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Dagestan is one of the most magical countries in the Caucasus and the Caspian Sea region. The city attracts numerous tourists all around the world every year with its historical places as well as natural beauties. In the Dagestan Visa Guide, you can find all the information you need including how to get a Dagestan visa, how to get short-term and long-term visas.

Dagestan Visa

If you are travelling to Makhachkala or other cities, you need to get a Dagestan visa. Then, you need a flight ticket, an accommodation booking, and other required documents for your visa application. You can visit the Dagestan Flight Ticket page to buy a ticket with cheap prices offered by Pegasus Airlines.

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Do I Need a Visa to Travel to Dagestan?

Part of the Russian Federation, Dagestan requires individuals from foreign countries to get the appropriate visa to visit the country. The type of visa for visiting can have two forms. The two forms are often referred to as short-term or long-term visas. In the case of an agreement called a bilateral agreement, the visa requirements might not be applicable for the individuals of that country to visit Dagestan. The citizens of these countries can stay in the Dagestan Republic without exceeding 90 days in 180 days. Individuals from Belarus and South Ossetia are not subjected to visa requirements. Also, there is an electronic visa option for some countries.

Dagestan Visa Types

When it comes to Dagestan visas, you can get different visa types. These different visa types include the following:

  • Tourist visa
  • Business visa
  • Work visa
  • Student visa
  • Humanitarians visa
  • Transit visa

Also, the visa for Dagestan can be divided into three different groups in terms of staying duration. These are single-entry, double-entry, and multi-entry visas.

Type C (Short-Term) Visa

Type C Dagestan visa is mainly obtained for tourism, business, conferences, fairs, and other short-term activities. This visa permits staying in the Republic of Dagestan without exceeding 90 days. The visa application process needs clarification about the purpose of the visit.

Dagestan Tourist Visa

Dagestan tourist visa permits visitors to stay in Dagestan for a maximum of 30 days. This visa is suitable for individuals who visit the country for tourism purposes.

Dagestan Business Visa

Individuals who want to visit Dagestan for business need to get a business visa. This visa can be issued as a single entry visa or a double-entry visa. The business visa enables foreign individuals to stay in Dagestan for up to 3 months.

Dagestan Humanitarian Visa

The humanitarian visa can be issued for cultural events, conferences, and other humanitarian purposes. The individuals who come from different countries must show an invitation letter acquired from the official institutions to initiate the application to get a visa for humanitarian purposes. A humanitarian visa can be issued as a multi-entry for 1-3 years.

Type D (Long-term) Visa

Any foreign individuals who want to stay in the Republic of Dagestan for more than 90 days must apply for a type D long-term stay visa. This visa can be issued to students as well as individuals with a work permit. The artists or scientists need to be approved by the Ministry of Interior.

Dagestan Transit Visa

Any traveller who changes a flight at the international zone of Dagestan airport is required to get a Dagestan transit visa. This visa is issued at most for three days.

General Requirements to Apply for Dagestan Visa

The necessary documents for a Dagestan tourist visa can be found below. Please note that the documents which are necessary and mandatory to make the application for the visa might be of a different kind which depends on how much you want to stay in the country and why you want to visit the country. Always check with the Consulate before making your application.

Dagestan Visa Applications

You need an official passport which can also be an official document for travel that has the space of a black page of at least two pages. The validation duration for the document presented for the visa application which can be either passport or any other official travel document must be at least six months. For the application process, a copy of the first page of the passport or the necessary official travel document must be provided as well as the visas that are previously issued to the document you are using for travel.

  • Visa application forms with all the details and signatures.
  • Two biometric photos not older than six months.
  • Two-way flight ticket.
  • Bank account details.
  • The letter provided by the employer you are working for, the certificate that shows you are a student from the school you attend, a document that shows you are getting a regular fund for pension.
  • Accommodation details such as hotel reservation or letter of invitation.
  • Valid health insurance through your entire stay.

For employees:

  • Employment contract
  • Bank account statement of the past six months
  • Letter of leave
  • Income Tax Return (ITR)

For the self-employed:

  • Proof of business license
  • Bank account statement of the country for the past six months
  • Income Tax Return (ITR)

For students:

  • Student certificate
  • No-objection certificate from school management

For retired:

  • Pension statement showing the past six months

For unemployed:

  • Proof of financial resources
  • The proof of a sponsor when the applicant cannot support himself/herself financially

Dagestan Visa Rules

The electronic visa issued for Dagestan cannot be used for visiting other regions of the Russian Federation. All the application process for the e-visa is completed online. The application for an e-visa should be submitted at most four days before the visit. The application cannot be submitted earlier than 20 days before the visit.

  • For all visa application processes, a biometric fingerprint is required.
  • If the traveller holds dual citizenship (Russian citizenship and another citizenship), the individuals must enter and exit the Russian Federation with their Russian passports.
  • All travellers must complete an immigration card before entering the country.
  • For long-term visa applications, HIV/AIDS tests are required.
  • Individuals, who have been issued with passports that were the states of the Soviet Union before, need their passports to make their entrance to Dagestan.

Dagestan Visa Requirements for European Countries

  • Individuals with EU member state nationality must get a Dagestan visa to enter the country.

Dagestan Visa requirement for US, UK, and Canadian citizens

  • Individuals from the UK, the US, and Canada must get a Dagestan visa to enter the country.
  • US citizens with a US passport can apply for a single entry visa valid for three months or a multi-entry visa valid for a total of 3 years.
  • UK citizens with a UK passport must make their visa application for Dagestan for the authorized Russian diplomatic missions.
  • Canadian citizens with a Canadian passport must get a suitable type of visa (touristic, business, etc.) to visit Dagestan.

Dagestan Visa Fees

Dagestan visa fee may differ for visa type and applied country. However, the current visa fees for Dagestan are as follows:

  • Single-entry Tourist Visa: 80 USD Consular Fee + 35 USD Service Fee
  • Multiple-entry Tourist Visa: 128 USD Consular Fee + 35 USD Service Fee

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need a visa to enter Dagestan?

Dagestan visa requirements can change for other countries. For more information about visa requirements for the Republic of Dagestan, you can check the visa requirements of the Russian Federation.

How long can I stay in Dagestan without a visa?

If your country does not have any visa requirements to visit Dagestan, you can stay up to 90 days in this country. For longer stays, you need to get an adequate type of visa. Also, if you are visiting the country from the EU area, the US, or Canada, you might need to obtain a visa for short stays such as touristic stays or business stays. Please check the details about the visa requirements of your country from the official website of the Russian Federation.

Do I need a visa to stay in Dagestan for a longer period?

Yes. If you want to be in Dagestan that might last more than 90 days, you need to get a visa. The visa you need to get to visit and stay in the Republic of Dagestan is issued by the authorities and officials that are members of the Russian Federation. To learn more about how to get a Dagestan visa, check our comprehensive and detailed Dagestan Visa Guide.

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