2. The contracting parties charge a fee of EUR 70 for the processing of visas if the visa applicant and the supporting documents have been filed by the visa applicant within three days of his scheduled departure date. This does not apply to cases in Article 6, paragraphs 3, b) and (f) and Article 7, paragraph 3. 1. The facilitation of the issuance of visas under this agreement applies only to citizens of the European Union and the Russian Federation as long as they are not exempt from the visa requirement by the laws and regulations of the Russian Federation, the Community or the Member States, this agreement or other international agreements. 1. The diplomatic and consular missions of the Member States and the Russian Federation establish multiple entry visas for up to five years for the following categories of citizens: 4. This agreement may be amended by the written agreement of the parties. The amendments come into effect after the parties have informed each other of the completion of their internal procedures necessary for this purpose. From its effective date, this agreement prevails over the provisions of bilateral or multilateral agreements or agreements between Member States and the Russian Federation, as the provisions of these latest agreements or arrangements relate to issues dealt with in this agreement. 2.
By derogation from paragraph 1 of this article, this agreement does not enter into force until the date of the readmission agreement between the Russian Federation and the European Community, when that date is closest to that set out in paragraph 1 of this article. COMPTE in view of the joint declaration adopted at the St. Petersburg Summit on 31 May 2003, which stipulates that the European Union and the Russian Federation have agreed to consider visa waiver conditions as a long-term perspective, duration of visa processing procedures Members of national and regional governments and national and regional parliaments, constitutional courts and supreme courts if they are not exempt from the visa requirement by this agreement , in the performance of their duties, with a duration of validity limited to their mandate if it is less than five years; Subject to national national security rules and regulations of the Russian Federation and Member States and subject to EU rules on visas with limited territorial validity, citizens of the Russian Federation and the European Union are allowed to travel on the territory of the Member States and the Russian Federation on an equal footing with the citizens of the European Union and Russia.