Russian Visa News

The law on compulsory examination for migrants is rejected by Federation Council

The law on compulsory examination for migrants is rejected by Federation Council

Monday, December 30, 2013
Federation Council has rejected the law directed by the State Duma on introduction of mandatory the Russian language exam, history exam and legislation of the Russian Federation exam for work permit's obtaining in Russia, residence permit, registration or patent. Read
EU suspended preparation of the agreement on the abolition of visa regime with Russia

EU suspended preparation of the agreement on the abolition of visa regime with Russia

Monday, December 23, 2013
The Head of the European Commission in Moscow Vygaudas Ušackas noted that the negotiations on visa-free regime between Russia and the EU cannot be resumed before a number of joint steps towards the facilitation will be executed. Read
Putin proposed to limit the term of stay for foreigners in Russia

Putin proposed to limit the term of stay for foreigners in Russia

Monday, December 16, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin in his message to the Federal Assembly said that the stay of foreign citizens in Russia should be restricted, and the lawbreakers must be punished by the ban to enter into the country for a period from three to ten years. Read
Russia approved quotas for issuing residence permits in the country

Russia approved quotas for issuing residence permits in the country

Monday, December 9, 2013
Russian government approved last week a quota for issuing permits to foreigners for temporary residence in Russia. The number of foreigners and stateless persons in 2014 will amount to 95.8 thousand people. Read
The duration of stay in Russia for foreigners from visa-free countries may be limited

The duration of stay in Russia for foreigners from visa-free countries may be limited

Monday, December 2, 2013
The head of the Federal Migration Service of Russia Konstantin Romodanovskiy supported the idea of limiting the stay of foreign citizens from visa-free countries in the Russian Federation. Read
Unrestricted purchase of housing in Russia may be prohibited for foreigners

Unrestricted purchase of housing in Russia may be prohibited for foreigners

Monday, November 25, 2013
The Economic Development Ministry is drafting a law that will complicate the procedure of buying or renting of the real estate in Russia by foreign nationals. Read
Russia and South Korea signed an agreement on visa-free regime

Russia and South Korea signed an agreement on visa-free regime

Monday, November 18, 2013
November 13 in Seoul, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the Minister Yun Byung-se signed an agreement on the abolition of visas between South Korea and Russia. Read
The process of visa regime simplification between Russia and the EU could be suspended

The process of visa regime simplification between Russia and the EU could be suspended

Monday, November 11, 2013
According to data presented in the document “On simplification and liberalization of the visa regime” prepared by experts from Russia and the EU, the disagreements about service passports may cause the delay. Read
Simplified visa regime between Russia and Japan

Simplified visa regime between Russia and Japan

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Simplified visa regime between Russia and Japan came into force on October 30, 2013. Read
A visa-free regime between Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

A visa-free regime between Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Monday, October 28, 2013
October 20, 2013 came into force the agreement between Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina on the facilitation of the visa regime, signed on May 31 of this year. As the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State Zlatko Lagumdžija pointed out in his statement, this agreement will contribute to the active development of tourism between the two countries. Read
Foreign transit travelers will be able to stay in Russia for 72 hours without a visa

Foreign transit travelers will be able to stay in Russia for 72 hours without a visa

Monday, October 21, 2013
Committee of the State Duma approved the law that would allow transit passengers to stay in Russia for 72 hours without a visa. After passing the law could come into force July 1, 2014. Read
A low-cost airline is opened in Russia

A low-cost airline is opened in Russia

Monday, October 14, 2013
Russian airline “Aeroflot” was able to register the low-budget subsidiary “Dobrolet”. Read
Moscow police will learn to communicate with foreign tourists

Moscow police will learn to communicate with foreign tourists

Monday, October 7, 2013
Moscow police will take special training sessions and courses to learn to communicate with foreign tourists. The appropriate training programs are prepares by the Main Directorate of Internal Affairs. Read

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