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ORDER OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of June 9, 2003 No. 335

About approval of the Regulations on establishment of form of the visa, procedure and conditions of its registration and issue, prolongation of term of its action, its recovery in case of loss, and also procedure for cancellation of the visa

(as amended on 11-09-2021)

According to the Federal Law "About Procedure for Departure from the Russian Federation and Entry into the Russian Federation" (Russian Federation Code, 1996, No. 34, Art. 4029; 1998, No. 30, Art. 3606; 1999, No. 26, Art. 3175; No. 2, the Art. 159) the Government of the Russian Federation decides 2003,:

1. Approve the enclosed Regulations on establishment of form of the visa, procedure and conditions of its registration and issue, prolongation of term of its action, its recovery in case of loss, and also procedure for cancellation of the visa.

2. To federal executive bodies to bring the regulatory legal acts into accord with this resolution in 3-month time from the date of its official publication.

Russian Prime Minister

M. Kasyanov

Approved by the Order of the Government of the Russian Federation of June 9, 2003 No. 335

Regulations on establishment of form of the visa, procedure and conditions of its registration and issue, prolongation of term of its action, its recovery in case of loss, and also procedure for cancellation of the visa

I. General provisions

1. This Provision establishes form of the visa issued to the foreign citizen procedure and conditions of its registration and issue, prolongation of term of its action, recovery in case of loss, and also cancellation and extends to all categories of visas.

2. If the international treaty of the Russian Federation establishes other rules, than those which are provided by this Provision are effective rules of the international treaty.

3. In this Provision the concept "foreign citizen" includes the concept "stateless person", except as specified, when the federal legislation for the stateless person establishes the special rules different from the rules established for foreign citizens.

4. The visa is the entry visa to the Russian Federation, stay in the Russian Federation and transit through the territory of the Russian Federation of the foreign citizen during visa effective period according to the procedure, established by the legislation of the Russian Federation, except as specified when in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation entry into the Russian Federation can be not resolved the foreign citizen or is not allowed or the decision on undesirability of its stay (residence) in the Russian Federation is made on the foreign citizen.

5. The visa is drawn up on the form or with use of mastic stamp in forms and according to the procedure according to appendices No. 1 - 4.

The visa which is drawn up with violation of the requirements established by this Provision is considered invalid.

6. The visa is issued by state body of the Russian Federation, specially on that the authorized legislation of the Russian Federation (further hereinafter is referred to as - authorized state body), to the foreign citizen who can address to this body personally or through properly authorized representative.

7. The authorized state bodies having the right to draw up, issue, extend the visa validity, to recover or cancel the visa are:

a) diplomatic representation or consular establishment of the Russian Federation;

b) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, representative office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in the territory of the Russian Federation, including at the check point through frontier of the Russian Federation;

c) Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and its territorial authority.

8. The authorized state body having the right to extend the visa validity is the representative office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation located in the border territory.

The authorized state body having the right to extend the validity of the visa and to cancel the visa, the boundary body of Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation located at the check point through frontier of the Russian Federation is.

9. The question of issue to the foreign citizen of the visa is considered by authorized state body in the presence of the basis for issue of visa and after submission by the foreign citizen or his representative to the specified state body of all necessary documents listed in the Section III of this provision.

9-1. To the foreign citizen who is in the state which is not the state of its civil accessory, the visa is drawn up and issued only on condition of availability at it of permission to continuous stay in this country more than 90 days.

The visa can be drawn up and issued to the foreign citizen who is in the state which is not the state of its civil accessory without observance of the specified condition:

according to the decision of the head of diplomatic representation or consular establishment of the Russian Federation due to the need of entry into the Russian Federation for participation in the international and interstate official, economic, social and political, scientific, cultural, sporting and religious events, or for the emergency treatment, or owing to serious illness or the death of the close relative living in the Russian Federation;

according to the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the basis of the international principle of reciprocity.".

10. For execution of the visa, including for prolongation of term of its action and recovery, the state fee and other charges established by the legislation of the Russian Federation is collected.

11. The term of execution of the visa constitutes no more than 20 working days from date of the address of the foreign citizen, except as specified, established by the Federal Law "About Procedure for Departure from the Russian Federation and Entry into the Russian Federation". Date of the request for receipt of a visa day of submission of all documents provided by this Provision processed properly is considered. In case of introduction by foreign state of longer term of issue of visas to citizens of the Russian Federation the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation can on the basis of the international principle of reciprocity independently increase the term of issue of visas to citizens of the corresponding foreign state.

12. In issue of visa to the foreign citizen it can be refused the cases established by the legislation of the Russian Federation. The authorized state body shall not explain causes of failure.

13. The purpose of visit of the foreign citizen is specified in the visa according to the list of the purposes of trips used in case of registration and issue of visas to foreign citizens. The specified list affirms the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in coordination with the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation and Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation.

14. The data specified in the visa and also data on registration, issue, prolongation of term of its action, recovery or cancellation of the visa are visa information.

15. The document based on which the visa is issued is stored in authorized state body within year from expiry date of the visa.

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