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 Temporary suspension of visa free regime between Russia  and Turkey

As of January 1, 2016, the Russian Federation has partly suspended  the implementation of the Agreement between the Government of the  Russian Federation and the Government of the Turkish Republic on  terms of mutual visits by citizens of Russia and Turkey of May 12,  2010, with regard to trips by citizens of Turkey in possession of ordinary passports for travel abroad.

Starting this date the mentioned citizens have to apply for Russian  visas in one of diplomatic or consular missions of the Russian  Federation in accordance with the acting Russian legislation.

This measure is not applicable to those citizens of Turkey who have  temporary or permanent residence permits on the territory of Russia,  those citizens of Turkey who have been sent to work to diplomatic  representations and consulates of the Turkish Republic on the  territory of Russia, who hold valid service and special passports,  and their family members holders of service, special or ordinary  passports, citizens of Turkey who holds sailor passports and have  ship’s roll or its copy as well as those citizens of Turkey who had  lost their documents of identification while on territory of the  Russian Federation and obtained in a diplomatic representations or a  consulate of Turkey a travel document or a temporary passport.

Those  citizens of Turkey who entered the territory of the Russian  Federation before January 1, 2016 in accordance with Article 1 of the  said Agreement can stay and leave the territory of the Russian  Federation without visa in virtue of valid documents of identification on condition that the duration of their permanent stay  on the territory of the Russian Federation is no longer than 30 days  from the date of their entry.

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Dear visitors,

The Consular    Section of the Embassy informs that starting from February 01, 2014 the    Consular section will accept visa application forms completed online only on    the special website of the Consular Department of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs    of the Russian Federation http://visa.kdmid.ru.

Application    forms should be filled in English or in Russian, printed and signed by    applicants personally.

All questions in application forms should be answered. Incomplete visa   application forms will not be processed. Visa application forms taken from   other Internet sources as well as hand-written visa application forms will    not be accepted.

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Visas cannot  be swapped or extended. If your travel plans has been changed after the visa  issuing, you have to re-apply for a new visa. Also a new visa fee is to be paid  by the applicant.

Visa  processing commences only after all necessary and proper documents have been presented by an applicant and accepted by a consular officer. Incomplete set of documents may lead to refusal of visa processing, or documents may be returned  to an applicant undone.

In some cases  the Consular officer may request additional documents.

EU  passport holders should submit travel insurance policy that is valid in the Russian Federation  for the whole period of the journey.     

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Dear visitors,

We inform you that granting Russian visa is an advance consent to allow to visit Russia.

The decision to allow a foreigner or a stateless    person to enter the territory of Russia is taken by the Russian Passport    control authorities in the airports.

Forbiddance a foreigner or stateless person the    country can be caused by the following reasons: presenting false documents, inaccurate information while    filling an application form in the Consulate, false or incorrect information    about the true objective of visiting Russia, other doings which are found to    conform to the Russian Law.

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Foreign citizens and stateless persons can verify beforehand    the existence of  personal restrictions    to visit Russia on the official portal of the Federal Migration Service of    the Russian Federation (only in Russian) in the section «Information Services»,    the subsection «Verification of the existence of personal restrictions to    visit Russia».