New Zealand Embassy, Moscow, Russian Federation
Travel in Russia
Registration on Arrival
All foreigners entering Russia must register within three working days of arrival. Your hotel will generally do this for you and will hold onto your passport during check-in. Registration usually takes around an hour and you will need to remember to pick up your passport again before going out. Visitors staying privately must register at the local Federal Migration Office. Failure to register may result in significant delays or fines.
New Zealanders visiting or living in Russia are reminded that it is a legal requirement to carry a passport or Identity Card and visa and migration card at all times. Police can stop you to check your documents at any time, and failure to provide proper documentation can result in detention or fines.
Dual Nationals in Russia
Russia does not recognise dual nationality. This may limit the ability of New Zealand authorities to provide consular assistance if required. Male Russian/New Zealand dual nationals between the ages of 18-27 may be subject to military conscription. Dual nationals should seek advice from the nearest Russian Embassy or Consulate well in advance of travel.