To simplify the visa regime is being steadily upgraded crossing points of the Free port of Vladivostok

To simplify the visa regime is being steadily upgraded crossing points of the Free port of Vladivostok


VLADIVOSTOK, January 12. /Corr. Natalia Nikulina/. To complete the work of the simplified visa regime for foreigners arriving in Russia via the Free port of Vladivostok, it is necessary to re-equip the border crossing points on the territory with the use of the “World”. A draft decree regulating this mode, will be submitted to the government in January, according to the explanation on the official website of the Ministry.

Deputy Prime Minister – presidential Plenipotentiary envoy to the far Eastern Federal district Yuri Trutnev at the meeting in Vladivostok in October stated that “from 1 January 2016 will allow the stay of foreign citizens on the territory of the free port for eight days.”

Technical re-equipment

“The practical application of the simplified visa regime of the Free port of Vladivostok is only possible after the preparedness of border crossing points, namely, the modernization of IT infrastructure. The implementation of appropriate measures will be ensured within the framework of interagency coordination on the basis of infrastructure of “World”, as well as during the reconstruction and additional equipment of checkpoints across the state border. Work is carried out”, – informs the Ministry.

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It is assumed that foreigners, before entering the Free port of Vladivostok will be to fill out the online application. After checking the questionnaire by the competent authorities of the Russian Federation, foreigners will receive a notification about granting entry visas.

The current visa regime

It is noted that the simplified visa regime for foreigners arriving to Russia through the border checkpoints on the territory of Free port of Vladivostok, means that the 8-day Russian entry visas under the simplified scheme, directly at the checkpoint.

Now there is a simplified procedure of entry in the region, in particular, passengers of cruise ships arrive at the port of Vladivostok can stay on the territory of the Russian Federation without a visa for up to 72 hours. Also for travel in Primorye now not require a visa for organized groups of tourists from China and foreign cardholders for business and office trips to the countries of APEC.

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“In accordance with the Law “On the procedure for exit from the Russian Federation and entry into the Russian Federation”, the order of application of the simplified visa regime of entry through the checkpoints of the Free port of Vladivostok is regulated by the government of the Russian Federation. The relevant draft government resolution has been prepared, and in January 2016 will be submitted to the government”, – informs the Ministry.

Free port of Vladivostok

The regime of the Free port of Vladivostok was introduced on 12 October on the territory of 15 municipalities of Primorye: Vladivostok, Artem, Bolshoy Kamen, Nakhodka and Partizansk, Ussuriisk, Spassk-distant, Nadezhdinsky, Shkotovsky, Oktyabrsky, Partizansky, Border, Khasan, Khankaisky and Olginsky districts, including their marine waters.

The total area of the territory, which covers economic area is 28.4 thousand square kilometers. Home to 1.4 million people (75 per cent of the population of the region).

Free port – this is the area where the mechanism for duty-free import and export of goods.