Before passing through
customs you have to fill in the customs declaration and indicate
the available amount of foreign currency in cash and traveling cheques.
It is also advisable to mention the values you carry, it especially
concerns the jewelry made in Russia or other CIS countries and expensive
electronics (including PC notebooks, video cameras, etc.). The customs
declaration should better be kept up to the end of your stay in
Russia, it may be required for the departure formalities.
No customs duty is required for your personal belongings and other
goods for a total price of two thousand US dollars (the goods for
the price of up to 200 US dollars are duty-free, if sent by international
mail). However, the amount of some items brought into Russia is
limited by the local customs regulations.These are, for example,
alcoholic beverages, etc. The customs requirements subject to frequent
changes, but any Russian Consulate, when issuing your entry visa,
should always provide you with the information about the latest
changes, if any.
A foreigner may also bring one car, duty-free, for the period of
staying in Russia, which, somehow, should not exceed one year.The
car cannot be sold or transferred to any other person.
Import of goods for sale is fully regulated by appropriate laws
and regulations. The most precise information on this matter may
be presented by the companies dealing with customs clearance in
the territory of Russia.
It is prohibited to import into Russia narcotics, toxic and radioactive
items, explosives, explosive devices, weaponry.
Before passing through the customs you have to fill in the customs
declaration. The problems tend to mostly raise, when cultural valuables
are taken out from Russia. The cultural valuables include the items
of historical value, original pictures and drawings, sculptures,
icons, engravings (prints), plates, handicrafts, ancient books,
manuscripts, archives (including photo, audio, film and video archives),
unique and rare musical instruments, post stamps, orders and medals,
other collected items, etc.
Modern souvenir items and the items of mass production are not
related to cultural valuables.
No duty is to be paid if the total cost of items taken out from
Russia (if not for sale) equals to 750 US dollars. The items for
the total cost of 75 US dollars may be sent duty-free by international
mail. In case the cost of mailed item exceeds the figure set by
the customs regulations, the duty becomes equal to 60 % of the customs
value of the item.
The entry visa may not be granted to a foreigner, who
presents false information to the Russian Consulate, or can't present
all documents required for issuing of the entry visa. Moreover,
the entry visa may not be granted to a person, who violated the
laws of Russia during the previous visit, or whose stay in Russia
contradicts the interests of the state security. The same reasons
may delay departure of a foreign citizen from Russia.
|Information for passenger
crossing a border of Russian Federation
Removal rubles from RF by resident and non-residents
is allowed within 500 min. rates of remuneration of labour are
established to day of departure.
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|Boundary control department
International admission station of Tolmachevo airport
Foreigners entering the RF have to have a Russian visa,
valid documents verifying a person and recognized by the RF
if not provided by international treaties of the RF
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