Sep 16, 2020
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Mishustin: Russia changes the rules of entry into the country

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said that the rules for entering the country will change. Now relatives of Russians will be able to obtain long-term visas, which will be valid for up to a year.

Today we will simplify the procedure for issuing ordinary private visas and the procedure for staying in Russia for close relatives of our citizens - spouses, parents, children, brothers and sisters, grandparents, grandchildren who have other citizenship, - said the politician.

According to him, foreigners will be able to obtain a visa on the basis of a simple written application from a citizen of the Russian Federation.

In addition, the rule of law will be excluded, due to which every three months guests had to travel outside our country in order to retain the right to obtain a visa.- added the head of the Cabinet.

These amendments will introduce into the relevant law, transfers TASS.

Earlier, the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, recalled the restrictions on entry to Russia for foreigners. According to her, some categories “even without being citizens of Tanzania, Turkey, Britain and Switzerland and without a residence permit in these countries,” can still get to Russia. To do this, they need documents that confirm that they have the grounds specified in the decree.

As for the rules for crossing Russian borders for foreigners, in August they underwent a number of changes not related to the situation with the coronavirus. On August 5, the restriction on entry without visas for citizens of other states for short-term business trips was lifted. New e-visas will also be valid in the Russian Federation from 2021. They will cover 113 countries. Citizens of 53 foreign countries will have the right to enter. The Russian Foreign Ministry notes that there is a visa-free regime with 60 states on the basis of bilateral agreements, wrote.

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