Abkhazia Information - Visa

Below are the requirements for receiving an entry permit to the Republic of Abkhazia:

- Copy of passport (sent by e-mail or by fax). Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your planned entry to Abkhazia.

- Filled electronic application. You should complete all sections of the application. If any necessary information is missing, the application will not be considered.

YOUR APPLICATION SHOULD BE SENT TO: visa@mfaapsny.org

It takes the Consular Service 7 working days to process an application. For those who have already visited the Republic of Abkhazia this period may be reduced.

If you have any questions please call: +7-840-226-39-48, fax.

An entry permit letter for visiting the Republic of Abkhazia will be sent to the email address from which the application was sent or to the fax number stated in the application.

IMPORTANT! Upon your arrival in Abkhazia you must visit the Consular Service within three working days in order to receive the visa of the Republic of Abkhazia.

The Consular Service issues the following visas:

- single-entry;
- multiple-entry

NOTE! When visiting Abkhazia through the territory of the Russian Federation you must receive at least a double entry Russian visa (the first time you enter Russia on the way to Abkhazia and the second time you visit Russia on your way from Abkhazia back to your home country). 

Foreign citizens are required to have a double entry or multiple visa of the Russian Federation.

ATTENTION! The check points of the Republic of Abkhazia at the Abkhaz-Georgian border operate between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Citizens of the following countries must have double entry or multiple Russian visas to come to Abkhazia (it is a mandatory requirement, since the Russian Embassy in Abkhazia will not issue transit visas to the citizens of these countries):

1. Algeria
2. Angola
3. Afghanistan
4. Bangladesh
5. Vietnam
6. India
7. Iraq
8. Iran
9. PRC
10. DPRK (North Korea)
11. Nepal
12. Nigeria
13. Pakistan
14. Rwanda
15. Syria
16. Somalia
17. Chad
18. Sri Lanka
19. Ethiopia

CITIZENS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES DO NOT NEED A VISA TO ENTER ABKHAZIA:

1. Azerbaijan
2.Armenia
3. Belorussia
4. Vanuatu
5. Venezuela
6. Kazakhstan
7. Kirgizstan
8. Moldova
9. Nauru
10. Nicaragua
11. Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic
12. Russian Federation
13. Tajikistan
14. Turkmenistan
15. Ukraine
16. Uzbekistan
17. South Ossetia

CITIZENS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES MUST RECEIVE A VISA OF THE REPUBLIC OF ABKHAZIA (IN CASE THEY STAY IN ABKHAZIA FOR MORE THAN 90 DAYS):

1. Vanuatu
2. Venezuela
3. Nauru
4. Nicaragua
5. Russian Federation

For more information on visa services including fees, please
visit: http://mfaapsny.org/en/council/visa.php#sthash.XWdjP1fZ.dpuf