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Offline Mikeav8r

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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2013, 04:44:16 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 #31 on: June 01, 2013, 05:10:45 PM »
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.

Snap. I agree with Ste too, or my hubby does.  :loving:

Although I would not want to encourage anybody to break laws, my (British) hubby has been travelling to Russia (sometimes several times a year) ever since we got married in 2007.  Apart from his first trip in 2006 when we met, he has never ever registered. Never again!" he said that time and stormed out of Ovir in a hissy fit!!! We have never had any trouble. Russian passport control have never asked him for registration document at airport in Moscow.

So I would say don't worry. But it's up to you.

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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2013, 07:02:20 AM »
If not staying in a hotel during the time in Russia (+ 7 working days) - does anybody have experience from registration at the post office (this is apparantly an option)? Which documents must be presented there?


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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #33 on: June 10, 2013, 04:16:30 PM »
Don't bother, Pando. You'll be there for hours. If you're unlucky they will have the 'wrong' forms, or the 'wrong' coloured stamps (we Russians just ADORE stamps).

Use the local OVIR, it will be much easier and faster.

Good luck with your trip.
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #34 on: June 11, 2013, 03:54:39 AM »
My experience in 2 different post offices was fine. As long as they have the forms and you have a native person and the right documents with you, you'll be in-and-out in about 30 or so minutes and will cost you around $5,- or so :)

Some agencies in Moscow and St. Pete can do the registration on your behalf for some fee as well if I recall correctly.

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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #35 on: April 01, 2015, 07:56:59 AM »
Is this Visa Registration still needed in Russia ? I will be in Russia for 81 days under business visa.

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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2015, 08:12:09 AM »
Don't bother, Pando. You'll be there for hours. If you're unlucky they will have the 'wrong' forms, or the 'wrong' coloured stamps (we Russians just ADORE stamps).

Use the local OVIR, it will be much easier and faster.

Good luck with your trip.
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Update;

it's the FMS, now and I registered at svietik.coral's at the Post Office - took 15  minutes and just under 60 roubles... approx 1usd

Russia doesn't have form for making stuff like this up.
He really did say that
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #37 on: April 01, 2015, 09:44:50 AM »
Is this Visa Registration still needed in Russia ? I will be in Russia for 81 days under business visa.

Yes it is still required and must be completed within 7 days (working) if staying longer than 7 days

As above i always register at the postoffice :)
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2015, 09:57:18 AM »
Yes it is still required and must be completed within 7 days (working) if staying longer than 7 days

As above i always register at the postoffice :)

I believe you will be required to register it IN EACH CITY that you will be staying longer than 7 days. 

Business visa will probably be problematic for post office registration.  I think that applies to tourist visas only. 

Russian bureaucrats will expect the company that sponsored your visa to register you as a businessman. 
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Re: Visa Registration
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2015, 10:14:41 AM »
Yes it is still required and must be completed within 7 days (working) if staying longer than 7 days

As above i always register at the postoffice :)

I believe you will be required to register it IN EACH CITY that you will be staying longer than 7 days. 

Business visa will probably be problematic for post office registration.  I think that applies to tourist visas only. 

Russian bureaucrats will expect the company that sponsored your visa to register you as a businessman.

Whhops my bad for reading wrong , Thanks Shaky

Yes you will need to go to the FMS office for this one
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