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Registration of Foreign Citizens on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Simplified Procedures for Issuing Visas to Foreign Workers and Volunteers of the Sochi Olympic Games


The president of the Russian Federation signed the law simplifying the procedures for the issuing of visas to foreign workers and volunteers of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games 2014. 

The law provides the possibility of issuing a foreign citizen a single or a multiple-entry visa, which will be sent via electronic communication channels to the appropriate diplomatic or consular office of the Russian Federation at the request of ANO "Organizing Committee" Sochi 2014 ".

The law also establishes the possibility of issuing multiple-entry visas to temporary staff for a period up to one year, renewable for not more than one year (at present visa is issued for up to three months).

In addition, amendments are made to the Tax Code with regard to the exemption from the payment of the state registration fee for the issuance of an Invitation to travel to Russia during the organizing and holding of the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games 2014 in Sochi for certain categories of foreign citizens. 

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