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CONSULAR SECTION INFORMS

20.03.2018

Operational changes in the Consular Section of the Embassy

As a result of the irresponsible actions of the UK Government, which lead to an expulsion of 23 diplomats of the Russian Embassy, including a number of Consular Section staff, the consular service for applicants has been seriously affected.

This leaves us no option but to temporarily limit the number of all visitors. The Embassy is doing its best to reestablish the ordinary workflow for the best functioning of the Consular Section, especially when it comes to providing assistance to Russian citizens and compatriots.

Given the circumstances, caused by the British side, the processing times for visa applicants will be increased: expedited processing time is up to three business days, and regular processing is up to twenty business days, consistent with the Russian law and in accordance with the current consular Tariff rates. As for the nationals of the countries that have visa agreements with Russia, processing times remain as outlined in those agreements.

 

 




LATEST EVENTS

31.07.2019 - On E-visas for Visiting Russia’s Saint Petersburg and its Surrounding Region (Leningradskaya Oblast)

In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated 18 July 2019 No. 347, starting from 1 October 2019 electronic visas are introduced for visiting Saint Petersburg and its surrounding region (Leningradskaya Oblast). E-visas may be obtained online at http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/.


16.07.2019 - Visas for Estonian nationals

New procedure of issuing tourist visas for Estonian nationals


01.07.2019 - E-visas introduced for visiting Russia’s Kaliningrad Region

E-visas introduced for visiting Russia’s Kaliningrad Region


28.06.2019 - On entry to the Russian Federation with children

Recently, there has been an increase in the number of Russian citizens applying for visas for the purpose of travelling together with their children who hold passports of other States, but who are recognized as citizens of the Russian Federation by birth. We would like to draw your attention to the fact that a child shall acquire citizenship of the Russian Federation by birth provided that at the time of his/her birth the only parent indicated in the birth certificate was a Russian citizen. The child does not need any visa in this case. Notwithstanding the child’s age (under 18 years), it is necessary to register him/her as a citizen of the Russian Federation and obtain a Russian passport for such a child. To avoid any possible misunderstanding or cost implications relating to a trip to Russia, we recommend to get the relevant consultations and all the necessary documents issued in advance.


07.06.2019 - On 12 June the Consular Section will be closed

On 12 June the Consular Section will be closed


27.05.2019 - On entry into force of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the nationals of the Russian Federation and the nationals of the Republic of Costa Rica

On 25 May 2019 the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Costa Rica on conditions of the waiver of visa requirements for mutual visits of the nationals of the Russian Federation and the nationals of the Republic of Costa Rica entered into force.


23.04.2019 - Opening times of the Consular Section of the Embassy in May

Dear visitors! Please be informed of the changes in visiting hours of the Consular Section during the May national holidays.


27.02.2019 - Opening times of the Consular Section of the Embassy in March

Dear visitors! Please be informed of the change in the opening hours of the Consular Section of during the holidays.


18.01.2019 - To the Attention of Foreign Nationals Visiting the Russian Federation

In accordance with the current Russian legislation, there is no provision for foreign nationals to enter the Russian Federation possessing a cancelled passport with a valid Russian visa together with a new passport without one. A foreign national should preliminarily transfer his/her Russian visa from cancelled passport to a new one, before he/she visits Russia.


19.12.2018 - Opening times of the Consular Section of the Embassy during the holidays

Dear visitors! Please be informed of the change in the opening hours of the Consular Section of the Embassy during the holidays.



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