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RUSSIA – New Fingerprinting Requirement for Certain Visa Applicants

As a result of an order signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, visa applicants in five countries must undergo fingerprinting beginning December 10th,, 2014. Individuals applying for any type of Russian visa in Denmark, Ireland, Myanmar, Namibia, the U.K., or at Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport will soon be subject to the new fingerprinting requirements. Although the impact on processing times will be minimal, applicants should be aware of this new requirement. Russian officers plan to eventually enforce fingerprinting at all consular posts, however, no timeline has been set.

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