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What is a visa-free regime with Russia?

Visa-free regime is an agreed-upon arrangement between two countries, where their citizens may cross both borders without first obtaining an entry visa.

Russia allows for visa-free entry for citizens of several countries. However, the length of their stay on the territory of Russian Federation is limited. If they need to stay longer than stated by visa-free entry guidelines, they shall obtain a visa.


Which countries are in a visa-free regime with Russia?

A list of countries with a visa-free regime with Russia is constantly updated, based on the success rate of development of international relations.


Visa-free entry to Russian Federation for less than 30 days is available for these countries’ citizens:

  • Cuba;
  • Serbia;
  • Thailand;
  • Montenegro.

Visa-free entry to Russian Federation for less than 90 days within a 180 day period (regardless of purpose of visit) is available for these countries’ citizens:

  • Azerbaijan;
  • Armenia;
  • Belarus
  • Venezuela;
  • Kazakhstan;
  • Kyrgyzstan;
  • Moldavia;
  • Tajikistan;
  • Uzbekistan;
  • Ukraine.

Visa-free entry to Russian Federation for less than 90 days within a 180 day period (purpose of visit must be non-commercial) is available for these countries’ citizens:

  • Argentina;
  • Brazil;
  • Guatemala;
  • Israel;
  • Columbia;
  • Nicaragua;
  • Peru;
  • Uruguay;
  • Chili;
  • Ecuador.

Citizens of Macedonia as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina do not need a visa to enter Russia for less than 30 days for tourist purposes and less than 90 days for all other purposes (proper documentation shall be presented to immigration authorities for proof of purpose of visit).

If your country is not listed above, please visit Who needs a Russian visa.

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0 #1 noureddine 2017-05-15 22:41
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