Russian citizens receive passports when they turn 14 from the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs. The passport contains all identifying information and a picture. It may also contain information about your children and marriage. The passport must be renewed at age 20 and age 45.
If you wish to travel, you must obtain a travel passport, which allows you to travel to 81 countries. Russia has contracts with these 81 countries, enabling their citizens to travel safely to those locations. Typically, only government employees, diplomats and members of the Russian military can have travel passports.
Russian citizens in the United States must go to the Russian Consulate in Washington, D.C., to process their passports. The Russian Consulate can renew a passport only if you have a permanent address in the Russian Federation, are temporarily residing in the USA on a green card or student/work visa, or your passport has been lost.
Passports for Russians living in America
If you are a Russian citizen who is permanently living in the United States and you are registered with the Russian Consulate in Washington, D.C., you can renew your passport through the Russian Consulate if it is expired, if you have used all the pages in your passport or if it is lost.
If you have lost your Russian travel passport during your visit to the United States, you may apply for a permit to return to the Russian Federation. A return permit sets an exact departure date for your return to Russia and is only good for 15 days. Your passport will be voided and a new one will be issued upon your return.