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Russia Introduces New Types of Russian Tourist Visa
Posted by Alex Locker on 10 September 2021 02:15 PM

Starting from the 7th September 2021, the Russian government have announced several new types of Russian tourist visa available for travellers wanting to visit the Russian Federation.

Along with the standard single / double entry tourist visas valid for up to 30 days, it is now possible to apply for single / double entry tourist visas valid for up to 90 days, and multiple entry tourist visas valid for up to 6 months. Please note that travellers with multiple entry tourist visas
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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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4th September 2021 – The Russian authorities no longer require travellers arriving from the UK to observe a 14 day quarantine period.

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.

All queries concerning COVID entry restrictions to the Russian
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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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