Russia and Egypt have simplified the procedure of visa issuing
Agreement between Russia and Egypt on mutual visa facilitation signed in Cairo on February 16, 2009, entered into force on 6 April, – informs “Interfax”.
“The agreement simplifies the procedure for issuing single and double-entry visas valid for up to three months for the participants of the intergovernmental program of cultural exchange, scientists, culture and educational figures – program participants in the interagency agreements”,– said in the official report of Russian Foreign Ministry. Also the agreement concerns to the issue of visas to journalists and athletes – participants of the international competitions.
In addition, the process of issuing business multiple-entry visas valid for one year is simplified too, reports the agency.
The agreement entered into force does not affect the validity of the memorandum of 2003 between Russia and the Arab Republic of Egypt on visa-free trips on diplomatic, service and special passports.