Russian Visa News

The proposal to abolish visas for the EU and the US citizens

The proposal to abolish visas for the EU and the US citizens

Monday, June 27, 2016
The head of the Committee on Economic Policy, Innovative Development and Entreprise Anatoly Aksakov made a proposal to abolish unilaterally visa requirements for EU and US citizens. Read
Simplification of the visa regime for young people between Russia and Germany

Simplification of the visa regime for young people between Russia and Germany

Monday, June 20, 2016
According to the State Secretary of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth Dr. Ralf Kleindiek, Russia and Germany are discussing the issue of simplification of the visa regime for young people. Read
The increase in the flow of European tourists is expected in Russia in 2016

The increase in the flow of European tourists is expected in Russia in 2016

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
According to the deputy head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Sergey Korneev, in 2016 Russia can expect the increase in the flow of European tourists: the country may be visited by 25% more Spanish tourists and an increased number of tourists from Italy and France. Read
Visa regime in the Free port of Vladivostok has been finalized in Russia

Visa regime in the Free port of Vladivostok has been finalized in Russia

Monday, June 6, 2016
According to the head of the Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East Alexander Galushka, last agreements on the simplified visa regime available in the Free port of Vladivostok were brought to an end. Read
Russia may be a top three leader in inbound tourism

Russia may be a top three leader in inbound tourism

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
According to the head of the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturizm) Oleg Safonov, Russia has many chances to become one of the top three countries leading by number of incoming foreign tourists. Read
Simplification of the visa regime for tourists from developed countries

Simplification of the visa regime for tourists from developed countries

Monday, May 23, 2016
On Tuesday, The Russian Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky made a statement announcing the need to simplify the process of issuing Russian visas to tourists from developed countries. Read
Rosturizm intended to simplify the procedure of issuing Russian visas

Rosturizm intended to simplify the procedure of issuing Russian visas

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
According to the head of the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism Oleg Safonov, the procedure of issuing Russian visas for foreigners should be simplified – it is necessary to reduce the cost of visas and issue them in a shorter period. Read
A bill on the introduction of a compulsory register of travel agencies

A bill on the introduction of a compulsory register of travel agencies

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
The Ministry for Culture of Russia has prepared and introduced for the consideration a bill referred to the creation of the unified federal register of travel agencies. Read
Electronic tourist visas may be introduced in Russia

Electronic tourist visas may be introduced in Russia

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
According to RIA Novosti, the senator Igor Chernyshev proposed a bill on the introduction of electronic visas issued to foreign citizens arriving to Russia. Read
Number of tourist visas to Russia decreased by 5% in 2015

Number of tourist visas to Russia decreased by 5% in 2015

Monday, April 25, 2016
As noted the Director of the Consular Department of the MFA of Russia Yevgeny Ivanov, Russian Consular Departments around the world issued 1.147 million tourist visas in 2015. Read
The procedure of fingerprinting may be introduced for US and EU nationals entering Russia

The procedure of fingerprinting may be introduced for US and EU nationals entering Russia

Monday, April 18, 2016
According to the newspaper “Izvestia”, the Chairwoman of the RF Civic Chamber’s Commission on public diplomacy and support for compatriots living abroad Elena Sutormina appealed to the Russian Minister of Internal Affairs Vladimir Kolokoltsev with the proposal to oblige the US and EU nationals to be fingerprinted at the entrance to the Russian Federation. Read
Possible liberalization of the visa regime between Russia and France

Possible liberalization of the visa regime between Russia and France

Monday, April 11, 2016
A meeting of the Franco-Russian commission on cultural cooperation inside of which the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries will start working towards visa regime liberalization will be held in Moscow. Read
A draft law on the procedure of entry to Russia for foreign visitors of 2018 FIFA World Cup approved

A draft law on the procedure of entry to Russia for foreign visitors of 2018 FIFA World Cup approved

Monday, April 4, 2016
According to the Interfax news agency, the State Duma adopted in first reading a draft law regulating the entry to Russia for foreign visitors of 2018 FIFA World Cup. According to the adopted bill, a visa-free entry to the country will be allowed only for fans, for other participants of the event a simplified and free visa processing procedure will be introduced. Read

Tourist visa

Tourist visa is ideal for a short-term trip to Russia (for up to 30 days) and allows to enter the country not only for the purpose of tourism but also to participate in business negotiations or visit Russian relatives and friends, etc. More...

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Business visa

Business visa is the most popular type of Russian visa for businesspeople and long-term trips.

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.

Business visa is issued only on the basis of the Invitation from a Russian legal entity. The Business visa Invitation processing time and the way to submit it to the Consulate (original or copy) depend on its issuing organization (Federal Migration Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs or a Russian organization). More...

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