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11.11.2021

Working schedule during holidays 2021-2022

Dear Applicants!

Please be informed about the Visa Application Center working schedule during the New Year holidays in 2021 and 2022.

24.12.2021: last submission day in 2021, only applications with “Urgent submission” service will be accepted; passport collection as usual.

27.12.202130.12.2021: only passport collection.Visa Application Center will be operating untill 15:00.

31.12.202110.01.2022: holidays, not possible to submit documents or collect passport.

11.01.2022: first working day, submission of applications and passport collection.

Important!

Weekends and holidays of the Russian Embassy (31.12.20219.01.2022) are not included into the processing time of visa applications. Therefore 30.12.2021 will be the last day in 2021 included in the application processing time; processing of applications will be resumed on 10.01.2022. Please kindly plan in advance your visit to the Visa Center and book an appointment.


11.10.2021

Working schedule during the period 02.11-05.11.2021

Dear Applicants!

Please be informed about the Visa Application Center and The Russian Embassy in Japan working schedule from 02.11.2021 to 05.11.2021.

02.11.2021: Visa Center and The Russian Embassy operate as usual, the process of visa processing for the passports, which were submitted without additional service “Urgent submission” will start from 08.11.2021

03.11.2021: Visa Center - holiday; The Russian Embassy works as usual.

04.11.2021: Visa Center and The Russian Embassy – holiday.

05.11.2021: Visa Center works till 16:00, the “Urgent submission” service is not available; The Russian Embassy – holiday.

Important!

Weekends and holidays of the Russian Embassy are not included into the processing time of visa applications.

Please kindly plan in advance your visit to the Visa Center and book an appointment.


21.07.2021

Private visas for close relatives of Russian citizens

On July 12, 2021, paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 1 of the Federal Law of July 1, 2021 No. 270-FZ "On Amendments to the Federal Law" on the Procedure for Exiting the Russian Federation and Entry into the Russian Federation" and Article 5 of the Federal Law “On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation”. According to the adopted amendments, a clear definition of the concept of close relatives is given, which are understood as: spouse, parents (including adoptive parents), children (including adopted children), spouses of children, full and half brothers and sisters, grandfathers, grandmothers, grandchildren .

Close relatives and family members can apply for an ordinary private visa for up to three months on the basis of a written application from a citizen of the Russian Federation for the entry of a foreign citizen who is a close relative or a family member .

An application can be submitted by a Russian citizen in person , and if a citizen of the Russian Federation does not have such an opportunity, to obtain a visa his close relative will require the original of the application certified by a Russian notary . It must contain the last name, first name, patronymic, date of birth, citizenship, gender, passport number, registration address and address of the actual place of residence of a Russian citizen (in case of residence in the Russian Federation), as well as last name, first name, other names, date of birth, citizenship, gender, passport number, multiplicity of visa, purpose of travel, requested period of entry, place of expected residence of the applicant and city of visit.

Along with the application, it is necessary to submit originals or notarized copies of documents confirming the degree of relationship (certificates of marriage, birth, etc.), which, after copying, must be returned to the applicant, as well as documents, mentioned in paragraph 46 of the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of June 9, 2003 No. 335 "On approval of the Regulation on establishing the form of a visa, the procedure and conditions for its registration and issuance, extending its validity, restoring it in case of loss, as well as the procedure for canceling a visa."

Please note that the concept of an application (request), signed by a Russian citizen for a joint entry into the Russian Federation with a family member, is no longer applicable.


18.05.2021

Updated entry regulations

Dear Applicants!

Please be informed that from April 16, 2021 citizens and permanent residents of the states included in the updated list can enter Russia from air checkpoints of any country from this list, and not only by direct flights from the countries of their nationality or residence.

So, for example, a Japanese citizen can now enter Russia by flight from Germany or by transit flight through Germany.


28.04.2021

Dear Applicants!

Please be informed that, in accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation, the days from May 1 to May 10, 2021, are declared days off.

The Russian Embassy in Japan will resume operations from May 11, 2021.


01.04.2021

Working schedule during the holiday season in April-May 2021

Dear Applicants!

Please be informed about the Visa Application Center working schedule during the holiday season in April-May 2020.

29.04.2021 – holiday, not possible to submit documents or collect passports.

30.04.2021 – only applications with “Urgent submission” service will be accepted; passport collection - till 14:00 PM.

01.05.2021 - 05.05.2021 – holidays, not possible to submit documents or collect passports.

Please, note!

Weekends and holidays of the Embassy of the Russian Federation are not included into the processing time of visa applications. Only applications submitted before 10:30 AM, 28.04.2021, can be processed before the holidays.

Below you can find the schedule of the Visa Application Center and the Russian Embassy for the holiday season:

Date Visa Center Embassy
29.04.2021 Holiday Working day
30.04.2021 Working day Working day
01.05.2021 Holiday Holiday
02.05.2021 Holiday Holiday
03.05.2021 Holiday Holiday
04.05.2021 Holiday Working day
05.05.2021 Holiday
Working day
08.05.2021 Holiday
Holiday
09.05.2021 Holiday
Holiday
10.05.2021 Working day Holiday

31.03.2021

Dear applicants!

Please be informed that on the website interlinkservice.world you can find an article on the travel regulations applicable in the Russian Federation with regards to the current restrictions implemented to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus infection. We recommend you to read these rules if you are planning to travel to Russia in the near future. However please also note that the travel regulations are subject to changes and it is obligatory to check the latest updates on the websites of the Government of the Russian Federation and the respective airlines.


20.11.2020

Working schedule during holidays 2020-2021

Dear Applicants!

Please be informed about the Visa Application Center working schedule during the New Year holidays in 2020 and 2021.

25.12.2020: last submission day in 2020, only applications with “Urgent submission” service will be accepted; passport collection as usual.

28.12.202030.12.2020: only passport collection.

31.12.202011.01.2021: holidays, not possible to submit documents or collect passport.

12.01.2021: first working day, submission of applications and passport collection.

Important!

Weekends and holidays of the Russian Embassy (31.12.202010.01.2021) are not included into the processing time of visa applications. Therefore 30.12.2020 will be the last day in 2020 included in the application processing time; processing of applications will be resumed on 11.01.2021. Please kindly plan in advance your visit to the Visa Center and book an appointment.


28.03.2020

Dear applicants, please note!

By an order from the Government of the Russian Federation, starting from February 27, 2020 the passage through the state border of the Russian Federation of citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran, traveling for study, work, private, tourist and transit purposes, is temporarily suspended.


26.03.2020

Dear applicants!

Due to the epidemic of coronavirus and the closure of the borders of the Russian Federation for foreign citizens from March 18 to May 1, 2020, the visa center will be temporarily closed from March 30, 2020.

The date of resumption of operations will be announced additionally on this website.

We apologize for the inconvenience.