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Extension flight suspension with UK until February 1

Extension flight suspension with UK until February 1

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Russia has extended flights suspension with Britain until February 1. The COVID-19 operational headquarters announced it. Amore contagious version of Sars-CoV-2 was identified at the end of December 2020. The Russian government made this decision to protect public health. Read
New e-visa to Russia

New e-visa to Russia

Wednesday, January 13, 2021
From January 1, 2021, foreign citizens can travel through territory of Russia with e-visa. E-visa is issued for tourist, business, humanitarian and guest trips. Read
Russia suspended flights with UK amid mutated virus

Russia suspended flights with UK amid mutated virus

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
The Operational Headquarters said that Russia has suspended flights with the UK from 22 to 29 December. The reason for the restriction is the identification of a new strain of infection in the UK. Read
Foreigners can extend their stay in Russia until June 15, 2021

Foreigners can extend their stay in Russia until June 15, 2021

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin has extended until June 15, 2021 measures taken due to the pandemic to resolve the legal status of foreigners and stateless persons in Russia. Decree was published on official Internet portal of legal information on December 17. Read
Pobeda to resume flights to Germany starting December 26

Pobeda to resume flights to Germany starting December 26

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Low-cost Pobeda will resume flights to Germany, which were suspended in the spring of 2020 due to the spread of the coronavirus. Flights to Cologne are planned from December 26, to Berlin — from December 27, said the air carry. Read
New rules for exams of Russian as foreign language and history

New rules for exams of Russian as foreign language and history

Wednesday, December 9, 2020
The State Duma adopted a law on new rules for passing exams for the level of proficiency in the Russian language as foreign language, Russian history and basic principles of the Russian legislation. Read
Terms of stay of foreigners in Russia to extend until next summer

Terms of stay of foreigners in Russia to extend until next summer

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
The Deputy Head of the Department for Migration Issues Kirill Adzinov said that work is underway to extend periods of stay of foreign citizens and stateless persons in Russia until the summer of 2021. Read
Foreign athletes’ family members to allow entering Russia

Foreign athletes’ family members to allow entering Russia

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
The government allowed family members of foreign athletes to enter Russia. This resolution of Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin was published on website of the Cabinet. Read
Aeroflot to resume flights to Greece

Aeroflot to resume flights to Greece

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Air carrier Aeroflot announced that it will resume flights to Athens (Greece) starting 21 November. Press service of the airline clarified that only certain categories of citizens will be able to visit territory of Greece. Now air transportation has not been resumed. Read
New draft law to simplify entry to Russia

New draft law to simplify entry to Russia

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
The Russian government has submitted to the State Duma draft law that simplifies issuance of tourist visa for foreigners visiting Russia. Document states that tourist visa will be issued based on confirmation of hotel booking. Draft law increases validity of ordinary tourist visa up to 6 months. They emphasized importance of accommodation data in unified list of classified hotels. Read
Introduction of unified electronic visa in Russia

Introduction of unified electronic visa in Russia

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
From January 1, 2021 foreigners will be able to apply for unified e-visa to enter Russia. The Russian government has approved list of countries whose citizens need to apply for unified e-visa. Read
Russia allowed entry for citizens of Cuba, Serbia and Japan

Russia allowed entry for citizens of Cuba, Serbia and Japan

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order to lift restrictions on entry to Russia for citizens of three countries – Japan, Serbia and Cuba as well as for persons permanently residing in these countries. It is a resumption of air traffic on a reciprocal basis. The official website of the Government provides changes which have been made to the Government decree No. 2649-r dated October 14, 2020. 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...

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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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