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CONSULAR SECTION INFORMS

17.03.2020

Entry into the Russian Federation is temporarily restricted for foreign citizens and stateless persons from March 18, 2020 to May 1, 2020.

Dear visitors,

In order to ensure state security, protect public health and prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection in the Russian Federation, from March 18, 2020 to May 1, 2020, entry into the Russian Federation is temporarily restricted for foreign citizens and stateless persons.

Consular offices in the UK from March 18, 2020 temporarily suspend the acceptance of documents, registration and issuance to foreign citizens and stateless persons of all categories of visas, except for diplomatic and official ones. Private visas in emergency cases related to the death of a close relative will be still issued.

Drivers and crew members can apply for visa as usual.

From March 18, 2020, visa processing in the form of an electronic document for foreign citizens is temporarily suspended.




LATEST EVENTS

04.06.2020 - On the entry into force on July 1, 2020 of the Agreement between Russia and Zambia.

From July 1, 2020, the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Zambia on visa-free travel for holders of diplomatic passports comes into force.


26.05.2020 - From 1 June, the Consular Section of the Embassy will be open for public during working hours.

Admittance of visitors on all consular matters will be carried out exclusively by appointment or by prior arrangement


22.05.2020 - Entry into the territory of the Russian Federation is allowed for foreign citizens who are highly qualified specialists in the field of physical education and sports

In accordance with the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of May 15, 2020 No. 1275-p, from May 15, 2020, entry into the territory of the Russian Federation is allowed for foreign citizens who are highly qualified specialists in the field of physical education and sports


06.05.2020 - About the extension of the ban on entry into the Russian Federation of foreign citizens.

In accordance with the order of the Government of the Russian Federation dated April 29, 2020 No. 1170-P, the ban on entry into the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons has been extended for an indefinite period.


17.04.2020 - About the amendments to the restrictions on leaving the Russian Federation for Russian citizens.

Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin signed an order expanding the list of persons entitled to cross the state border.


06.04.2020 - Regarding the requests on returning the paid consular fees for visas to Russia

Regarding the requests on returning the paid consular fees for visas to Russia, which they could not use or which they did not receive in connection with measures taken by the Government of the Russian Federation to temporarily restrict the entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons in order to ensure state security.


20.03.2020 - Please note that the consular fee when applying for a Russian visa is not refunded

Please note that the consular fee when applying for a Russian visa is not refunded, since this is not a fee for the visa issued, it is a fee for the consideration of documents. Moreover, even if a visa is refused, the consular fee in accordance with Russian law is not refunded.


06.03.2020 - On the entry into force of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the State of Qatar on the waiver of visa requirements for citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the State of Qatar.

On February 23, 2020, the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the State of Qatar on the waiver of visa requirements for citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the State of Qatar entered into force.


04.03.2020 - Russian consular agencies temporarily suspend the receipt of documents, registration and issuance of visas to Iranian citizens

Russian consular agencies in the UK temporarily stop accepting documents and issuing visas for Iranian citizens.


03.03.2020 - On 9 March the Consular Section will be closed

Please be informed that the Consular Section of the Embassy of Russia will be closed on 9 March for a national holiday.



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