Russia Planning To Ease Visa Rules

By Editorial 27 March, 2014

Russia is planning to simplify its visa application process, and to make tourist visas valid for up to six months rather than just 30 days.

The draft legislation proposes reducing the number of documents required from applicants, and making visas multiple-entry. There are also particular provisions to support entry for the purpose of developing cultural, scientific, technical, political, sporting, and youth relations, as well as a provision for visa-free travel for visitors in tourist groups.

According to the Government, the legislation will allow for "substantial" visa relaxations with states willing to enter into reciprocal arrangements.

If the legislation is passed, the changes will come into force from June 1, 2014.

Tags: Russia | Expats | Visas And Passports |


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