Rus News Journal

Senators have simplified a visa regime with Switzerland

the Federation Council ratified today the agreement between Russia and Switzerland about simplification of procedure of issue of visas to citizens. The document has been signed in Bern in September, 2009. The reciprocal treaty establishes the simplified order of registration of unitary visas by period of validity to 3 - h months - under the reference of the accepting organisation without a presentation of invitations.

the Simplified issue of visas is provided for members of official delegations, businessmen, drivers and members of the train brigades which are carrying out international, passenger and the freight traffic, and also for journalists, scientists, culture and formation, schoolboys, students and the post-graduate students going for study or educational training, and, besides, for participants of the international sports actions and programs of exchanges between twin towns, and also for the persons visiting military and civil burial places.

Besides, the agreement solves questions of registration of multi-visas by period of validity till 5 years. For owners of diplomatic passports the visa-free regime of trips for the term of no more than 90 days during each period in 180 days is provided. By data the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Switzerland has already executed all interstate procedures necessary for the introduction of the agreement in force.