Information for nationals of the Russian Federation

16.02.2023 - Article

The European Council has completely suspended the visa facilitation agreement between the European Union and the Russian Federation as of 12 September 2022.

Please note the following changes for Schengen visa applications of Russian nationals:

  • The visa fee for Russian nationals will increase from €35 to €80; children between the ages of 6 and 12 will now pay €40 instead of €35.
  • The processing time for Schengen visa applications in most cases will be 45 days.
  • Multiple-entry visas with a long period of validity will only be issued in exceptional cases.
  • All visa applications will be rigorously examined as to the requirements under the Schengen Visa Code. Information on currant requirements for visas is available here.

Russian nationals holding a valid Schengen visa may enter Germany provided that they meet the entry requirements stipulated by the Schengen Borders Code.

Under the principle of territoriality, an application for asylum cannot be submitted from abroad, but must be made in Germany. Entry visas for the purpose of applying for asylum cannot be issued.

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