Russian Travel Digest

New Spanish visa centers will be opened in eight regions of Russia

According to the General Consulate of Spain, since March 3 the eight visa centers will be opened in Saratov, Nizhny Novgorod, Voronezh, Samara, Ufa, Krasnoyarsk, Perm and Krasnodar.

Addresses of the new visa centers:

Saratov, 410031, st. Pervomayskaya, 74

Nizhny Novgorod, 603086, st. Kerchenskaya, 13 (Business Center “Time”)

Voronezh, 394030, per. Bakunina, 11 (Business Center “Viel”)

Samara, 443070, st. Partisanskaya, 86 (Business Center “Partizan”)

Ufa, 450077, st. Lenin, 70 (Business Centre “Garda”)

Krasnoyarsk, 660049, st. Uritskogo, 51

Perm, 614000, st. Siberian, 47a

Krasnodar, 350000, st. Krasnoarmeyskaya 43 (Business Center “Olympic Plaza”)

Earlier, in late December, the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs replaced the Russian service-visa centers operator VFS Global by BLS International Services Ltd. By this reason, VFS Global has started to close their offices, while the BLS International Services Ltd possessed only two offices - in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

This development led the market representatives to think about a serious threat of the reduction of tourist traffic from the regions to Spain. However, the general consulate of the country informed, that soon the BLS company will provide services in the same regions, where the previous operator was acting.

In early February the Spanish visa centers were opened in Ekaterinburg, Kazan, Novosibirsk and Rostov-on-Don.