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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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grad, on the I3th/i6thjuly 1915, it has been arranged that from the
19th July/ist August 1915, certificates of origin of goods which are
dispatched from Great Britain and the British Empire to Russia,
are to be delivered or certified free of charge.

But, if the document in question is a bill of lading, then its
legislation must be charged in accordance with Art. 25 of the Consular Tariff,
and Subsection 28 of the Explanatory Notes to the Tariff. (Part 8,
Chapter III. of this " Guide.")

Bills of lading referring to Coal are charged with the Consular
fee of 3 roubles only, there being no change in this respect.

CHAPTER II.—Visa of Passports.

Every foreigner who wishes to enter Russia, whether by sea or by
land, must be provided with a passport issued by the competent

Foreigners permanently residing in Russia, who have received
from the authorities in Russia passports for travelling temporarily
abroad, may return to Russia on such passports, which1 passports
do not require the Consular visa.

Foreigners from the Transcaucasus, arriving in Russia by way
of the Asiatic frontier, must be provided with passports issued by
Russian Legations or Consulates.2 Foreign ministers of religion
entering Russia from Turkey must be provided with passports issued
by the Russian Ambassador at Constantinople.

All other foreigners must be provided with national passports
issued by the competent authorities of their country and vise by a
Russian Legation or State Consulate.3

The Consular vise must mention in the Russian language the
name or names of the persons to whom the passport has been issued.4
When affixing their vise to passports of prospective travellers
in Russian Central Asia, Russian State Consular Officers must acquaint
them in writing, or orally, that they must apply for permission to
their diplomatic representative in Petrograd, and must give at least
three weeks’ notice.

This communication must not be done by writing on the passports.5
Passports of foreigners who apply for visa of same to Elective
Consular Officers must be sent to the State Consul to whom the

1 Passport Reg., Art. 215.

2 Ibid., Art. 218.

3 Ibid., Art. 217. The passport must be issued by the chief officials.
Passports issued by subordinate officials and magistrates cannot be vise. Passport
Reg., Art. 220.

4 Circular of the II. Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of 19th July 1907, No. 9746.

5 Circular of the I. Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of
12th January 1909, No. 204. A letter of that department to the Russian
Consul-General in London, 26th July 1912, No. 5941.

§ 57.

Visa of

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