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CONSULAR SECTION INFORMS

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. The list of states, which citizens are eligible for the e-visa, was approved by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation from 6 October 2020 No. 2571-r.

This list includes the same 52 states which have been previously approved concerning e-visas for particular regions of Russia except Qatar. Since 23 February 2020 there is a visa-free regime between Russia and Qatar.

The pilot project for the introduction of an electronic visa started in 2017 and had a few restrictions. Foreign citizens had the right to cross the border with such a visa only through the border points in the Far Eastern Federal District, St. Petersburg, Leningrad and Kaliningrad regions. However, they could not leave the boundaries of these regions.

From 2021 the e-visa will be valid throughout the whole Russian Federation. It will be possible to cross the border through specially equipped checkpoints designated by the Government of the Russian Federation, and travel in all regions of the country. In addition, the period of stay with an e-visa in Russia will extend from
8 to 16 days.

The e-visa can be only single-entry. It is issued for 60 days from the date of registration for a period of stay of no more than 16 days from the date of entry into the country. The processing time for a single e-visa is within four calendar days from the date of application.

An electronic visa is issued for a short-term stay for private or business visit, as a tourist, as well as for participation in scientific, cultural, social and political, economic or sports events.




LATEST EVENTS

24.01.2021 - URGENT! SUSPENSION OF ALL PASSPORT OPERATIONS!

The Consular Section is fully suspending all passport operations for Russian nationals from 25 January until 5 February.


13.01.2021 - Concerning the flight ban to Russia

Because of rapid spread of the new variant of coronavirus across the UK in view of protecting the health of population in our country the Russian Government decided to suspend flights from the UK.


12.01.2021 - Extended suspension of flights from the UK to Russia

The Government of the Russian Federation has taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights from the UK to Russia until 23 h 59 min of 1 February 2021.


30.12.2020 - Due to multiple requests related to the suspension of flights to Russia

We would like to remind that restrictions for entering the Russian Federation have been lifted for British citizens and foreign residents in the UK with a document proof only if they travel by direct flight from the UK


30.12.2020 - E-visa to Russia not available yet

The e-visa will not be available yet from 1 January 2021.


28.12.2020 - Extended suspension of flights from the UK

The government of the Russian Federation has taken the decision to extend the suspension of flights from the UK until 12 January 2021.


28.12.2020 - Consular Section opening times during New Year holidays

In view of the New Year and Christmas holidays the Consular Section will be closed from 31 December 2020 till 10 January 2021.


24.12.2020 - On visa-free travel between Russia and the Dominican Republic.

The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Dominican Republic on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual travelling of Russian and Dominican nationals entered into the force on 15 December 2020.


21.12.2020 - Flights between Russia and the UK have been temporarily suspended

The ban on flights comes into force starting from 00 hours 00 min. on 22 December 2020.


18.12.2020 - Entry to Russia for foreign journalists.

Journalists, technical staff of foreign media and their family members are not subject to the official exceptions to the right of crossing the Russian border.



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