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Visa Information

Each participant traveling to Vladivostok, Russian Federation, who does not hold a Russian Passport, is required to thoroughly go through the contents of this page and check the immigration rules of Russian Federation.

There are three options for a foreigner based on which he/she can travel to Russian Federation:

  1. Visa-Free Travel

  2. E-Visa Provision

  3. Mandatory Physical-Paper Visa to be affixed in the passport

It is essential to apply for the appropriate visa category based on the purpose of your visit and the duration of your stay.

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  1. Visa-Free/Visa on Arrival:

    Certain nationalities may be eligible for visa-free entry or visa on arrival in Russia. Participants are advised to check if their country is included in the list of nations with agreements allowing for visa-free or visa on arrival entry.

    There may be restrictions in terms of Port of Entry into the Russian Federation for certain nationalities. For example, Ukrainian Passport Holders can enter the Russian Federation exclusively through Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO, Moscow).

    Click here to know about your eligibility.
     

  2. E-Visa:

    Participants can opt for an electronic visa (e-visa) to facilitate their entry into Russian Federation specifically for attending the course in Vladivostok. The e-visa application is processed online, and participants will receive their e-visa electronically, which they can present upon arrival at the Port of Entry into Russian Federation.

    Click here to find out if you are eligible to obtain an E-Visa.
     

  3. Physical Visa:

    Participants who do not qualify for Visa-Free/Visa on Arrival or E-Visa can apply for a traditional physical visa at the Russian Embassy or Consulate in their home country. To get the physical visa stamped in the passport, one should submit the following documents to the nearest Russian Embassy or Consulate either in person or through a visa processing agency. 

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To apply for a Russian visa, you will need have the following documents:
 

  1. A valid Passport with at least six months validity beyond the intended date of departure from Russia and has at least 2 blank pages which do not need to be consecutive.

  2. A completed Visa Application Form. Visa application form filled in and printed out from the following website: visa.kdmid.ru. Kindly ensure that the dates of your entry and exit, as entered in the application form, match with or fall within the period specified in the supporting documents.

  3. A recent Passport-sized colored photograph with a white background (35 mm width x 45 mm height). Photograph should be taken no less than 6 months.

  4. Letter of Invitation: This letter will be sent to you after payment confirmation and submission of passport copy.
    It is necessary to carry physical copy of this letter and produce it at the Port of Entry into Russian Federation.

  5. Travel Insurance Coverage during the duration of your stay in Russia.

Please note that visa processing times may vary, so it is advisable to apply for your visa well in advance of your planned travel dates.

Russian Embassies & Consulates
 

Participants of the 44th OncoPathology Course "HematoLymphoid Tumors" in Vladivostok, Russian Federation can find further information on the Russian visa application process on the official website of the Russian Embassy or Consulate in their respective countries. Here are some general links to the official websites where participants can access information on Russian visa requirements for all countries:

  1. Russian Embassy and Consulates Worldwide: https://www.embassy-worldwide.com/country/russia/

  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation: https://www.mid.ru/en/

Participants are strongly advised to visit these official websites to obtain specific information on visa requirements, application procedures, and guidelines for their respective countries when planning their trip to Vladivostok for the course. It is crucial to carefully review the instructions provided by the Russian authorities to ensure a smooth and successful visa application process.

List of Visa-Free Countries to enter Russian Federation
 

Under the Russian Federation visa-free regime, foreign citizens who fall within the following categories do not require a visa for visits of the length and nature outlined below:

  • Abkhazia - Visa not required for period of stay up to 90 days.

  • Argentina (for visits of up to 90 days in any 180-day period (starting from the day of first entry)). Applicants planning to stay for more than 90 days in any 180-day period require a visa if they are going to Russia to conduct commercial or work-related activities. Diplomatic or Official passport holders require a visa for the whole period of their stay.

  • Armenia - Visa not required for period of stay up to 90 days.

  • Azerbaijan 

  • Belarus 

  • Bolivia (for visits of up to 90 days) 

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (up to 30 days for tourists and up to 90 days for other visitors). Tourist documents or the original invitation, as appropriate, must be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities 

  • Brazil (for visits of up to 90 days in any 180-day period) - for tourists, private visits or transit purposes only. In all other cases, a visa is required

  • Brunei (up to 14 days) – Diplomatic, Service and ordinary passport holders (except work, profit activities and study).

  • Chile (for visits of up to 90 days in any 180-day period) – the visa-free regime does not apply to work- and business-related visits and Diplomatic and Service passport holders 

  • Columbia (for visits of up to 90 days in any 180-day period) 

  • Cuba 

  • Ecuador (up to 90 days in 180 days period). Except work, study and commercial business

  • El Salvador (up to 90 days). Except work, study and commercial business.

  • 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)

  • Honduras (up to 90 days in 180 days period). Except work, study and commercial business.

  • Hong Kong (for visits of up to 14 days) 

  • Israel (for visits of up to 90 days). Tourist documents or the original invitation, as appropriate, must be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities. The visa-free regime does not apply to Diplomatic and Service passport holders

  • Kazakhstan

  • Kirghiz Republic

  • Republic of Korea - Diplomatic passports holders up to 90 days. Holders of ordinary passports up to 60 days, except for work, study and residence

  • Democratic Republic of Laos (up to 90 days in 180 days period except work, study and residence).

  • Macedonia (up to 30 days for tourists and up to 90 days for other visitors). Tourist documents or the original invitation, as appropriate, must be presented to the Russian Immigration authorities

  • Macao (up to 30 days of stay). Except work, study and commercial business.

  • 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. Except work, study and commercial business. 

  • Montenegro (for visits of up to 30 days). The visa-free regime does not apply to Diplomatic and Service passport holders

  • Nauru (up to 14 days)

  • Nicaragua (for visits of up to 90 days)

  • 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 (for visits of up to 90 days in any 180-day period). The visa-free regime does not apply to work- and business-related visits and Diplomatic and Service passport holders

  • Seychelles (up to 30 days). Except work, study and commercial business.

  • Serbia - Citizens with biometric passports obtained after 9 April 2008 can stay in Russia for up to 30 days. Diplomatic or Official passport holders without accreditation in Russia can stay for up to 90 days. Serbian nationals with temporary and permanent resident permits can stay without time limits. In all other cases, a visa is required. The visa-free regime does not apply to Yugoslavian passport holders

  • The Republic of South Africa (for visits of up to 90 days)  

  • Tajikistan

  • Ukraine - Citizens will be able to enter only either through the border point at "Ludonka" near City of Pskov, or at Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO, Moscow).

  • United Arab Emirates (up to 90 days)

  • Uruguay (up to 90 days in any 180-day period)

  • Uzbekistan

  • Vanuatu (up to 90 days). Except work, study and commercial business.

  • Venezuela (for visits of up to 90 days). The visa-free regime does not apply to Diplomatic and Service passport holders

List of Countries that issues E-Visa
 

Austria, Andorra, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Vatican City, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Cyprus, China (including Taiwan), Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, North Macedonia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Philippines, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Japan.

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