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CONSULAR SECTION INFORMS

21.12.2015

Temporary suspension of visa free regime between Russia and Turkey

As of January 1, 2016, the Russian Federation has partly suspended the implementation of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Turkish Republic on terms of mutual visits by citizens of Russia and Turkey of May 12, 2010, with regard to trips by citizens of Turkey in possession of ordinary passports for travel abroad.

Starting this date the mentioned citizens have to apply for Russian visas in one of diplomatic or consular missions of the Russian Federation in accordance with the acting Russian legislation.

This measure is not applicable to those citizens of Turkey who have temporary or permanent residence permits on the territory of Russia, those citizens of Turkey who have been sent to work to diplomatic representations and consulates of the Turkish Republic on the territory of Russia, who hold valid service and special passports, and their family members holders of service, special or ordinary passports, citizens of Turkey who holds sailor passports and have ship’s roll or its copy as well as those citizens of Turkey who had lost their documents of identification while on territory of the Russian Federation and obtained in a diplomatic representations or a consulate of Turkey a travel document or a temporary passport.

Those citizens of Turkey who entered the territory of the Russian Federation before January 1, 2016 in accordance with Article 1 of the said Agreement can stay and leave the territory of the Russian Federation without visa in virtue of valid documents of identification on condition that the duration of their permanent stay on the territory of the Russian Federation is no longer than 30 days from the date of their entry.




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