Regarding increasing the period for which visas issued to close relatives of Russian citizens are valid
The period of stay in the Russian Federation on a multiple-entry visa for close relatives of Russian citizens has been increased to 1 year according to Resolution No. 1412 approved by the Government of the Russian Federation.
Close relatives are defined as and include the following:
- spouse (husband);
- spouse (wife);
- parents /adoptive parents;
- children (born to the parent(s));
- the spouses’ children;
- full and or half brothers and sisters;
Previously, there was a restriction on the period of stay of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation on a multiple-entry visa, according to which the period could not exceed 90 days during each period of 180 days.
These amendments were made to the law "On the procedure for leaving the Russian Federation and entering the Russian Federation" and entered into force on September 1, 2021.