Industry Updates

August 2012

NEW VISA REGIME BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND RUSSIAN FEDERATION

New agreement will ease visa rules between Russia and the U.S.and will make travel easier for businesspeople and tourists.

The Russian State Duma ratified an agreement on the visa regime with the United States making it easier for people of each country to travel to the other. Under the new protocol, standard visas for both businesspeople and tourists will allow multiple entries over a period of three years and give the holder the right to stay in the host country for up to six months at a time.

Waiting times for visas will be no more than 15 days.