Make sure you leave Russia before your visa expires.

For information on Belarusian visas, contact the Embassy of Belarus in Canberra.

As visa and other entry and exit conditions (such as currency, customs and quarantine regulations) can change at short notice, contact the Embassy or Consulate of Russia for up-to-date information.

If you're not staying at a hotel, the registration process can be complex.

Those travelling on a visitor-type visa should register at the nearest post office.

Approval can be obtained from the Federal Service for the Supervision of Communications.

Russian border officials can demand to inspect any electronic device (including installed software) on departure.

If you overstay your visa, you won't be allowed to leave Russia until the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs determines your legal status or an order is issued to deport you.

You can be detained until the authorities process your case.

You may be detained at the border and denied entry into Russia if your visa type doesn't match the purpose of your visit.

You may need to provide biometric fingerprints as part of the visa application process.

If your Australian passport is lost or stolen while you're in Russia, you'll need to obtain a new visa to exit Russia.