 working days)
  • 70 Euro for urgent visa processing (3 working days)
COUNTRY NOTES
Abkhazia Without visas for all types of passports (including internal ones) - up to 90 days.
Azerbaijan Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Albania Visa-free with diplomatic and service passports - up to 90 days.
Argentina Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Armenia Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Byelorussia Without visas for all types of passports (including internal ones) - up to 90 days.
Bolivia Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Bosnia and Herzegovina Visa-free on general civil passports - 30 days out of 60.
Brazil Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Brunei Darussalam Without visas for all types of passports - up to 14 days.
Vanuatu Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Venezuela Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Guyana Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Guatemala Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Honduras Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Grenada Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Israel Visa-free with general civil passports - up to 90 days.
Kazakhstan Without visas for all types of passports (including internal ones) - up to 90 days.
Kyrgyzstan Without visas for all types of passports (including internal ones) - up to 90 days.
People's Republic of China - for tourist groups of 5 to 50 people. (according to certified lists and confirmation of admission by Russian travel agencies) - up to 14 days.
Hong Kong SAR Visa-free up to 14 days for Hong Kong SAR permanent residents with a valid Hong Kong SAR passport.
Macau SAR Visa-free up to 30 days for permanent residents of Macau SAR with a valid Macau SAR passport.
Colombia Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
The Republic of Korea For general civil passports without visas - up to 60 days.
Cuba Without visas for all types of passports - up to 30 days.
Laos Without visas for all types of passports - up to 30 days.
Latvia Visa-free under OZP - “residents of certain border areas without visas if they have a“ permit for local border stay ”in their passports - up to 90 days. Without visas, non-citizens of Latvia on the PPP - 90 out of 180 days.
Mauritius Without visas for all types of passports - up to 60 days.
Macedonia Without visas - if there is an original invitation issued in accordance with the procedure established by Russian legislation - up to 90 days; - in the presence of the original tourist voucher and confirmation of the admission of a foreign tourist - up to 30 days.
Moldavia No visas for all types of passports.
Mongolia Without visas for all types of passports - up to 30 days.
Nauru Visa-free up to 14 days.
Nicaragua Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Norway Visa-free for OZP - “residents of certain border areas without visas if they have a“ border stay permit ”in their passports - up to 90 days.
Panama Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Paraguay Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Peru Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Samoa Visa-free for all types of passports - up to 60 days
Seychelles Without visas for all types of passports - up to 30 days.
Saint Kitts and Nevis Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Serbia Without visas for general civil biometric passports - up to 30 days.
Tajikistan Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Thailand Without visas for general civil passports - up to 30 days.
Uzbekistan Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Ukraine Without visas for all types of passports (including internal ones) - up to 90 days.
Uruguay Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Fiji Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Montenegro Without visas for general civil passports - up to 30 days.
Chile Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Ecuador Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
Estonia Non-citizens of Estonia on the PPP - 90 out of 180 days.
South Africa Without visas for all types of passports - up to 90 days.
South Ossetia No visas for all types of passports (including internal ones). In addition to entry for business and work purposes.
Japan Visa-free regime for: - to visit the South Kuril Islands for specific purposes (according to the lists certified by the Russian Embassy in Japan).
  Passport type
Name of a foreign state Diplomatic passport Service passport General passport
Abkhazia yes, up to 90 days
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Abkhazia on mutual visa-free travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkhazia dated 02.10.2009 No.
Australia not not not
Austria yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Azerbaijan Yes
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan on visa-free travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan dated 03.07.1997.
Albania yes, up to 90 days not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Albania on mutual trips of citizens dated 07.04.1993.
Algeria not not not
Angola yes, up to 90 days not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Angola on visa-free travel with diplomatic and service passports dated 02.26.1999.
Andorra yes, up to 90 days not not
Antigua and Barbuda not not yes, 30 days
unilaterally
Argentina yes, up to three months with multiple entry and exit rights yes, no more than 90 days within each 180 day period (starting from the date of the first entry)
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Argentine Republic on visa-free travel on diplomatic, official or service passports dated May 16, 1994 Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Argentine Republic on visa-free travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Argentine Republic of March 11, 2009 - March 18, 2009
Armenia Yes
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Armenia on mutual visa-free travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Armenia dated September 25, 2000 No.
Afghanistan not not not
Bahamas yes, up to 90 days
unilaterally
Bangladesh not not not*
* visa for 90 days can be obtained at the airport. Passport validity - at least 6 months
Barbados yes, up to 28 days
unilaterally
Bahrain not not not*
* a visa is issued at the airport for up to 14 days with the possibility of extension up to 1 month. Mandatory presence of a return ticket, as well as hotel reservation or invitation
Belize not not not*
* single-entry visa for 30 days is issued at any checkpoint on the border
Byelorussia Yes
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on mutual visa-free travel of citizens dated November 30, 2000 No.
Belgium yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Benin yes, up to 90 days not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Benin on visa-free travel with diplomatic and service passports dated June 21, 2001
Bulgaria yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not*
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on mutual trips of citizens dated 05.03.2002. Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated 25.05.2006. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria on mutual trips of citizens dated 05.03.2002, as amended by the agreement in the form of an exchange of notes dated 09.03.2010. unilaterally from 31.01.2012 visa-free regime of entry into Bulgaria for Russian citizens who have valid Schengen visas or a permit to stay in one of the member states of the Schengen agreements. Russian citizens with one-year multiple-entry Schengen visas have the right to enter, leave and stay on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria for no more than three months within a six-month period, counting from the day of the first entry, without a Bulgarian visa. Citizens with single-entry Schengen visas can stay on the territory of Bulgaria for the period specified in the visa.
Bolivia yes, up to 3 months with the right of multiple entry and exit not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Bolivia on visa-free travel on diplomatic, official or service passports of 11.04.1995
Bosnia and Herzegovina yes, up to 90 days yes, up to 30 days - tourists, up to 90 days - business and private trips with original invitations
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the conditions of mutual travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina dated September 24, 2007 No.
Botswana yes, up to 90 days yes, up to 90 days
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Botswana on visa-free travel on diplomatic and service passports of 10.02.2005. unilaterally since 2006
Brazil yes, up to 90 days yes, up to 90 days within each 180-day period from the date of first entry
Agreement in the form of an exchange of notes between the Government of the USSR and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil on the abolition of visas in relation to diplomatic and service passports of 04.16. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Federal Republic of Brazil on the waiver of visa requirements for short-term trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Federal Republic of Brazil dated November 26, 2008 No.
Brunei Darussalam yes, up to 14 days not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the State of Brunei Darussalam on the abolition of visa formalities for holders of diplomatic and service (official) passports for short-term travel, exchange of notes 07.10.2009 and 12.10.2009
Burkina Faso yes, up to 90 days not*
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Burkina Faso on visa-free travel with diplomatic and service passports dated 03/02/2000 * visa can be issued at the airport
Burundi not not not
Butane     not*
* a visa can be issued at the airport if you have a visa permit, a return ticket and confirmation of solvency
Vanuatu not not yes, up to 30 days
unilaterally
Great Britain not not not
Anguilla not not not
Bermuda not not Yes*
* visa is not required for short stays
British Virgin Islands not not not
Gibraltar not not not*
* visa-free entry with a multiple long-term (2-5-10 years) UK visa
Cayman islands not not not
Montserrat not not not
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha not not not
Pitcairn not not not
Turks and Caicos not not not*
* passengers of cruise ships for 1 day, subject to departure by the same cruise ship + if you have a UK visa, you do not need a visa
Falkland Islands not not not
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands not not not
Hungary yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period yes, up to 90 days from the date of entry not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Hungarian Republic on visa-free travel with diplomatic and service passports dated June 14, 2001. Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Hungarian Republic on visa-free travel with diplomatic and service passports dated June 14, 2001
Venezuela yes, within 90 days from the date of entry yes, up to 90 days in each 180 day period
Agreement in the form of an exchange of notes between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on visa-free travel on diplomatic and service passports dated June 28, 1993 No. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the waiver of visa formalities for mutual trips of citizens of the two countries of November 26, 2008 No.
East Timor not not not*
* a visa for 30 days can be issued at the airport, it can be extended up to 90 days
Vietnam yes, up to 90 days for short stays yes, up to 15 days *
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on the conditions of mutual travel of citizens of 28.10.1993. unilaterally from 01.01.2009
* passport validity period - at least 3 months, * passport validity period for visa entry - at least 6 months
Gabon yes, 90 days from the date of entry not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Gabonese Republic on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and service passports dated 05.04.2011.
Haiti not not not
Guyana yes, up to 90 days yes, up to 90 days
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on visa-free travel for holders of diplomatic and service Russian passports and diplomatic Guyanese passports dated 03.11.2005. unilaterally from 01.08.2010
Gambia not not not*
* tourist visa can be issued at border checkpoints
Ghana not not not
Guatemala yes, up to 3 months from the date of entry yes, up to 90 calendar days within each period of 180 days from the date of first entry
Agreement in the form of an exchange of notes between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and service passports of the Russian Federation and diplomatic, consular and official passports of the Republic of Guatemala dated May 24, 1999. The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Guatemala on the conditions for refusing visa formalities for mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Guatemala dated September 22, 2011 No.
Guinea-Bissau not not not*
* visa can be issued at the airport
Guinea Republic yes, within 90 days not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Guinea on visa-free travel with diplomatic and service passports dated January 7, 1998 No.
Germany yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Honduras yes, up to 90 days from the date of visa-free entry yes, up to 90 days
Agreement in the form of an exchange of notes between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Honduras on visa-free travel on diplomatic and service passports of the Russian Federation and diplomatic and official passports of the Republic of Honduras dated 09.21. unilaterally from 20.04.2009
Grenada yes, up to 90 days *
* the length of stay is determined by the immigration officer
unilaterally
Greece yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Georgia Yes
unilaterally from 29.02.2012
Denmark yes, for a period not exceeding 90 days within each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation of the Kingdom of Denmark dated May 27, 2008
Democratic Republic of the Congo not not not
Djibouti not*
* visas are issued at the airport to tourists with a return ticket and sufficient funds to stay in Djibouti
Dominica (Commonwealth of Dominica) not not yes, up to 21 days *
* for tourist purposes with a return ticket
Dominican Republic yes, up to 90 days yes, up to 30 days *
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Dominican Republic on visa-free travel with diplomatic and service passports dated 09.09.2009 * if you have a tourist card, which can be obtained at the embassies or consulates of the Dominican Republic or purchased at the airport of Santo Domingo (USD 10), the validity of the passport is at least 1 month
Egypt yes, up to 90 days not*
Memorandum between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt on visa-free travel with diplomatic, service and special passports dated July 17, 2003 * visas are issued at the airport
Zambia not not not
Zimbabwe Yes not*
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe on visa-free travel with diplomatic and service passports dated January 23, 1991 * from 20.11.2007 a visa can be obtained at points of entry
Israel not not yes, no more than 90 days within each 180 day period *
* passport validity - at least 6 months
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the State of Israel on the waiver of visa requirements for reciprocal travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the State of Israel dated 20.03.
India yes, 90 days from the date of entry not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of India on mutual trips of holders of diplomatic and service (official) passports dated 03.12.2004.
Indonesia yes, up to 14 days not*
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on the waiver of visa formalities when holders of diplomatic and service passports carry out short-term trips dated 01.12.2006. * A visa for 30 days can be obtained at the airport (there is a possibility of extension for another 30 days) upon entry for tourist, business purposes and in the order of cultural, scientific, sports exchanges
Jordan not not not*
* visa for 1 month can be obtained at border crossing points (there is a possibility of extension up to 6 months)
Iraq not not not
Iran yes, within 30 days not*
Memorandum between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran on visa-free travel on diplomatic and service passports dated March 29, 1993 * tourist visa for 14 days is issued at the airport
Ireland not   not
Iceland yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Iceland on the facilitation of the issuance of visas dated September 24, 2008
Spain yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.  
Canary Islands not not not
Italy yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Yemen not not not
Cape Verde Yes not*
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Cape Verde Island on visa-free travel on diplomatic and service passports of June 14, 1995 * visa can be obtained at the airport
Kazakhstan Yes
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on mutual visa-free travel of citizens dated November 30, 2000 No.
Cambodia Yes not*
Agreement between the USSR and the Government of the NRC on a visa-free regime for citizens of both states making business trips with diplomatic or service passports dated 03.17.1988. * at the airport you can get a tourist visa for 1 month (with the possibility of extension) and a business visa up to 3 months
Cameroon not not not
Canada not not not
Qatar not not not
Kenya not not not*
* visa can be obtained at the airport
Cyprus yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period yes, 90 days in a calendar half-year not*
    * The visa-free regime is applied to passengers of air transport who make transit flights through the territory of the states of the parties and have valid documents and an air ticket with a confirmed date of departure from the transfer airport in the territory of the state of one of the parties within 24 hours from the moment of arrival.
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus on visa-free travel with diplomatic and service passports dated 08.06.2005. Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated 25.05.2006. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus on visa-free travel with diplomatic and service passports dated 08.06.2005. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus on the conditions of mutual travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Cyprus dated 08.06.2005.
Kyrgyzstan Yes
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on mutual visa-free travel of citizens dated November 30, 2000 No.
Kiribati not*
* visas are issued upon arrival in the country, the term is determined by the immigration officers
China yes, no more than 30 days not* not*, **
  * 72-hour visa-free transit in Beijing and Shanghai with a third country visa and air ticket to the final destination of the flight. * travel without visas: - transit passengers - up to 24 hours at the airport upon presentation of valid travel documents and an air ticket for the entire flight route. - members of tourist groups formed by tourist organizations of one state can travel through the territory of another state with valid travel documents without visas, entering and leaving in groups through border checkpoints open for bilateral and international passenger traffic. The period of visa-free stay of a tourist group of citizens of one state on the territory of another state should not exceed thirty calendar days. ** 72-hour visa-free transit in Beijing and Shanghai with a third country visa and an air ticket to the final destination of the flight.
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People's Republic of China on mutual trips of citizens dated 02.29. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People's Republic of China on mutual trips of citizens dated 02.29. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People's Republic of China on mutual trips of citizens dated February 29, 2000. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People's Republic of China on visa-free group tourist trips dated February 29, 2000.
Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong PRC yes, up to 14 days
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Hong Kong SAR of the PRC on the mutual abolition of visa requirements for citizens of the Russian Federation and permanent residents of the Hong Kong SAR of the PRC dated April 23, 2009 No.
Special Administrative Region of Macau, PRC yes, up to 30 days
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Macao SAR of China on the mutual abolition of visa requirements dated June 19, 2012
DPRK yes, 90 days not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on mutual trips of citizens of 01.24.  
Colombia yes, 90 days yes, no more than 90 days within each 180 day period (starting from the date of the first entry)
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Colombia on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic, service or official passports of November 26, 1997. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Colombia on the conditions for refusing visa formalities for mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Colombia dated 09.24.
Comoros not*
* visas are issued at the airport of arrival. The arrival of holders of diplomatic passports must be notified to the Comoros Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Comoros Embassy
Republic of the Congo not not not
The Republic of Korea yes, within 90 days of entry yes, up to 90 days not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Korea on the abolition of visa formalities for holders of diplomatic passports dated 09.21.2004. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Korea on the mutual abolition of visas for holders of service / official passports dated 17.10.2006.  
Costa Rica yes, up to 3 months with the right of multiple entry and exit not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and service passports dated 10.16.1997.
Cote d'Ivoire not not not
Cuba yes, up to 30 days
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Cuba on the conditions of mutual trips of citizens of both states dated 03.12.1993.
Kuwait not not not*
* - a visa can be issued at the airport if there is an original invitation, a return ticket and a certificate of no criminal record; - the passport should not contain marks affixed by the State of Israel; - unmarried women must be accompanied by men.
Laos yes, up to 30 days with the right of multiple entry-exit yes, up to 15 days *
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic on the conditions of mutual travel of citizens of November 29, 2004 No. unilaterally from 01.09.2008
* passport validity - at least 6 months on the date of entry
Latvia yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Lesotho not not not
Liberia not not not
Lebanon not not not*
* tourist or private visa for up to 30 days can be obtained at the airport
Libya not not not
Lithuania yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Liechtenstein not not not
Luxembourg yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Mauritius not not yes, up to 60 days *
* for tourist and business purposes
unilaterally from 01.11.2012
Mauritania not not not
Madagascar not not not*
* visa can be issued at the airport
Macedonia yes, up to 90 days yes, up to 90 days *, up to 15 days from 03/15/2011 **
  * citizens of the state whose purpose of travel to the territory of the state of the other Party is business contacts, exchanges in scientific, technical, educational, cultural, sports fields, journalistic activities, short-term training, treatment, as well as visiting relatives or friends, enter, leave and stay in the territory
  states of this other Party without visas for no more than 90 days. The basis for the entry of citizens is the presence of the original invitation, certified by the competent authority. Tourists enter, leave and stay on the territory of the state without a visa on the basis of the original contract for the provision of tourist services (voucher) and confirmation of the admission of a foreign tourist within no more than 30 days. ** Foreign citizens holding multiple-entry Schengen visas of the "C" type issued by the representations of the Schengen member states can enter and stay in the territory of the Republic of Macedonia for up to 15 days without the need to obtain a Macedonian visa.
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Macedonia on the conditions of mutual travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Macedonia on June 19, 2008
Malawi not not not
Malaysia yes, up to 30 days
* passport validity - at least 6 months on the date of entry
unilaterally since 1998
Mali yes, within 90 days from the date of entry not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Mali on visa-free travel with diplomatic and service passports dated May 27, 2009
Maldives not not yes, within 1 month
unilaterally
Malta yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Morocco yes, within 90 days of entry yes, up to 3 months
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco on visa-free travel on diplomatic and service passports dated 15.10.2002. * passport validity - at least 6 months
unilaterally from 13.06.2005
Marshall Islands not not not
Mexico yes, within 90 days not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the United Mexican States on visa-free travel with diplomatic, service and official passports dated 01.28.1997
Federated States of Micronesia not not yes, up to 30 days
unilaterally
Mozambique yes, within 30 days from the date of entry not*
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Mozambique on visa-free travel on diplomatic and service passports dated December 30, 2009 * visa can be issued at the airport
Moldova Yes
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Moldova on mutual visa-free travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Moldova dated 30.11.2000. Protocol dated 07.03.2006 to the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Moldova on mutual visa-free travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Moldova from 30.11.
Monaco not not not
Mongolia yes, within 90 days not*
* The visa-free regime is applied during the term of fulfillment of duties on the basis of supporting documents for citizens who are: - workers posted on the basis of intergovernmental agreements, as well as members of their families; - workers sent through ministries, departments and other government agencies, as well as members of their families; - employees of joint ventures and other enterprises established in accordance with agreements between governments, as well as members of their families; - pupils, students, graduate students and trainees studying under intergovernmental agreements).
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Mongolia on the conditions of mutual trips of citizens dated 05.04.1995.
Myanmar yes, up to 90 days with multiple entry and exit rights not*
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Union of Myanmar on the abolition of visas for diplomatic and service / official passports of 03.07.2000 * A visa for 28 days can be obtained at the airport, subject to preliminary registration on the Internet
Namibia not not yes, up to 90 days
* for tourist purposes
unilaterally, from 03.08.2001
Nauru not not not
Nepal yes, up to 90 days with multiple entry and exit rights not*
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Nepal on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and service passports dated 04.16.2002. * visa can be obtained at the airport
Niger not not not
Nigeria not not not
Netherlands yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.  
Caribbean Islands: Curacao, Bonaire, Saba, Sint Eustatius, the Dutch part of St. Maarten and the island of Aruba not not not*
* A single visa for the Caribbean Islands is issued (Caribisch gebied).
Nicaragua yes, within 90 days from the date of entry yes, for 90 days within each 180 day period from the date of entry
Agreement in the form of an exchange of notes between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua on visa-free travel on diplomatic, service and official passports dated November 28, 1997. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua on the abolition of visa requirements for mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Nicaragua dated July 28, 2009 No.
Niue not not yes, up to 30 days
unilaterally
New Zealand not not not
Tokelau not not not
Norway yes, for a period not exceeding 90 days within each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Norway on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Norway dated 08.06.2007.
Spitsbergen not not not
UAE Yes not not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the United Arab Emirates on the mutual abolition of entry visas for holders of diplomatic passports dated June 27, 2010
Oman not not not
Cook islands not not yes, up to 31 days
unilaterally
Pakistan yes, up to 90 days not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on visa-free travel on diplomatic and service passports dated 04.06.1994
Palau not not yes, up to 30 days renewable *
* passport validity - at least 6 months from the date of entry
unilaterally order
Palestine not not not
Panama yes, up to 90 days not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Panama on visa-free travel on diplomatic, service, consular, official and special passports dated 20.06.1995.
Papua New Guinea not not not
Paraguay yes, up to 3 months not*
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Paraguay on visa-free travel on diplomatic and service passports of November 20, 1995 * visa can be obtained at the airport
Peru yes, within 90 days from the date of entry yes, no more than 90 days within each 180 day period (starting from the date of first entry) *
* passport validity - at least 6 months
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Peru on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic, service and special passports dated July 14, 1999 Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Peru on the conditions for refusing visa formalities for mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Peru dated November 13, 2010 No.
Poland yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not*
* visa-free only in the transit zone - passengers of air transport who make transit flights and have documents for the right to enter the state of destination and an air ticket with a confirmed date of departure from the transfer airport within 24 hours from the moment of arrival
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Poland on the conditions of mutual travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Poland dated September 18, 2003. Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on simplifying the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Poland on the conditions of mutual travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Poland dated September 18, 2003 No.
Portugal yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.  
Azores not not not
Madeira not not not
Rwanda not not not*
* Visa with "Entry facility form" can be obtained at the airport. Cost - $ 60. "Entry facility form" will be sent by e-mail after filling out the appropriate questionnaire on the website of the Rwandan Migration and Emigration Service www.migration.gov.rw
Romania yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period yes, within 90 days of their arrival not*
    * the visa-free travel regime applies to the following categories of persons: - passengers of air transport making transit flights through the territory of the Russian Federation and Romania, provided that they have documents for the right to enter the country of destination, as well as confirmed air tickets for the flight of an aircraft departing from the same airport within 24 hours of arrival. This category of persons cannot leave the territory of the airport, except for cases when they have
    there is a special permit for this from the relevant border authorities.
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Romania on reciprocal travel of citizens dated August 26, 2002. Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Romania on mutual trips of citizens dated 26.08.2002 No. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Romania on reciprocal travel of citizens dated August 26, 2002.Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Romania on amendments to the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Romania on mutual travel of citizens dated August 26, 2002, concluded by exchanging notes. Temporarily applied from 09.01.2012
Salvador yes, within 90 days from the date of entry yes, up to 90 days
Agreement in the form of an exchange of notes between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of El Salvador on visa-free travel on diplomatic and service passports of citizens of the Russian Federation and diplomatic and official passports of citizens of the Republic of El Salvador dated 25.01.1999, 29.01.1999. unilaterally from 20.04.2009
Samoa not not yes, up to 30 days
unilaterally
San marino not not not
Sao Tome and Principe not not not
Saudi Arabia not not not
Swaziland not not yes, up to 30 days
unilaterally from 12.06.2007
Seychelles yes, up to 30 days renewable up to 3 months
* passport validity - at least 6 months
unilaterally since 1987
Senegal not not not
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines not not yes, up to 20 days
unilaterally
Saint Kitts and Nevis not not not*
* there is a possibility of applying for an electronic visa on the government website
Saint Lucia yes, up to 6 weeks
unilaterally from 27.09.2011
Serbia yes, up to 90 days yes, 30 days from the date of entry
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Serbia on the conditions of mutual trips of citizens of the two countries dated February 20, 2009 No.
Singapore yes, up to 30 days * not*
* can be extended up to 90 days by the Singapore Immigration Service * a transit visa is not required for 96 hours if you have a ticket to a third country
unilaterally
Syria yes, within 90 days from the date of entry not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic on visa-free travel for holders of diplomatic, service and special passports dated 19.03.
Slovakia yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period yes, no more than 90 days not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Slovak Republic on visa-free travel with diplomatic and service passports dated December 29, 2000  
Slovenia yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Solomon islands not not not
Somalia not not not
Sudan not not not
Suriname not not not
USA not not not
US Virgin Islands not not not
American samoa not not not
Puerto Rico not not not
Guam not not yes, up to 45 days *
* subject to availability of round trip tickets
unilaterally
Northern Mariana Islands not not yes, up to 45 days *
* subject to availability of round trip tickets
unilaterally
Sierra Leone not not not
Tajikistan Yes
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan on mutual visa-free travel of citizens dated November 30, 2000 No.
Thailand yes, within 90 days of entry yes, no more than 30 days *
* expiration of the passport no earlier than 6 months from the date of entry
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand on the mutual waiver of visa formalities for holders of diplomatic and service passports dated 17.10.2002. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Kingdom of Thailand on the conditions for waiving visa formalities for mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and nationals of the Kingdom of Thailand of 13.12.2005.
Tanzania not not not*
* visa can be obtained at the airport
Togo not not not*
* visa can be obtained at the airport
Tonga not not not*
* visa for 31 days can be obtained at the airport
Trinidad and Tobago not not yes, up to 3 months
unilaterally
Tuvalu not not not*
* visa for 31 days can be obtained at the airport
Tunisia yes, no more than 90 days within each period of 180 days from the date of entry not*
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Tunisian Republic on the abolition of the visa regime for holders of diplomatic, special or service passports dated June 28, 2012 * - the entry of tourists on tourist vouchers giving the right to a visa-free stay for up to 1 month; - passport validity - at least 3 months after returning from a trip; - a prerequisite - return along the route of entry - exit to third countries is prohibited.
Turkmenistan yes, within 30 days from the date of the border crossing not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Turkmenistan on mutual trips of citizens of July 17, 1999 No.
Turkey yes, within 90 days yes, no more than 30 days, the total stay must not exceed 90 days within each 180-day period
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Turkey on visa-free travel with diplomatic passports dated 05.11.1999. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Turkish Republic on the conditions of mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and the Turkish Republic of 05/12/2010 No.
Uganda not not not*
* visa can be obtained at the airport
Uzbekistan Yes
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated November 30, 2000 No.
Ukraine Yes
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Ukraine on visa-free travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and Ukraine dated January 16, 1997 No.
Uruguay yes, within 3 months yes, up to 90 days within each period of 180 days from the date of first entry
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic, service and official passports dated July 13, 1999. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay on the conditions for refusing visa formalities for mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Eastern Republic of Uruguay dated 26.09.2011.
Fiji not not not*
* visas are issued upon arrival in the country for up to 4 months free of charge
Philippines yes, up to 90 days yes, up to 21 days
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines on the conditions of mutual travel of holders of diplomatic and service (official) passports dated 03.08.2007. * passport validity - at least 6 months
unilaterally
Finland yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.  
Åland Islands yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
France yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period    
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Guadeloupe, Guiana, Mayotte, Martinique, New Caledonia, Reunion, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia not not not*
* visa-free entry regime with a Schengen visa issued by French consular offices, or a residence permit in any country of the Schengen zone.
Croatia yes, the total length of stay within 6 months must not exceed 90 days from the date of first entry not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Croatia on mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Croatia dated 02.03.
CAR not not not*
* visa can be obtained at the airport
Chad not not not
Montenegro yes, up to 90 days yes, 30 days from the date of entry
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Montenegro on the conditions of mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of Montenegro dated 09.24.
Czech Republic yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Chile yes, up to 3 months yes, within 3 months yes, up to 90 days within each 180 day period from the date of first entry
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Chile on visa-free travel with diplomatic passports dated 02.14.1995 Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Chile on the abolition of visas for holders of official Russian passports and official Chilean passports dated 04.10.2002. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Chile on the conditions for refusing visa formalities for mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Chile dated 09.24.
Switzerland yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Swiss Confederation on the facilitation of the issuance of visas dated September 21, 2009
Sweden yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Sri Lanka not not yes, up to 1 month *
* with a tour voucher
Ecuador yes, 90 days in one year yes, up to 90 days within each period of 180 days from the date of first entry
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and service Russian and diplomatic, official and special Ecuadorian passports dated 02.18.1999. Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador on the conditions of refusal of visa formalities for mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Ecuador dated 09.24.
Equatorial Guinea not not not
Eritrea not not not
Estonia yes, no more than 90 days in each 180 day period not not
Agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community on the facilitation of the issuance of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union dated May 25, 2006 No.
Ethiopia yes, 90 days from the date of entry not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on visa-free travel on diplomatic and service passports dated 11.12. 2002 year
South Africa yes, within 90 days from the date of the first entry not
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of South Africa on the waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic and service / official passports dated 05.08.
South Ossetia yes, up to 90 days
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of South Ossetia on mutual visa-free travel of citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of South Ossetia dated 01.02.
Jamaica yes, 90 days from the date of entry not*
Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Jamaica on the abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and service passports dated 23.06.2000. * visa is issued at the airport for 30 days
Japan not not not

Refusal to issue an invitation may be due to an early conviction of a foreign citizen or a ban on traveling abroad, as well as if a foreign citizen had 2 or more administrative offenses during the validity period of the previous Russian visa. Therefore, we urge you to clarify this information with the foreign citizens whom you plan to invite. In case of refusal to issue an invitation, the FMS issues an official letter and in this case the cost of issuing an invitation is not refunded.

Errors when filling out the visa application form

For example, a foreigner indicates in the application the wrong name of the host organization in the Russian Federation. As a result, a visa was denied. In the application form for the consulate, you must indicate the company from which the invitation was issued. There should be no discrepancies!
Or, for example, a foreigner is going to go to Russia on a tourist invitation, and in the column "place of residence" he indicates the address of friends or relatives. And he may be denied a visa. This is incorrect: with a tourist visa, you can only stay in a hotel, hotel or apartment intended for commercial rent, especially since the address of the place of residence is already registered in the invitation;

Errors in the interview with the consul

Selectively, the consul can schedule interviews with foreigners, and, as a result, the success of the visa issuance depends on its result. A foreigner must clearly answer questions, know the basic facts about the trip and its purpose. The consul may refuse if the real purpose of arrival does not coincide with the declared one. For example, the purpose of the visit is tourism and visiting excursions, and a commercial invitation is in the hands of a foreigner. And vice versa, a foreigner comes with a tourist invitation in his arms and says that he is going to negotiations, conferences or to visit relatives;

If a foreigner submits an incomplete package of documents to the consulate:

In each consulate, the list of documents required for obtaining a visa may differ, you should familiarize yourself with it in advance. These include, for example, the lack of a residence permit or work visa in the country where the foreigner plans to obtain a visa, etc .;

Errors in the invitation

When receiving an invitation, you must carefully check it for errors, inaccuracies and typos. If the passport number, name, travel dates are incorrectly indicated in it - such an invitation is invalid. Depending on the severity of the error, a refusal to issue a visa and a refusal to accept documents for a visa may follow;

Insufficient validity period of the passport (the passport must be valid for another 6 months after the expiration of the visa validity period) or the absence of blank spreads in it for the visa application;

The severance of diplomatic relations between countries or political differences between them. It is also possible to refuse to issue a visa if military operations are taking place in the foreigner's country of residence;

Violation of legislation by a foreigner, being under investigation, criminal history;

The presence of an epidemic or other diseases in the country from which the foreigner is traveling;

Refusal without explanation.

Any consulate has the right to refuse a visa application without giving a reason. But, as a rule, these reasons are:

  • false information in the visa application form
  • the purpose of the trip is not true
  • criminal intent
  • previous trips abroad were irregular

Unofficial reasons for refusal can be anything: from an unpresentable visitor to his nationality. The consulate is faced with the task of not allowing visitors with criminal (from the point of view of the consulate) intentions into the country. And criminal intentions, from their point of view, are immigration intentions and the desire to work in the country without a work visa, and the desire not to leave the country during the validity period of the visa, and much more. Difficulties may arise for people without a well-paid job and traveling alone.
Finally, embassy employees are also people with their own subjective view of things, their problems and they also have a bad mood. Of course, from our point of view, all this should not affect you, but such is life.

Tourist visa

  • The fastest and most economical option for a short-term visa.
  • Issued on the basis of a tourist invitation (the invitation consists of 2 parts - a voucher and a confirmation to it). The purpose of travel on this visa is tourism. Accommodation is assumed (but not required).
  • The maximum period of stay for this type of visa is no more than 30 days.

Business visa (Business visa)

  • Issued to foreign citizens staying on the territory of the Russian Federation for the purpose of negotiations, consultations, participation in conferences, etc.
  • Drawn up on the basis of a business invitation. On a business visa, it is possible to stay in the Russian Federation for no more than 90 days out of every 180.
  • The maximum visa validity period is 12 months.

Visa for private visit

  • The receiving party for this type of visa are relatives or friends living in Russia. Can be issued for up to 90 days.
  • Issued on the basis of the original invitation from an individual, on the form of the FMS. This visa can be issued for a period of 1 to 90 days.
  • The term for issuing this invitation may take from 1 to 4 months.

Work Visa 

  • Issued on the basis of a  work invitation  and  work permit issued  by the employing company where the foreign citizen plans to work
  • The validity of a work visa is equal to the validity of a work permit and can be up to 3 years
  • The maximum length of stay for this type of visa is not limited.
  • The process of obtaining a work visa is quite lengthy and complicated.

Visas differ in multiplicity:

  • A single entry visa implies a single (one-time) entry into the territory of the Russian Federation. The validity of the visa (entry / exit) is strictly prescribed.
  • A double entry visa allows one and two entries. Dates of entry / exit are indicated without fail.
  • Multiple entry visa allows you to enter the territory of the Russian Federation more than 2 times. To obtain this type of visa, you need the original invitation, as well as the presence of previously received single and double entry visas.

The address and phone numbers of consular offices can be found here:

https://www.kdmid.ru/docs.aspx