Just a quick heads up to let you know that there have been a few changes to Russian Visa regulations recently.
Firstly, and probably most significantly, Russian visa applications can usually only be made in the country in which you hold citizenship. The only exceptions to this are if you can present proof that you are entitled to be in that country for more than 90 days, or if you need the visa in an emergency.
I can see this causing a few problems to those who like to nip out of Russia for a few days holiday on a Baltic beach and, while they’re abroad, pop into the local consulate to renew their visa…
The second changes are to do with the rules regarding multiple entry Russian visas. Basically multiple entry visa holders will now be able to stay in Russia for any 90 days out of a 180 day period. Interestingly though, you can now only apply for a multiple entry visa if you have previously held a russian visa – otherwise you are restricted to using a single or double entry visa.
Thanks to Way to Russia for initially pointing these changes out.