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Russia and the United States halved the visa fee

Russia and the United States halved the visa fee

Monday, March 18, 2019
Russia and the United States have agreed to mutually reduce application fees for all types of entry visas. Read
Possible introduction of e-visas in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Crimea

Possible introduction of e-visas in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Crimea

Monday, March 11, 2019
According to the Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, foreign tourists will be able to get electronic visas when traveling to the Crimea and Sevastopol. Subsequently, this practice can be introduced in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Read
Introduction of e-visas in the Kaliningrad region from July 1, 2019

Introduction of e-visas in the Kaliningrad region from July 1, 2019

Monday, March 4, 2019
According to the statement of the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Kolokoltsev, electronic visas will be introduced on the territory of the Kaliningrad region from July 1, 2019. Read
Visa-free entry to Russia for three weeks in the summer

Visa-free entry to Russia for three weeks in the summer

Monday, February 25, 2019
According to the Russian Olympic Committee, fans arriving this summer in the capital of Belarus Minsk for the 2nd European Games will be able to cross the Russian border without visas. To travel to Russia, they will only need an identity document and a ticket to the competition. Read
Simplification of the visa regime between Russia and Japan

Simplification of the visa regime between Russia and Japan

Monday, February 18, 2019
According to the Japanese newspaper Sankei, the Japanese government is currently considering the possible abolishment of short-term entry visas for Russian citizens. Foreign Minister Taro Kono will discuss this issue with Sergey Lavrov at a meeting in Munich on February 18. Read
The mechanism of e-visas in Russia will be introduced gradually

The mechanism of e-visas in Russia will be introduced gradually

Monday, February 11, 2019
According to the Russian President Vladimir Putin, e-visas can be used more widely but with due regard to the interests of law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Read
The schedule of border check points in Primorye to be changed

The schedule of border check points in Primorye to be changed

Monday, February 4, 2019
According to the press service of the Primorsky Territory Administration, the celebration of Chinese New Year in the People's Republic of China will make adjustments to the schedule of check points across the Russian-Chinese state border in Primorye. Read
The MFA in Russia introduces a common rate for Russian visas

The MFA in Russia introduces a common rate for Russian visas

Monday, January 28, 2019
The order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia No. 24320 dated the 17th of December “On approval of the unique method of calculating of the rates to reimburse the actual costs associated with the commission of consular actions” will come into force on the 3rd of February. Read
Possible visa-free regime between Russia and Japan

Possible visa-free regime between Russia and Japan

Monday, January 21, 2019
According to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, a visa-free regime can be established between Russia and Japan, firstly for Sakhalin and Hokkaido residents. Read
E-visas for foreigners may be introduced in Russia in 2021

E-visas for foreigners may be introduced in Russia in 2021

Monday, January 14, 2019
According to the news, foreign tourists will be able to enter Russia on electronic visas in 2021. The introduction of e-visas and e-migration cards is included in the plan of the federal project “Digital State Management” of the national program “Digital Economy”. 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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