Information for Russian entry visa applicants

DEAR APPLICANTS FOR RUSSIAN ENTRY VISAS,

IN ACCORDANCE TO THE NEW RUSSIAN LEGISLATION IN ORDER TO IMPROVE AND STRENGTHEN THE RUSSIAN VISA ISSUANCE PROCEDURE THE CONSULAR SECTION OF THE EMBASSY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN THE REPUBLIC OF NAMIBIA LAUNCHES A BIOMETRIC VISA SYSTEM.

TO FULFIL THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEW SYSTEM THE CONSULAR SECTION STARTS TO COLLECT FINGERPRINTS FROM ALL APPLICANTS FOR RUSSIAN ENTRY VISAS FROM DECEMBER 10, 2014.

APPLICANTS FOR DIPLOMATIC AND OFFICIAL VISAS AS WELL AS CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD ARE EXEMPT FROM THE PROCEDURE.

THE FINGERPRINTS WILL BE TAKEN IN NON-INK ELECTRONIC FORMAT AND STORED IN A RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT DATABASE SECURED TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS.