Investment Visa Overview

Russia Residency & Citizenship options

Russia has a fast track citizenship option available for significant investors. The fast track option is available to individuals who have invest significant amounts of money in Russian businesses or who have made significant contributions to the Russian economy. As a result, the fast track option provides a valuable opportunity for individuals who are looking to obtain Russian citizenship.

Program 1
  • Name
    Russia Investor Visa
  • Description

    This option is meant as a fast track to Russian Citizenship: investors whose share contribution to the authorized (share) capital of a Russian legal entity carrying out economic activities on the territory of the Russian Federation established by the RF Government is not less than 10 percent continuously for at least three years preceding the year of treatment with the statement receiving Russian Citizenship.

  • Requirements

    In this period, the authorized (share) capital of the legal entity must be at least 100 million rubles, and it must pay taxes and duties in accordance with the legislation on taxes and duties (except for state duties and carried out in accordance with the legislation on taxes and fees during the period refunds of overpaid, and (or) overcharged taxes and fees), as well as insurance premiums to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation.

  • Validity
    3 years
  • Investment Type
  • Avg. Processing Time
    6 months
  • Investment Amount
    100,000,000 RUB
  • Avg. Agent Fee
  • Physical Presence Requirement
    181 days of the year
  • Can family be included?
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Passport Overview

According to the SovSpot Passport Ranking Index, the Russian passport is now ranked 52nd. It allows people to travel to 117 countries without needing a visa. This results in an overall mobility score of middling. Visa-free travel and visa-on-arrival are available to Russian passport holders in countries such as Brazil, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. Russian passport holders, on the other hand, need a visa to visit around 112 countries around the world. China, the European Union, and India are among the countries where a visa is necessary.

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Russia Passport Visa Free Countries

The number of countries Russia passport holders can enter without a visa (i.e. visa-free countries) is added to the number of countries Russia passport holders can enter by obtaining a visa on arrival (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) or an electronic travel authorization (i.e. visa-on-arrival countries) (eTA). There are currently 79 visa-free countries for Russia passport holders, 36 visa-on-arrival countries for Russia passport holders, and two eTA destinations. In total, Russia passport holders can visit 117 countries without a visa, via visa on arrival, or via an eTA. As a result, the Russian passport is ranked number 52 in the world. In addition to these visa-free and visa-on-arrival countries, there are 112 other countries where Russia passport holders will need a physical visa or an eVisa (i.e. visa required countries).

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