VISA REQUIREMENTS

Attention!

From December 1, 2014 all South African passport holders must provide their visa applications in person.

This requirement is imposed as a reciprocal measure to the new immigration and visa regulations, adopted by the South African Department of Home Affairs and resulted in unprecedentedly steep and sometimes insurmountable requirements, brought against Russian citizens applying for South African visas in Moscow.

Tourist Visa:

(Tourist Visa is issued for a period no longer than 30 days and can be single-entry or double-entry)

Please note:

Business/Humanitarian Visa:

(Single-entry and double-entry Business/Humanitarian Visas are issued for a period no longer than 90 days. Multiple-entry Business/Humanitarian Visa is issued for up to 1 year. Please note, that multiple-entry visa permits the holder to stay at the territory of Russia no more than 90 days in every 180 days)

Visitor's/Private Visa:

(Visitor’s/Private Visa is issued for a period no longer than 90 days and can be single-entry or double-entry)

Work/Study Visa:

(Work Visa can be single-entry or multiple-entry. Study Visa is issued for a period no longer than 90 days and can be single-entry only)

Transit visa:

(Transit Visa is issued for up to 3 days, if you travel by air, or for up to 10 days, if using other means of transportation and can be single-entry or double-entry)

Please note:

Important visa information for Australian citizens

From June 15, 2012 visa application form for citizens of Australia will be in two pages (when printed out).

To ensure a principle of reciprocity citizens of Australia entering Russian Federation for official visit or business purpose will need to submit a detailed Curriculum Vitae in Russian language only.