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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:
  • internal passport;
  • diplomatic or service passport;
  • foreign passport—only for those permanently residing outside of the Russian Federation. In this case you need to provide a copy of your residence permit.
For citizens of other countries:
  • identity document;
  • diplomatic or official passport.
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).
Please note
Driving licenses, photocopies of passports, and birth certificates are not considered valid forms of ID.