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Braders
17-07-2005, 21:02
Please post your comments, whether positive or negative, regarding the process of obtaining a Russian Business/Commercial/M.E/Tourist Visa in this country.

Uptodate information (cost, waiting time, service, medical documentation, etc, etc) from your last trip is greatly appreciated and WILL assist other expats.

If any of the contact info is incorrect, i'd be obliged if you'd let me know.

Thankyou.

Washington DC

Address: Embassy of the Russian Federation, 2650 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington DC, 20007, USA

Phone: +1 202 939-8907, 939-8913, 939-8918

Email: waconsru@prodigy.net

Fax: +1 202 483-7579

Website: http://www.russianembassy.org/

Other: Download Application form - http://www.russianembassy.org/consulat/Anketa04.doc


New York


Address: Consulate General of the Russian Federation, 9 East 91 Street, New York, NY, 10128, USA

Phone: +1 212 348-0926, 939-8913, 348-0955

Email: mail@ruscon.org

Fax: +1 212 831-9162

Website: http://www.ruscon.com/


San Francisco


Address: Consulate General of the Russian Federation, 2790 Green Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

Phone: +1 415 928-6878, 415-202-9800

Email: consulsf@sbcglobal.net, russianvisa@sbcglobal.net, russianlegal@sbcglobal.net

Fax: +1 415 929-0306

Website: http://www.consulrussia.org/



Seattle


Address: Consulate General of the Russian Federation, 2001 Sixth Avenue, Westin Building 2323, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

Phone: +1 206 728-1910, 861-4900

Email: consul@seanet.com

Fax: +1 206 728-1871

Website: http://www.netconsul.org/


Houston


Address: Consulate General of the Russian Federation, 1333 West Loop South, Ste.1300, Houston, TX 77027, USA

Phone: +1 713 337-3300

Email: visa.desk@rusconshouston.org or info@rusconshouston.org

Fax: +1 713 337-3305

Website: http://www.rusconshouston.org

OutCider
20-07-2005, 17:48
Fairly painless procedure; HIV test cert required for any visa longer than 3 mos. duration; $350 next day, $300 for 3 bus. days+ dropoff day for 12 mo ME business with a paper invitation. There is a general line, to avoid it advise to ask who is there for the visa section as there are considerably fewer people standing there for that; else yell "VISA SECTION!" at the guy that pops the door open from the inside every once in a while; he'll let you through; my (multiple) experience has been that there are usually not many more than 2-3 people in front of you at any given time. Drop off any time during the day (watch for lunch break, I believe 12:30-2pm), pick up after 11am on designated day. :vader:

toka1111
20-07-2005, 18:23
The RF Consulate in TX is indeed in Houston, not in Dallas. :)
No visa experience there, but did use their notary service which was easy but amazingly expensive, $100 to put a stamp and signature on one document!