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Visa to Russia

Visa Free Regime

Citizens of the following countries enjoy visa free regime hence do not require a visa to enter the Russian Federation. Please take note of the terms below each country accordingly.

List of the visa free countries

Abkhazia Argentina
(up to 90 days in 180 days period except work, study and residence).  Diplomatic or Official passport holders would require visa for the whole period of stay.
Armenia Azerbaijan
Belarus

Bolivia

Visa free regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.

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 except work, study and residence).

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 commercial business related visits and Diplomatic and Service passports holders.

Colombia
(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.

Ecuador

(up to 90 days in 180 days period).

El Salvador

(up to 90 days).

Fiji

(up to 90 days in 180 days period except work, study and residence).

Guatemala

(up to 90 days in 180 days period except work, study and residence).

Guyana

(up to 90 days in 180 days period).
For tourists except work, study and commercial business.

Honduras

(up to 90 days in 180 days period).

Hong Kong

(up to 14 days of stay).

Iceland

(up to 90 days)
Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.

Israel

(up to 90 days).  Visa free regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passports holders. Tourist documents or the original invitation accordingly are required to be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities.

Kazakhstan
Kirghiz Republic

Republic of Korea

(up to 60 days) – for all types of passports for up to 90 days, with the exception of work, study and residence.

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.

Mauritius

(up to 60 days except work and study)

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)+D13 Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.

Nicaragua

(up to 90 days of stay)

Panama

(up to 90 days in 180 days period except work, study and residence)

Paraguay

(up to 90 days in 180 days period except work, study and residence)

Peru

(up to 90 days in 180 days period except work). Diplomatic and Service passports holders.

Serbia

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

For all types of passports for up to 90 days, except work, study and residence.

Thailand

(up to 90 days)
Diplomatic and Service passports holders only. Holders of ordinary passports can stay up to 30 days.

Tajikistan
Ukraine Uruguay

(up to 90 days in 180 days period except work, study and residence).

Uzbekistan Venezuela

(up to 90 days)
Visa free regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passports holders.

Tourist Visa

Official Hotels

For delegates who are unable to meet the submission deadline for RUDN applications, you may opt to apply for tourist visa through our official hotels via their respective iVisa systems.

Application Procedure


Disclaimer: procedures may vary from country to country and may change without notice. Please check on the exact procedures at your local Russian embassy or consulate.
Note: passport holders from South Korea, South Africa, Thailand, Hong Kong, Brunei and most Latin American countries have visa-free access to Russia.