Migration Risk Countries

Which countries are considered migration risk countries?

The concept of “migration risk countries” combines those countries where hostilities take place, as well as states with a bad economic environment. According to statistics, citizens of migration risk countries violate the visa regime more often.

Almost all countries of the world keep their lists of migration risk countries. They can differ depending on the percentage of violation of residence regulations in the territory of a certain state by foreign citizens.

Important information:

  1. Which countries are included in the list of migration risk countries?
  2. The list of migration risk countries.

Which countries are included in the list of migration risk countries?

The list of migration risk countries of the Russian Federation is constantly supplemented and modified depending on how the world situation changes. Invitations for the application of Russian visas for citizens of such countries are issued after a much larger number of checks, as well as after an interview with the applicant and the inviting party.

You can find the list of migration risk countries on the information portal of the Consulate of the Russian Federation.

The list of migration risk countries includes countries where:

  • Hostilities take place;
  • There is a risk of terrorists entering the territory of Russia;
  • The authority of the central government is weak or absent;
  • There is a large flow of citizens who wish to leave their homeland;
  • Russia has not established or has severed diplomatic relations;

Citizens of migration risk countries can apply for a Russian visa exclusively in the territory of their country.

When citizens of migration risk countries apply to the consulate or embassy of Russia (to obtain a visa), which is located in the country where they do not have citizenship, they will definitely need to present a formal residence permit. In case of issuing an invitation for obtaining a multiple entry visa, citizens of migration risk countries will need to present copies of previously issued Russian visas.