Friday, August 18, 2017

Lithuania opens visa center in Moscow

The first Lithuanian visa center in the world will open in Russia on March 21 in order to ease the procedure of obtaining visas in Moscow.

The Lithuanian Embassy in Moscow currently issues Schengen visas, RIA Novosti reports.

The price can range from anywhere between $38.72 and $51.62 depending on the urgency. The price for visas at the center in Moscow will be higher by $23.23.

Renatas Norkus, the Lithuanian Ambassador to Russia, said that visa centers will be opening in several cities in late March and early April. Cities set to open visa centers include Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok, Irkutsk, Khabarovsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Sochi, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Krasnodar and Ufa.

On December 21, 2007, Lithuania and the Baltic states of Estonia and Latvia joined the Schengen visa zone agreement, according to RIA Novosti.