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Real Russia offline for routine maintenance Friday 16th August
Posted by Andrew Glenister on 16 August 2019 10:20 AM

Due to routine server maintenance, our services will be offline tonight (Friday 16th August) from 8pm BST to 10pm BST, and then again from 10.30pm BST to 12.30am BST.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused!

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Our London office hours are changing
Posted by Andrew Glenister on 23 July 2019 10:38 AM

From Friday 26th July our London office opening hours will be changing slightly. We will be opening an hour later every Friday, at 10am rather than 9am.

We will be opening an hour later in order to spend some time investing in our incredible team by offering continual training to enable us to keep offering the high service standards we have become known for.

Our complete opening times from 26th July will be:

Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
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Delays are currently affecting Russian business visa invitation
Posted by Andrew Glenister on 25 March 2019 02:58 PM

External restrictions from the Federal Migration Service on Russian business visa applications is affecting our processing times for Russian business visa invitations.

Currently it is only possible to process a business invitation in 18 working days for single and double entry visa invitations, as well as multi-entry visa invitations. 

We are working to reduce the impact of these delays, but we ask that you take them into consideration when applying for your Russian business
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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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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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