Visas: Russia

Home Office written question – answered on 23rd September 2022.

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Photo of Stewart McDonald Stewart McDonald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on the suspension of tourist visas for Russian citizens wishing to visit the UK.

Photo of Tom Pursglove Tom Pursglove The Minister of State, Home Department

Russian nationals are permitted to make UK visa applications as there may still be legitimate reasons why they might seek to come to the UK, such as to visit family members.

We have introduced measures for Russian nationals applying for visas which includes additional and robust checks.

The Nationality and Borders Act (NABA) 2022 also gave the Home Secretary powers to impose visa penalties on any country, including those that pose a risk to international peace and security. We keep this under constant review.

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