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Most electronic visas to the Far East issued to residents of China

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Citizens of Japan and Morocco come next. This interesting statistics was reported by the Ministry for Development of Russian Far East.

In August, a simplified visa regime began operating in the Far East in the Freeport of Vladivostok. For two months an electronic visa was received by over 3 thousand people - 3,032 people from 15 countries.

As a rule, foreigners receive a single business, tourist and humanitarian visa.

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Most electronic visas (1551) were issued to Chinese citizens.

Japan ranks second. 1048 electronic visas approved, 639 people have already used it.

Morocco takes the third place with 113 issued visas.

Citizens of 12 more countries were also approved: Algeria (94 people), India (75 people), Singapore (68 people), Tunisia (24 people), Turkey (24 people), Iran (15 people), United Arab Emirates (11 people), Saudi Arabia (9 people), Mexico (9 people), North Korea (5 people), Qatar (2 people), Kuwait (2 people).

Now, citizens of 18 countries can apply for an electronic visa on a specialized website. This must be done 4 days before the proposed entry. An electronic visa is issued free and without charging any fees.

The list of countries citizens of which can visit Russia via electronic visas through check points in the Freeport of Vladivostok is determined by the Government of Russia. Simplified visa procedures will benefit the residents of such countries as Brunei, India, China, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Qatar, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey.

From January 1, 2018, the application of the electronic visa will expand. With its help it will be possible to come to Kamchatka and the Sakhalin region. To this end, 11 checkpoints will operate under the new order.

So far, there are two border checkpoints in Vladivostok: a sea crossing point and Knevichi International Airport. Starting next year, it is planned to open railway checkpoints Pogranichny, Khasan, Makhalino, automobile check points Poltavka, Turiy Rog, sea checkpoints Zarubino, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Korsakov and Posiet.