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Omani citizens to get Russian visa online

10 Oct 2020

The Omani Embassy in Russia has announced via its twitter account that Omani citizens can obtain  Russian visas online.

A statement issued by the embassy stated, ‘Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has issued a decree involving 52 countries, including Oman, whose citizens will be able to obtain an electronic entry visa for the whole territory of the Russian Federation.’

The decision will take effect from the beginning of 2021. 

According to this decree, it will be possible to enter Russia from any border point (land, sea and air), regardless of the city. The residence period for citizens of the countries covered has been extended to 16 days instead of the previous eight days.

The Omani embassy confirmed that the requirement to obtain an invitation, hotel reservations or any other documents confirming the purpose of the trip has been canceled. The visasissued will be classified as ‘tourist’, ‘commercial’, ‘humanitarian’ or ‘visiting relatives’.

The Omani embassy confirmed that the consular fee to obtain a visa will be US$40. Children under six years get a free visa.

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