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In a press-service of the European Commission representation in Moscow revealed the price of the visa fee for the Russians after the introduction of the new rules of obtaining Schengen visas. This is reported by “Izvestia”.
It is noted that the value of the Schengen area will remain the same — 35 euros (1742 rubles). This amount is spelled out in the agreement on simplification of visa regime between Russia and the European Union, which was concluded in 2006. The cost of the Schengen area for citizens of most other countries, where there is a visa regime with the EU has increased.
A new amendment to the visa code will take effect from 2 February. Representatives of several tourism companies told about the obvious advantage in innovation. So, travelers will have the opportunity to apply for a visa for six months, not three months before the trip. This will avoid delays in periods of high demand.
In June, the EU Council approved amendments to the visa code, which will make obtaining long-term Schengen visas for foreigners. Now visa with multiple entry for one year will be issued on the condition that the traveler received and lawfully used three visas in the previous two years. In addition, travelers can apply for visas six months before the planned trip instead of the current three months and not later than 15 days before the trip.
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