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jackalope
Posted 2011-05-13 6:09 PM (#42874)
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ok; got a Russian tourist visa for june through realrussia (great service!)

Requested visa registration as i'll be staying at my gf's flat in moscow rather than a hotel.

Arrive thursday june 9th and can get emails of docs for registration to the moscow office before 2pm on the 10th. heading out to St petersburgh evening of 10th for holiday weekend then back to moscow on monday 13th and so can pick up regisration slip on tues 14th.

My only question is if I get stopped and docs get checked tues 14th am i technically outside of the three day rule which I believe is still in force for non work visa's?

Also it's quite a trek to the Moscow office, is it possible for my gf to register my tourist visa to her appartment at local immigration?
I know it's been posted here that this is possible, but could it cause legal probs for her if she does it? After all tourist visa are technically only issued based on a fixed itinery and staying at specified hotels.

Sorry first trip to Russia so a little worried about,... well everything!!!
Malcolm
Posted 2011-05-13 8:04 PM (#42875 - in reply to #42874)
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The visa must be registered within five working days so if you arrive on thursday, you have until the following thursday to register, so you have plenty of time. You only need to register if you are staying for more than seven days. If you've already paid for RR to register you, then it can all be done by email.
Anyway, their Moscow office is very easy to get to, it's a five minute walk from Alexeevskaya Metro station, your girlfriend will know how to get there.

Don't worry, the chances of you being stopped in St. Petersburg are very slim to nil. Same goes for Moscow.

In all my visists to Moscow I've never been asked for my passport. I think there's a bit of a myth about people being locked up or having to pay a bribe to the police for not having the correct papers. Maybe 20 years ago but it's very different now.

Enjoy the trip, you'll have a great time. And if you want to know the difference between Moscow and St. Petersburg, Moscow is like a big dynamo, humming with power and energy, full of big black cars and teeming with people. St. Petersburg is like a ballet dancer driving a pink ferrari.

You'll understand when you get there.

Have fun and let us know how about your trip when you get back.

Oh, and don't bother taking roubles with you, take your cash card and get your money from an ATM. You'll get a much better rate and you won't need to carry loads of cash around with you. And forget about travellers cheques, you'll get a poor exchange rate for them.

Bon voyage!
Rasboinik
Posted 2011-05-13 8:16 PM (#42876 - in reply to #42874)
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HI.
Welcome to the forum.

Take heed of Malcolm's post.

Further I also have never been stopped and asked for my passport and I spend more time in Russia than I do in the UK.

Regarding cash, remember that a thousand Rubles (about £20.--) is considered a fair amount of money to some Russians so don't "flash you cash"
wiz
Posted 2011-05-13 8:48 PM (#42878 - in reply to #42874)
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Malcolm

According to Mel..... it is 7 working days to register your immigration card !

Totally agree about your other comments and liked the analogy...... Balerina

Over the years the only people that I heard got into trouble with the police, were American's but then they are a bit loud and enjoy bringing attention to themselves......... never heard any British person having problems.

Otherwise I wish the same to the OP, have a nice time and enjoy your trip.

Edited by wiz 2011-05-13 8:50 PM
Malcolm
Posted 2011-05-13 11:10 PM (#42880 - in reply to #42874)
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I stand corrected, seven days to register.
yoah
Posted 2011-05-13 11:14 PM (#42881 - in reply to #42874)
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Have a really good trip and enjoy yourself. I've not yet had the pleasure of visiting St Petersburg so I look forward to your account of what you think about it.
jackalope
Posted 2011-05-13 11:44 PM (#42883 - in reply to #42874)
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Thanks guys, you've put my mind at rest.

Definitely will enjoy my trip, will report back from Russia

CDG
Posted 2011-05-14 10:28 AM (#42885 - in reply to #42874)
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jackalope - 2011-05-13 6:09 PM

ok; got a Russian tourist visa for june through realrussia (great service!)

Requested visa registration as i'll be staying at my gf's flat in moscow rather than a hotel.

Arrive thursday june 9th and can get emails of docs for registration to the moscow office before 2pm on the 10th. heading out to St petersburgh evening of 10th for holiday weekend then back to moscow on monday 13th and so can pick up regisration slip on tues 14th.

My only question is if I get stopped and docs get checked tues 14th am i technically outside of the three day rule which I believe is still in force for non work visa's?

Also it's quite a trek to the Moscow office, is it possible for my gf to register my tourist visa to her appartment at local immigration?
I know it's been posted here that this is possible, but could it cause legal probs for her if she does it? After all tourist visa are technically only issued based on a fixed itinery and staying at specified hotels.

Sorry first trip to Russia so a little worried about,... well everything!!!

Next time you go Jack just get Real Russia to register the visa for you, only cost's #15 and saves you losing time in your holiday messing about with metro's buses to register your visa.

Enjoy yourself and watch out for the Mosqitoes in St Petersburg, it's crawling with them!

Edited by CDG 2011-05-14 10:35 AM
YZF-R1
Posted 2011-05-14 12:55 PM (#42889 - in reply to #42885)
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and tell your bank you're going to Russia!
jackalope
Posted 2011-05-14 2:21 PM (#42891 - in reply to #42874)
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Good advice about travel cards and informing the bank before trip...

...To be honest though I'll be lucky to even see a rouble on my trip, my Russian gf is the take charge and take no prisoners type!, usually she's settled the bill before I can say "I'll get this one".

(It's actually a little emasculating, but hey, 'modern women' what can I do? )
Malcolm
Posted 2011-05-14 2:50 PM (#42892 - in reply to #42874)
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Blimey! don't knock it, just enjoy the trip.
Get her some flowers when you get there, and don't forget to buy an odd number, even numbers of flowers are bad voodoo for Russians.

What airport are you flying to?
jackalope
Posted 2011-05-14 4:38 PM (#42894 - in reply to #42892)
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Even numbers of flowers really bad ju-ju? Might stay away from the whole flower thing; where my family come from in Ireland funeral wreaths always have to have odd numbers of flowers!

Might try jewelry instead

flying into Sheremetyevo, gf said not to bother with Domodedovo; can't remember her reasoning?
Malcolm
Posted 2011-05-14 5:07 PM (#42895 - in reply to #42894)
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Wrong decision, Domodedovo is a far better airport than Sheremetyevo. I hope your girlfriend is meeting you there. You must be flying with Aeroflot. BA or BMI into DME is a far better experience. Oh well, live and learn.

Even numbers of flowers in Russia are for tragic events, never, ever give an even number of flowers to a Russian woman, this is far beyond very bad karma. Ask your girlfriend.

Jewelry is good, except don't give anything with pearls, they are symbolic of tears...more bad news

You'll get to learn all this Russian superstition stuff as you go along. Just go with it because you'll never change a Russian.

Good luck.
YZF-R1
Posted 2011-05-14 6:47 PM (#42899 - in reply to #42895)
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Get some top perfume on your way through departures for your gf.
natashsharkey
Posted 2011-05-15 10:20 AM (#42911 - in reply to #42899)
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YZF-R1 - 2011-05-14 6:47 PM

Get some top perfume on your way through departures for your gf.


And pay a big price.Get it before you go.
YZF-R1
Posted 2011-05-15 11:28 AM (#42913 - in reply to #42911)
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natashsharkey - 2011-05-15 10:20 AM


And pay a big price.



It's a gentle start to the whole experience!


nickomsk
Posted 2011-05-15 11:56 AM (#42914 - in reply to #42913)
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As Gary put it,buying a bottle of perfume from the airport is going to be the smallest exspense he has for many years to come..

Hope he and his bank balance is ready for the long and twisting road ahead, for sure its only going to get a lot more exspensive as time goes by,thankgod my was done a while ago now .




Agent Nickushka,reporting from Omsk.

Over and out

Roger Roger,Roger,we have clearence,Clarence....
CDG
Posted 2011-05-15 12:24 PM (#42916 - in reply to #42874)
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Lol Nick someone had a few cheeky Vodka's and maybe a few cheap Baltica 7's lol)
nickomsk
Posted 2011-05-15 1:06 PM (#42917 - in reply to #42916)
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hic hic hic dont know what you mean

Agent Nickushka,still reporting from Omsk.hic hic hic

Over and out..

hic hic

Roger,have you seen Clarence anywhere...lol.....

hic hic

You know you are drunk,when you can hold onto the wall without using your hands.....

hic hic
CDG
Posted 2011-05-15 3:44 PM (#42918 - in reply to #42874)
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Ha ha ha Nic!

Hangover might be a bad one in the morning I think
Mel
Posted 2011-05-15 5:22 PM (#42925 - in reply to #42916)
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CDG - 2011-05-15 5:24 PM Lol Nick someone had a few cheeky Vodka's and maybe a few cheap Baltica 7's lol)

 

Baltika 7, 500ml can =54rubies....

Tuborg, 500ml can = 35rubies.....

Mel
Posted 2011-05-15 5:24 PM (#42927 - in reply to #42895)
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Malcolm - 2011-05-14 10:07 PM Wrong decision, Domodedovo is a far better airport than Sheremetyevo. I hope your girlfriend is meeting you there. You must be flying with Aeroflot. BA or BMI into DME is a far better experience. Oh well, live and learn. Even numbers of flowers in Russia are for tragic events, never, ever give an even number of flowers to a Russian woman, this is far beyond very bad karma. Ask your girlfriend. Jewelry is good, except don't give anything with pearls, they are symbolic of tears...more bad news You'll get to learn all this Russian superstition stuff as you go along. Just go with it because you'll never change a Russian. Good luck.

Absolute rubbish, its a bl**dy chaos area..............

CDG
Posted 2011-05-15 5:26 PM (#42928 - in reply to #42925)
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Mel - 2011-05-15 5:22 PM

CDG - 2011-05-15 5:24 PM Lol Nick someone had a few cheeky Vodka's and maybe a few cheap Baltica 7's lol)

 

Baltika 7, 500ml can =54rubies....

Tuborg, 500ml can = 35rubies.....


Just 5 weeks to go until I crack open a Baltica 7 when I return to St Petersburg that and the bottle or 2 of Vodka with my wife's dad! Can't wait! You don't get any better than White Nights in St Petersburg anywhere in the World!

By the way Mel, have you ever been to St Petersburg?
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