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Issue of e-visas introduction for entry to Russia is addressing

Issue of e-visas introduction for entry to Russia is addressing

Monday, June 24, 2019
The president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has signed instruction about introduction of single e-visa issue from 1 January of 2021 for foreigners entering Russia, reported newspaper “Kommersant” citing read document. Read
Introduction timing of electronic visa in all regions

Introduction timing of electronic visa in all regions

Monday, June 17, 2019
During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, head of the Federal Agency for Tourism Zarina Doguzova said that, introduction of e-visa regime which is planned at the beginning of 2021, should work simultaneously in all regions of the Russian Federation. Read
Russian authorities may extend e-visas in Primorye up to 14 days

Russian authorities may extend e-visas in Primorye up to 14 days

Monday, June 10, 2019
At the meeting on the implementation of national projects, First Deputy Prime Minister, on a part-time basis Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov instructed the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to study issue of e-visa extension from 8 to 14 days in Primorye. Read
Approach to issuing visas is changed in UK

Approach to issuing visas is changed in UK

Monday, June 3, 2019
For the first time after the expulsion of diplomats after incident in the British Salisbury, diplomatic staff of the Russian embassy in the United Kingdom was increased. Read
E-visas to be issued in Moscow and St. Petersburg

E-visas to be issued in Moscow and St. Petersburg

Monday, May 27, 2019
According to the deputy chairman of the city tourism development committee Nana Gvichiya, the issuance of electronic visas to foreign tourists coming to Moscow and St. Petersburg will begin in 2020. Read
Closing hostels in Russia will lead to higher prices for hotels

Closing hostels in Russia will lead to higher prices for hotels

Monday, May 20, 2019
According to Maya Lomidze, the executive director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), a law banning hostels in residential buildings could adversely affect the development of the tourism industry. Read
Possible visa abolition between Russia and Japan

Possible visa abolition between Russia and Japan

Monday, May 13, 2019
According to the head of the Federation Council international committee Konstantin Kosachev, there are prospects for abolishing visas between Russia and Japan, but the process will be a long one. Read
Introduction of a 72-hour visa-free stay in Pskov

Introduction of a 72-hour visa-free stay in Pskov

Monday, May 6, 2019
According to the chairman of the Pskov region tourism committee Olga Kachnova, the region’s governor sent a regional initiative to the Russian government proposing to introduce a three-day visa-free stay for foreign tourists. Read
Simplified entry procedures for IT professionals

Simplified entry procedures for IT professionals

Monday, April 29, 2019
According to the Minister of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation Konstantin Noskov, the government supported the idea of creating an institute of digital attaches in Russia and simplifying entry procedures for highly qualified IT specialists. Read
Introduction of e-visas at the airports of Buryatia and Transbaikalia

Introduction of e-visas at the airports of Buryatia and Transbaikalia

Monday, April 22, 2019
According to the press service of the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East, the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree introducing the mechanism of electronic visas at the international airports of Buryatia and Trans-Baikal Territory from June 1, 2019. Read
Head Migration Office at Boyarskiy Pereulok stops issuing work permits

Head Migration Office at Boyarskiy Pereulok stops issuing work permits

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Starting from 5 April 2019, the Russian Head Migration Office located at 4/1 Boyarskiy Pereulok will cease accepting initial or renewal applications for work permits and visa invitations for highly qualified specialists (HQS) and their dependents. Read
Proposal to reduce the period for issuing entry visas to Russia

Proposal to reduce the period for issuing entry visas to Russia

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
According to the statement of Alexander Agamov, Executive Director of the Tourist Association “World without Borders”, the reduction of the period of issuing visas for foreign tourists to go to Russia from 20 to 10 days, as well as the increase of the time line for the submission of documents for a visa will contribute to the growth of tourist flows. Read
The first Russian visa center has been opened in Japan

The first Russian visa center has been opened in Japan

Monday, April 8, 2019
According to the press secretary of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Irina Tyurina, the first Russian visa center allowing Japanese tourists to avoid long queues when applying for a Russian visa, has been opened in Tokyo. Read
Test introduction of electronic visas in St. Petersburg in 2020

Test introduction of electronic visas in St. Petersburg in 2020

Monday, April 1, 2019
According to the chairman of the city tourism development committee Evgeny Pankevich, St. Petersburg authorities are planning to introduce the system of electronic visas and simplified visa procedures in the city in 2020. 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...

Tourist Visa Invitation can be issued only by a Russian certified tourist company.

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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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