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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Finland Visa Center opening in Moscow

The Russians will be easier to draw a visa to Finland starting of June 18. Finland Embassy opens visa center in Moscow by the following address: Kalanchevskaya, 13, not far from the metro station Krasnye Vorota.

Starting of June 18 functions will be transferred to Visa commercial company. This was reported in the Finnish Embassy. The amount of fees charged for the statement will be 21 euro. Thus, the cost of the visa will increase almost by 60 percent and will amount to 56 euro instead of the previous 35.


Issuance of multiple visas in the Consulate of Italy

Starting of June 20 the Italian Consulate in Russia plans to start issuing multiple-entry visas for visitors for a period of 6 months or 1 year. According to Consulate explanations multiple-entry visa may be requested by any law-abiding Russian citizen, having a passport with at least one visa issued by the Italian consulate in the past two years, i.e. in 2008 or 2009.


Consular fee increase in Italy

On June 21, 2010 the cost of services VFS Italy in Moscow will be 1000 rubles for each applicant. Until June 21 service charge will still be levied at the rate of 900 rubles.

Сonsular fee increase in USA

Since June 4, U.S. government increases the visa fee for processing applications for nonimmigrant aliens visas. It will cost $ 140, while still lower threshold was at $ 131. In State Department notification in this regard stresses that the rise in price to $ 140 applies only to visas which are not based on petitions of American institutions.

Government resolution № 374

In accordance to RF Government resolution from May 31, 2010 № 374 "About the amount of the state fee for the issuance, renewal and restoration of visas to foreign citizens and stateless persons, representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, located at checkpoints across the state border of Russia" established the amount of duty for the issuance, renewal and restoration in visa offices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the state border crossing points.



France – 1st of June,

Australia – 2nd of June,

Holland – 3rd of June,

Switzerland – 8th of June,

Italy – 9th of June,

Hungary, Portugal – 24th of June,

Germany – 25th of June,

USA – 14th of July.



Australia – 26th of May,

Italy – 27th of May,

Holland –31st of May,

France, Switzerland – 1st of June,

Hungary, Germany, Portugal – 17th of June,

USA – 6th of July.

Greece promises Shengen visas for 5 years to Russians

In order to increase the number of Russian tourists Greece will give 6 months or even 5 years Shengen visas to Russians, said with Russian Minister of Culture and Tourism Pavlos Gerulanos at a meeting in Athens.

As reported by Interfax month ago all Greek consular offices abroad, including Russia received a letter confirming Russians were entitled to receive multiple Shengen while travelling to Greece.


Consulate Holidays_May – June 2010

24th of May – Consulates: Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Holland, France, Switzerland

27th of May – Consulate: India

2nd of June – Consulates: Italia

3d of June – Consulate: Austria

7th of June – Consulate: Malta

11th of June – Consulates: UK, Sweden

14th of June – Consulates: Hungary, Germany, Spain, Canada, Holland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Estonia

23d of June – Consulates: Latvia, Estonia.


Visa-free regime with Brazil

While going both to Russia and Brazil, it will be possible to do without visas. The corresponding agreement of two governments will enter into force on June 7. According to the Foreign Ministry of Russia, the citizens of Russia and Brazil should not have visa in case they are planning their stay in the host country not more than 90 days. Appropriate visas still needed to get of the journey involves the purpose of education, commercial purposes, charitable and religious activities.