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Visa-Free Travel Deal Between the Maldives and Russia Takes Effect

A previously signed agreement between the Maldives’ authorities and the government of the Russian Federation on visa-free trips for tourism and transit purposes has come into force on July 25. From now on, travelers between both countries do not need to apply for a Russia visa before taking a trip to the other country. The bilateral deal was signed a month ago, on June 25, 2019, in Moscow, by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Maldivian [...]

By | 2019-08-03T15:15:25+00:00 July 27th, 2019|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Russia to Update and Expand Its E-Visa Program

The Russian authorities are looking forward to updating their e-visa program by adding several more countries, extending validity period and making the e-visas valid for more Russian ports of entry than currently. According to the head of the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism Zarina Doguzova, the Russian electronic visas will be valid for 15 days at first and single entry. “I will lift the veil of secrecy here, it might be even longer is the Russian President [...]

By | 2019-08-03T15:15:26+00:00 June 10th, 2019|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Russia Grants UAE Nationals with Visa-Free Entry

The Russian Federation has waived nationals of the United Arab Emigrated from the entry visa requirement.  According to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation starting February 17 this year, holders of UAE ordinary passports will be able to fly to Russia without the need of obtaining a visa in advance. "The decision was issued as part of an agreement that was signed in Kazan, Russia, with the attendance of H.H. Sheikh [...]

Putin:  Russia must adopt short-term visa-free entry to promote tourism

The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has suggested that Russia should adopt short-term visa-free entry to Russia in order to promote tourism. However, he has insisted that such a move must not be undertaken at the expense of the security of the country. "We’re not going to achieve anything through bans in tourism or any other areas,” President Putin is quoted to have said during the Business Russia forum held in Moscow this week. Russia [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:04:21+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Fan ID holders can travel to Russia visa-free until the end of 2018

The President of Russia has announced at the end of the Football World Cup on Sunday that football fans that entered Russia with Fan IDs during the World Cup will be permitted to enter the country until the end of 2018 with the same IDs. Russia introduced a visa-free regime for football fans before the start of the FIFA Cup, who could enter Russia using only their Fan IDs and a match ticket. Putin gave the announcement [...]

By | 2019-08-03T15:21:00+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Russia Reduces Visa Duration for North Korean Workers to One Year

Russia has reduced the period of stay for North Korean migrant workers to one year, in the wake of UN Security Council sanctions, in an attempt to economically hit the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the pocket. The deputy chief of migration department of the Ministry of Interior, Valentina Kazakova, announced on Thursday that the length of stay for North Korean migrant workers in Russia has been reduced to one year in accordance with UNSC sanctions [...]

By | 2019-08-19T15:52:41+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Russia Visa/Passport News|

Russia to Provide Free-Visa Entry to All People Traveling For The FIFA World Cup 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law about a temporary free-visa system to allow football fans to attend the World Cup tournament without needing a travel visa during the time of the event happening. Instead of visa, you'll be equipped with a "Fan ID" card. What is a Fan ID card? The Fan ID card is a special document you will need to enter Russia during The World Cup 2018 Tournament. Everyone willing to enter a [...]

By | 2019-08-03T15:24:54+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Russia Visa/Passport News|