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etwas_dunn asks: I would like to know if I can visit Novosibirsk with new e-visa type? Or do I need to apply for a traditional tourist visa?
Expert's answer:
Novosibirsk does not belong to the territories of Russia to visit which you need a special permit. So you can visit it by entering Russia on an e-visa. The following information about the Russian e-visa may be useful to you.
Elena asks: Do Jamaican citizens need Russian visa? They will visit Russia for 10 days
Expert's answer:
According to the site of the embassy of Russia to Jamaica: "Citizens of Jamaica no longer need visa documents to visit Russia with tourist/private/business purposes, for the period not exceeding 90 days in a row. A valid passport is still necessary."
Russ asks: I am considering a trip to Syzran over the christmas period, 23 - 30 Dec 2019, is this possible, time to get a Visa?
Expert's answer:
It is a good time to visit Syzran, if light frost, usually around minus 10 degrees Celsius, doesn't bother you. New Year's bustle on the streets, although the main celebrations begin on the night of December 31. It takes about 2-3 weeks to get a visa, better check the site of the consulate/visa center in your country to get more details.
benjamin asks: I meet some girl by internet and she is from Kirov and she asks me to send money to get the visa to USA. How much is the cost for the visa and she told me about the American embassy need have monetary funds
Expert's answer:
Here is official info about obtaining a US visa in Russia. As we receive a lot of similar requests, our advice is not to send any help to a person in Russia before you are absolutely sure that this person is real. At least talk to this person several times via Skype with a webcam turned on or better meet the person in Russia. Otherwise you are doing it on your risk.
Robert asks: My travel visa is for Jan 6 th to Russia, my final destination is Rostov on Jan 6th but I land in Moscow on Jan 5th and catch a flight to Rostov on Jan 5th at 23:50. Will they let me fly within Russia a day before my visa is valid?
Expert's answer:
Your visa is valid until 23:59 of January 6, so you should not have any problems. Also, you'd better have your return tickets with you - proof that you are going to leave Russia on January 6.
John asks: Hello. Are there any good travel agencies in Kirov that would arrange all documents: passport, travel visa, etc for my girlfriend to holiday in England. Or what cost and procedures need to take such journey? Regards John
Expert's answer:
The cost of a Russian biometric international passport issued for 10 years is 3,500 rubles (about 60 USD). The cost of a standard visitor visa is 89 GBP. As we receive a lot of similar requests, our advice is not to send any help to a person in Russia before you are absolutely sure that the person is real. Otherwise you are doing it on your risk.
Sia asks: I'm from the USA and will be attending my boyfriends graduation. What I'm wondering is to I need a visa to be able to visit?
Expert's answer:
Yes, you need to obtain a Russian visa. You can find official info on the site of the embassy of Russia in the US.
Otis Greene asks: What is the cost for Russian to get visa to the USA?
Expert's answer:
The application fee is $160. More info about obtaining the US visa.
Mary asks: Is it necessary to prove that you have money in the bank when going on holiday from Russia to Australia?
Expert's answer:
You should check the site, contact the officials of the Australian Embassy in Moscow to get the latest info about the issue.
Enrique asks: Where I can get a visa from Los Angeles, CA?
Expert's answer:
Here is the official list of Russian consulates in the US.
Joe haney asks: How do I get a tourist invitation to Krasnodar?
Expert's answer:
The usual practice is that a travel agency organizing the trip from the Russian side sends an invitation.
amjad asks: I am pakistani i want to vist chuvashia how can i get the visa kindly tell me in detail. thanks
Expert's answer:
I have found that all info you need to know about obtaining a Russian visa can be found on the site of the Russian embassy in Pakistan.
Heather asks: Do I need a visa to visit from Canada if I stay only 30 days?
Expert's answer:
You need a Russian visa in any case. More info is available on the site of the Russian embassy in Canada.
Samantha asks: My visa runs out on the 14th July can I get a new visa to start before this date?
Expert's answer:
I think you should contact companies offering such services: first, second.
Deon asks: Dear Sir/Madam, I am considering a job offer in Kazakhstan. I do have friends in Moscow. Would it be difficult for me to visit them. Would I require additional visas? I am a South African citizen. Thank you Best wishes. Deon
Expert's answer:
You need to have a Russian visa to visit your friends.
Ayman asks: Hello, I am traveling to Moscow in June but I would like to visit Ufa - the capital of Bashkortastan. My question is do I have to get another visa to visit such country or the visa for Russia is enough? Regards, Az
Expert's answer:
The Republic of Bashkortostan is a federal subject of the Russian Federation, so you don't need additional visas to visit it, your Russian visa will be enough.
Noel asks: I have two friends- one in Orenburg and another in Pavlova. Can I apply for a Private Visa to visit them, what is involved in getting the Visa and how long will it take to get the Visa? Is it easy to travel by train from Airport in Moscow to these cities?
Expert's answer:
Yes, your friend should go to the local passport office to apply for a private visa for you. There are regular trains running from Moscow to Orenburg (departure at 17:16 local time from Kazansky railway station in Moscow, time in travel - about 23 hours, the cost of the ticket varies from about 60 to 120 USD). I am not sure about another place mentioned (Pavlova), haven't found any info about it.
Henry (Yaounde-Cameroon) asks: I will like to visit the city of kanash in chuvashia republic. Please inform me on where to i get your visas.i will much appreciate to read from you.
Expert's answer:
You should check the site of the Russian embassy in Cameroon to get the latest info about obtaining a visa.

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