Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months beyond departure. In practice, according to information from the Federal Foreign Office, e.g. T. also lower residual validity (but at least 3 months) accepted. The consular representations provide binding information. The passport must be in perfect condition.
Note on the passport
The entry regulations can change at short notice, so it is advisable to inquire directly with the consular representatives in good time. Visas are not issued at the border, but must be applied for in good time before the start of the journey at the responsible consular representation. Leaving the Russian Federation without a valid visa is only possible in exceptional cases (e.g. loss of passport). This means that if you lose your passport and visa during the trip, you not only have to apply for a replacement passport, but also for a new Russian visa from the local Russian passport and visa services. Members of tour groups (standard package tours,
A visa is generally required, including but not limited to citizens of the following countries listed in the table above, who require a visa and apply for an online visa for stays for business, tourism (up to 16 days) and visits. Entry can only be made through certain border crossings and airports. Attention: The issuance of e-visas has been suspended: a) Germany, Austria and all other EU countries; b) Switzerland; c) Turkey. Note: Ferry tourists are subject to a 72-hour visa-free regime. Note: A two-part migration card must be filled out upon entry; a part is checked by the border control bodies (not customs authorities) upon entry, the other part will be retained by the border control authorities when leaving the country. The migration card should be kept safely.
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E-visa: single entry for tourist, private and business stays: valid for 2 months, max. 16 days stay including arrival and departure days: 40 US$. Free for children under 6 years old. Germany and Austria: Tourist/Personal/Business and Transit Visa: Single entry: €78 (processing in 4-20 days), €156 (processing in 1-3 working days). Double entry: €124 (processing in 4-20 days), €248 (processing in 1-3 working days). Tourist visas are issued for single or double entry. Citizens of Austria, Greece, Spain and Hungary can also apply for a tourist visa, which allows multiple entries and is valid for 6 months. Switzerland: Tourist/private/business and transit visa: Single or double entry: 45 CHF (processing in 4-20 working days), 90 CHF (processing in 1-3 working days). Prices do not include postage and visa center fees. Citizens of Turkey must inquire about the visa fees applicable to them at the responsible consulate. The e-visa, which Turkish applicants, among others, can apply for the Far East of Russia, is free of charge. Prices do not include postage and visa center fees. Citizens of Turkey must inquire about the visa fees applicable to them at the responsible consulate. The e-visa, which Turkish applicants, among others, can apply for the Far East of Russia, is free of charge. Prices do not include postage and visa center fees. Citizens of Turkey must inquire about the visa fees applicable to them at the responsible consulate. The e-visa, which Turkish applicants, among others, can apply for the Far East of Russia, is free of charge.
Visa types and costs
Tourist, business, home/visitor, multiple entry, permanent and transit visa, e-visa.
Online visa: valid for 60 days, maximum stay of 16 days (days of arrival and departure count as days of stay). Extensions, which can be requested from the Ministry of the Interior, are possible.
Transit visas are generally required; This does not apply to transit travelers with a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after their stay, who do not leave the transit area, change trains once within the airport and continue their journey within 24 hours and are in possession of confirmed return or onward flight tickets and valid entry documents for the destination country. If a change of airport is necessary for the onward journey, a transit visa is required. The visa must be applied for online. The visa can also be applied for via an app on the website of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In this case, the visa application must be submitted no more than 40 days and at least 4 days before departure. Germany Applicants are still entitled to apply for visas at the appropriate diplomatic mission. Appointments by arrangement with the responsible diplomatic representation. Applications may also be made through a travel agent or authorized agent. Austria Applicants are still entitled to apply for visas at the responsible diplomatic mission. Appointments by arrangement with the responsible diplomatic representation. Applications may also be made through a travel agent or authorized agent. Switzerland Applicants are still entitled to Apply for a visa at the appropriate diplomatic mission. Appointments by arrangement with the responsible diplomatic representation. Applications may also be made through a travel agent or authorized agent. Turkish applicants Turkish citizens with a residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland can submit their visa application online or to a responsible consular provider or to the responsible diplomatic mission in Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Appointments by arrangement with the responsible diplomatic representation. Applications may also be made through a travel agent or authorized agent. etc
E-Visa: (a) 1 application form (to be completed online). The applicant receives the completed application form with a barcode in PDF format. It must be printed out and signed in the original and submitted with the application. (b) 1 current biometric, digital passport photo in jpg format in color (3.5 x 4.5 cm) with a white background. the passport photo must not be older than 6 months. More information on passport photo regulations is available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. (c) Machine-readable passport (validity see passport) with at least one blank page (multiple visas: with two blank pages). (d) Credit card for payment of consular fees. Children under the age of 6 are exempt from consular fees. (e) Current proof of health insurance that is valid and recognized worldwide or for Russia. The proof of health insurance is subject to numerous provisions that must be obtained from the relevant diplomatic missions. (f) Return ticket (photocopy). (g) If applicable, residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (h) Confirmed registration of the applicant by a tour operator registered in the Unified Federal Register of Tourists. (i) Travelers must prove their willingness to return to their home country. Permitted are: bank statement or proof of regular income by means of a certificate of employment and earnings in the original (when applying in Munich: consecutive proof of income from the last three months) or proof of home ownership or self-employment: registration of your own company in the original and copy. (j) Copy of the most recently issued Russian visa. (m) Minors: Minors need their own e-Visa; copy of birth certificate; Unaccompanied minors: Notarized travel permit of the parents / legal guardians not traveling with you Note on the tourist visa: – Tourist reference: Travel confirmation from the Russian tour operator or the Russian hotel (mandatory official document). – Hotel booking receipt together with the hotel’s accreditation number or proof of private accommodation. In the case of bus, car or motorcycle trips, a corresponding note in the visa is required; necessarily mark, Specify model and color. A tourist visa must be issued no later than 24 hours before the entry date stated on the travel confirmation. Private travel visa: (a)-(m), (n) Invitation by the Ministry of Interior arranged by the Russian host. (o) Own covering letter with exact details of the trip. (p) Travelers must prove their willingness to return to their home country. Permitted are: bank statement or proof of a regular income in the form of an original certificate of employment and earnings (when applying in Munich: successive proofs of income for the last three months) or proof of home ownership or self-employment: registration of your own company in the original and a copy. Business Visa: (a)-(m). (n) Self-employed (required only for Germans, but not for other EU citizens): Original and copy of the registration of your own company or employees and workers (required only for Germans, but not for other EU citizens): Confirmation of the employer about the employment relationship on company paper stating the position of the employee, monthly salary and posting on a business trip to Russia. (o) For business and permanent visas, the Russian business partner must apply for a formal, original invitation to the Ministry of the Interior or Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow. After receiving the confirmation from Moscow, the visa can be picked up. Note on the invitation: Artists, scientists, athletes and other professional groups may not need an invitation. Further information can be obtained from the relevant diplomatic missions. Transit visa: (a)-(c), (d) Visa for the country of destination. (e) Tickets for the entire itinerary. Depending on the travel ticket, confirmed return or onward flight tickets and valid entry documents for the destination country must be presented. Transit travelers are only allowed to leave the airport with a transit visa. Entry visa for stays longer than 3 months: (a)-(m). (n) Recent negative HIV test with medical certificate (also for work, business, technician visas). You must be able to produce an invitation to visit relatives or friends. The consular sections of the embassies can provide further information. A stamped, registered return envelope is required for the delivery of the visaed passport. Turkish Applicants Russian Far East E-Visa: (a) Online Application; (b) passport, which is still valid for at least 6 months when the application is submitted. Documents that prove the purpose of the trip (e.g. official invitation, booking confirmation from the hotel, etc.) are not required.
Usually up to 4 calendar days
Legally Required Registration
All travelers must be registered within 7 days by their hotel or a Russian guarantor (host family or business partner) with the local police or with the competent migration authority (UWM) of the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation. You need a passport with a visa and a migration card (see visa). Postal registration in post offices is also possible, which is subject to a fee. For every change of location with a stay of more than 7 days, the obligation to register, which is strictly controlled, must be met again. Registrations can also be made through the Russian partner of the German, Austrian or Swiss travel agencies that procured the visa. In the case of work stays, the registration address can be the seat of the Russian company/organization. It is advisable to photocopy and keep safe the passport including visa, migration card and the detachable part of the registration form.
Extension of stay
Applications for visa extensions can be submitted to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Since June 27, 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (also within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Entry with pets
For pets, a health certificate bearing an official stamp of the country of origin, issued no more than 10 days before arrival, and a pet ID card are required. Dogs and cats must have been vaccinated against rabies at least 30 days but no longer than 1 year before departure (proof). Pigeons may not be imported. Note: Pets are not allowed in Russian hotels