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Unified E-visa for nationals of 52 countries to be implemented in January 2021

Unified e-visa for nationals of 52 countries will be introduced in Russia effective 1 January 2021.

COVID-19 Update: New Categories of foreigners may enter Russia

In accordance with the Decree of the Government of Russia of 18.11.2020 No. 3013-r, family members of HQS employed in the field of sports, as well as family members of persons participating in sportive events on the territory of Russia may now enter Russia based on approved lists.

Residence permits for investors proposed in Russia

The Russian Ministry of Economic Development has drafted a law, which may allow issue of permanent residence permits (PRPs) to foreign investors under simplified terms.

Russia opens air borders for Ethiopia and Seychelles

Russia is lifting restrictions on entry through air checkpoints for citizens of Ethiopia and Seychelles, as well as persons permanently residing in these countries.

Belarus: Land Borders are closed for foreigners

Starting November 1, 2020, the Republic of Belarus has closed land borders for the entry of foreign citizens. This restriction came into force in accordance with the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus No. 624 dated October 30, 2020.

COVID-19 Update: Russia opens air borders for Serbia, Cuba and Japan

In accordance with the government decree No. 2649-r dated October 14, 2020, restrictions on entry into the Russian Federation through air checkpoints have been lifted for citizens of Serbia, Cuba and Japan, as well as for persons permanently residing in these countries.

Validity terms for stay suspended until December 15

The decree of the President No. 580 dated 23.09.2020 extends the period for suspension of terms of stay for foreign citizens and suspension of terms for some of their migration documents. Also the decree introduced a couple new provisions.

Russia opens air borders for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and South Korea

In accordance with the government decree No. 2406-r dated September 20, 2020, restrictions on entry into the Russian Federation through air checkpoints have been lifted for citizens of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus and South Korea, as well as for persons permanently residing in these countries.

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