Tightening the visa scheme and employment procedure for citizens of Turkey

Citizens of Turkey will need a visa to enter the Russian Federation as from January 01, 2016. Visa-free entrance remains possible for the Turkish citizens having a temporary residence permit, residence permit or official or special passports (currently important for diplomatic representative offices and consular agencies).

Additionally, the Decrees of the Russian Federation suspending the receipt of documents for the issue of permits for the Turkish citizens on behalf of all companies except legal entities approved by a separate list (the total of 53 companies in different territorial entities of the Russian Federation, primarily development and construction companies) also became effective on January 01.

You can read the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation governing the list of companies at: http://www.garant.ru/hotlaw/federal/688367/