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

           At the moment, in accordance with the order of the Government of the Russian Federation of 24.07.2020 No. 1915-r 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, confirming the right of permanent residence in the UK.

           Residence-permit cards or stickers in the passport must be presented upon check-in in the airport and upon border control in Russia. A printed version from the Home Office web-site confirming the settled-status, especially for the EU citizens, can also be accepted. In this case the printout should be certified by a notary/solicitor, proving thus the authenticity of the data granting the right of permanent residence.

           Unfortunately, if you do not hold a document certifying the right of permanent residence in the UK under the above Government order, it is not possible neither to apply for a Russian visa, nor to enter the Russian Federation, flying from London, on a visa-free basis (if appropriate).

           If it is not possible to certify the document in hand, we would also recommend to contact the Home Office for the necessary advice.



24.11.2020 - Attention airlines

The ban on entry into the Russian Federation is lifted for family members (spouses, parents, children, adoptive parents, adopted) of highly qualified specialists in the field of sports.

20.11.2020 - On the Agreement between Russia and Andorra on visa-free travel

The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Principality of Andorra on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual travelling of Russian and Andorran nationals, signed on 5 December 2019, will enter into force on 25 November 2020.

13.11.2020 - The procedure for issuing the e-visa

The procedure for issuing electronic visas has been approved by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation, dated 7 November 2020 № 1793. This procedure applies for citizens of 52 states. At the moment, the UK is not included in this list.

09.11.2020 - Confirmation of the settled, pre-settled status of EU citizens

EU citizens residing in the UK, who currently do not need a residence permit, faced additional requirements

02.11.2020 - On the multi-entry private visa

Due to rising questions on possible application for multi-entry visa

02.11.2020 - Operation of the Consular Section

Due to rising questions

29.10.2020 - Non-UK citizens, allowed to enter the Russian Federation.

According to the decision of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 635-r of 16 March 2020 in some cases non-UK citizens are allowed to fly to Russia from London without British residence permit.

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.

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