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Visa application in the UK

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Visa application in the UK

Hello. I hope someone can untie my brain! I'm going to Moscow in a round a month, have a letter of invitation and just need to get my visa. There seems to be so much contradictory information on the web, and it's hard to tell which are the "official sites". I had thought I would go to the Russian Embassy in Kensington between the hours of 9-12 with all the necessary documentation including the form downloaded from this site: http://london.rusembassy.org/rusvisa.html

However, in other places it says you can no longer queue at the embassy, and that they have outsourced the whole process to vfs, and have to fill in an online form. Can anyone confirm this categorically? I'd prefer to avoid paying the additional fee if this isn't really the case!

Moscow, Russia
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1. Re: Visa application in the UK

Sorry to disappoint you - this is just the case. Russian Consulate just hired VFS, as British in Moscow did the same... Be thankful, Russia is not taking your fingerprints, as UK does. So, eye for eye. After you visit us here, and making sure our street bears are peaceful, tell your MP to think of visa free travel between us - this will eliminate hassle for normal travellers! Obviously, visa wall is not an obstacle for bad guys :)

Moscow, Russia
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2. Re: Visa application in the UK

Sorry to disappoint you - this is just the case. Russian Consulate just hired VFS, as British in Moscow did the same... Be thankful, Russia is not taking your fingerprints, as UK does. So, eye for eye. After you visit us here, and making sure our street bears are peaceful, tell your MP to think of visa free travel between us - this will eliminate hassle for normal travellers! Obviously, visa wall is not an obstacle for bad guys :)

Moscow, Russia
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3. Re: Visa application in the UK

Sorry to disappoint you - this is just the case. Russian Consulate just hired VFS, as British in Moscow did the same... Be thankful, Russia is not taking your fingerprints, as UK does. So, eye for eye. After you visit us here, and making sure our street bears are peaceful, tell your MP to think of visa free travel between us - this will eliminate hassle for normal travellers! Obviously, visa wall is not an obstacle for bad guys :)

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4. Re: Visa application in the UK

Hi Have friends coming to UK from SPB, can you suggest a company that will help them get visa's. We used Real Russia when we went to Russia in May and they were great, really easy to fill in forms on line, would like to find a similar company they can use to get here.

many thanks

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