Russian Visa News

Law simplifying the issuance of Russian visas for foreign nationals has been enacted

Law simplifying the issuance of Russian visas for foreign nationals has been enacted

Monday, December 29, 2014
According to “Rossiyskaya Gazeta”, The Federation Council approved a law that will simplify the processing of visas for foreign citizens. In addition, the photo will become a mandatory element of the Russian visa. Read
The number of foreign tourists in Russia will increase

The number of foreign tourists in Russia will increase

Monday, December 22, 2014
Moscow has become one of the most profitable tourist capitals in Europe – reports “The Russian newspaper”. Read
Simplified visa regime for visiting Kaliningrad will be canceled

Simplified visa regime for visiting Kaliningrad will be canceled

Monday, December 15, 2014
The issue of short-term tourist visas for visiting the Kaliningrad region will be stopped starting from January 1, 2015, – reports the agency “Interfax”. Read
The defined schedule of public transport on New Year's Eve

The defined schedule of public transport on New Year's Eve

Monday, December 8, 2014
The timetable of Moscow urban transport on New Year’s Eve is already determined. In that way, the operating hours of buses and trolleybuses will be prolonged until 3:00 am, and the underground will be opened until 2:00 am. Ordinarily, the transport stops its work at 1:00 am. Read
Foreigners may be restricted to enter Russia

Foreigners may be restricted to enter Russia

Monday, December 1, 2014
The law which may limit the entry of foreigners to Russia is introduced to the State Duma by the representatives of the “United Russia” – Senator Lyudmila Bokovaya and deputy Rizvan Kurbanov, – reports the agency “Interfax”. Read
Quotas at foreign employees were established in 2015

Quotas at foreign employees were established in 2015

Monday, November 24, 2014
A quota at the issue of the permit of temporary residence on the territory of Russia for foreign nationals has been established in 2015 – reports the agency ITAR-TASS. Read
Agreement on simplified visa regime between the Russian Federation and Mongolia entered into force

Agreement on simplified visa regime between the Russian Federation and Mongolia entered into force

Monday, November 17, 2014
An agreement on visa-free travel for the thirty-day period entered into force between Russia and Mongolia. Herewith, the total period of stay in the partner country should not exceed three months within 180 days. If it is necessary to prolong the stay or if its purpose is commercial activity, the need to issue a commercial visa persists. Read
Foreigners violated the law may be permanently forbidden to entry Russia

Foreigners violated the law may be permanently forbidden to entry Russia

Monday, November 10, 2014
A law significantly toughening the rules of entering the country for foreigners who have committed a criminal or administrative offense can be passed in Russia. For very serious crimes, the law foresees a lifetime ban on entering the Russian Federation. Read
Special visas will be granted to foreigners in the Crimea

Special visas will be granted to foreigners in the Crimea

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
“Foreigners will be granted special visas while visiting the Crimea” – reports the agency “Interfax”. These visas can be obtained at the very border but they will be valid only in the Crimean Federal District. The term of stay in the Crimea on these visas may be up to 30 days. Read
The period of stay in Russia for foreigners without a visa can be extended

The period of stay in Russia for foreigners without a visa can be extended

Monday, October 27, 2014
The Head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Ivanov announced that the period of stay in Russia may be extended for foreigners without a visa. Read
The law on the arrest of foreign property can be introduced in Russia

The law on the arrest of foreign property can be introduced in Russia

Monday, October 20, 2014
“The member of the lower house of parliament Yevgeny Fedorov suggested to discuss the draft law “On measures to protect the property rights of the Russian Federation, Russian citizens and Russian legal entities from sanctions imposed by the foreign state (union of foreign states)”, which provides an opportunity to confiscate the property of other states’ representatives located on the territory of Russia”. Read
Foreigners will be fingerprinted to get a Russian visa

Foreigners will be fingerprinted to get a Russian visa

Monday, October 13, 2014
“Starting from January 1, 2015 foreign nationals while obtaining a visa to Russia will undergo the process of fingerprinting” – announced the Head of the Consular Department of the Russian MFA Eugene Ivanov during the interview with the Interfax agency. Read
Obtaining of the Russian citizenship will become easier for foreign investors

Obtaining of the Russian citizenship will become easier for foreign investors

Monday, October 6, 2014
Last week the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the resolution on the simplified granting of Russian citizenship to certain groups of foreign businessmen and investors. Read

Tourist visa

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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.

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