20 October 2017
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CONSULAR SECTION INFORMS

02.08.2016

On health insurance policies for foreign citizens

In order to avoid any misunderstanding when applying for a Russian visa through a local visa centre we would like to draw your attention to the following.

Medical insurance needs to be presented only by the citizens of the Schengen states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia Slovenia, Germany, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland and Estonia), Israel and Ireland (on the basis of reciprocity). There is no such requirement at the moment that the medical insurance policy is to be issued by Russian insurers only. It can be your local company as well. The only thing is that the policy has to state that it covers possible medical expenses on the territory of Russia for the period of your stay there. 

All other nationalities can apply for their visas without having medical insurance at all.




LATEST EVENTS

06.10.2017 - On coming into force of the Executive Order of President of the Russian Federation on procedure for entry to the Russian Federation and exit from the Russian Federation of Principality of Monaco nationals

On September 3, 2017 President of the Russian Federation signed the Executive Order on procedure for entry to the Russian Federation and exit from the Russian Federation of Principality of Monaco nationals.


30.08.2017 - To the Attention of Foreign Nationals Visiting the Russian Federation

In accordance with the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 413 of August 16, 2004 “On migration card”, the migration cards are distributed gratis by immigration officers at all ports of entry to the Russian Federation. A foreign national must carry this card during the whole period of stay in the Russian Federation


04.08.2017 - E-visa will be available to visit Primorye territory of the Russian Federation

Starting from August 8, 2017, nationals of Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, India, Iran, Qatar, PRC, DPRK, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey and Japan may be granted an electronic visa (e-visa) to enter the Russian Federation through the border crossing checkpoints, located on the territory of the Free Port of Vladivostok.


07.06.2017 - On 12 June the Consular Section will be closed

The Consular Section of the Russian Embassy in the UK will be closed on 12 June.


30.05.2017 - Terror threat level in the UK lowered to severe

Based on the progress of the ongoing investigation, the British Government lowered the terrorism threat level from critical to severe.


29.05.2017 - List of 18 countries whose citizens can benefit from simplified entry to Russia through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok

The Government of the Russian Federation has approved a list of eighteen countries whose citizens can now obtain a regular single-entry business, tourist or humanitarian visa in an electronic form to enter Russia through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok.


25.04.2017 - Opening times of the Consular Section of the Embassy in May

The Consular Section of the Russian Embassy in London will be closed for the national holidays on 1, 8 and 9 May.


03.04.2017 - Helpline numbers after the explosion in St. Petersburg

Hotlines for information about friends and relatives after the explosion in St. Petersburg metro station


29.03.2017 - 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup

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06.03.2017 - On 8 March the Consular Section will be closed

On 8 March the Consular Section will be closed.



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