A new type of visa for entry into the Russian Federation was introduced in order to obtain a temporary residence permit
According to the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1400 dated November 20, 2017 "On Amendments to the Regulations on the Establishment of a Visa Form, the Procedure and Conditions for its Formulation and Issue, Extension of its Term, Restoration in the Event it becomes lost, and the Procedure for the Cancellation of a Visa," a new type of ordinary visa to enter the Russian Federation in order to obtain a temporary residence permit (RWP) - is issued for up to 4 months by the diplomatic mission or consular office of the Russian Federation. It should be noted that such a visa can only be a single entry visa.
At the same time, when a foreign citizen is issued a temporary residence permit to the Russian Federation, he/she also gets a multiple-entry visa for a temporary resident for the duration of the noted permit.
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