The US and Russia have decided to exhibit monumental collaboration and showcase a one of kind travel visa change. On or around Sept 9th, the two countries will set forth to introduce a simplified visa process, which will allow applicants to possess a three year visa. Currently, the maximum allotment for travel visas to Russia is one year. So as one could see, a three year validity visa would prove to be extremely beneficial to business and tourist travelers. Also, this three year visa will allow travelers to stay for a maximum of six months.
These changes have been initiated by Washington in order to improve relations with Moscow and generate revenue through tourism and business trade. Also, the US government hopes to negate a stipulation of the Russian visa procedure which requires US travelers to obtain a written invitation from a Russian citizen or a recognized organization. The US does not reciprocate this policy, but they do ask first time applicants to attend an in person interview. The US will not amend this part of the visa process.
All and all, pending Parliamentary or Congressional blocking, this monumental agreement will begin in a few short weeks. Stay tuned for updates as they become available and check out our webpage as we will be one of the first companies to offer a three visa.