In order to apply for a Russian visa to the Consulate General of Russia in Hong Kong, applicants need to provide permission to stay for more than 90 consecutive days (Long-Term Visa, LTV) in the country of application (i.e. China Mainland, Hong Kong SAR or Macau SAR).

For third country passport holders such document may be Permanent resident card, Employment visa, Dependant visa, Student visa, 180-day landing slip, etc. 90-day landing slip does not qualify as such permission.

Nationals exempt from this requirement on a mutual basis are listed below.

Eligibility to apply for a visa to Russia in Hong Kong

Albania

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Algeria

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

Angola

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

Argentina

LTV is not required for application

Australia

Without LTV, processing time is 10 working days

Austria

Cannot apply without LTV

Bahrain

Cannot apply without LTV

Bangladesh

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

Belgium

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Belize

LTV is not required for application

Benin

LTV is not required for application

Bolivia

LTV is not required for application

Bosnia and Herzegovina

LTV is not required for application

Botswana

LTV is not required for application

Brazil

LTV is not required for application

Bulgaria

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Burundi

LTV is not required for application

Cambodia

LTV is not required for application

Cameroon

LTV is not required for application

Canada

LTV is not required for application

Cape Verde

LTV is not required for application

CAR

LTV is not required for application

Chad

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

Chile

LTV is not required for application

Colombia

LTV is not required for application

Congo

LTV is not required for application

Congo, Democratic Republic

LTV is not required for application

Costa - Rica

LTV is not required for application

Côte d'Ivoire

LTV is not required for application

Croatia

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Cuba

LTV is not required for application

Cyprus

LTV is not required for application

Czech Republic

LTV is not required for application

Denmark

LTV is not required for application

Djibouti

LTV is not required for application

Ecuador

LTV is not required for application

Egypt

Cannot apply without LTV

Equatorial Guinea

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Eritrea

LTV is not required for application

Estonia

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Ethiopia

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

Finland

Cannot apply without LTV

France

Without LTV, processing time is 10 working days

Gabon

LTV is not required for application

Gambia

LTV is not required for application

Georgia

LTV is not required for application

Germany

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Ghana

LTV is not required for application

Greece

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Guatemala

LTV is not required for application

Guinea

LTV is not required for application

Guinea-Bissau

LTV is not required for application

Guyana

LTV is not required for application

Haiti

Cannot apply without LTV

Honduras

LTV is not required for application

Hungary

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Iceland

Cannot apply without LTV

India Cannot apply without LTV

Indonesia

LTV is not required for application

Iran

Cannot apply without LTV

Iraq

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

Ireland

Cannot apply without LTV

Israel

Without LTV, processing time is 10 working days

Italy

Without LTV, processing time is 10 working days

Jamaica

LTV is not required for application

Japan

Cannot apply without LTV

Jordan

LTV is not required for application

Kenya

LTV is not required for application

Kuwait

LTV is not required for application

Laos

LTV is not required for application

Latvia

LTV is not required for application

Lebanon

LTV is not required for application

Lesotho

Cannot apply without LTV

Libya

Cannot apply without LTV

Lithuania

Cannot apply without LTV

Luxembourg

Cannot apply without LTV

Macedonia

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Madagascar

LTV is not required for application

Malawi

LTV is not required for application

Malaysia

LTV is not required for application

Maldives

LTV is not required for application

Mali

Cannot apply without LTV

Malta

LTV is not required for application

Mauritania

LTV is not required for application

Mauritius

LTV is not required for application

Mexico

Cannot apply without LTV

Mongolia

LTV is not required for application

Morocco

LTV is not required for application

Mozambique

LTV is not required for application

Myanmar

LTV is not required for application

Namibia

LTV is not required for application

Nepal

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

Netherlands

Without LTV, processing time is 10 working days

New Zealand

Cannot apply without LTV

Nicaragua

LTV is not required for application

Nigeria

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

North Korea

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

Norway

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Oman

Cannot apply without LTV

Pakistan

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

Panama

LTV is not required for application

Peru

LTV is not required for application

Philippines

LTV is not required for application

Poland

LTV is not required for application

Portugal

LTV is not required for application

Qatar

LTV is not required for application

Republic Of Korea

LTV is not required for application

Romania

LTV is not required, provided documentary evidence of the legality of stay in the country visa application

Rwanda

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

Salvador

LTV is not required for application

San - Tome and Principe

LTV is not required for application

Saudi Arabia

Cannot apply without LTV

Senegal

LTV is not required for application

Serbia

LTV is not required for application

Seychelles

LTV is not required for application

Sierra - Leone

Cannot apply without LTV

Singapore

LTV is not required for application

Slovakia

LTV is not required for application

Slovenia

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Somalia

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

South Africa

Cannot apply without LTV

Spain

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Sri Lanka

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

Sudan

LTV is not required for application

Surinam

LTV is not required for application

Swaziland

LTV is not required for application

Sweden

LTV is not required for application

Switzerland

Cannot apply without LTV, except for humanitarian cases

Syria

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

Taiwan

LTV is not required for application

Tanzania

LTV is not required for application

Thailand

LTV is not required for application

Trinidad and Tobago

LTV is not required for application

Tunisia

LTV is not required for application

Turkey Cannot apply without LTV

Turkmenistan

Without LTV, processing time is 10 working days

UAE

Cannot apply without LTV

Uganda

LTV is not required for application

United Kingdom

Cannot apply without LTV (180-day landing slip accepted as LTV)

 

United States

LTV is not required for application

Uruguay

LTV is not required for application

Venezuela

Cannot apply without LTV

Vietnam

Applicants must have permanent residence in PRC, Hong Kong or Macau

Yemen

LTV is not required for application

Zimbabwe

LTV is not required for application