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Russia lifts travel ban for Swiss citizens

Russia lifts travel ban for Swiss citizens

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin lifted ban to enter to Russia for Swiss citizens August 1. This decree was published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers on August 2. Read
Visas rules at Russia Visa Application Center in the UK

Visas rules at Russia Visa Application Center in the UK

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Starting July 25, restrictions on entry to Russia were lifted for British citizens applying for all types of visas. Read
Russia resumes international flights

Russia resumes international flights

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
According to Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, international flights will partially resume starting August 1. At cabinet meeting on July 24, Mishustin explained that the Russian authorities were relied on the epidemiological situation in other countries and principles of mutuality. Read
Rospotrebnadzor canceled quarantine for foreigners

Rospotrebnadzor canceled quarantine for foreigners

Monday, July 20, 2020
From July 15, 2020, the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Welfare has canceled the 14 days isolation for foreigners arriving in Russia by regular flights from countries with which it is planned to resume air traffic. Foreigners must have a negative result of the study of materials on COVID-19, selected not earlier than three days before arrival in Russia. Read
Russia to discuss resume of international flights from July 15

Russia to discuss resume of international flights from July 15

Monday, July 13, 2020
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova proposed to discuss an opening of international flights after July 15. It means a gradual return to normal life amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the basis must be the principle of reciprocity, Tatyana Golikova emphasized. Read
Electronic visa in Russia will become a multiple entry visa

Electronic visa in Russia will become a multiple entry visa

Monday, July 6, 2020
According to Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Yevgeny Ivanov, the Russian government admits the possibility that the electronic visa introduced from January 1, 2021 will be multiple entry visa. Read
The government allowed entry into Russia for Highly Qualified Specialists

The government allowed entry into Russia for Highly Qualified Specialists

Monday, June 29, 2020
Highly Qualified Specialists are allowed a single entry into Russia. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order #1671-p. The website of the Russian government announced this on June 25, 2020. Read
Russia will introduce the electronic visa

Russia will introduce the electronic visa

Monday, June 22, 2020
Russia's President Vladimir Putin said the government to ensure the adoption of the law on electronic visas for foreigners by October 1, 2020. Read
Legal status of foreign citizens until September 15, 2020

Legal status of foreign citizens until September 15, 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
On the Kremlin’s official website, Presidential decree No. 392 amending the Decree No. 274 dated April 18 2020 “On Temporary Measures to Settle the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Russian Federation in Connection due to the Threat of Further Spread of Coronavirus infection (COVID-19)”. Read
Russia and Belarus agreement on mutual visa recognition

Russia and Belarus agreement on mutual visa recognition

Monday, June 15, 2020
Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko said that in Minsk it is planned to sign an agreement on mutual visa recognition between Russia and Belarus. Read
Visas of foreigners in Russia automatically extended

Visas of foreigners in Russia automatically extended

Friday, June 12, 2020
According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the visas of foreign citizens in Russia are automatically extended for 90 days from the moment of its end. Read
Russia expects to restart international flights

Russia expects to restart international flights

Monday, June 8, 2020
Russia is hoping to restart international air service in July 15. It is reported that the Federal Air Transport Agency will send its proposal to restart flights to the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor). However, the decisions will be taken after the agreement of the states to receive flights from Russia. Read

Tourist visa

Tourist visa is ideal for a short-term trip to Russia (for up to 30 days) and allows to enter the country not only for the purpose of tourism but also to participate in business negotiations or visit Russian relatives and friends, etc. More...

Tourist Visa Invitation can be issued only by a Russian certified tourist company.

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Business visa

Business visa is the most popular type of Russian visa for businesspeople and long-term trips.

Business visas vary in number of permitted entries (for single-, double- and multiple-entry trips) and validity period (from 30 days to 1 year and more). The complete term of stay in Russia on a business visa should not exceed 90 days within each 180 days.

Business visa is issued only on the basis of the Invitation from a Russian legal entity. The Business visa Invitation processing time and the way to submit it to the Consulate (original or copy) depend on its issuing organization (Federal Migration Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or a Russian organization). More...

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