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Russia called terms for easing visa restrictions with the UK

Russia called terms for easing visa restrictions with the UK

Monday, December 9, 2019
According to Russian ambassador Andrei Kelin, Russia is ready to discuss with the UK easing visa restrictions for all categories of citizens, if London is ready for this. Read
Ministry of Health plans introduction of an electronic medical visa

Ministry of Health plans introduction of an electronic medical visa

Monday, December 2, 2019
The Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation is considering together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs possible introduction of electronic medical visa for foreigners. Director of the department of international cooperation and public relations of the Ministry of Health Sergey Muraviev informs about it. Read
Ministry of Interior has developed a project to combat foreign violators

Ministry of Interior has developed a project to combat foreign violators

Monday, November 25, 2019
In order to create a system of punishment for violating the rules of the road for citizens traveling on cars with foreign numbers, MVD of Russia has developed a “road map”. The bodies of MVD, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Justice, customs services and the Federal Security Services (FSB) took part in the development of this system. Read
Effective 1 November 2019 a residence permit in Russia has become indefinite

Effective 1 November 2019 a residence permit in Russia has become indefinite

Monday, November 18, 2019
Now a residence permit is issued for 5 years with the right of extension. Term for considering applications for issuing permits for temporary residence was reduced to 4 months. Read
To foreigners will expand the validity of an electronic visas in the Far East

To foreigners will expand the validity of an electronic visas in the Far East

Monday, November 11, 2019
On Tuesday during a plenary meeting the State Duma approved a bill about an extending of simplified procedure for entry of foreigners into the Russian Federation with e-visas at automobile, river and mixed checkpoints in the Far Eastern Federal Area. Read
Foreign tourists with electronic visas face difficulties at the border

Foreign tourists with electronic visas face difficulties at the border

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Press service of the city committee for tourism development said that when crossing the border foreign tourists face difficulties in entering St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region. Read
Electronic visa will allow staying in Russia for up to 16 days

Electronic visa will allow staying in Russia for up to 16 days

Monday, October 28, 2019
According to the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, from January 1, 2021 it is planned to introduce a single-entry visa for short-term stay in Russia for up to 16 days. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia started to prepare the project on short-term electronic visa for foreigners. Read
Russia to introduce mandatory fingerprinting of foreigners

Russia to introduce mandatory fingerprinting of foreigners

Monday, October 21, 2019
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation is considering an introduction of mandatory fingerprinting for all foreign tourists. The First Deputy Chief the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Alexandr Gorovoy informed about it at the 18th meeting of heads of special services, security agencies and law-enforcement organizations of foreign states in Sochi. Read
Russia and Latvia discussed ways to facilitate mutual travel

Russia and Latvia discussed ways to facilitate mutual travel

Monday, October 14, 2019
According to the Russian Embassy in Riga, on October 9, during the exchange of views on the Russia–EU agreement on the simplified procedure for issuing visas, Russia and Latvia have discussed ways to provide consular assistance and have exchanged statistics on the issuance of visas and permits for border traffic. Read
To obtain the Russian passport with the second citizenship

To obtain the Russian passport with the second citizenship

Monday, October 7, 2019
The Ministry of Economic Development has proposed to maintain the second citizenship obtaining the passport of the Russian Federation. The accompanying documents, that were prepared for the draft of the federal budget for 2020–2022, say that in the future foreign citizens will not have to renounce the citizenship of another country to acquire the Russian citizenship. Read
The Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow issues invitations only in electronic format

The Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow issues invitations only in electronic format

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Effective 1 October 2019 the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow began to issue invitations for entry to the Russian Federation only in electronic format. Read
The U.S. refusal to issue visas to the Russian delegation

The U.S. refusal to issue visas to the Russian delegation

Monday, September 30, 2019
According to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Russia will respond to the U.S. refusal to issue visas to the members of the Russian delegation to participate in the UN General Assembly in New York. Read

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