Russia: Visa Formalities Waived for the Dominican Republic; New Work Permit Regulations Issued

December 30, 2020 Lucy Halse

Key Points

  • The Russian government is waiving visa formalities with the Dominican Republic
  • Citizens of Russia and the Dominican Republic can travel visa-free for 60 days per 180-day period between the two countries
  • Visas are required for individuals planning to stay past 60 days for work or commercial activities
  • The government has issued new regulations for work permits and invitation letters
  • New application forms will be required for work permits and invitation letters on January 1, 2021

Overview

The Russian government has announced an agreement with the Government of the Dominican Republic to waive visa formalities.

What are the Changes?

Visa-free travel is now permitted between the two countries for up to 60 days in a 180-day period, starting from the date of entry. Individuals who intend to stay longer than 60 days per 180-day period to perform work or commercial activities must apply for a visa.

Additionally, the Russian government has announced new regulations for work permits and invitation letters. On December 2, 2020, the government published new Administrative Regulations of the Internal Affairs Ministry of Russia. The regulations introduced new application forms for invitation letters to be used by organizations and foreign citizens. Additionally, the government published a new Order of the Internal Affairs Ministry of Russia. The order introduces new application forms for first-time and renewal work permits. New application forms will also be used for amending work permits and issuing duplicate work permits. Both changes take effect in 2021.

What Should Employers and Applicants Know?

The new application forms will be used starting on January 1, 2021.  

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