/ Short visit to Rusia - tourist visa?

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Greenbanks - on 28 Feb 2013
Do I need a tourist visa - 3 day visit only? If so, how's the best & quickest way to get one?

Cheers!!
Greenbanks - on 28 Feb 2013
In reply to Greenbanks:
Erm...Russia, sorry
In reply to Greenbanks: Yes. You can use an agency, but I've found it, if anything, easier to do it myself directly. http://ru.vfsglobal.co.uk/Visa_application_form.html
In reply to Submit to Gravity: Oh, an advantage of using an agency is that they give you an invitation. If you do it yourself you need to get one from a hotel or something. Where are you going and where are you planning on staying?
Greenbanks - on 28 Feb 2013
In reply to Submit to Gravity:

Thanks - looked at the agency option; I needed it pdq, but they were too slow...anyway, lesson learned.
pass and peak - on 28 Feb 2013
In reply to Greenbanks:
I use "Real Russia" for all my needs http://www.realrussia.co.uk/ you pay a bit extra of course but their a good service.
In reply to pass and peak: I used them and they were fine. The second time I went there were 3 of us so I did it myself and saved a fair bit of money.
Moondancer - on 28 Feb 2013
In reply to Greenbanks:

If it's less than 72 hours you may be able to get a transit visa - no invitation required for that. You do need to have proof of when you'll be entering/leaving the country.
neilh - on 01 Mar 2013
In reply to Greenbanks:
I use Russia House in London for my visas.

Quick depends on the service you buy.
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neilh - on 01 Mar 2013
In reply to Greenbanks:

It can be slow anyway. In the middle of last year even on fast visas it was still something like 2 weeks. It has improved over the last few months.

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