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Russian Visa Application Centre UK Working Schedule - June 2021
Posted by Alex Locker on 22 June 2021 07:40 AM

Since direct flights between the UK and Russia were resumed on 2nd June 2021, the Russian Visa Application Centres in the UK have extended their working hours.

Please note: there may be changes to working hours at short notice  for the submission and collection of passports  at the Russian Visa Application Centre.


The Russian Visa Application Centre  in London  will  be open for the submission of visa applications and
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June 2021 Update - Travel between Russia, the UK and Other Countries
Posted by Alex Locker on 03 June 2021 08:37 AM

28th June 2021 – Russia resumes flight connection with Belgium, Bulgaria, Jordan, Ireland, Italy, Cyprus, Macedonia, USA.

Travel Between Russia and the UK

The Government of the Russian Federation has taken the decision not to extend the flight ban between the UK and Russia. Starting from 2nd June, regular flights will resume on a reciprocal basis three times per week.

According to the official information in hand, the Consular Section confirms that
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During the Covid-19 restrictions, non-UK citizens residing in the UK face additional requirements when submitting documents for a Russian visa and when travelling to Russia. Travellers will now need to provide evidence of residence in the UK through one of the following options:

  1. UK residence permit / residence card
  2. Settled / Pre-Settled status (for EU nationals)

A copy of a UK passport will not be accepted as the UK proof of residence by
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Russia Extends Tourist Visa Validity Period
Posted by Alex Locker on 31 May 2021 01:43 PM

As of the 26th May 2021, changes have been made by the Russian authorities to extend the Russian tourist visa validity period up to 6 months. These changes will come into force within 90 days of the announcement and will come into effect after the 24th August 2021.

Any Russian tourist visas valid for up to 6 months will continue to be issued according to one of the following documents:

  • A letter of invitation from a tourist agency registered with the Federal Registry of
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Visa-free travel to Russia as a Euro 2020 ticket holder
Posted by Alex Locker on 26 May 2021 02:20 PM

From 29th May 2021 until 2nd July 2021, travellers with FAN IDs will be allowed to enter Russia multiple times without a visa, and will also be able to leave Russia from the 29th May up to and including the 12th July 2021.

What is required to enter Russia visa-free?

  • A FAN ID – either a laminated FAN ID or an electronic one
  • A valid passport or some other form of valid identity document authorised by the Russian authorities
  • A negative Covid-19 PCR
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