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Visa registration in our Moscow office
Posted by Andrew Glenister on 12 July 2018 03:32 PM

Real Russia are temporarily unable to register visas in our Moscow office due to a change in Russian law.

If you are travelling in Russia, it will still be necessary to register your visa. It is possible to register your visa with the hotel you are staying in – this is generally done when checking in to the hotel. If you are staying with family or friends, or have booked a homestay, your host should be able to register your visa for you with the Federal Migration Service.

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We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our booking engine for travel to, and through, Russian cities which have a different time zone to Moscow during the September and October period.

Currently, we are unable to show Moscow time on many of these journeys, where our booking engine will normally allow you to view your journey in Moscow or Local Time. The booking engine is currently doubling all time differences from Moscow, for instance, Irkutsk is 5 hours ahead but
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One-day visa processing for World Cup attendees
Posted by Dominic Quiney on 04 July 2018 04:26 PM

Following England's progression to the quarter finals of the World Cup, for one day only, Russian tourist visas are available with only one day processing time.

To take advantage of this you must complete for you must apply for your visa, and give your fingerprints, on Thursday 5th July.

How to apply

To qualify for one day processing, alongside the normal application documents you must have proof that you have a match ticket (a confirmation
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This week, the Russian and Belarusian authorities have signed an agreement (article in English) granting visa-free transit through Belarus to Russia for those who have World Cup Fan IDs. This agreement will be active from 4th June 2018 until 25th July 2018 inclusive. Transit via Russia to Belarus will be visa-free for the European Games in
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Update: New information received from Russian authorities regarding registration rules for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

We have just been informed by our colleagues in the Russian immigration authorities that all visitors using a visa or Fan ID to enter Russia between 25th May 2018 to 25th July 2018 inclusive must register their visa or Fan ID within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of their arrival in
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