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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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:

  • at first it is necessary to fill in the application form on the site and to reserve time of visit of the VFS center (Visa Foreigners Service);
  • the traveler will need to be personally in order that employees of VFS took from it fingerprints.

Collecting biometric data assumes photography.

In November India entered electronic authorization of travelers (Electronic Travel Authorisation, ETA) for guests from 44 countries, including Australia, Great Britain, Germany and the USA. In the United Kingdom there are already 14 VFS centers. Registration of a tourist visa on arrival available at nine airports, including in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennaye and to Goa.