According to the bilateral intergovernmental agreements, holders of the HK SAR and Macau SAR passports (for permanent residents only) enjoy visa-free entry to the Russian Federation.

Duration of the visa-free stay in the Russian Federation for the HK SAR passport holders: 14 calendar days, starting from the day of crossing the border of Russia.

Duration of the visa-free stay in the Russian Federation for the Macau SAR passport holders: 30 calendar days, starting from the day of crossing the border of Russia.

Under the above terms, the cumulative duration of stay in Russia cannot exceed 90 days within any period of 180 days, and the number of entries is unlimited. Passport must be valid for at least six months after intended date of departure from Russia.

Residents of the HKSAR and Macau SAR holding HKSAR SAR Document of Identity for Visa Purposes or Macau Travel Permit must apply for a Russian visa.

Migration registration requirements (click to learn more):

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2) a foreign national temporarily resident or temporarily staying in the Russian Federation – after seven working days from his/her arrival at the place of stay, except, when that foreign national:

a) is in a hotel or in some other organisation providing hotel services, in a spa resort, health resort, recreation centre, camping, travel camp, children’s holiday camp, medical organisation providing medical aid in hospital conditions or a social service organisation;