Visa Europe Framework Agreement

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. 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. 1. The diplomatic and consular missions of the Member States and the Russian Federation make a decision on the visa application within ten calendar days of receipt of the application and the documents necessary to issue the visa. 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. COMPTE OF the protocol on the position of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Ireland, as well as the protocol incorporating the Schengen acquis within the framework of the European Union annexed to the Treaty on the European Union of 7 February 1992, and the Treaty establishing the European Community of 25 March 1957, confirming that the provisions of this agreement do not apply to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Ireland. , COMPTE TENU of the joint declaration adopted at the St. Petersburg Summit of 31 May 2003, which stipulates that the European Union and the Russian Federation agree to consider visa waiver conditions as a long-term perspective, 1. The facilitation of the issuance of visas under this agreement applies only to citizens of the European Union and the Russian Federation as long as they are not exempt from the visa requirement by the laws and regulations of the Russian Federation, the Community or the Member States, this agreement or other international agreements. Working on visas means committing to doing the right thing for our clients, and if we work towards creating a single global visa, that focus will be maintained.

The Code of Conduct provides a clear framework for staff to help us cope with this transition while continuing to provide a reliable service based on international acceptance and security. 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. 4. This agreement may be amended by the written agreement of the parties. The amendments come into effect after the parties have informed each other of the completion of their internal procedures necessary for this purpose. 1. The diplomatic and consular missions of the Member States and the Russian Federation impose entry bans of up to five years for the following categories of citizens: 3. The time to decide on a visa application can be reduced to three working days or less in an emergency.

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