Dates of entry/exit question for visa application
Replies: 27 - Last Post: Dec 21, 2012 10:20 PM Last Post By: anmarsaddi75
Dec 10, 2012 2:00 AM
Dec 10, 2012 11:25 AM
16The cost is the same whether you get a tourist visa for 30 days or this new three year visa
Dec 11, 2012 2:03 AM
17They have changed the prices yet again. Prices were the same for tourist visas whether they were 30 days or multiple entry for three years. Now there is a 40 dollar difference but if there is any chance that you might plan to reenter Russia again in the next three years, then getting a multiple entry visa would make sense since the cost difference is minimal given the overall cost.
Dec 11, 2012 2:57 PM
18No, that's not true there's always been a 40 dollar price difference. I'm not an American but even I'm aware of this because I was surprised back when the the price was originally announced that the difference is relatively small.
Dec 12, 2012 2:16 AM
Dec 12, 2012 12:32 PM
20That fact maybe true however the new multiple entry visa to which you referred to in post #15 only became available in September and have NEVER been at the same cost as a 30 day visa.
I would at the very least expect someone dishing out advice on visas and travel to Russia to know what the relevant rules and costs were in their own country.....there's far to much guess work here and too little facts in my opinion.
Dec 16, 2012 3:29 PM
21I haven't seen the visa application form yet since my trip is only in June and so I only plan to apply for the visa in March. However, I did have a couple of questions pertaining to the question about countries visited in the past 10 years:
1. As a general rule, I do not like to knowingly omit information on official documents. If I think hard enough, I could probably remember all the countries I have visited in the past 10 years including the month and year of the visit. However, there is no way I can recall exact dates. Does that particular question just ask for a laundry list of countries or do they also ask for exact dates of the visit to each country? If they do ask for the dates, would month and year be sufficient or do I have to also enter some dates?
2. A few years ago, I attended a conference in Tbilisi, Georgia. As I understand it, Russia and Georgia are not on friendly terms. If I have visited some countries which are not on good terms with Russia, is it a problem if I list it or should I just omit such places? Fortunately, my trip to Georgia was not on my current passport and so my current passport does not show evidence of me having gone to Georgia.
Dec 17, 2012 11:29 AM
Dec 19, 2012 1:35 AM
23There is limited space in which to list the countries. I usually have listed them most recent and then going back and just the years. I have tried to list those countries that are covered in the passport and I usually use the 2 letter country abbreviations.
I wouldn't worry about listing Georgia. I would probably show it. I don't think that the Russians really look at this section but as the US and other countries ask for this information, the Russians seem to feel obliged to do so as well.
Dec 21, 2012 8:55 AM
24i get tourist visa from embassy according to invitation from tourist office in moscow and this invitation just mention moscow as distenation,my question is
can i go directly to krasnoyarsk with out going to moscow?
other question,if i go to moscow and enter from there,can i take airplan to krasnoyarsk and stay there with out staying in moscow?and then back to moscow and directly get out from moscow to my home with out staying in moscow just few hrs???
Dec 21, 2012 11:44 AM
25anmarsaddi75 - it would help to know your passport. You may be able to get an invitation specifically for Krasnoyarsk.
Dec 21, 2012 3:42 PM
26I can't recall seeing anyone having problems when visiting Krasnoyarsk, flying directly to Krasnoyarsk from outside of Russia could lead to complications with local passport control if they should start asking for evidence of itinerary that includes a visit there, they could start asking for details of your hotel for example. Flying to Moscow first and then taking a domestic flight to Krasnoyarsk will avoid this potential problem.
Your visa will mention nothing about where you plan to stay in Russia, so once you've cleared passport control and customs you are free to travel to most places.
The company I use for visa invitations always lists Moscow on the invite plus wherever else I say I'm planning to visit, but I mostly just fly into Moscow and then out again a few hours later on a domestic flight without actually visiting Moscow, this has never been a problem.
Some consulate websites say you should also take a copy you visa invitation so you can show this to the passport control officer if they ask........I've never once been asked to show this.
Dec 21, 2012 10:20 PM
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