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Valid Forms of ID
Below is a list of documents that can be used as valid forms of ID according to Russian law.
For citizens of Russia:
For citizens of other countries:
For stateless persons—Russian Federation residence permit.
For refugees—refugee ID card.
Make sure that your Russian residence permit or refugee certificate is not going to expire for at least three months from the date your send the application (the date of postage).
Driving licenses, photocopies of passports, and birth certificates are not considered valid forms of ID.