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Kris08
17-01-2011, 22:34
If an employee with a business visa, needs a work visa (all through the same company) can that be done in Russia?? Meaning, one doesn't need to go to one's home country and apply with the Russian Embassy there?

I've never heard of a way to process visas without leaving the country, is this able to be done for work visas only?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Bels
17-01-2011, 22:56
I have heard yes, unless I am out of date. To know this you need to contact an employeer in Russia, for example a language centre employing you as an EFL teacher. From this point of where you have been accepted an employment contract, they will guide you through the process.

But the point is that you need a reputable company used to employing expats, otherwise you will have problems. The international company will guide you. If they dont know, then forget about them.

Sorry! But you are not being specific, so hence I am also generalising.


If an employee with a business visa, needs a work visa (all through the same company) can that be done in Russia?? Meaning, one doesn't need to go to one's home country and apply with the Russian Embassy there?

I've never heard of a way to process visas without leaving the country, is this able to be done for work visas only?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

tasel
18-01-2011, 17:17
You should leave the country with the new invitation and get the visa stamped at the russian embassy.

martpark
18-01-2011, 19:12
You can get a 30 day work visa outside and have it extended in Russia to a year.

martpark
18-01-2011, 20:23
You can get a 30 day work visa outside and have it extended in Russia to a year.

Sorry...meant 90 day visa.

MichaelDean
27-03-2011, 13:40
Sorry...meant 90 day visa.


How to extend the 90 days visa to a year ?

Thanks,

AstarD
28-03-2011, 11:12
First, you have to understand the difference between work and business visas. Business visas are for people living outside Russia to come here on business trips. Work visas are for people who live here and work here.

You cannot change a business visa into a work visa. You must leave the country and get a 30-day work visa and then come to Russia. During that 30 days, the visa will be exchanged for a multi-entry one-year visa.

Once you have a work visa, it can be renewed without your leaving Russia.

swift
16-05-2011, 22:07
Just got my three year work visa, and did not even have to leave the country to get. Luckily my HR sorted it out for me, but given past performance I have to say this was totally painless. Only thing to watch out for now is if they change the regulations back to only being able to register yourself. Be a nightmare if they do that.

okiey
08-08-2011, 13:25
My last visa run was about four years ago. If you have a work permit, you should also be eligible for a working visa, which is renewed each year without having to leave Russia. My new work visa is for three years, which saves a lot of hassle. In addition, registration is taken care of the employer, which is one major headache less.

Cubrilo
10-08-2011, 07:46
Swift and Okiey, are you talking about high-skilled specialist visa?

okiey
10-08-2011, 09:07
In my case, yes, its a high skilled specialist visa. However, some of the guys working under me have the standard working visa, which still needs to be renewed each year -- but, they still do not have to leave the country to renew it. This year the whole procedure was very straight forward: no need for medicals, HIV test, producing diploma; all I had to do was submit some photos and a copy of my medical insurance, it was the same for my colleagues with the usual visa.

expatmc2
18-08-2011, 16:45
you need ask visa agency..for working visa you don't need to leave from Russia..but for your situation ask to visa agencies..

caroo
10-09-2011, 12:02
As far as I know, you can't change the type of your visa within the country. Typically, your employer can only extend the visa you've already got. Occasionally, when companies belong to the same accreditation organization, an old employer can transfer your visa to your new employer.

vradunsky
24-10-2011, 17:04
Does anyone know if it is possible to get a new business visa without leaving the country. Or at least, without going back to the US?

IGIT
24-10-2011, 17:46
From all indications, you just have to go back.

alouette
24-10-2011, 20:56
Does anyone know if it is possible to get a new business visa without leaving the country. Or at least, without going back to the US?

Multiple-entry visas are not extended. In order to stay in Russia for more you will need a new visa. You may apply for a new invitation for a visa while your visa is still valid. When your invitation letter is ready, you should leave Russia before your old visa expires and get a new one in any Russian Consulate abroad.

Tony P
24-10-2011, 22:58
you should leave Russia before your old visa expires and get a new one in any Russian Consulate abroad.

Correct.
Being a US citizen the enquirer is fortunate as they do not have to return to their 'home' country.
UK citizens, and probably others, can only apply in their 'home' country unless they can produce proof of a specific right of residency in the country from where they are applying.
(I say 'specific right' as the general EU right to live in other member states is not accepted by most, possibly all, RUS Embassies for this purpose.

Bels
25-10-2011, 00:40
Yes you can. But you should have ben already guided by your employer. Why have you not been guided by your employer. Certain professions are exempt from simply a visa, such as English native teachers, and oter professions.

But my point is that the employer should give full guidance on how to go about this. This person should not be asking here, unless the person has doubt about his or her employer. A good international empler? No problem!


If an employee with a business visa, needs a work visa (all through the same company) can that be done in Russia?? Meaning, one doesn't need to go to one's home country and apply with the Russian Embassy there?

I've never heard of a way to process visas without leaving the country, is this able to be done for work visas only?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

yar777
24-11-2011, 12:09
Its ok to go back to get a new visa, but I am concerned about maximum stay of 180 days in a calendar year because I am planning to stay longer... any solution for that?

Tony P
24-11-2011, 12:45
Its ok to go back to get a new visa, but I am concerned about maximum stay of 180 days in a calendar year because I am planning to stay longer... any solution for that?

The number of days is within the period of a Visa, not the total number of days during several visas.

One method would be to get a 90 day visa and before it expires exit RUS and get a new one for a further 90 days. And repeat...
It could be expensive for time and money, but it is possible.

lonelygirl007
06-01-2012, 00:11
hi! yeah, u can get a new visa here, without living the country..used an agent, they can process those any types of visas.it's very easy...

TheLockswitcher
06-01-2012, 16:07
hi! yeah, u can get a new visa here, without living the country..used an agent, they can process those any types of visas.it's very easy...

What is the go with a study visa? I am under the impression when my 1 year visa runs out I can get a 5 year one to complete my course. So must I leave Russia?