Russian Visa News

Visa-free regime between Russia and Georgia may be established in 2016

Visa-free regime between Russia and Georgia may be established in 2016

Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Rules facilitating the visa requirements for citizens of Georgia entered into force on December 23, 2015. According to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the simplification of the visa getting procedure is due to the normalization of relations between the two countries. Read
Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree regulating the number of foreign workers in regions

Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree regulating the number of foreign workers in regions

Monday, December 21, 2015
In accordance with the adopted resolution, Russian regional authorities have the right to annually establish a ban on the involvement of foreign nationals working on the basis of patents in certain types of economic activity and employed by economic entities. Read
The Russian government has established a Coordinating Council for the development of domestic and incoming tourism

The Russian government has established a Coordinating Council for the development of domestic and incoming tourism

Monday, December 14, 2015
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a document on the establishment of the Coordinating Council for the development of domestic and incoming tourism. Read
Russian Federation will abandon the visa-free regime with Turkey

Russian Federation will abandon the visa-free regime with Turkey

Monday, December 7, 2015
“The leadership of the Russian Federation made a decision to abandon the visa-free regime with Turkey starting from January 1, 2016”, – announced the head of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov during the press conference in Moscow. Read
The adoption of law simplifying the organization of tours of foreigners in Russia

The adoption of law simplifying the organization of tours of foreigners in Russia

Monday, November 30, 2015
President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law allowing issuing visas for foreign artists as well as organizing the concerts and paying them a fee without processing a work permit. Read
It was decided to extend the experiment on issuing short-term visas in Kaliningrad for one year

It was decided to extend the experiment on issuing short-term visas in Kaliningrad for one year

Monday, November 23, 2015
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation made a decision to extend the experiment on issuing 72-hour tourist visas to foreigners until December 16, 2016. Earlier it was reported that the procedure for issuing short-term visas will be valid until January 1, 2016. Read
Quotas on attracting foreign workers to Russia are to be reduced by 62 thousand people

Quotas on attracting foreign workers to Russia are to be reduced by 62 thousand people

Monday, November 16, 2015
According to the news agency Rossiya Segodnya, the Ministry of Labour launched an initiative aimed at reducing number of quotas on attracting foreign specialists in 2016 by almost 62 thousand people in comparison with 2015. Read
The biggest skating rink in Europe will be opened at VDNKh

The biggest skating rink in Europe will be opened at VDNKh

Monday, November 9, 2015
According to the information appeared on the official Twitter account of the Mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin, the biggest skating rink in Europe will be opened at VDNKh on November 27, the mounting of structures has been launched at the beginning of the month. Read
Foreigners travelling by sea will stay in Russia without a visa for 7 days

Foreigners travelling by sea will stay in Russia without a visa for 7 days

Monday, November 2, 2015
The term of stay in Russia of the tourists travelling by sea can be extended from three to seven days. According to Vedomosti, the amendments to the bill “On the rules of entry to and exit from the Russian Federation”, regulating this issue, are currently being considered by the State Duma. Read
Karelia may become one of the visa-free regions for foreigners

Karelia may become one of the visa-free regions for foreigners

Monday, October 26, 2015
According to the TASS agency, the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia made the suggestion to add the republic to the list of the Russian regions having the right to receive foreign tourists without a visa for 72 hours. The proposal was sent for consideration to the Government of the Russian Federation. Read
The visa regime between Russia and China will be simplified

The visa regime between Russia and China will be simplified

Monday, October 19, 2015
Proposals on a new stage of the simplification of visa regime between Russia and China were approved during the meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Humanitarian Cooperation chaired by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets and Vice Premier of the People's Republic of China Liu Yandong. Read
Russia may introduce visa-free regime for several European countries

Russia may introduce visa-free regime for several European countries

Monday, October 12, 2015
The Association of Tour Operators of Russia launched an initiative aimed at abolishing visas for tourists from Spain, Italy and Greece. The proposal was sent to the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov on October, 8. The aim of the innovation is to maintain the tourist flow into the country. According to the tour operators, the choice of the concrete countries is due to the active cooperation with them in the market and their high loyalty in business. Read
FMS can make labor patents for foreigners termless

FMS can make labor patents for foreigners termless

Monday, October 5, 2015
According to the information of the “Rossiya Segodnya” International News Agency, the Russian Federal Migration Service prepared a draft bill providing for the possibility for foreign workers staying on the territory of Russia to be exempted from the need to renew the patent. Read

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