Russia Passport & Visa Requirements
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Entry requirements for Americans
United States citizens must have a valid passport. A visa is required.
Entry requirements for UK nationals
British citizens must have a valid passport. A visa is required.
Entry requirements for Canada
Canadian citizens must have a valid passport. A visa is required.
Entry requirements for Australians
Australian citizens must have a valid passport. A visa is required.
Entry requirements for South Africans
South Africans must have a valid passport. A visa is required.
Entry requirements for New Zealanders
New Zealand nationals require a valid passport. A visa is required.
Entry requirements for Irish nationals
Irish nationals require a valid passport. A visa is required.
Valid visas in expired passports or other expired travel documents are not accepted. Visitors must carry ID at all times whilst in Russia. An Immigrant Card will be issued on board the aircraft or on arrival. All visitors staying for longer than three days must register with the local police upon arrival; if staying in a hotel, the hotel will arrange this. Anyone travelling on a tourist visa must hold vouchers from the hotel or travel agency. Passengers are required to hold return/onward tickets and documents required for the next destination. Exit permits are required on departure. These are usually issued with the visa, or can be obtained at hotels not less than two days before departure. Passports must be valid for period of intended stay. It is highly recommended that passports have at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.
Note: Passport and visa requirements are liable to change at short notice. Travellers are advised to check their entry requirements with their embassy or consulate.
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