EU agrees to completely suspend visa facilitation agreement with Russia

EU member states have finally agreed to a decision to completely suspend the visa facilitation agreement with Russia from 12 September.

“Today the Council decided to suspend the entire visa facilitation agreement between the European Union and Russia. Accordingly, the general rules of visa law will apply to Russian citizens,” the Council of the European Union said in a statement. distributed on Friday in Brussels.

The Council stressed that this decision “will lead to an increase in the visa fee from 35 euros to 80 euros, the need to provide additional documentary evidence, an increase in the time for issuing visas and tightening the rules for issuing multiple visas.”

The Council of the European Union added: “The decision is expected to be published in the Official Gazette on 9 September 2022. It will come into force from the date of its adoption and will be implemented from September 12, 2022. “

Source: TASS

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