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Putin instructed to introduce e-visa law for foreigners

Putin instructed to introduce e-visa law for foreigners

Monday, June 1, 2020
Russian president Vladimir Putin instructed the government to ensure the introduction of law on e-visa for foreigners to enter Russia since 2021. Read
Entry of foreign specialists into Russia

Entry of foreign specialists into Russia

Monday, May 25, 2020
The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs reported on problems with issuing visas for foreign technical service specialists and asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal security service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to ensure the entry of this category of citizens into the country. Read
Foreigners stuck in Russia can get a work permit

Foreigners stuck in Russia can get a work permit

Monday, May 18, 2020
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation is loyal for some categories of foreign citizens who are located in the territory of the Russian Federation. Foreigners with tourist, business and other visas stuck in Russia due to the closure of borders can get permission to work in the Russia. Read
Introduction of single-entry e-visa in Russia

Introduction of single-entry e-visa in Russia

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
The Government of Russia has brought to the State Duma the bill on introduction of electronic visa for foreign citizens in Russia from January 1, 2021. Read
New law simplifying the naturalization process in Russia

New law simplifying the naturalization process in Russia

Thursday, May 7, 2020
President of Russia V. Putin signed a law simplifying the procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship. Some foreign citizens will be able to become Russian in a simplified manner. Read
Introduction of multiple-entry visas for foreign tourists

Introduction of multiple-entry visas for foreign tourists

Monday, April 27, 2020
The Federal Agency for tourism proposed to introduce multiple-entry visas for foreign tourists. According to the agency, this measure is aimed to renew the tourism in the country. Read
Measures to settle foreigners' legal status in Russia amid pandemic

Measures to settle foreigners' legal status in Russia amid pandemic

Thursday, April 23, 2020
On April 18, 2020, Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a decree “On temporary measures regulating the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons in Russia amid the threat of the further spread of a new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)”. Read
Proposition to introduce e-visas for entry to Moscow, Sochi and Kazan

Proposition to introduce e-visas for entry to Moscow, Sochi and Kazan

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The Russian Union of Tourism suggested expanding the list of cities available for visiting by foreign tourists with e-visa. They propose to include in it the most popular destinations — Moscow, Sochi, Kazan. Read
Free extension of visas for foreigners

Free extension of visas for foreigners

Monday, April 13, 2020
The Association of Tour Operators of Russia has prepared letters to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation with a request to allow foreign citizens to enter Russia on already issued visas. This rule affects those who have received a visa in Russia but have not managed to use it. Read
Sheremetyevo temporarily closed Terminal D

Sheremetyevo temporarily closed Terminal D

Monday, April 6, 2020
Sheremetyevo International Airport temporarily closed Terminal D for arrivals and departures on April 1, 2020 because of the reduction in passenger traffic during the pandemic and the introduction of additional restrictions on international air transportation. Read
Border traffic will be suspended in Russia

Border traffic will be suspended in Russia

Monday, March 30, 2020
The Russian government headed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has prepared an order on temporary restriction of traffic through automobile, railroad and other checkpoints on the Russian border. This order comes into force on March 30. Read
Extending period of temporary stay of foreign citizens in Russian Federation

Extending period of temporary stay of foreign citizens in Russian Federation

Monday, March 23, 2020
The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs Irina Volk said that to ensure the realization of the rights and freedoms of citizens, and also with account of the situation associated with the spread of the new coronavirus infection, from March 19, 2020, foreign citizens can extend their temporary stay in the Russian Federation. 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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