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.


✅ 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;


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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Cancellation of Order of the Health Ministry of Russia by July 16, 2010 № 521n

Order of the Health Ministry of Russia by July 16, 2010 № 521n "On approving the list of professions (professions, positions) of foreign nationals - qualified professionals are employed by their existing profession (specialty), which are not subject to quota for 2011" repealed on October, 12.


The Consulate of Canada introduced a new form of visa application

Canadian Consulate in Moscow notified Ministry of Foreign Affairs about new expanded form of questionnaire for Canadian non-immigrant visa.
This step is explained by the need to streamline system for handling visa applications and reduce the time required for a decision on a visa, said the Canadian side.
New Visa Application Form, to be applied worldwide, is designed for those who intend to visit Canada with short-term goals: as a tourist, on business, for study or work under the contract.

Changes in visa processing to UK

UK Visa Application Centre in Russia announced the possibility of application submitting without international passport.
This service can only be used when submitting documents for long-term types of visas: a general
category of visit / family visit / business for 2 years or more, Tier 1 and Tier 2 scoring system of counting.
The application procedure is as follows:
Applying for a visa, submit biometric data and collect the passport after filing basic documents in the visa center.
Provide copies of all pages of passport including blank pages, together with the visa application.


Government decision of the Russian Federation from 18.10.2010 N 838

In accordance with the Government of the Russian Federation from 18.10.2010 N 838 "On Amendments to the Regulations on the Establishment of visa forms, procedure and conditions of its registration and issuance, renewal, recovery in case of loss, and cancellation visa" add to the list reason for foreign nationals ordinary private visa, as well as the procedure for obtaining a visa temporary residence.

Mexican visa free of charge

On November 1, 2010, Russian citizens will be able to get Mexican visas free of charge. The Mexican government has taken care about the launch of a special system that will give electronic visa instantly.

Previously, consular fee for tourist visa was 36 dollars, and guest and business - 134 dollars. Free visa entitles a single entry into Mexico and stay in the country for 180 days. To obtain a visa an applicant needs only to fill out a form on the website of Mexican Embassy, and then print the document with the code.

Visa-regime with Croatia

Russians have again to get visa for the trip to Croatia. Permission for visa-free entry to 31 October and the Government of Croatia does not intend to renew it.

Recall that the April 1, 2010, Croatia has canceled visa requirements for citizens of Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, while in the country for 90 days. Further information on the extension or permanent cessation of a visa-free regime, appears only in 2011.

Consulates days off in November 2010

November, 1st - holidays in the Consulates of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, France.

November, 4th - holidays in the Consulates of Belgium, Britain, Canada, Spain, Malta, Netherlands, USA, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Estonia.

November, 11th - a day off in the Consulate of France, USA.

November, 27th - a day off at the USA.



Australia - 25th of October,

Austria - 27th of October for tourist visa applications,

Hungary - 21th of October,

Germany - 10th of November,

Italy - 21th of October,

Holland - 29th of October,

Portugal - 21th of October,

USA - 2nd of November,

France - 21th of October,

Switzerland - 21th of October,

Estonia - 9th of November.



Australia - 08th of October,

Austria - 07th of October for tourist visa applications,

Hungary - 07th of October,

Germany - 18th of October,

Italy - 06th of October,

Holland - 11th of October,

Portugal - 06th of October,

USA - 18th of October,

France - 06th of October,

Switzerland - 06th of October,

Estonia - 08th of October

Labor Migration Department move to a new address

Starting from today Labor Migration Department of Federal Migration Service of Russia formerly located at: Novinsky bl, 11 moved to the new address: Korneychuka st., 47A.