Russian Federation visa requirements for South Africans

Travel and visa requirements

Russian Visa is not required for South Africans

Stay Duration: 90 days

Entry Requirements

  • South African passport holders can stay visa free in Russian Federation for a duration of 90 days. 
  • Intending visitors can stay on a tourist or business visa. 
  • Visitors don't require a visa to visit Russia. 
  • For entry into Russia, visitors require one passport photograph, a passport valid for six months, with 2 blank pages and a confirmation of hotel booking.
  • For stay exceeding 3 months, or multi entry business visa, a HIV test required.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the processing time for a Russian visa??

It takes 3-10 business days to process a Russian visa. 

What currency is used in Russia??

The official Russian currency is Rubles.

Is Russia safe for travelers to visit??

Generally, Russia is a safe country, especially if you're traveling as a tourist to large cities such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, or Vladivostok.

What traditional gifts can you buy while in Russia??

You can buy the Tretyakov Gallery Photo Album, Samovar, Artisan Jewelry like Finifty and Amber, Palekh and Fedoskino Lacquer Boxes, Caviar, Zhostovo Trays or Honey

Is English spoken in Russia??

English is spoken in Russia especially in the  city of Moscow.