Visa


A visa to Russia is a legal document that allows you to stay in the country for a specific period of time. It specifies your name, your passport details, the dates of you travel and a purpose of your visit. It's highly important to keep it and to stay in the country no longer than your visa permits, otherwise it would be problematic to leave the country. On this page you will find some information about the visa regime with Russia for some countries, and what you need to do to obtain a visa to Russia.




Visa-free regime  

Visa-free regime
Citizens of several countries do not need visa to enter Russia. But in most cases they still have a duration period of stay and if you want to stay in Russia more than this required period you will need to apply for a visa in a standard manner.

   
Visa to Russia  

Visa to Russia
In order to get to Russia all foreign citizens need to obtain a visa first. There are several types of visa according to the purposes of visit: business, tourist or private visas. Its impossible to get a visa on the border, it should be done beforehand. Usually it takes about two weeks.