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Visa free regime

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

  • Argentina (up to 90 days in 180 day period (starting from the day of first entry)). Visa would be required: -- for applicants staying for more than 90 days in a 180 day period; - for applicants going to Russia to conduct commercial or work-related activities. Diplomat or Official passport holders would require visa for the whole period of stay.
  • Armenia.
  • Azerbaijan.
  • Belarus.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (up to 30 days for tourists and up to 90 days for other visitors) Tourist documents or the original invitation accordingly are required to be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities.
  • Brazil (up to 90 days in 180 days period) - for tourist, private visits or transit purposes only. In all other cases visa is required.
  • Brunei (up to 14 days) - Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.
  • Chile (up to 90 days in 180 days period) - visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits and Diplomatic and Service passports holders.
  • Columbia (up to 90 days in 180 days period).
  • Croatia (up to 90 days in 180 days period) - Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.
  • Cuba.
  • Dominican Republic (up to 90 days) - Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.
  • Hong Kong (up to 14 days of stay).
  • Iceland (up to 90 days)- Diplomatic and Service passports holders only
  • Israel (up to 90 days). Tourist documents or the original invitation accordingly are required to be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities. Visa free regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passports holders.
  • Kazakhstan.
  • Kirghiz Republic.
  • Republic of Korea (up to 60 days for the tourists)
  • Macedonia (up to 30 days tourist and up to 90 days for other visitors). Tourist documents or the original invitation accordingly are required to be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities.
  • Moldova.
  • Mongolia (up to 30 days) for the holders of diplomatic, official and foreign passports. In case of consequent trips, total amount of days spent in Russia cannot exceed 90 days in a period of 180 days from the date of first entrance.
  • Montenegro (up to 30 days). Visa free regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passports holders.
  • Mozambique (up to 30 days) - Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.
  • Nicaragua (up to 90 days of stay).
  • Peru (up to 90 days in 180 days period) - visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits and Diplomatic and Service passports holders.
  • Citizens of Serbia with biometric passports obtained after April 9th, 2008 can stay in Russia up to 30 days. Diplomatic or Official passport holders without accreditation in Russia can stay up to 90 days. Serbian nationalities with temporary and permanent resident permits can stay without time limits. In all other cases visa is required. Visa free regime does not apply for Yugoslavian passports holders.
  • The Republic of South Africa (up to 90 days) – Diplomatic, Official and Service passports holders only.
  • Thailand (up to 90 days) - Diplomatic and Service passports holders only. Holders of ordinary passports can stay up to 30 days.
  • Tajikistan.
  • Turkey (up to 30 days) - Ordinary and Service passports holders only. In case of consequent trips total amount of days spent in Russia cannot exceed 90 days in a period of 180 days.
  • Ukraine.
  • Uzbekistan.
  • Venezuela (up to 90 days). Visa free regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passports holders.