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 Consulate introduces new e-form questionnaire

Starting of May 17 it is possible to fill in the new electronic form, located on the link:

Visa application processing will begin only after printed and signed form will be presented to the Consulate of Finland in Moscow and the visa fee is paid. The questionnaire will also be possible to complete on paper if this variant is more convenient.


Law «Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in Russia»

On May 7, 2010 on second reading Duma adopted the amendments to the Law on Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in Russia, proposed by the Government of Russia.

The innovations include:



Italy - 6th of May

France - 7th of May

Australia, Switzerland – 11th of May

Holland – 18th of May

Hungary – 20th of May

Germany – 21th of May

Portugal – 24th of May

USA – 15th of June


Consulate days-off during May Holidays

30 of April - Holland

03 of May - Belgium, UK, Spain, China, Holland, Poland, Portugal, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Estonia

05 of May - Holland, China

06 of May - Bulgaria, China

07 of May - China

Applications for quotas submitting for 2011

We would like to remind that there is one week left for applications for quotas submitting for the next 2011, the relevant documents are to be presented to the Center for Labor Exchange no later than May 1, 2010.

Companies have not submitted applications to the competent authorities within the prescribed period, do not participate in the process of quotas formation, which entails refusal when applying for labor permit documents.

The current procedure involves several steps:


Pilot project Electronic employer

In June this year Tyumen and Tyumen district Center for Employment plans to implement a pilot project "Electronic employer”. This project will facilitate the organization of information exchange between employers and the employment center - all the paperwork will be held in electronic form. That will eliminate the need for verification the documents on paper.



France - 21st of April

Australia, Italy – 22nd of April

Switzerland – 23d of April

Hungary, Portugal – 29th of April

Germany, Holland – 4th of May

USA – 8th of June



France – 14th of April,

Australia, Italy, Switzerland – 15th of April,

Holland, Portugal – 26th of April,

Hungary, Germany – 27th of April,

USA – 20th of May.



Italian Visa Center will open in Yekaterinburg

On the 2nd of April Italian Visa Center will open in Yekaterinburg, press service of National Tourist Office of Italy reported. According to the report Italian Visa Center in Yekaterinburg will accept documents for tourist, business, and study visas as well as work or family reunion visas.

Mexican visa become easier to get

Starting of this year Russian citizens in the regions will be able to apply for a visa to Mexico through the authorized travel agencies or by Internet, Mexican President Felipe Calderon has announced. According to his statement now applicant can visit Mexican Embassy web-site, fill out relevant documents and send, confirmation and answer will come via email.