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Russian visa trouble?

by Woodie Hopper » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:36 am

Hi there,

Aiming for Elbrus next September (I have the first two weeks off). I was wondering how likely there will be significant delay or other issues getting Russian visas for US citizens? I am dual (Swiss as well) but would rather not have to get a Swiss passport unless it will be necessary to get the visa.

Anyone with relevant knowledge or educated guesses who would like to share their thoughts would be greatly appreciated!


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Re: Russian visa trouble?

by onwards » Fri May 18, 2018 11:59 pm

Are you planning an independent climb? If you're going through a company they will help with the visa.

You can use one of the third party agencies to help with the application - the process will cost more, but will be simpler. I would apply for the visa at least 90 days in advance. The US passport is fine.

Also, you need to register your visa after you arrive to Russia:

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