Immigration Control

Foreign citizens and stateless persons who are not allowed to enter the Russian Federation in accordance with the laws of the Russian Federation, as well as persons with respect to whom a decision has been made to prohibit leaving the Russian Federation, are not allowed to pass through the state border.

Foreign citizens and stateless persons may enter the Russian Federation and leave the Russian Federation if they have a Russian visa with valid documentation proving their identity and recognized by the Russian Federation as such, unless otherwise provided by international treaties of the Russian Federation. When entering the Russian Federation, a foreign citizen must fill out a migration card, which must be kept during the entire stay in the Russian Federation and returned at departure.

Please carefully read the extracts from the legislative and other legal regulations, as well as the laws and regulations listed in this section, in order to avoid any complications during passport control at the airport:

The rules for entering and leaving the Russian Federation depend largely on agreements between States and are constantly subject to change. The most complete and reliable information can be obtained in the consular offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation at the embassies of the Russian Federation:


Official website:

The official website of the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation

To clarify issues related to restrictions on the departure of debtors from the Russian Federation, as well as to obtain detailed legal information on this issue, please contact the Federal bailiff service: