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The rules of processing entry visas to the Russian Federation for foreign citizens and stateless persons are determined by the major documents listed below:
  • The Federal Law of the Russian Federation “On the Procedures of Exit from the Russian Federation and Entry to the Russian Federation”.
  • Decree of the Russian Government # 459 from May 15, 1995 “On Introduction of the New Rules of Issuing Invitations to the Russian Federation for Foreign Citizens”
  • Regulations of Issuing Invitations for the Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons to the Russian Federation (approved by Decree of the Russian Government # 1142 from October 1, 1998)
  • Regulations on Providing Guarantees of Providing Means for Foreign Citizens’ and Stateless Persons’ Stay on the Territory of the Russian Federation and Exit from the Russian Federation (approved by Decree of the Russian Government # 1142 from October 1, 1998)
  • The Federal Law of the Russian Federation “On Prevention of Spreading the Disease, caused by Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS Infection) in the Russian Federation”
  • Decree of the Russian Federation # 1158 from November 25, 1995 “On Establishment of Requirements to the HIV Test (AIDS) Certificate , Presented by the Foreign Citizens and Stateless Citizens upon their Application for Entry Visa to the Russian Federation for the Period over 3 Months.”
  • Decree of the Russian Federation # 1488 from December 11, 1998 “On Medical Insurance of the Foreign Citizens, Temporarily Staying in the Russian Federation and Russian Citizens Leaving the Russian Federation”
  • New: The Federal Law “On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation” from 25 July, 2002.
Federal Law # 115-FZ.pdf
  • New: “Amendments to the Federal Law “On the Procedures of Exit from the Russian Federation and Entry to the Russian Federation”
  • New: Decree of the Russian Federation #241 from April 15, 2003 "On providing Guarantees by the Foreign Citizens Temporarily Staying in the Russian Federation"
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