The Russian government has decided to simplify the procedure for entering the country, which will affect primarily foreign investors and holders of work visas.

  • Foreign investors, as well as business owners and heads of companies operating in Russia, are now able to apply for a visa and enter the country to hold meetings with business partners.
  • Ordinary work visas, as well as work visas for highly skilled professionals (HQS) for citizens of countries with which the Russian Federation has resumed air traffic (including for Germany) can now be issued without a request from the competent ministry.

The simplification of the procedure of entering the country is associated with lobbying initiatives of the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce, the Association of European Businesses and other business associations.