27 October 2020
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CONSULAR SECTION INFORMS

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, provided that these persons present valid documents, identifying them and recognized by the Russian Federation in this capacity, and visas or in a visa-free manner in cases stipulated by international treaties of the Russian Federation, and on condition that a valid employment contract is presented with a sports organization or Russian sports federation.

This category of citizens can now be issued work visas at the Visa Application Center.

 




LATEST EVENTS

26.10.2020 - The list of border check-points to the Russian Federation for the e-visa.

The Government of the Russian Federation approved the list of border check-points for e-visa holders.


26.10.2020 - Honorary Consulate of Russia in Norwich

The Honorary Consulate of the Russian Federation has been established in Norwich, Norfolk County (Honorary Consulate Office, Cavell House, Stannard Place, St. Crispins Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1YE). Ronnie Alexander Bartlett has been appointed as Honorary Consul.


12.10.2020 - Organizing a Q&A session on consular issues

We are currently thinking of organizing eventually an online-discussion of practical consular matters with respective consular officers. The exact date and time as well as technical matters of participation in this event will be fixed later.


09.10.2020 - E-visa to Russia from 2021

The e-visa, which is already available for some Russian regions, will be introduced for the whole country from the beginning of 2021.


02.10.2020 - Entry to the Russian Federation on a visa-free basis

We would like to draw your attention on entering the Russian Federation from the UK of third-country nationals having the right to travel to Russia on visa-free basis in accordance with bilateral agreements.


30.09.2020 - On refusal to board the plane to Russia

Due to multiple complaints from foreign nationals, living in the UK, on refusal for boarding the plane to Russia, we would like to draw your attention to the following.


22.09.2020 - On entry into force of the Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation on simplified issuance of visas to the nationals of the two countries

On 30 August 2020 the Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Russian Federation on simplified issuance of visas to the nationals of the two countries entered into force.


17.09.2020 - To the attention of foreign airlines operating flights to Russia

Russian citizens flying from London or transiting London to Moscow and Saint-Petersburg (eventually other cities) do not need any document of residence in the UK.


13.08.2020 - Entry to Russia for non-UK citizens, living in the UK.

Non-UK citizens have the right to enter the Russian Federation from the UK through air border crossings of the Russian Federation only if they hold a residence permit or another document.


12.08.2020 - Visa-free entry to Russia with diplomatic and service passports.

The visa-free procedure for short-term entry into the territory of the Russian Federation for foreign citizens holding diplomatic and service passports.



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