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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2012, 09:38:51 AM »
First time I went, 2003 (Gawd!) we made the mistake of going to OVIR to register. More officials than people and yet nothing got done, I'd rather gouge my own eyes out with a rusty nail than go there again....
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2012, 09:42:15 AM »
First time I went, 2003 (Gawd!) we made the mistake of going to OVIR to register. More officials than people and yet nothing got done, I'd rather gouge my own eyes out with a rusty nail than go there again....

Thats why most of us do it at the post office these days....so much easier  ;D
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2012, 08:38:54 AM »
update:

didn't register, was there for 7 days total, 6 business days..  no problem, did not even bat an eyelid or make any question. my visa and passport were checked in depth by at least 4 officials in the airport and given back with even a smile (bit worrying).......


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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2012, 09:39:11 AM »
7 working days is the limit.

Lesson: 4 officials looked it over. They were watchful.

As you stayed in a hotel, had you stayed longer than 7 days the hotel would have had the responsibility to register your visa.

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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2013, 03:38:09 PM »
I am staying a total of 9 calendar days (including day of arrival and day of departure) which totals 7 working days so I need to register my visa.  I would have done this regardless of the number of days but my question is this: 

I am staying at 2 different hotels so do I need to register it at both locations or just the first?  Is it a total stay in Russia requirement or a location based issue?  Thanks in advance.

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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2013, 04:16:14 PM »
I am staying a total of 9 calendar days (including day of arrival and day of departure) which totals 7 working days so I need to register my visa.  I would have done this regardless of the number of days but my question is this: 

I am staying at 2 different hotels so do I need to register it at both locations or just the first?  Is it a total stay in Russia requirement or a location based issue?  Thanks in advance.

M

Let me say that since 1997, I've never stayed in a hotel in Russia. 

But in the past, I've had hotels register my tourist visa for a fee.  They were always able to register my visa for the whole duration of my stay, regardless of what city I was going to be in.

Not sure what new requirements were put in place this spring when the visa laws changed yet again.   
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2013, 05:29:48 PM »
Thanks Shakey..much appreciated  tiphat
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2013, 12:35:56 AM »
I am staying a total of 9 calendar days (including day of arrival and day of departure) which totals 7 working days so I need to register my visa.  I would have done this regardless of the number of days but my question is this:I am staying at 2 different hotels so do I need to register it at both locations or just the first?
One registration will be enough. But, you are require to register within 7 business days, so no you technically don't have to register it. But, if you insist for whatever reason it's a very small fee.

Is it a total stay in Russia requirement or a location based issue?  Thanks in advance.
One registration will be enough and should cover your time spent in Russia. Check the dates on your registration receipt to be sure just in case. The registration should "legally" be mailed back to OVIR by the sponsoring party when you leave which means you won't or shouldn't have it when you exit.
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #23 on: June 01, 2013, 01:15:46 AM »
I am staying a total of 9 calendar days (including day of arrival and day of departure) which totals 7 working days so I need to register my visa.  I would have done this regardless of the number of days but my question is this:I am staying at 2 different hotels so do I need to register it at both locations or just the first?
One registration will be enough. But, you are require to register within 7 business days, so no you technically don't have to register it. But, if you insist for whatever reason it's a very small fee.

Is it a total stay in Russia requirement or a location based issue?  Thanks in advance.
One registration will be enough and should cover your time spent in Russia. Check the dates on your registration receipt to be sure just in case. The registration should "legally" be mailed back to OVIR by the sponsoring party when you leave which means you won't or shouldn't have it when you exit.

You see this is the probelm with Russia, the rules change from place to place and how it is interpreted is anyones idea (:) Down south here in Rostov region you no longer need to de-register by sending in the registration form, this is all now carried out when you leave at the airport and UFMS take the document from there or by computer means, the same thing happened to me at Domodedovo when i flew an internal flight between Rostov and Moscow. but this was end of last year before i got Temp Res
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #24 on: June 01, 2013, 02:07:18 AM »
Yes one wonders. They didn't ask me for my registration when I left 3 months ago, and never have for that matter in all the time I've been coming and going. My business partner comes and goes, stays up to 2 weeks at a time, and never even registers his visa. Has never been a problem for him.

I imagine at some point in time they'll by more strict in enforcing policy, but I haven't seen it as yet.

 
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #25 on: June 01, 2013, 01:26:41 PM »
It was my understanding that if the stay was going to be 7 business days or more, the Visa needed to be registered, but it is within 7 business days for a much longer stay?

Thanks for all the info guys...one more quick question.  If the hotel does not mail the registration to OVIR, could that cause issues when I visit again in the future?

Thanks again.  tiphat
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2013, 01:38:22 PM »
It was my understanding that if the stay was going to be 7 business days or more, the Visa needed to be registered, but it is within 7 business days for a much longer stay?

Thanks for all the info guys...one more quick question.  If the hotel does not mail the registration to OVIR, could that cause issues when I visit again in the future?

Thanks again.  tiphat

Mike

You would never know if it goes through or not!!! , where are you flying to if it is one of the larger Airports then i am sure you will be de-registered when you leave aswell.
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2013, 01:48:07 PM »
Mark

I am flying in and out of St. Petersburg...from St. Pete to Odessa via Moscow.  Perhaps I should insist on keeping the receipt for safe measures, or at least a copy if the hotel will accommodate.  From most of my reading, reviews are indicating that most hotel personnel are rude and not very accommodating to Americans so it should prove interesting.

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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2013, 02:43:56 PM »
Mike, relax bud. Seriously, if you're here for 9 days or less you don't have to register your visa (7 business days). If you have any problems or want to register and stay longer contact me and I will help you. Enjoy your trip.
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2013, 04:25:13 PM »
Mark

I am flying in and out of St. Petersburg...from St. Pete to Odessa via Moscow.  Perhaps I should insist on keeping the receipt for safe measures, or at least a copy if the hotel will accommodate.  From most of my reading, reviews are indicating that most hotel personnel are rude and not very accommodating to Americans so it should prove interesting.

Mike

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