The Council of the EU completely stopped the simplified visa regime with the Russian Federation

The Council of the EU completely stopped the simplified visa regime with the Russian Federation

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The Council of the European Union on Thursday, September 9, adopted a decision that completely suspends the Agreement on simplification of the visa regime between EU countries and Russia. It will enter into force on September 12.

About this reports press service of the Council of the EU.

For citizens of the Russian Federation, the general rules of the Visa Code will apply. Due to this, the visa fee will increase from 35 to 80 euros. In addition, Russians will need to provide additional documentary evidence, as well as longer visa processing times and stricter rules for issuing multiple-entry visas.
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“With its unprovoked and unjustified war of aggression, including indiscriminate attacks on the civilian population, Russia has violated this trust and disrespected the fundamental values ​​of our international community. Today’s decision is a direct consequence of Russia’s actions and another proof of our steadfast commitment to Ukraine and its people.”– said the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Czech Republic, Vit Rakušan.

The agreement on simplification of the visa regime between the EU and Russia was adopted on June 1, 2017. This was supposed to facilitate the issuance of short-term visas in a reciprocal manner.

We will remind that on August 31, the European Union adopted a political decision to stop the simplified procedure for issuing visas to citizens of Russia. The European Commission approved the corresponding proposal on September 6.

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