Entry into the country – Visas

Passport & Visa requirements for entering Russia

The following details relate to holders of adult normal passports (requirements for children may be different), if any other type of passport or travel document is held, entry requirements should be checked with the relevant embassy or consulate. Please note – see United Kingdom entry for complete list of EU members, Schengen State & EEA Countries

Passports required by all

Passport Validity: Passports must be valid 6 months after date of return

Passport Notes: Visas

The following DO NOT require a visa for visiting the country for tourist purposes: Nationals of Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine,  Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Israel, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela,  Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Israel, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela.

Notes: Nationals not referred to the above are advised to contact the embassy or high commission to check visa requirements. Entry requirements may change from time to time and should be checked with the Embassy of Russia

Special Notes: Visas must be obtained prior to arrival

Types of visas:

Tourist visa (Good for scouting or just visiting the country. Also works for crew members not involved in the filming process)

Business visas (Main choice for all film crews. Allows you to realize any filming except life broadcasts or visiting official events)

Journalist visa (Mandatory for life broadcasts and filmings at places like railroads, military zones, etc.)

Required by all except:

Persons remaining in the transit zone with an onward or connecting flight within 24 hours of arrival
Notes: Valid onward tickets are required, except for Nationals of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine & Uzbekistan.
Special Notes: Visas must be obtained prior to arrival

Conact us for getting an invitation for a business visa or some further information about visa types.