Changes in the Agreement on Visas between EU and the Russian Federation

The agreement on the facilitation of the issuance of visas between EU and the Russian Federation has been partially suspended due to the recent events in Ukraine

The agreement on the facilitation of the issuance of visas between EU and the Russian Federation has been partially suspended due to the recent events in Ukraine

With Council Decision 2022/333 of the European Council on 25 February the agreement of 1 June 2017 between the European Community and the Russian Federation on the facilitation of the issuance of short-term visas (max. 90 days over 180 days) to their citizens has been suspended.

Visa applicants categories

The agreement which has been temporarily concerns the following categories:

 

1. Members of the Russian Federation official delegations:

  • article 4 (1), point (a)
  • article 5, (2), point (a)
  • article 5, (3)
  • article 6, (3), points (b) (c)
  • article 6, (1)
  • article 7

 

2. Members of the Russian Federation national and regional Governments and Parliaments, the Russian Federation Constitutional Court and the Russian Federation Supreme Court, in the exercise of their duties: article 5 (1), point (a)

 

3. Citizens of the Russian Federation holding valid diplomatic passports:

  • article 11 (1)
  • article 6 (1)
  • article 7

 

4. Business people and representatives of business organizations:

  • article 4 (1), point (b)
  • article 5 (2), point (b)
  • article 6 (1)
  • article 7

 

The agreement has been suspended under article 15 (5), due to the recent events occurred in Ukraine to ensure the safety of the Union and its Member States.

Due to peculiar agreements, Ireland and Denmark have not adopted this decision.

 


 

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