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Russian Visa - Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQ )

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6. Do I have to buy Travel insurance in order to obtain Russian Visa ?

It depends on your nationality. If you are US passport holder, buying travel insurance is optional. It is a must to have medical insurance coverage valid in Russia for citizens of the following countries: Austria, Estonia, Lithuania, Israel, Iceland, Czech Republic, Finland, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway,Portugal and Spain. Call us to get updated information regarding travel insurance plans that are accepted by Russian Consulate.

7. How long does it take to get Russian Visa ?

Process time depends on service you choose. The cheapest price of the visa – the longest processing time. In accordance with the International Law, the Russian Consulate reserves the right to consider Russian Visa applications in certain cases as long as it feels necessary. Russian Consulate may request additional detailed information about your journey in Russia.

8. What happens if my Russian Visa application is rejected ?

Russian Visa can be denied if the Russian Consulate has serious reasons to believe that an applicant's entry into or stay in Russian Federation will not be desirable. In this case all Russian Visa fees are non-refundable.

9. Do I have to register my Visa while I’m in Russia and where can I do it ?

Yes, the registration of your Visa must be done within 3 business days upon arrival. If you are staying at the hotel, the registration will be done by the hotel. If you are staying at any private place your Visa must be registered at local immigration department (OVIR). If your staying in Russia doesn’t exceed 3 business days, you do not need to register your visa.

10. Can I extend my Russian Visa ?

Generally, Russian tourist visas cannot be extended. Russian visa might be prolonged in case of illness, accident, etc.

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