South Korea and Russia agreed to simplify visa-issuing procedureRussia and South Korea reached a mutual agreement on the simplification of visa-issuing procedure for short-term visits.
It affects visas that are issued within 180 days for the entry, transit, exit and stay in the territory of the other side for a term of up to 90 days for citizens of Russia and South Korea who are holders of valid foreign passports.
Under the new agreement, slated to go in effect on January 11th, 2010, the time and steps required to gain visas for entry to either country will be drastically reduced, allowing exchanges between the two nations to substantially increase, the Ministry of Justice said.
The newly enacted law will expedite visa issuance procedures for business travelers attending exhibitions in either country.
This document also foresees the possibility of issuing multiple visas for a term from 1 to 5 years for citizens of both countries.