The most common reasons for the treatment of temporarily staying citizens abroad in Russian consular offices are loss of documents, detention by local law enforcement agencies, including violations of the migration regime of the host country, road accidents, and the need for evacuation for medical reasons.
When applying to a Russian overseas institution, it should be borne in mind that not all the problems that arise for Russian citizens abroad, the representative of the consular service can decide.
Thus, Russian overseas institutions can not perform the following actions:
In exceptional cases - when there is an immediate threat to life - it is possible to assist in the return of citizens of the Russian Federation who have found themselves on the territory of a foreign state without means of subsistence to Russia.
In case of loss of a passport abroad, expiration of its validity period, it is necessary to issue a temporary document certifying the identity of a citizen of the Russian Federation - a certificate of return. As the head of the consular department of the Russian Federation in Cyprus Andrei Savushkin explained, with the loss of the passport, it is first of all necessary to apply at the nearest police station and only after that apply to the Russian consulate. As a rule, the registration of the certificate of return takes several days.
It is strongly recommended that you arrange medical insurance in any case, even if it is not required to obtain a visa or to enter a country. According to Article 14 of the Federal Law "On the Procedure for Departure from the Russian Federation and Entry into the Russian Federation", payment for medical services, expenses related to evacuation for medical reasons, and in the case of a fatal outcome - the return of the remains to their homeland is carried out at the expense of the insurance policy.
In the event that information on the detention of a Russian citizen arrives at a consular post, the consul can recommend him a qualified lawyer and interpreter, assist in establishing contacts with relatives and friends, and monitor the progress of court hearings and compliance with procedural rules.
Phone: + 357 22 776 832
Fax: + 357 22 783 030
Hours of reception: Monday to Friday - from 9: 00 to 13: 00.
Telephone for emergency communication: + 357 22 774 622.