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eVisa for New Zealand
From 1 October an eVisa is required to enter New Zealand.
You can apply for it on our website on the following link:
UPDATE: Important note about entering China
When entering China, the following must be presented with
immediate effect, according to the type of visa:
- Business visa: copy of invitation letter
- Tourist visas: copy hotel bookings and air tickets
Closed Consulates September 2019
Pakistan: 09.09.2019 & 10.09.2019
India: 09.09.2019 - 13.09.2019
Malaysia: 02.09.2019 & 09.09.2019 & 16.09.2019
China Zurich: 30.09.2019 - 02.10.2019
China Bern: 01.10.2019 - 03.10.2019
UPDATE: Important note about the new visa center fees from China
Day Express is no longer available
Please note that with the opening of the Visacenters, China will also abolish the same-day express. That means, the same-day express is now called urgency and the passport returns is new on the following working day after 12 o'clock. The surcharge for the visacenter in this case is CHF 280.-
2 days Express new in 3 days:
The 2-day Express is now called Express. The application now takes 3 working days and costs an additional CHF 215.40
Standard also gets more expensive:
The standard application continues to take 4 business days and costs CHF 118.50 surcharge
It now requires the following documents:
Earlier visa China
- Copy of the last visa for China
Furthermore we kindly ask you to attach the following documents each time in the future:
Previous passport or additional form
- If the passport has been issued on January 1, 2015 or later, additionally theoriginal, previous passport. If the previous passport is not available, a statement signed in the original (download), must be enclosed with the documents.
Visa fees and AVS processing fees remain unchanged.
E-Visa Myanmar & Ethiopia
To make it easier to apply for an e-Visa for Myanmar and Ethiopia, we have launched an easy-to-use online form on our website. So you can now conveniently apply for and receive your visa for the two countries - without the submission of documents - online.
Important note regarding visa application photos - 11.07.2018
The Russian Embassy implements the requirements for timeliness and quality with immediate effect on the photo, which must not be older than 6 months. Doubts of the consulate are sufficient to prevent the acceptance of the photo. We urge you to only use 3.5 x 4.5 cm color photos with a light / white background no older than 6 months in the application. Only then a timely processing and return can be ensured. Thank you for your comprehension.
Registration of the visa in Russia - 11.07.2018
Please note that visas for stays of 7 days or more must be registered after entering Russia. As usual, the hotel will register you upon check-in. Alternatively, this can be done by the authorities in Russia or via AVS allvisumservice GmbH. Failure to comply with this rule can result in significant delays and termination issues.