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CONSULAR SECTION INFORMS

02.08.2016

On health insurance policies for foreign citizens

In order to avoid any misunderstanding when applying for a Russian visa through a local visa centre we would like to draw your attention to the following.

Medical insurance needs to be presented only by the citizens of the Schengen states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia Slovenia, Germany, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland and Estonia), Israel and Ireland (on the basis of reciprocity). There is no such requirement at the moment that the medical insurance policy is to be issued by Russian insurers only. It can be your local company as well. The only thing is that the policy has to state that it covers possible medical expenses on the territory of Russia for the period of your stay there. 

All other nationalities can apply for their visas without having medical insurance at all.




LATEST EVENTS

03.08.2020 - Resuming flights to Russia

We would like to draw the attention of foreign citizens who are planning to fly to Russia.


30.07.2020 - On the medical COVID-19 certificate

We would like to draw your attention to the comments received from the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency regarding the provision of certificates on the absence of COVID-19.


27.07.2020 - Lifting the restrictions on entering the Russian Federation for citizens of several countries.

In accordance with the order of the Government of the Russian Federation dated July 24, 2020 No. 1915-r restrictions on entering the territory of the Russian Federation are lifted for citizens of three countries – United Kingdom, Turkey and Tanzania.


04.06.2020 - On the entry into force on July 1, 2020 of the Agreement between Russia and Zambia.

From July 1, 2020, the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Zambia on visa-free travel for holders of diplomatic passports comes into force.


26.05.2020 - From 1 June, the Consular Section of the Embassy will be open for public during working hours.

Admittance of visitors on all consular matters will be carried out exclusively by appointment or by prior arrangement


22.05.2020 - Entry into the territory of the Russian Federation is allowed for foreign citizens who are highly qualified specialists in the field of physical education and sports

In accordance with the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of May 15, 2020 No. 1275-p, from May 15, 2020, entry into the territory of the Russian Federation is allowed for foreign citizens who are highly qualified specialists in the field of physical education and sports


06.05.2020 - About the extension of the ban on entry into the Russian Federation of foreign citizens.

In accordance with the order of the Government of the Russian Federation dated April 29, 2020 No. 1170-P, the ban on entry into the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons has been extended for an indefinite period.


17.04.2020 - About the amendments to the restrictions on leaving the Russian Federation for Russian citizens.

Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin signed an order expanding the list of persons entitled to cross the state border.


06.04.2020 - Regarding the requests on returning the paid consular fees for visas to Russia

Regarding the requests on returning the paid consular fees for visas to Russia, which they could not use or which they did not receive in connection with measures taken by the Government of the Russian Federation to temporarily restrict the entry of foreign citizens and stateless persons in order to ensure state security.


20.03.2020 - Please note that the consular fee when applying for a Russian visa is not refunded

Please note that the consular fee when applying for a Russian visa is not refunded, since this is not a fee for the visa issued, it is a fee for the consideration of documents. Moreover, even if a visa is refused, the consular fee in accordance with Russian law is not refunded.



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