Russian Visa News

Foreigners do not come to Russia because of the visas

Foreigners do not come to Russia because of the visas

Monday, June 27, 2011
Despite the vast cultural and historical potential, rich natural and recreational opportunities, Russia occupies probably the last place in the ranking of countries attractive for tourism. Read
Russia will issue long-term visas to businessmen from the EU

Russia will issue long-term visas to businessmen from the EU

Monday, June 20, 2011
During the speech at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia is ready to issue long-term visas for investors and entrepreneurs, having a big business in the country. Read
St.-Petersburg is going to increase number of tourists to 8 million

St.-Petersburg is going to increase number of tourists to 8 million

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The government of St.-Petersburg has accepted the new Program of development of tourism in a city on 2011-2016, informs press-service of Smolny. The new program will cost about 872 million rubles and it is for increase in a tourist stream to 8.1 million persons a year. Read
Russia and countries of the Schengen area came to an agreement on the visas of five years

Russia and countries of the Schengen area came to an agreement on the visas of five years

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Russian Federation repeatedly declared the readiness to pass to visa-free regime promptly, however underlined that unilaterally visas will not be cancelled. Read
US citizens could easily get a multiple entry visa to Russia

US citizens could easily get a multiple entry visa to Russia

Monday, May 30, 2011
The statement is the result of a meeting between Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama at the summit of G8 in Deauville, on May 26. At this meeting the leaders of two countries agreed to instruct the offices to prepare the proposals on simplification of bureaucratic procedure of issuing visas for businessmen and tourists. Read
Visa-free regime between Russia and Peru will come into force in June

Visa-free regime between Russia and Peru will come into force in June

Monday, May 23, 2011
Agreement on visa-free regime between Russia and Peru, signed on 13 November 2010 in Yokohama, comes into force from 21 June 2011. Read
Russia has opened visa centers in Finland

Russia has opened visa centers in Finland

Monday, May 16, 2011
Visa centers were opened in the cities Turku, Lappeenranta and Marienhamne. Since April of this year the Russian visa center is already open in Helsinki, – informs the agency ITAR-TASS. Read
St. Petersburg is in the top 10 best destinations of Europe

St. Petersburg is in the top 10 best destinations of Europe

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
St. Petersburg got in the seventh place in the top ten of the best destinations of Europe, according to the international travel search engine TripAdvisor, – informs the news agencies. Read
Moscow has created a program that will help to attract tourists to the city

Moscow has created a program that will help to attract tourists to the city

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The Moscow City Government has formulated a draft program “Development of tourism industry”. Under this program by 2016 the income from tourism, including hotels, tours and various paid services will be equal to 86.4 billion rubles per year, – the news agencies reported. Read
FMS of Russia offered to renounce migration quotas

FMS of Russia offered to renounce migration quotas

Monday, April 25, 2011
The main idea of the concept is that FMS offers to attract foreign specialists to Russia by abolishing permission for temporary residence and introducing the new less bureaucratic procedure of residence permits. Read
Foreigners will be able to teach in Russia without an invitation from the University

Foreigners will be able to teach in Russia without an invitation from the University

Monday, April 18, 2011
In fact, the law allows highly qualified foreign specialists to teach in Russian universities without special work permit, if it is not the major, but additional work. Read
Russia and Egypt have simplified the procedure of visa issuing

Russia and Egypt have simplified the procedure of visa issuing

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Agreement between Russia and Egypt on mutual visa facilitation signed in Cairo on February 16, 2009, entered into force on 6 April, – informs “Interfax”. Read
Belgian ambassador in Moscow: EU is not interested in the abolition of visas with Russia

Belgian ambassador in Moscow: EU is not interested in the abolition of visas with Russia

Monday, April 4, 2011
Belgian ambassador in Moscow, Guy Trouveroy in an interview with “Russian news service” explained why EU does not want to introduce visa-free regime with Russia. The ambassador noted that even if Russia cancels visas for foreigners unilaterally, EU is not going to do the same. The best that can Europe do is to simplify the visa regime, which will be of a procedural nature. 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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