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Russia to introduce mandatory fingerprinting for foreigners

Russia to introduce mandatory fingerprinting for foreigners

Monday, June 26, 2017
According to the First Deputy Interior Minister Alexander Gorovoy, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs submitted to the State Duma the draft federal law on mandatory fingerprinting of all foreign nationals entering the Russian Federation; the procedure will be implemented at Russian airports and railway stations. Read
Possible introduction of the resort fee only for foreign tourists

Possible introduction of the resort fee only for foreign tourists

Monday, June 19, 2017
As stated the head of the State Duma Tourism subcommittee Sergei Krivonosov during a meeting of the dedicated committee, a resort fee can be first introduced in Russia only for foreign tourists. Read
Introduction of electronic visas in the Far East since August 1, 2017

Introduction of electronic visas in the Far East since August 1, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
According to the press service of the Ministry for Development of the Russian Far East, the government of the Russian Federation approved the procedure for issuing electronic visas to foreign citizens entering the country through the free port of Vladivostok. Read
Simplification of the visa regime for foreign fans will increase the tourist flow to Russia

Simplification of the visa regime for foreign fans will increase the tourist flow to Russia

Monday, June 5, 2017
Simplification of the visa regime for the period of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup may lead to an increase in the tourist flow to Russia. Read
New rules of registration in Moscow for the period of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup

New rules of registration in Moscow for the period of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Thursday, June 1, 2017
Since June 1, a special procedure for registering foreign citizens arriving to Russia for the period of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup will be introduced in Moscow and other Russian cities. According to the information posted on the official website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the term for submitting an application for registration will be reduced in Moscow and other cities. Read
Visa-free entry to the Russian Federation for foreign fans of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been introduced

Visa-free entry to the Russian Federation for foreign fans of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup has been introduced

Monday, May 29, 2017
The Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on visa-free entry to the Russian Federation for foreign fans of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The full text of the law has been published on the official portal of legal information. Read
Preparation of hotels for reception and accommodation of guests and participants of 2018 FIFA World Cup

Preparation of hotels for reception and accommodation of guests and participants of 2018 FIFA World Cup

Monday, May 22, 2017
According to the Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Alla Manilova, the construction and preparation of future accommodation areas for guests and participants of the 2018 FIFA World Cup are on a scheduled basis now. Read
The initiative to create a Russian analogue of the green card

The initiative to create a Russian analogue of the green card

Monday, May 15, 2017
The Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation has proposed to create a Russian analogue of the green card allowing highly qualified Russian-speaking foreign specialists of Russian origin to enter Russia and work on the territory of the country. Read
Change of border control rules for flights from Belarus

Change of border control rules for flights from Belarus

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
All passengers who are not citizens of Russia and Belarus will go through a passport check-point now. Flights between Russia and Belarus will be transferred to the international sectors of Russian airports starting from May 15, 2017. Read
Introduction of electronic visas for foreign fans and business tourists in St. Petersburg

Introduction of electronic visas for foreign fans and business tourists in St. Petersburg

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
According to the head of the St. Petersburg city committee on tourism development Andrey Mushkarev, the authorities of the northern capital intend to increase the tourist flow to the city due to the introduction of electronic visas for certain categories of foreign citizens. Read
Amendments to the fan ID cards will allow the visa-free entry to Russia

Amendments to the fan ID cards will allow the visa-free entry to Russia

Monday, April 24, 2017
The State Duma Committee amended at the second reading the law regulating the issuance of fan identity cards allowing the visa-free entry to Russia. Read
Possible introduction of electronic visas in Sochi

Possible introduction of electronic visas in Sochi

Monday, April 17, 2017
According to the statement Oleg Safonov made during the second All-Russian travel agencies congress, Russiatourism made a proposal to introduce electronic visas for foreign tourists visiting Sochi. Read
Visa-free entry to Russia for young non-citizens of the Baltic States

Visa-free entry to Russia for young non-citizens of the Baltic States

Monday, April 10, 2017
According to the press service of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, all persons living in Latvia and Estonia and holding non-citizen passports can now enter the Russian Federation without visas. Read
Introduction of electronic visas for foreign tourists in the North Caucasus

Introduction of electronic visas for foreign tourists in the North Caucasus

Monday, April 3, 2017
At a meeting of the governmental commission for socio-economic development of the North Caucasus Federal District held in Yessentuki on March 10, 2017, the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev requested the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to consider the issuing of e-visas to foreign tourists entering the territory of the North Caucasus. 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.

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