RUSSIAN VISAS - INFORMATION

Application Form

The routine of processing Russian visas is known as difficult but we are able to make it smooth. We are a licensed tourist firm and can issue Russian visa papers for group and individual applications. This gives us a distinct advantage over all other groups.

1st stage - INFORMATION
We need to know from you the information to be filled into application form.

Your expedition and dates of your trip in Russia (if you want to spend several additional days, please inform us beforehand, any extensions of Russian tourist visas in-country are impossible; however you can order any extended visa from us for your additional days from us, please inquire).

2nd stage - APPLICATION
When you Russian visa papers are ready in Moscow we send them to you or your group leader by email. You will receive TWO papers - a voucher and a confirmation. Both are important for your application. Print them off. Now add two passport sized photographs of your own.
Find the nearest Russian Consulate to you. In UK this is London, in Ireland it is Orwell Road in Dublin. You need to get the application forms from the Consulate and fill them in. Then deliver application form, photos, voucher and confirmation and visa fee to the Consulate. After a week or so you can collect your passport with the visa inside.
The visa fee. This is currently 30 for British citizens. There are different rates for other nationalities. You will need to inquire from the Consulate. The Consulate will not accept personal cheques. You are best advised to send a postal order or pay by cash.
Postal applications. You can expect your visa back in two weeks time. It can be done in a shorter period, but the costs are higher. Please check with the Consulate for the costs. Post your documents off to the consulate and enclose a self-addressed envelope with the appropriate return postage. You are advised to use the Special Delivery Service, which guarantees next day delivery and compensation if the item gets lost. Recorded delivery is a much cheaper alternative, but you should be warned that each year a few passports have been seriously delayed or lost by the Royal Mail and it is difficult to obtain compensation.
Application form information. Some questions need to be answered on the form which we can help you with.
Eg

  • Name of department - we will inform you depending on trip

  • you are applying for a normal tourist holiday visa

  • Index and name of tourist company is Star Travel

  • answer 'yes' to having official insurance policy

  • Make sure the dates for entry into the country on your visa form conform exactly with the dates that you can see on your voucher and confirmation slip

  • Make sure your passport details conform exactly to the voucher and confirmation slip. If you see an error then inform us straight away please.

  • Make sure you fill in all details about work, position, work address etc

3rd Stage - Arriving in Russia

On the plane -
You will be given a migration card to fill out, with normal personal details to be filled in for your arrival.

On Arrival at airport -
You will fly into Sheremetevo Airport and walk through the building to the customs section. There will be a number of queues for foreigners and it is a simple matter to hand over your passport and migration card there for stamping.

In Country -
In Russian Law any foreigner must register their visa if he/she stays more than 3 days in one place. We will take care about this registration when you arrive but you MUST always be with your group and keep your passport on you at all times. This is important to remember since authorities can ask anytime to see your visa. At each area visited, it will be necessary to register your presence with the local Department. We will do this for you.

ADDRESSES OF RUSSIAN CONSULATES

The Russian Consulate in London is notoriously busy and queuing can take hours. From experience we have found that the Consulate in Scotland is less busy and you may wish to send your passport there instead.
Russian Consulate in Ireland
186, Orwell Road, Rathgar, Dublin 14, Ireland
Phone: +353 492-3492
Telex: (500) 33622 URSS EI
Fax: +353 1 492-6938
Russian Consulate in England
The Embassy of The Russian Federation,
Consular Section,
5 Kensington Palace Gardens,
London W8 4QS
Tel: 0207 229 8027
Fax: 0207 229 3215
Open to personal callers on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between the hours of 09.00 and 11.30
Edinburgh Consulate
Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Edinburgh
58 Melville Street,
Edinburgh EH3 7HL
Telephone: 0131 225 7098,
Fax: 0131 225 9587

If you are abroad and wish to find your nearest Consulate or would like more information on all Consulates please visit www.russianembassy.net  

Visa Services
You may wish to use a visa services company to take the time out of queuing. Simply give them all the papers and a fee to do it for you ! You can find many of these companies in the Yellow Pages or on the internet.

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