for the Russian Federation, a European Union citizen who has obtained a temporary residence permit, residence permit or education or work visa for a period of more than 90 days in the Russian Federation, the EU aims to achieve full reciprocity in issuing visas with third countries whose nationals are exempt from the visa requirement. As a result, EU citizens do not need a visa to travel to these third countries. From its effective date, this agreement prevails over the provisions of bilateral or multilateral agreements or agreements between Member States and the Russian Federation, as the provisions of these latest agreements or arrangements relate to issues dealt with in this agreement. members of national and regional governments and parliaments, constitutional courts and supreme courts, where they are not exempt from the visa requirement by this agreement, in the course of their duties, with a limited term of office if the term of office is less than five years; Citizens of the European Union and the Russian Federation who are unure to leave the territory of the Russian Federation and Member States for reasons of force majeure on the date indicated in their visa have extended the duration of their visa free of charge, in accordance with the legislation that the host State applies for the period necessary upon their return to the State of residence. 2. By derogation from paragraph 1 of this article, this agreement does not enter into force until the date of the readmission agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community, when that date is closest to that set out in paragraph 1 of this article. 3. For the categories of citizens covered in paragraph 1, all categories of visas are issued in accordasity under the simplified procedure, without the need to justify, invite or validate the purpose of the trip, as required by the parties` legislation. 1. Citizens of the Russian Federation or member states holding valid diplomatic passports may enter, leave and transit visa-free on the territory of the Member States or the Russian Federation. The EU visa easing agreements with the following third countries no longer apply to biometric passport holders from countries that were subsequently exempted from the visa requirement: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia (former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Serbia and Ukraine.
The borderless Schengen area cannot function effectively without a common visa policy that facilitates the entry of legal visitors into the EU while strengthening internal security. The EU has adopted a common policy on visas for transit or planned stays in the territory of a Schengen state, lasting no more than 90 days over a period of 180 days and transit in the international transit zones of the airports of the Schengen states. In 2016, the 26 Schengen states issued 13.9 million „Schengen visas”. Full data on Schengen visas can be find below on this page. This card is only used for reference purposes. Regulation (EC) 539/2001 sets out the current visa rules. The names used and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion of the European Union on the status of a country, territory, city or territory or its authorities, or on the delimitation of its borders or borders. The agreements, all of which have similar content and structure, apply to planned stays in the Schengen area up to 90 days per semester (short stays). They apply to nationals of these countries around the world.
2. The national law of the Russian Federation, Member States or Community law applies to matters not covered by this agreement, such as refusal to issue a visa, recognition of travel documents, proof of sufficient livelihoods and refusal of entry and deportation.