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Russia: Free Online Electronic Visa
« on: October 11, 2019, 03:35:00 AM »
Hello, Everyone! tiphat
I have some good news. Since October 1, in the territory of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region. There is a free online electronic visa.
Please, link:

https://evisa.kdmid.ru/en-US/Home/Index?fbclid=IwAR2_TkiY8iSmzwCqcoQv26gh1Rv8cPFWRxBpLelJ7yF279IsGbmkNYP-GQ8

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Re: Russia: Free Online Electronic Visa
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2019, 12:41:49 PM »
Well no need for visa's to Russia any more .. and registration for foreigners is about to be abolished so can stay where you wish pretty well with no problems..
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Re: Russia: Free Online Electronic Visa
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 01:05:33 PM »
Well no need for visa's to Russia any more ..

For who?


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Re: Russia: Free Online Electronic Visa
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 01:10:37 PM »
Well no need for visa's to Russia any more ..

For who?

Everyone except members of the 5 eyes countries that includes the Brits.. All the EU can now visit with just a e-visa and registrations for foreigners is being dropped..

Looks like lots of new changes on the way..  not sure it will happen for the UK though..((


https://www.evisasrussia.com/st-petersburg-evisa/

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Re: Russia: Free Online Electronic Visa
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 01:24:22 PM »
Looking at the list of eligible countries >here<, it seems those from the DPRK (who can't travel freely) and people from places such as Iran can use it, but Brits and those from the good old US of A can't.

Only certain regions:

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Far Eastern Federal District, Kaliningrad Oblast, Saint‑Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast.

Eight days validity:

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The permitted stay in the Russian Federation with an e-visa is up to 8 days starting from the date of entry, within its validity period


It's a start though. And exactly the type of programme that I once lobbied the Russian ambassador in London to implement. Sadly it doesn't yet seem to cover Brits or the KUF Samara airport that I'd use. He did say it might be slow....

RU could learn a thing on tourism from UA but that's a different topic.

In some ways, yes. I don't think they are ready to open the floodgates and let everyone in as UA does. One reason UA has the sex tourist trade and Russia doesn't is visa-free travel. There is no reason to encourage all that. But a better class of visa for those with family, ties and or a decent reason to go and/or a history of visits can only be an idea they will gain from.

But tourism is something else. Arrive by boat to Russia and you are good for 3 days. If they want to encourage tourism to Sochi and Crimea, they need to think about the tourism aspect too. But how to do that without letting in those they don't really want there?

I'll give some more background on this without going into too much detail: An opportunity has presented itself whereby I can get a coherent report with sensible ideas [that I will write] on the subject up to the top table. That opportunity doesn't come along too often, so if anyone has any input on the subject, please speak up.

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Re: Russia: Free Online Electronic Visa
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 02:15:40 PM »
Looking at the list of eligible countries >here<, it seems those from the DPRK (who can't travel freely) and people from places such as Iran can use it, but Brits and those from the good old US of A can't.

Only certain regions:

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Far Eastern Federal District, Kaliningrad Oblast, Saint‑Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast.

Eight days validity:

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The permitted stay in the Russian Federation with an e-visa is up to 8 days starting from the date of entry, within its validity period


It's a start though. And exactly the type of programme that I once lobbied the Russian ambassador in London to implement. Sadly it doesn't yet seem to cover Brits or the KUF Samara airport that I'd use.

It is only 8 days for the pilot scheme in St Petersburg.. in jan 2021 when it is rolled out across Russia it will be 39 day stay I think or some thing like that..and no registration as far as I know..

I guess after all those extra visitors lots more will want to relocate to Russia.. and why not easily done , set yourself up in business as self employed under the simplified tax system and your ready to go...

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