Russian external passports extended by Russian Consulates or Embassies overseas are not considered valid for departure from Russia no matter how long the extension. Ready passport will be mailed back to you via reliable FedEx service. Have a valid passport To apply for a visa, you must have a Passport that is valid for at least six months after your visa expires. Our experienced team will prepare all consular forms and applications for you strictly in accordance with the formal requirements. Even Better would be to come to a small city in Russia Not Moscow or St.
United States law enforcement agencies do not have jurisdiction to investigate crimes against U. You are about to visit:. In some Visa Centers they will also ask you a photocopy of your passport identity page. Russian officials may unreasonably delay U. The cards are generally distributed to passengers on incoming flights and left in literature racks at arrival points. Foreign citizens face fines, up to 15 days in jail, and deportation. One of them, actually told me to put any address in my form, because the agency doesnt deal with my state.
Making that first contact with 2ndPassports. There are different visas for professionals in specialized fields H1B , workers transferring to a company office in the United States L , athletes and entertainers P , cultural exchange workers Q , religious workers R , and people with extraordinary talent or skill O. Russian law criminalizes proselytizing outside of a registered house of worship. I will google and compare them. Next, click Complete new application form. You should also have at least two blank pages available. Although, if you already have a passport and electronic copies of your documents, as I explain in this article, it is possible to get through the process in 2 weeks or 3 or 4 days if you use the expedited process.
If you violate these laws, even unknowingly, you may be arrested, fined, imprisoned, or expelled and may be banned from re-entering Russia. Second, you should bring in your old Russian passport or a copy of it to the Russian embassy or consulate. Even if the visa is misdated through error of a Russian Embassy or Consulate, the traveler will still not be allowed into Russia before the visa start date or be allowed to leave after the visa expiration date. This mirrors the fee that the Russian Federation charges to U. Read this step by step guide:. Choose a password to be able to recover the form later for example: ma123456789. We understand how important is getting your papers especially Russian passports in time, and we will be happy to assist you in preparing all required documents in shortest time.
The nation encompasses both massive cities and untouched wildernesses, and it has something for every type of traveler. Travelers with expired visas should also be aware that they may have difficulty checking into a hotel, hostel, or other lodging establishment. Amazingly, you can start the process by simply walking into the appropriate government office. Do not attempt to climb Mount Elbrus, as travelers must pass close to volatile and insecure areas of the North Caucasus region. This type of visa requires a letter of invitation written by your Russian business contact, but the details of what must be included on this letter are very specific. Documents to Bring: The consul will be more interested in what you have to say rather than what documents you present. Please note the following exceptions.
You will be able to go through the whole process by email and mail. I recommend you use hotels with free cancellation. Embassy of arrests of U. This way later, if you want, you can change hotels. It must be kept in mind that in essence the business visa is not addressed to these travelers, but the Russian authorities have always been permissive with this practice maybe one day it will change. Poland may be an exception.
Simply click on the A4 Print button. Simply include random hotels in the invitation letter and once obtained the visa you can stay where you want. I hate living in a country that antagonizes Iran. Visa for Russia can also be obtained directly from Consulate. See our for more information. I would approach with extreme caution if I were you.
Exercise Increased Caution due to terrorism, harassment, and the arbitrary enforcement of local laws. When should I start applying to get a visa? What types of visas exist? And of wourse I would not like to renounce my actual citizenships French and Hungarian. North Caucasus including Chechnya and Mount Elbrus Terrorist attacks and risk of civil unrest continue throughout the North Caucasus region including in Chechnya, North Ossetia, Ingushetia, Dagestan, Stavropol, Karachayevo-Cherkessiya, and Kabardino-Balkariya. A consent obtained in the United States from a U. A valid visa is necessary to depart Russia.
It will also help the person get a Russian visa outside Russia in case the exit-reentry visa is lost while traveling. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. Most of these will be in the Russian language, of course. In the Republic of Chechnya, local authorities may harbor particular hostility towards U. For example, the agency offers visa processing services, for which you must complete your form and make the payment. Customer Service there I would say the best I ever had and they told me I would get my passport in 3 months, but I actually got my Russian passport in 2 months and 1 week. The website provides the most up to date information regarding visa regulations and requirements.
No matter which method you choose, it never hurts to ask for help from travel experts. The Russian government maintains a restrictive and complicated visa regime for foreigners who visit, transit, or reside in the Russian Federation. Embassy or Consulate for assistance. You will also receive the invitation in your email. Corruption is not punishable for haves and is fully punishable for have nots in fact, just like everything else in this country.