Russian Visa News

Russia may cancel the visa regime for some countries

Russia may cancel the visa regime for some countries

Monday, September 28, 2015
Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to examine a number of documents to liberalize the entry and the employment of foreign citizens into the country. Read
Foreigners participating in large competitions will be able to travel to Russia without visas

Foreigners participating in large competitions will be able to travel to Russia without visas

Monday, September 21, 2015
Up to October 20, the Ministry of Culture of Russia will prepare and will bring the bill on the abolition of visas for participants and members of the jury in main international competitions and festivals, – said the first deputy minister of culture of Russia Vladimir Aristarkhov. In particular, the innovation will affect the upcoming International Tchaikovsky Competition. Read
The quota for foreigners in Russia has been increased

The quota for foreigners in Russia has been increased

Monday, September 14, 2015
According to the decree signed by Dmitry Medvedev, the quota for issuance of the temporary residence permits for foreign citizens and stateless persons residing on the territory of Russia has been increased by 18% – from 128055 to 151175 people. Read
The most popular speciality chosen by foreign students

The most popular speciality chosen by foreign students

Monday, September 7, 2015
According to the data released by the Centre for Social Research of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, in 2014–2015 academic year about 156,211 foreign students were enrolled in the Russian universities. Herewith, a medicine has become the most popular course among foreigners – it was chosen by 26 234 people that is almost 17%, the second most chosen course was economics and management preferred by 16.5% of students. Read
Rules of stay in Russia will be revised for HIV-positive foreigners

Rules of stay in Russia will be revised for HIV-positive foreigners

Monday, August 31, 2015
According to the REGNUM news agency, a bill specifying the grounds and procedures of making decisions on staying on the territory of Russia of HIV-positive foreign citizens has been introduced in the State Duma. Read
Russian Federal Agency for Tourism opposes the introduction of the fingerprinting for foreign tourists

Russian Federal Agency for Tourism opposes the introduction of the fingerprinting for foreign tourists

Monday, August 24, 2015
According to the Interfax agency, the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism objected to the idea of introducing a mandatory fingerprinting for foreign tourists applying for visa to Russia. Read
The Ministry of Culture supported the idea to introduce a visa-free regime for transit passengers

The Ministry of Culture supported the idea to introduce a visa-free regime for transit passengers

Monday, August 17, 2015
The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation supported the idea of the introduction of the 72-hour visa-free regime for foreign tourists traveling in transit via Russian airports. Read
Representatives of 74 professions will be easier admitted to Russian citizenship

Representatives of 74 professions will be easier admitted to Russian citizenship

Monday, August 10, 2015
It will become easier for foreign specialist to acquire Russian citizenship. The Ministry of Justice has approved the bill of the Ministry of Labor containing a list of 74 professions whose representatives will be admitted to Russian citizenship under simplified procedure. Read
Foreigners participating in FIFA World Cup 2018 facilities’ construction will obtain a work permit easier

Foreigners participating in FIFA World Cup 2018 facilities’ construction will obtain a work permit easier

Monday, August 3, 2015
The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree according to which the temporary residence permits will be issued to foreign citizens and stateless persons attracted to work on the FIFA World Cup 2018 facilities’ construction in accelerated and simplified manner. Read
Federal Migration Service announced the start-up of a means to facilitate the recruitment of foreign specialists

Federal Migration Service announced the start-up of a means to facilitate the recruitment of foreign specialists

Monday, July 27, 2015
The Federal Migration Service of Russia and the European Business Association announced the joint development of a means to facilitate the recruitment of foreign highly qualified specialists. Read
The Head of the Federal Tourism Agency suggested the procedure of issuing visas should be simplified

The Head of the Federal Tourism Agency suggested the procedure of issuing visas should be simplified

Monday, July 20, 2015
During the meeting in Simferopol, held on 16 July, the Head of the Federal Tourism Agency, Oleg Safronov, suggested to simplify the process of obtaining Russian visas for foreign tourists. In particular, the official suggested using modern technologies for processing electronic visa or visa, which is issued on arrival to the country. Read
JSC Russian Railways has launched its own line Moscow – St. Petersburg – Tallinn

JSC Russian Railways has launched its own line Moscow – St. Petersburg – Tallinn

Monday, July 13, 2015
On July 7, it started to sale tickets for the train running from Moscow to Tallinn via St. Petersburg; the first train from Moscow went on July 10. Read
240 000 patents, a hotel and a new building: how operates the Multifunctional Center for migrants

240 000 patents, a hotel and a new building: how operates the Multifunctional Center for migrants

Monday, July 6, 2015
Multifunctional center for migrants located in Sakharovo village on the territory of New Moscow issued about 240 000 employment patents in Moscow. Currently another 20 000 patents are preparing to be issued. Read

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