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December 10, 2014


About the new requirement for foreign citizens and stateless persons have to provide their biometric data when applying for Russian visas.



In accordance with the Executive Order of the President of the Russian Federation No. 735 from November 24, 2014, «On Collecting Biometric Personal Data of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons», from December 10, 2014 the Russia Visa Centres in UK (London, Edinburgh) and Denmark (Copenhagen), in the Russian Consulates in Myanmar and Namibia, in the Russian Foreign Ministry’s representative office at the border check point in Vnukovo International Airport start collecting biometric data (fingerprints) of all foreign citizens and stateless persons, for each application for Russian visa.





Biometric data will not be collected when issuing diplomatic and official visas and for individuals under 12 years of age.


In the event of refusal to undergo this procedure, the applicant will not be issued a visa.






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