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Nov
11
Fingerprints now required for Chinese visas in the UK
Posted by Dominic Quiney on 11 November 2018 11:11 AM

Starting today, everybody between the ages of 14 and 70 applying for Chinese visas in the UK will have to give fingerprints during the visa application process.

How will this work?

Similar to the procedure for Russian visas, those applying for Chinese visas in the UK must give their fingerprints when submitting their documents at the Chinese Visa Application Centre in London. This may seem daunting, but we will continue to offer simplicity, support and peace
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Nov
1
Fingerprinting to be Introduced for Chinese Visas in the UK
Posted by Lucinda Martin on 01 November 2018 02:41 PM

We have been informed that the Chinese Visa Application centre in London, Manchester and Edinburgh will now be implementing fingerprinting as part of the visa application process for all UK nationals and residents. 

This comes into effect from 1st november 2018 for all travellers applying independently, however, the visa application centre has given Real Russia, as a trusted visa agency, a grace period until the 12th November before they will bring in fingeprinting for Real Russia
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Oct
4
Real Russia London office opening hours changing
Posted by Dominic Quiney on 04 October 2018 03:15 PM

Starting from Monday 8th October 2018, Real Russia’s London office will be open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, not 9am to 6pm as has previously been the case. Please bear this in mind if you are coming to visit our London office.

Should this change, we will update our information here, on our website and on our Facebook
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Aug
10
Visit Belarus visa-free for up to 30 days!
Posted by Dominic Quiney on 10 August 2018 09:16 AM

It is now possible to stay in Belarus for up to 30 days visa-free! This is a huge increase on the previous limit of five days.

How can I visit Belarus visa-free?

Nationals of 80 countries can now visit Belarus visa-free – these countries include all EU nations, Australia and the USA.

To qualify, you must leave and enter Belarus via Minsk International Airport, and you must have certain documents
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Jul
26
Reminder: Russian Domestic Tickets moving to local time from 1st August
Posted by Lucinda Martin on 26 July 2018 10:25 AM

Domestic trains in Russia have previously operated on Moscow time for their entire journey, even when in a different time zone. This will change from 1st August when tickets for domestic travel will now show departure and arrival times in local time.
               
This will also affect the restaurant carriages, which have previously operated on Moscow time, but will also move to operate on local time zones. 

Train stations have always shown times in
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