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09.11.2017

According to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the near future citizens of the Republic of Cyprus will have the opportunity to apply for long-term tourist visas to Russia.

Starting from November 21, 2017, Russian diplomatic missions and consular departments will issue single-entry tourist visas valid for up to 90 days to citizens of the Republic of Cyprus. To apply for a visa, a tourist confirmation from the host organization included in the federal register of tour operators will be required.

08.04.2017

✅ Registration at the place of stay or residence of foreign citizens who arrived for temporary stay (temporary or permanent residence) is carried out within 1 day from the date of their arrival at the place of stay or residence providing the submission of the documents by the receiving party or directly by foreign citizens in the relevant territorial body of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia;

21.02.2017

Russia has introduced the border regime in areas next to the border with Belarus on February 7.

The border regime has been introduced in Russia's three oblasts – Pskov, Smolensk and Bryansk.

There used to be no border zones at Belarus-Russia border before.

The innovation will not affect Belarusian citizens and will only apply to foreigners, the Russian border service assured.

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Consulate news

09.11.2017 Citizens of Cyprus to get a visa to Russia for up to 90 days

According to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the near future citizens of the Republic of Cyprus will have the opportunity to apply for long-term tourist visas to Russia.

Starting from November 21, 2017, Russian diplomatic missions and consular departments will issue single-entry tourist visas valid for up to 90 days to citizens of the Republic of Cyprus. To apply for a visa, a tourist confirmation from the host organization included in the federal register of tour operators will be required.

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01.02.2017 New Spain Visa Application Centers

On 1 February 2017, BLS International Services opens new Spain Visa Application Centers in Rostov-on-Don, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and Kazan.

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16.09.2015 New rules for obtaining Schengen visas come into effect in Russia

According to the new visa information system of European Union begining from September 14, 2015 an applicant should pass the dactyloscopy procedure and submit digital photo.

This data will keep in this system during 5 years and will be valid for any other applications.

Dactyloscopy procedure is not required for all Russian children till 12 years.

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18.02.2015 Biometric data for a trip to India

Biometric testing will become part of procedure of filing of application on the Indian visa since March 14, 2015. The authorities of the country declared that some more processing centers which will help to cope with the increased demand will be open and that full registration of the demand for the visa will take more time.

The Indian visa will be soon issued in two stages:

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12.02.2015 Great Britain reduces number of visa types to four

The government of Great Britain intends to reduce amount of visa categories with 15 to four.

Since April, in Embassy of the United Kingdom according to the new standard it will be possible to request the following types of visas:

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30.11.2014 New rules for visa-free transit through the UK

From December 1, 2014, UK significantly changes the rules of visa-free transit through the country.

At the moment the visa-free transit for 24 hours can use anyone who flies in any third country and has at the hands of tickets confirming the next flight.

Under the new rules transit visa is only possible in certain cases. For more information, please contact our visa specialists.

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10.11.2011 Shri Lanka introduced a permissive procedure for entry and transit of foreign and Russian citizens from January 1, 2012

Please be informed that from January 1, 2012 Shri Lanka introduced a permissive procedure for entry and transit of foreign and Russian citizens.

For this purpose, the system of electronic authorization will be used («Electronic Travel Authorization»).
In order to obtain a visa you should apply on a special website www.eta.gov.lk and pay for the visa in the amount of:

∙ $ 25 for a transit visa for up to 6 days;
∙ $ 50-60 for tourist or business visa for up to 30 days.

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10.11.2011 Changes in the conditions of documents submitting the Consulate of Austria:

There are changes in the conditions of documents submitting the Consulate of Austria:

According to the new rules documents may be submitted without personal presence in case there were one Austrian or two Shengen visas in applicants’ other passports.
If the applicant had not above indicated visas previously, the documents may only be submitted personally by the applicant.

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29.06.2011 Delays in visas issuing in British Consulate

Please be informed that the British Consulate in Moscow again delays the issuance of visas, due to the large influx of visa applications.

Documents on the short-term visas are now considered on the average 20 days or more. We ask you to consider this information when planning trips to the UK. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible. Visa applications can be filed three months before the proposed date of travel.

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25.03.2011 Visa-free regime with Turkey

Since April, 16th, 2011 intergovernmental agreement between Turkey and Russia about conditions of mutual trips of citizens come into force. Since this date citizens of both states can go on tourist, business and private trips within 30 days on a visa-free basis.

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