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Confused by Tourist Visa Application

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Confused by Tourist Visa Application

Help Please! I have my visa application & the russian consul is closed here in australia til Tuesday. I'm wanting to book all my flights over internet, but I'm confused by this requirement that I provided them with a "Reference No. of Russian Tour Agency" & "number of tour voucher". Please help...does this mean I can't book flights over internet through travelocity etc?

Thanks,

Naomi

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1. Re: Confused by Tourist Visa Application

Hi Phoenix,

to apply for Russian visa, you need to have a voucher (invitation) from a travel agency, if you used their services, or an invitation (two pages) / confirmation from a hotel, if you booked independently.

Russian consulates will be closed till Tuesday all over the world.

As far as I know

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2. Re: Confused by Tourist Visa Application

Thank you! I think I understand it all now.

Tod
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3. Re: Confused by Tourist Visa Application

Hello, Naomi

Air ticket purchase and visa application are separated. In U.S. people can book air tickets on the Internet any time. The documents they need for visa to Russia are photos, passport, travel agency voucher (or Russia hotel reservation voucher), application form, and some fee. Usually, visa process is successful and thus people book air tickets much earlier than visa application to save some money. If the process is taking much longer than people's expectation, then they may need to change the dates of air tickets and pay some extra fee to the ticket agent. That is not a common situation though. Hopefully, everything will go well with your trip.

Good luck!

Tod

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