For your information

On the procedures for issuing a FAN ID

Dear visitors!

In connection with the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup we would like to inform you on the procedures for issuing a FAN ID and on the customs rules regarding transport of personal luggage.

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About issue of visas for citizens of Turkey

According to Paragraph 1, Article 10, the "Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Turkish Republic on mutual trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Turkish Republic" of May 12, 2010 is partially suspended from the 1st of January 2016. A regular procedure of application for Russian visas is introduced for Turkish citizens. Turkish citizens entered in Russia before the 1st of January 2016 can stay in Russia without visa for 30 days.

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Booking visa applications in advance

We inform you that from April 27 2015 all applications to the ñonsular  section of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Norway regarding  visas should be booked in advance here: http://www.ifs-norway.com

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Amendments to law on legal status of foreign citizens

Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law On Amendments to the Federal Law On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation.

The Federal Law is aimed at improving procedures for attracting foreign citizens to work in the Russian Federation, pertaining to the prohibition on issuing work permits and patents to foreign citizens arriving in Russia under procedures not requiring a visa with an objective that does not involve work activities.

The Federal Law makes corresponding amendments to articles 13-1, 13-3, and 18 of the Federal Law On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation.