Frequently asked questions

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Before entering Abkhazia through the Russian-Abkhaz border do not forget to read carefully the rules for the passage of citizens, the transport of goods and currency across the border of Russia and Abkhazia, which are contained in the Code of Customs Regulations of the Russian Federation and, basically, comply with the rules for leaving the Russian Federation to any other country.

What documents do you need to have to enter Abkhazia?
The citizens of the Russian Federation, Nicaragua, South Ossetia, the PMR, Tuvalu, Venezuela (if the Agreement on mutual visa-free travel is signed. Specify) Arriving for a period not exceeding 90 days  it is enough to have an internal passport. Children under 14 years old - Birth certificate.

The citizens of the above countries, arriving for a period of more than 90 days,  shall have a foreign passport. The subsequent registration of a visa is necessary at the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia.
What documents do you need to have to enter Abkhazia with children?
Citizens accompanying children who are not parents or guardians shall have a notarized power of attorney.
Issues related to documents for children
As a rule, other documents, other than a passport or a birth certificate for a child under 14 are not required.
Crossing the border on vehicles
The road transport must be registered at the intersection of the checkpoint "Psou". The procedure is carried out at the border.
What should do if a citizen of Abkhazia lost his passport outside the republic?
He should apply to the Embassy of the Republic of Abkhazia in the Russian Federation or to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia.
What should do if citizens of other states lost their passport in Abkhazia?
It is necessary to contact with Embassies or consular offices of their countries on the territory of the Russian Federation.
If the entry was made through the checkpoint "Ingur" you should apply to the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Abkhazia.
Where to pay a visa to Abkhazia?
In banks or electronic cards in POS terminals installed at the place of issue of a visa.
What is the procedure for legalization of documents in Abkhazia?
The procedure is indicated on the MFA website in the section "Legalization".

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