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What documents are needed for the flight?

What documents are needed for the flight?

Passengers are transported by air taking into account the immigration requirements of countries along the route (points of initial departure, transit stops, destinations) according to passport and visa documents, such as air tickets, boarding passes, luggage tags, etc.

Passport and visa documents that provide legal entry into the country of destination or transit through the territory of other states include visas, identity cards for temporary or permanent residents, refugee documents, return certificates for single trips to replace those lost, work permits, crew documents, passports of international organizations, military certificates, diplomatic and official documents, etc.

Passport - the most common document proving the identity of the passenger, recognized as necessary and / or sufficient when flying domestic or international flights.

Documents for citizens of the Russian Federation when flying domestic flights:

  • passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation
  • birth certificate (for children under 14 years old)
  • temporary identity card issued by law enforcement agencies
  • international passport

international flights:

  • international passport
  • diplomatic passport
  • service passport
  • seafarer's passport (seafarer's identity card) and duly certified extract from the ship's role
  • certificate of entry (return) to the Russian Federation.

Passengers flying both domestic and international destinations must have:

  • documents for baggage requiring special conditions of carriage
  • documents for the animal, if any.

Additional documents for special categories of passengers:

  • certificate of a deputy of the Council of the Federation or a deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly,
  • ID card of a Russian serviceman (for officers, warrant officers and midshipmen),
  • military ID for soldiers, sailors, sergeants and foremen who are in military service on conscription or on a contract basis
  • certificate of release from places of deprivation of liberty - for persons released from places of deprivation of liberty,
  • a certificate issued to a convicted person who has received permission for a long or short-term trip outside the prison,
  • temporary identity card issued to a citizen of the Russian Federation by the internal affairs bodies upon loss or replacement of a passport.

Note The main documents proving the identity of a citizen of the Russian Federation, according to which citizens of the Russian Federation exit from the Russian Federation and enter the Russian Federation, are recognized: passport, diplomatic passport, service passport, sailor's passport (seaman’s identification card ”(Article 7, Chapter 2 of the Law of August 15, 1996 No. 114-ФЗ “On the Procedure for Departure from the Russian Federation and Entry into the Russian Federation”). In this regard, the FMSD recommends that the child apply for a passport even if he is under the age of 14. Employees of the FMS they cannot refuse citizens their request to include information about children in their foreign passport, and they must inform citizens that they are doing this solely for the purpose of confirming kinship, and in itself this does not give the child the right to go abroad.

When following a minor citizen of Russia across the state border of the Russian Federation together with one of the parents, the consent of the second parent is not required if he did not receive statements from the border authorities about his disagreement about the departure of his children from the Russian Federation. The presence of any documents confirming the degree of kinship is not provided.

In the event that a minor citizen of Russia leaves the Russian Federation unaccompanied by parents, adoptive parents, guardians or trustees, he must have, besides a passport, a notarized consent of these persons for the departure of a minor citizen of the Russian Federation indicating the date of departure and the state (c), which ( s) he intends to visit. The consent of one of the parents is sufficient if there is no statement from the second parent about his disagreement with the unaccompanied child from leaving the Russian Federation.

In case of loss of a passport by a citizen of the Russian Federation outside the borders of Russia, a consular post of the Russian Federation or a diplomatic mission issues a certificate of entry (return), an identity card and giving the right to return to Russia.

For stateless persons in the Russian Federation, passenger identification documents are:

  • a document issued by a foreign state and recognized in accordance with an international treaty of the Russian Federation as an identity document;
  • temporary residence permit;
  • residence;
  • other documents stipulated by federal law or recognized in accordance with the international treaty of the Russian Federation as an identity document;

Mutual trips for citizens of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are allowed:

  • according to a national or foreign passport
  • on a birth certificate with an insert of citizenship of the Russian Federation for children
  • according to the certificate of entry (return) to the country of citizenship on the basis of the "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the Russian Federation on mutual visa-free travel of citizens" with migration cards confirming the right to temporary residence.

Mutual trips for citizens of Russia, Tajikistan are allowed:

  • according to the foreign passport

For citizens of the Russian Federation, a flight to Armenia is possible:

  • for persons over 14 years old: according to the passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation, according to the passport
  • for persons under 14 years of age: by passport

For citizens of Russia and Ukraine, mutual trips are possible if:

  • foreign passport
  • diplomatic passport
  • service passport
  • sailor's passports
  • certificate of entry into the Russian Federation (in case of loss of an identity document)
  • Aircraft crew member certificate

Attention! Starting from April 7, a Russian citizen can stay in Ukraine for no more than 90 days for 180 days from the date of first entry.

To return to the Russian Federation or CIS countries, valid entry visas are required.

ATTENTION! Accepting a passenger for transportation to Ukraine by military ID or officer’s ID is not possible.

For citizens of the Russian Federation and CIS countries, travel to foreign countries in most cases is possible if:

  • foreign passport
  • entry visa of destination country
  • round trip ticket with confirmed seat
    For transit stops on the way necessary:
    • a ticket with a confirmed seat for the next flight within no more than 24 hours
    • transit visa, if necessary, exit to the city.

    For minor citizens of the Russian Federation (infants, children), entry into the United Arab Emirates is possible only if you have your own foreign passport.

    If information about minors is indicated only in the foreign passports of the parents, the passport control upon arrival in the UAE will be denied entry.

    For the departure of foreign citizens from the territory of the Russian Federation and the CIS countries are necessary:

    • passports for international travel
    • entry visas of destination countries
    • transit visas for countries of transit stops
    • the next flight ticket for departure from the country of destination, if required.

    The flight can also be made by electronic visa. Traveling with an E-visa is possible to / from the cities of the Far East, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.

    Detailed information is available on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation - https://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/checkpoint.html

    Foreign citizens entering the territory of the Russian Federation must have valid visas of the Russian Federation, which must be obtained in advance (before departure to the Russian Federation) at consular posts of the Russian Federation outside its borders.

    There are offices of the consular service at international airports of the Russian Federation, where legal representatives of the Russian Federation consider emergency situations for obtaining visas for the departure of foreigners from the Russian Federation.

  • Buying and returning a ticket
  • Luggage
  • Preparation for flight
    • What documents are needed for the flight?

      Passengers are transported by air taking into account the immigration requirements of countries along the route (points of initial departure, transit stops, destinations) according to passport and visa documents, such as air tickets, boarding passes, luggage tags, etc.

      Passport and visa documents that provide legal entry into the country of destination or transit through the territory of other states include visas, identity cards for temporary or permanent residents, refugee documents, return certificates for single trips to replace those lost, work permits, crew documents, passports of international organizations, military certificates, diplomatic and official documents, etc.

      Passport - the most common document proving the identity of the passenger, recognized as necessary and / or sufficient when flying domestic or international flights.

      Documents for citizens of the Russian Federation when flying domestic flights:

      • passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation
      • birth certificate (for children under 14 years old)
      • temporary identity card issued by law enforcement agencies
      • international passport

      international flights:

      • international passport
      • diplomatic passport
      • service passport
      • seafarer's passport (seafarer's identity card) and duly certified extract from the ship's role
      • certificate of entry (return) to the Russian Federation.

      Passengers flying both domestic and international destinations must have:

      • documents for baggage requiring special conditions of carriage
      • documents for the animal, if any.

      Additional documents for special categories of passengers:

      • certificate of a deputy of the Council of the Federation or a deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly,
      • ID card of a Russian serviceman (for officers, warrant officers and midshipmen),
      • military ID for soldiers, sailors, sergeants and foremen who are in military service on conscription or on a contract basis
      • certificate of release from places of deprivation of liberty - for persons released from places of deprivation of liberty,
      • a certificate issued to a convicted person who has received permission for a long or short-term trip outside the prison,
      • temporary identity card issued to a citizen of the Russian Federation by the internal affairs bodies upon loss or replacement of a passport.

      Note The main documents proving the identity of a citizen of the Russian Federation, according to which citizens of the Russian Federation exit from the Russian Federation and enter the Russian Federation, are recognized: passport, diplomatic passport, service passport, sailor's passport (seaman’s identification card ”(Article 7, Chapter 2 of the Law of August 15, 1996 No. 114-ФЗ “On the Procedure for Departure from the Russian Federation and Entry into the Russian Federation”). In this regard, the FMSD recommends that the child apply for a passport even if he is under the age of 14. Employees of the FMS they cannot refuse citizens their request to include information about children in their foreign passport, and they must inform citizens that they are doing this solely for the purpose of confirming kinship, and in itself this does not give the child the right to go abroad.

      When following a minor citizen of Russia across the state border of the Russian Federation together with one of the parents, the consent of the second parent is not required if he did not receive statements from the border authorities about his disagreement about the departure of his children from the Russian Federation. The presence of any documents confirming the degree of kinship is not provided.

      In the event that a minor citizen of Russia leaves the Russian Federation unaccompanied by parents, adoptive parents, guardians or trustees, he must have, besides a passport, a notarized consent of these persons for the departure of a minor citizen of the Russian Federation indicating the date of departure and the state (c), which ( s) he intends to visit. The consent of one of the parents is sufficient if there is no statement from the second parent about his disagreement with the unaccompanied child from leaving the Russian Federation.

      In case of loss of a passport by a citizen of the Russian Federation outside the borders of Russia, a consular post of the Russian Federation or a diplomatic mission issues a certificate of entry (return), an identity card and giving the right to return to Russia.

      For stateless persons in the Russian Federation, passenger identification documents are:

      • a document issued by a foreign state and recognized in accordance with an international treaty of the Russian Federation as an identity document;
      • temporary residence permit;
      • residence;
      • other documents stipulated by federal law or recognized in accordance with the international treaty of the Russian Federation as an identity document;

      Mutual trips for citizens of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are allowed:

      • according to a national or foreign passport
      • on a birth certificate with an insert of citizenship of the Russian Federation for children
      • according to the certificate of entry (return) to the country of citizenship on the basis of the "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Belarus, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic and the Government of the Russian Federation on mutual visa-free travel of citizens" with migration cards confirming the right to temporary residence.

      Mutual trips for citizens of Russia, Tajikistan are allowed:

      • according to the foreign passport

      For citizens of the Russian Federation, a flight to Armenia is possible:

      • for persons over 14 years old: according to the passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation, according to the passport
      • for persons under 14 years of age: by passport

      For citizens of Russia and Ukraine, mutual trips are possible if:

      • foreign passport
      • diplomatic passport
      • service passport
      • sailor's passports
      • certificate of entry into the Russian Federation (in case of loss of an identity document)
      • Aircraft crew member certificate

      Attention! Starting from April 7, a Russian citizen can stay in Ukraine for no more than 90 days for 180 days from the date of first entry.

      To return to the Russian Federation or CIS countries, valid entry visas are required.

      ATTENTION! Accepting a passenger for transportation to Ukraine by military ID or officer’s ID is not possible.

      For citizens of the Russian Federation and CIS countries, travel to foreign countries in most cases is possible if:

      • foreign passport
      • entry visa of destination country
      • round trip ticket with confirmed seat
        For transit stops on the way necessary:
        • a ticket with a confirmed seat for the next flight within no more than 24 hours
        • transit visa, if necessary, exit to the city.

        For minor citizens of the Russian Federation (infants, children), entry into the United Arab Emirates is possible only if you have your own foreign passport.

        If information about minors is indicated only in the foreign passports of the parents, the passport control upon arrival in the UAE will be denied entry.

        For the departure of foreign citizens from the territory of the Russian Federation and the CIS countries are necessary:

        • passports for international travel
        • entry visas of destination countries
        • transit visas for countries of transit stops
        • the next flight ticket for departure from the country of destination, if required.

        The flight can also be made by electronic visa. Traveling with an E-visa is possible to / from the cities of the Far East, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region.

        Detailed information is available on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation - https://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/checkpoint.html

        Foreign citizens entering the territory of the Russian Federation must have valid visas of the Russian Federation, which must be obtained in advance (before departure to the Russian Federation) at consular posts of the Russian Federation outside its borders.

        There are offices of the consular service at international airports of the Russian Federation, where legal representatives of the Russian Federation consider emergency situations for obtaining visas for the departure of foreigners from the Russian Federation.

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