Russian Visa Free Regime

///Russian Visa Free Regime
Russian Visa Free Regime 2017-11-07T11:44:10+00:00

Citizens of the following countries enjoy visa free regime, therefore do not require a visa to enter the Russian Federation:

  • Abkhazia
  • Argentina (for 90 days within a 180-day period, starting from the day of first entry). If you wish to stay more than 90 days within a 180-day period, a visa is required.
    Applicants going for commercial or work related activities, a visa is required for the whole period of stay. The same applies for Diplomat or Official passport holders.
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina – for tourists up to 30 days, whereas other types of visitors up to 90 days. Although, tourist documents or the original invitation must be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities.
  • Brazil – for tourists, transit purposes, or private visits up to 90 days within the 180-day period. All other cases require a visa.
  • Brunei – up to 14 days for Diplomatic and Service passport holders only.
  • Chile – up to 90 days within the 180-day period. Visa Free Regime is not applicable for work and business related visits, or Diplomatic and Service passport holders.
  • Columbia – up to 90 days within the 180-day period.
  • Croatia – up to 90 days within the 180-day period for Diplomatic and Service passport holders only.
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic – up to 90 days for Diplomatic and Service passport holders only.
  • Ecuador – up to 90 days within the 180-day period
  • El Salvador – up to 90 days
  • Guatemala – up to 90 days within the 180-day period
  • Honduras – up to 90 days within the 180-day period
  • Hong Kong – up to 14 days
  • Iceland – up to 90 days for Diplomatic and Service passport holders only
  • Israel – up to 90 days, although, tourist documents or the original invitation are to be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities.
    Visa Free Regime does not apply to Diplomatic and Service passport holders.
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kirghiz Republic
  • Republic of Korea – up to 60 days for tourists
  • Macedonia – up to 30 days for tourists, while 90 days maximum for other visitors. Tourist documents or the original invitation must be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities.
  • Mauritius – up to 60 days for tourism or business purposes
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia – up to 30 days for diplomatic, official, and foreign passports. For consequent trips, the maximum days spent in Russia should not exceed 90 within the 180-day period, starting from the date of the first entry.
  • Montenegro – up to 30 days. Visa Free Regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passport holders.
  • Mozambique – up to 30 days for Diplomatic and Service passport holders only
  • Nicaragua – up to 90 days
  • Panama – up to 90 days within the 180-day period
  • Paraguay – up to 90 days within the 180-day period
  • Peru – up to 90 days within the 180-day period. Visa Free Regime does not apply for work and other business related visits as well as Diplomatic and Service passport holders.
  • Serbia – citizens of Serbia that have obtained biometric passports after April 9th 2008, can stay in Russia for up to 30 days. Diplomatic or Official passport holders without accreditation in Russia can stay up to 90 days in total. Serbian nationalities with temporary or permanent resident permits can stay without time limits. Yugoslavian passport holders do not lie within the scope of the Visa Free Regime. In all other cases, Russian Visa is a requirement!
  • The Republic of South Africa – up to 90 days for Diplomatic, Official, and Service passport holders only.
  • Thailand – up to 90 days for Diplomatic and Service passport holders only. Whereas, holders of ordinary passports are allowed to stay up to 30 days.
  • Tajikistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uruguay – up to 90 days within the 180-day period
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela – up to 90 days. Visa Free Regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passport holders.