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CONSULAR SECTION INFORMS

03.10.2018

Crossing Russia-Belarus Border by Foreign Citizens and Persons without Citizenship

The Russian legislation (The Federal Law No. 114-FZ dated 15 August 1996 On Procedures to Enter and Exit the Russian Federation, Russian Federation Law No. 4730-1 dated 1 April 1993 On the State Border of the Russian Federation) provides that foreign citizens and stateless persons are eligible to enter the Russian Federation only through authorized checkpoints at the state border and must go through the border control.

There are no authorized checkpoints designed for international connections on motorways and railways crossing Russia-Belarus sector of the State Border of the Russian Federation and there is no border control checkpoints for international travel of individuals and vehicles.

Till a complete settlement of this matter crossing of Russia-Belarus state border by all categories of foreign citizens and persons without citizenship, regardless having valid Russian or Belarus visas or resident permits, using railway or motorway transport will be violation of the established in accordance with international norms procedure of crossing the State Border of the Russian Federation.

Since May 2017, it has become possible for third-country nationals to cross Russian-Belarus border using direct flights between Republic of Belarus and the Russian Federation. The border control in Russian airports is carried out with regard to all foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving from Belarus and departing backwards.

Foreign citizens and stateless persons travelling by air in transit via the territory of the Russian Federation to Republic of Belarus still have to obtain Russian transit visas.

According to the international norms and the national legislation of the Russian Federation all third-country nationals and stateless persons can enter and leave the Russian Federation through multilateral (bilateral) checkpoints open for international travel (international flights).




LATEST EVENTS

16.07.2019 - Visas for Estonian nationals

New procedure of issuing tourist visas for Estonian nationals


01.07.2019 - E-visas introduced for visiting Russia’s Kaliningrad Region

E-visas introduced for visiting Russia’s Kaliningrad Region


28.06.2019 - On entry to the Russian Federation with children

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of Russian citizens applying for visas for the purpose of travelling together with their children who hold passports of other States, but who are recognized as citizens of the Russian Federation by birth. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that a child shall acquire citizenship of the Russian Federation by birth provided that at the time of his/her birth the only parent indicated in the birth certificate was a Russian citizen. The child does not need any visa in this case. Notwithstanding the child’s age (under 18 years), it is necessary to register him/her as a citizen of the Russian Federation and obtain a Russian passport for such a child. To avoid any possible misunderstanding or cost implications relating to a trip to Russia, we recommend to get the relevant consultations and all the necessary documents issued in advance.


07.06.2019 - On 12 June the Consular Section will be closed

On 12 June the Consular Section will be closed


27.05.2019 - On entry into force of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the nationals of the Russian Federation and the nationals of the Republic of Costa Rica

On 25 May 2019 the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the nationals of the Russian Federation and the nationals of the Republic of Costa Rica entered into force.


23.04.2019 - Opening times of the Consular Section of the Embassy in May

Dear visitors! Please be informed of the changes in visiting hours of the Consular Section during the May national holidays.


27.02.2019 - Opening times of the Consular Section of the Embassy in March

Dear visitors! Please be informed of the change in the opening hours of the Consular Section of during the holidays.


18.01.2019 - To the Attention of Foreign Nationals Visiting the Russian Federation

In accordance with the current Russian legislation, there is no provision for foreign nationals to enter the Russian Federation possessing a cancelled passport with a valid Russian visa together with a new passport without one. A foreign national should preliminarily transfer his/her Russian visa from cancelled passport to a new one, before he/she visits Russia.


19.12.2018 - Opening times of the Consular Section of the Embassy during the holidays

Dear visitors! Please be informed of the change in the opening hours of the Consular Section of the Embassy during the holidays.


28.11.2018 - On entry into force of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Jamaica on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the nationals of the Russian Federation and the nationals of Jamaica

On 27 November 2018 the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Jamaica on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the nationals of the Russian Federation and the nationals of Jamaica entered into force.



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