Embassy of
the Russian Federation
in the Republic of South Africa

Chancery
tel: +2712 362-1337
fax: +2712 362-0116
ruspospr@mweb.co.za

Consular Section
tel: +2712 362-7116
fax: +2712 362-7090
pretoria@dks.ru

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updated 12:00 PM UTC, Mar 9, 2017

Transit Visa

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)

  • 1 Application form completed and signed by applicant with 1 photo (35mm X 45mm, color) glued to the form. NOTE! Incomplete visa application may result in rejection of documents. 
  • Valid Passport (only in original and valid for at least six months after the last day of the intended stay in Russia). NOTE! Non-south african nationals must submit valid Residence Permit (Work Permit) in RSA or copy of RSA ID (RSA passport). 
  • Valid visa of the country of final destination.
  • Air ticket to Russia and from Russia to the country of final destination.

Please note: 

  • A Transit Visa is not required if you remain in the transit zone of the airport in order to catch an onward or connecting flight within 24 hours of arrival.
  • Passengers travelling to/from Belarus and Kazakhstan via the Russian Federation  must obtain the Transit Visa regardless of the length of the stopover in Russia.

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