Travel Tips to Russia

Travel Tips to Russia

Travel Tips to RussiaTravel to Russia may involve some regulations and restrictions, such as visas, registration, and Russia-specific customs regulations. A rewarding trip begins with good planning, so check the list below to begin your trip preparations.

Visa: To enter Russia for any purpose other than short transit by air, or some cruise ship and ferry passengers, you must possess a valid U.S. passport and a visa issued by a Russian embassy or consulate. You cannot obtain a visa upon arrival, so you must apply for your visa well in advance. Read more…

Migration cards: U.S. citizens entering Russia must carry a migration card while in Russia. These cards have been provided to foreign passengers before landing in Russia, to be filled out by the traveler. Read more…

 

Visa registration: If you intend to spend more than seven days in Russia, you must register your visa and migration card through your sponsor. If staying at a hotel, the hotel reception should register your visa and migration card on the first day of your stay. Read more…

 

If you are a dual U.S./Russian national, you are expected to enter and depart both Russia and the United States carrying the passport of that country. If you are a Russian citizen carrying a Russian passport, you should confirm that your Russian passport is valid beyond your planned departure; you will not be permitted to depart Russia with an expired Russian passport, and obtaining one in Russia, as a non-resident, is extremely difficult. Read more…

 

Minors: If a child (under the age of 18) is traveling with only one parent or someone who is not a parent or legal guardian, please be advised to check what paperwork you need to have before traveling. Read more…

 

U.S. Citizen Services: If you have an emergency while traveling in Russia, contact your nearest U.S. Consulate. Check here for office locations and hours.

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