Russian Visa News

The procedure of car registration in Russia will be simplified for foreigners

The procedure of car registration in Russia will be simplified for foreigners

Saturday, December 29, 2012
From January 1, 2013, in Russia and the countries of the Customs Union the new simplified rules of carriage and registrations of vehicles owned by foreigner and imported for personal use will be applied. Now, crossing the border on the car registered in another country, a foreigner will need to fill in only one declaration. The driver is now not obligated to declare the export of the same vehicle from Russian territories –it will be enough to show the filled declaration at the customs. Read
The entrance in Moscow Museums will be free during vacations

The entrance in Moscow Museums will be free during vacations

Monday, December 24, 2012
During the Christmas holidays from January 2nd till 9th Moscow museums will be open for free visits. You could visit the free of charge 64 museums and 27 exhibition halls, including the State Tretyakov Gallery, State Historical Museum and the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Read
Moscow waits for the opening of 10 hotels of world brands

Moscow waits for the opening of 10 hotels of world brands

Monday, December 17, 2012
Ten more hotels of big international brands will be opened in 2013 in Moscow. It is notable that the majority from buildings will not be located in the center of capital city and will not increase transport load on business and tourist districts of the city. Read
Visa regime for the participants of the Olympic Games in Sochi was simplified

Visa regime for the participants of the Olympic Games in Sochi was simplified

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree guaranteeing a simplified procedure of visa issuing to foreign citizens arriving in Russia to prepare and participate in the Sochi Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in 2014. Read
Moscow introduces a special card for tourists

Moscow introduces a special card for tourists

Monday, December 3, 2012
From December 1, Moscow guests can purchase a special tourist card, which will help them save money while visiting museums, restaurants and attractions of the capital. For Moscow, it will be the first experience. The tourist card will be named Moscow Pass. Read
Foreigners will be allowed to stay in Russia without visa for up to 10 days

Foreigners will be allowed to stay in Russia without visa for up to 10 days

Monday, November 26, 2012
The Russian Ministry of Culture offered a visa-free program for foreigners in Russia for the next year – but only in the case if the period of stay in the country will not exceed 10 days. Soon, the Minister of Culture will send the letter to the Government with the list of initiatives. Read
Foreigners, who broke the law, will not be allowed to enter Russia during three years

Foreigners, who broke the law, will not be allowed to enter Russia during three years

Monday, November 19, 2012
The Federal Migration Service of Russia proposed to expand the list of grounds for refusal of entry for foreign citizens. The service prepared for consideration of the Government a draft of the federal law intended to control, to prevent and to combat the illegal migration. Read
Experts are afraid that the number of tourists traveling by rail will decline

Experts are afraid that the number of tourists traveling by rail will decline

Monday, November 12, 2012
Federal Tariff Service announced 10 percent price increase of railway tickets in Russia. The price increase will affect the day coaches and third-class sleepers that are the most popular and affordable tariffs. The fare in the compartment cars will also rise by 5%, the same rates will remain only in the first-class sleeping cars. In addition, the seasonal increase of prices will also remain in force. Read
Russia restored the visa regime for the foreign aircraft crew members

Russia restored the visa regime for the foreign aircraft crew members

Monday, November 12, 2012
From November 1, 2012 Russia regained the visa regime for foreign aircraft crew members of the EU countries. This measure was taken in response to the refusal of the European Union to compromise on the lists formation of Russian citizens with the right to visa-free travel to Europe, where the Russian officials supposed to be included. Read
Medvedev announced the need to simplify the entry to Russia for foreign specialists

Medvedev announced the need to simplify the entry to Russia for foreign specialists

Monday, October 29, 2012
October 24 at a meeting on the development of the international financial center in Russia, Dmitry Medvedev announced the need to simplify the entry of highly qualified foreign specialists to Russia. Read
Russia has opened a visa center in Belgium

Russia has opened a visa center in Belgium

Monday, October 22, 2012
Russia has opened a visa center in Brussels. The opening of the visa center is designed to reduce the time of documents submission and visa issuing for foreigners traveling to Russia. Read
Foreigners will have possibility to stay in Russia 72 hours without visa

Foreigners will have possibility to stay in Russia 72 hours without visa

Monday, October 15, 2012
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation began developing the bill that would allow foreign citizens to stay in Russia for three days without visa. Read
The European Union refused to fix delays of the visa-free regime with Russia

The European Union refused to fix delays of the visa-free regime with Russia

Monday, October 8, 2012
Anvar Azimov, the Ambassador at large of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, informed that the European Union opposes the determination of visa-free regime with Russia, while Russia insists on its introduction in 2014, before the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Read
Russia hopes to implement the visa-free regime with the EU by 2014

Russia hopes to implement the visa-free regime with the EU by 2014

Monday, October 1, 2012
The Russian governing body hopes to impose the visa-free regime with the European Union before 2014, when the Winter Olympics will be held in Sochi. This was announced by Anvar Azimov, the Ambassador at Large of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ambassador noted that “there are no opponents in the EU of the visa-free regime with Russia”. Read

Tourist visa

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