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    What's the point of the Russian Tourist Invitation ?

    I mean why do I have to get one of these?

    Is it for the money? I'm already paying a huge sum for the visa!!

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    To my knowledge hotel reservation is enough. Contact embassy though, I'm not 100% sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesh
    To my knowledge hotel reservation is enough. Contact embassy though, I'm not 100% sure.
    I don't have an hotel reservation. I'm going to sleep in the street

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    Well, unless you have some letter of invitation you won't be able to get your Visa. Just buy one from one of the many online sites that offer them - even without hotel reservations I beleive.

    By the way, I don't think sleeping on the street in Russia is a good idea.

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    Or anywhere for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    Quote Originally Posted by Vesh
    To my knowledge hotel reservation is enough. Contact embassy though, I'm not 100% sure.
    I don't have an hotel reservation. I'm going to sleep in the street
    Well, call Belgium Foreign Ministry (or how you call it there), pretend you want your Russian friend to visit you, and ask what documents s/he needs to get her/his visa. You'll be surprised.

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    Re: What's the point of the Russian Tourist Invitation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    I mean why do I have to get one of these?

    Is it for the money? I'm already paying a huge sum for the visa!!
    I think it can be summed up in one simple phrase:
    "It's all about the Benjamins, baby!"
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    Well its a remnent of the Soviet days, when they didn't just let anyone in the country.

    Now maybe it is just for money. Why are you paying a huge sum for the visa? Mine cost
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    It's not just limited to the ex-Soviet countries. Turkey had the same thing when I went there, the only difference is that I could buy the visa at the airport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    It's not just limited to the ex-Soviet countries. Turkey had the same thing when I went there, the only difference is that I could buy the visa at the airport.
    Are we talking about invitations or visas themselves? What I'm saying is, in the days of the USSR, as I am aware, someone in America couldn't just think "I am gonna go to the USSR" and buy and ticket and go.
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    Re: What's the point of the Russian Tourist Invitation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    Is it for the money? I'm already paying a huge sum for the visa!!
    Huge? How much?

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    Re: What's the point of the Russian Tourist Invitation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by net surfer
    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    Is it for the money? I'm already paying a huge sum for the visa!!
    Huge? How much?
    60 euros + 30 for the online invitation = 90 just to get into the country... oh well I don't care but i think it is a deterrent

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    Re: What's the point of the Russian Tourist Invitation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    Quote Originally Posted by net surfer
    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    Is it for the money? I'm already paying a huge sum for the visa!!
    Huge? How much?
    60 euros + 30 for the online invitation = 90 just to get into the country... oh well I don't care but i think it is a deterrent
    I dunno, I'd have thought they wanted tourists, as tourism = money.

    €90 isn't a fortune :P

    I think its a way for these consulates to make money
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    If you have visa already, do you need the invitation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indra
    If you have visa already, do you need the invitation?
    You have to have an invitation to get a visa.
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    Re: What's the point of the Russian Tourist Invitation ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan

    60 euros + 30 for the online invitation = 90 just to get into the country... oh well I don't care but i think it is a deterrent
    Dont go then. 30 euros extra can break the camel's back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    It's not just limited to the ex-Soviet countries. Turkey had the same thing when I went there, the only difference is that I could buy the visa at the airport.
    yea you're right kalinka.btw when have you been to Turkey?and where did you go in Turkey?
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    Yeah, Belgium visas cost less, just 35 euros.

    http://www.diplomatie.be/moscowru/de...p?id=35&mnu=35

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    Quote Originally Posted by net surfer
    Yeah, Belgium visas cost less, just 35 euros.

    http://www.diplomatie.be/moscowru/de...p?id=35&mnu=35
    Yes, but if you consider the cost based on area, then it's horribly expensive!
    Russia: 17,000,000 km2, 90 Euros
    Belgium: 30,000 km2, 30 Euros

    Russia gives you better bang for the buck!
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    LOL good point!

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