Visa free regime

Citizens of the following countries enjoy visa free regime hence do not require a visa to enter the Russian Federation:

  • Argentina (up to 90 days in 180 day period (starting from the day of first entry)). Visa would be required: – for applicants staying for more than 90 days in a 180 day period; – for applicants going to Russia to conduct commercial or work-related activities.
  • Bolivia (up to 90 days in 180 days period) – visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (up to 30 days in the period of every 60 days starting from the date of the first visit.)
  • Brazil (up to 90 days in 180 days period) – for tourist, private visits or transit purposes only. In all other cases visa is required.
  • 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 business related visits.
  • Colombia (up to 90 days in 180 days period) – visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits.
  • Cuba (up to 90 days).
  • Dominican Republic (up to 90 days).
  • Dominica (up to 90 days) – visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits.
  • Ecuador (up to 90 days in 180 days period).
  • El Salvador (up to 90 days in 180 days period).
  • Fiji (up to 90 days) – Visa free regime does not apply for work and study related visits.
  • Hong Kong (up to 14 days of stay).
  • Gambia (up to 90 days) – Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.
  • Guatemala (up to 90 days in 180 days period).
  • Iceland (up to 90 days in 180 days period) – Diplomatic passports holders only
  • Israel (up to 90 days). Tourist documents or the original invitation accordingly are required to be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities. Visa free regime does not apply for Diplomatic and Service passports holders.
  • Jamaica (up to 90 days within one year period) – visa free regime does not apply for work related visits. Visa would be required for applicants staying for more than 90 days in a year. 
  • Kirghiz Republic.
  • Macao (up to 30 days). Visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits.
  • 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) – Visa free regime does not apply for work and study related visits.
  • 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. Visa free regime does not apply for work and commerce related visits.
  • Montenegro up to 30 days for Ordinary passports holders and up to 90 days for Diplomatic and Official passport holders.
  • Mozambique (up to 30 days) – Diplomatic and Service passports holders only.
  • Nicaragua (up to 90 days in 180 days period).
  • Panama (up to 90 days in 180 days period (starting from the day of first entry)) – visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits.
  • Paraguay (up to 90 days in 180 days period) – visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits.
  • Peru (up to 90 days in 180 days period).
  • 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. Visa free regime does not apply for Yugoslavian passports holders.
  • Republic of Honduras (up to 90 days in 180 days period) – visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits.
  • Republic of Korea (up to 60 days). Visa free regime does not apply for work and study related visits.
  • Republic of Palau (up to 30 days). Visa free regime does not apply for work and study related visits.
  • The Republic of South Africa (up to 90 days).Visa free regime does not apply for work and study related visits.
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (up to 90 days in 180 days period) – visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits.
  • Seychelles (up to 30 days). Visa free regime does not apply for work and business related visits.
  • Thailand (up to 90 days) – Diplomatic and Service passports holders only. Holders of ordinary passports can stay up to 30 days.
  • Tunisia – Diplomatic, Official and Service passports holders only.
  • UAE (up to 90 days in 180 days period) – For Diplomatic passport holders only.
  • Uruguay – (up to 90 days in 180 days period).
  • Venezuela (up to 90 days).
  • Vietnam (up to 90 days in 180 days period) – For Diplomatic and Service passport holders only.

Please note that it might be required to provide a permanent residence permit for  some nationalities.