Entry Visa Categories Streamlined

After a general review of current entry visa categories, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it will reduce the number of available entry purposes and entry visa categories. Among the most significant changes are the following: The “commercial...

Changes to Citizenship Procedures

On 24 April 2020, President Putin signed a Federal Law amending the country’s procedures related to Russian citizenship. Most notably, it is no longer required for foreign nationals to renounce their foreign citizenship when applying for a Russian passport and holding...

COVID-19 Update

The Russian Government has amended its regulations to allow foreign citizens who are currently staying in Russia and are unable to return to their countries of permanent residence due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions to temporarily extend their current visas...