Passenger air service, taking into account the immigration requirements of the countries along the travel itinerary (points of original departure / transit stops / destination) shall be provided only to those who carry passport/visa and carriage documents – airline tickets, boarding passes, baggage tags, etc.
Passport/visa documents ensuring legal entry into the country of destination or transit passage through territories of other states include visas, identification documents for temporary or permanent residents, refugee documents, return certificates, work permits, crew documents, international organization passports, identification documents of military personnel, diplomatic and official documents, etc.
Passport is the most common document to prove the passenger’s identity, which is acknowledged to be necessary and/or sufficient on domestic or international flights.
Passengers travelling to domestic as well as international destinations must carry:
Additional documents for special passenger categories:
Note. The following documents are acknowledged as being the key identity documents of citizens of the Russian Federation that let them depart from and enter into the Russian Federation: passport, diplomatic passport, service passport, seafarer’s passport or seafarer’s identity document (Art. 7 of Ch. 2 of Law No 114-FZ of August 15, 1996 “On the Procedure for Departure from the Russian Federation and Entry into the Russian Federation”). Therefore, the UFMS recommends having a passport for travelling abroad issued even for children under 14. The UFMS employees, according to their job duties, are not allowed to refuse citizens their request to have their children’s details entered in the passport for travelling abroad. In doing so, they must inform citizens that they do so with an exceptional purpose of confirming kinship, and such an entry itself does not entitle the child to travel abroad.
In case a minor citizen of the Russian Federation travels across the national boundary of the Russian Federation with one of the parents, no consent is required from the second parent unless he/she submitted an application to frontier authorities of his/her objection against travel of his/her children outside the Russian Federation. Availability of any documents to confirm the degree of kindred is not required.
In case a minor citizen of Russia departs from the Russian Federation unaccompanied by parents, adoptive parents, guardians, or trustees, he/she must carry, in addition to the passport, a notarized consent from the above-mentioned persons to the travel of the minor citizen outside the Russian federation stating the term of the travel and the state(s) that he/she is intending to visit. Consent from one of the parents is sufficient unless the second parent has submitted an application of his/her objection against unaccompanied travel of his/her children outside the Russian Federation.
In case a citizen of the Russian Federation loses his/her passport outside of Russia, a consular office or a diplomatic representation of the Russian Federation shall issue a certificate of entry (return) to identify the person and entitle him/her to return to Russia.
For stateless persons in the Russian Federation, the passenger identity documents are the following:
To return to the Russian Federation or the CIS countries, valid entry visas are required.
ATTENTION! It is impossible to accept a passenger for carriage to Ukraine by virtue of a military ID or an officer's ID.For citizens of the Russian Federation and the CIS countries, international departures in the majority of cases are possible upon presentation of the following:
There are consular service offices in international airports of Russia where legal representatives of the Russian Federation consider emergency situations related to issue of visas allowing foreigners to depart from the Russian Federation