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Valid 10-year passport required by all.


Whilst in the country, visitors must carry ID at all times. Rather than carry original documents, it is advisable to carry photocopies of passports and visas, which will facilitate replacement should either be stolen.


Required by all except the following, provided arriving from their country of origin:

    (a) nationals of CIS countries (except nationals of Georgia and Turkmenistan who do require visas);
    (b) nationals of Cuba for stays of up to 30 days;
    (c) nationals of Mongolia, provided visiting for purposes of business and holding letter of invitation and return tickets, or travelling as tourists and holding prepaid hotel vouchers;
    (d) transit passengers who are continuing their journey within 24 hours without leaving the transit area.

Types of Visa and Cost

Tourist, Business, Private and Transit

US$52 , if visa is processed in minimum eight working days. (Processing within three to five days costs US$103 ; next-day processing US$137 ; same-day processing US$155 ; processing within one hour US$206 ) An additional US$17 is payable for a double-entry visa.


US$172 , standard six working days' processing (same-day processing costs US$258).



All French passport holders younger than 18 years pay half rate.


(a) Nationals of some countries may have to pay a Consular fee in addition to the visa processing charges listed. Enquire at the Consulate or Consular section of Embassy for a list of nationals and prices.

(b) Transit visas are required by all except passengers remaining in the transit zone of Moscow Sheremetyevo airport for less than 24 hours.

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