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Visa Crimea Russia

These requirements are subject to change at any time. It is your responsibility to check with the Embassy of the Russian Federation or one of its consulates for up-to-date information.


To enter Crimea Russia you will need a visa before travel. You should apply for your visa well in advance. For further information see the Russian Embassy websites. Before you travel to Russia make sure you are aware of the terms and conditions attached to your visa, for both entry and exit, and check that the dates and details which have been entered on your visa are correct. Russian authorities will not allow foreign nationals to depart the country if their visa has expired; travelers must wait until a new visa is approved.

Tourist visa

You require a tourist visa if you are staying at a hotel or other commercial establishment. Ensure that the hotel registers your visa. You need a formal letter of invitation from a Russian party. Travel agencies (registered with the Russian Federal Tourism Agency) must submit a tourist visa application on your behalf. Tourists must have advance lodging reservations and arrangements with a tour operator for their first entry request/visa application.
Tourist visa is required for those staying in commercial accommodations.
Guest visa is required for those staying in private accommodations.

We can submit a tourist visa application on your behalf. Extensions are not issued.

Documentary Requirements

Please note that this is not intended to be a complete list of documents. Applicants for Russian visas should consult with the Embassy of the Russian Federation or Consulates General for detailed explanations of documentary requirements. 

Tourist Visas: Visa application form, hotel reservation confirmation, contract for provision of tourist services with a tourist organization registered with the Russian Federal Tourism Agency.


If you’re staying for more than 7 working days you must register with the Crimean branch of the Federal Migration Service. Most major hotels will do this automatically. If you’re staying in private accommodation the owner of the property must do this for you. If you are visiting multiple destinations, you must register with Russian authorities within seven working days (including arrival and departure days) of your arrival at each separate destination. Failure to register will result in a fine, and you could experience problems when trying to re-enter Russia at a future date.

Passport validity

Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months after the expiry date of your visa.

Migration card

You must complete a migration card upon your arrival in Crimea Russia. These cards are usually distributed on flights and trains entering Russia or at points of entry. Sometimes they are not available, even at major international airports. It is your responsibility to obtain a migration card and fill it out.

International cruise passengers may enter Russia without a visa for up to 7 days, provided that they are accompanied by a guide with all of the authorizations required by the Russian authorities.