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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
Russia will not tighten visa requirements for Finland

Russia will not tighten visa requirements for Finland

Monday, September 23, 2019
According to Ivan Volynkin, Director of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, there are no plans to tighten visa requirements for Finnish citizens in Russia in response to changes in the rules for issuing visas for Russian residents. Read
Citizens of 53 countries to be able to enter St. Petersburg with e-visa

Citizens of 53 countries to be able to enter St. Petersburg with e-visa

Monday, September 16, 2019
From 1 October, citizens of 53 states will be able to enter St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region with e-visa, said Nana Gvichiya, Deputy Chairman of the Tourism Development Committee of St. Petersburg. Read
Aeroexpress to launch buses to Sheremetyevo Airport on 9–13 September

Aeroexpress to launch buses to Sheremetyevo Airport on 9–13 September

Monday, September 9, 2019
Aeroexpress has informed of temporary changes to the current timetable between the Belorussky Rail Terminal & Sheremetyevo airport from 9 to 13 September due to the scheduled works on the railway. Read
The Head of Karelia proposed to introduce an e-visa regime for foreigners

The Head of Karelia proposed to introduce an e-visa regime for foreigners

Monday, September 2, 2019
The head of Karelia Artur Parfenchikov proposed to introduce e-visa regime on the territory of the republic. The press service of the governor announced this at the end of his meeting with the leadership of Eastern and Northern Finland. Read

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