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Oh dear this trip looks decidedly shaky in that I'm needing a double entry biz visa as there is no way I can cross russia and mongolia in 30 days else it will be seriously tight and rushed...
I need something called a business support letter since I'm unemployed and left rather unamicably from my last job I can't really get them to support it.. I confused this with a visa support/invitation.
How has everybody gotten past this?...
I'm supposed to be able to pose as self employed but as what?, I have my trip fund about £8K sitting in a bank account so this can provide the 3 months worth of bank statements.
(I'm applying for the visa LATE because of the 45 day rule and the fact that a certain visa agency has let me down and has been holding onto my passport for the best part of a month).
If you are friendly with someone of in, or with their own Company business (and they trust you) ask them to write an 'Employers Letter' for you, stating
- you are employed by them
- you are visiting the country on their business
- they and you will be responsible for any liabilities incurred while in the country
Then go to a Visa agency to get an Invitation through the Ministry.
No one ever checked or followed up my Employers letters with even a phone call for 5 years consecutive years. If they had I would have known - or not got the Visas, since we closed it down 4 years ago! Shhhh....
The whole process of Russian burocracy is about ticking boxes and assuming that the previous boxticker did his job. No one seems to check up on what has gone before, just that someone has ticked it.
This is Russia - nothing is easy but everything is possible. Perhaps you have got this info from russian embassy or comsulate.
Find good travel agency operated by Russians who provides visas and you will get everything in 3 weeks.
Russia have other rules in each country and even city. If you have problems in Manchester contact them in London. It works...
You will get letter of invitation etc...
Maybe start with them: Russian visa service in United Kingdom
As Sambor said...you're asking the wrong people the wrong things.
Use the agency he recommended or contact David at StanTours...quite a few motor bikers are on trips and not employed...how else can one udnertake an RTW? Your dilemma has been overcome many times before...welcome back to the game of travelling
Solved! , we found another chap who owns his own company and is willing to write business support letters for us, we are going through realrussia who provide both the invitation and has been recommended by a couple of folks for us.
Hi, Kennichi i'm also planning on a trip to Russia with a business visa and i need a company support letter. I'm also using Real Russia, i am unemployed and my ex company said its too risky for them to make the letter. Can you give me the details of this person who is willnig to make a company supoort letter?
pose as self employed? , with 3 months of bank statements? , one of my biz support letters has let me down already so I'm going with my second option , if that lets me down I'm going to post them 3 months of bank statements and pose as self employed.
hi, yes i know the self employed route, but its not an option for me. i dont have anything in my account. so the only option is finding a "friendly company" here in UK. do you know any companies that would write visa support letters for student or business visas?
Hi, for a businesss or student visa in the UK you need either a company support letter saying they will support your stay, or you need to show 3 months bank statements. this is confirmed on the Russian embassy site and on russian visa agency sites say its a required docuemnt.
i already have an invitation from a langauge school in Russia, and HIV results, and all other docuemnts apart from a company suppoty letter.
RealRussia have said i need this document and i can get a "freindly company" to write this for me, so i am trying to finnd one.
While it was a few years ago, they didn't ask for a letter from me.
They all know that you are not really going on business.
I would say to try to apply without an employer letter. If, on the off chance that they do ask at that time, type up a letter with any company logo and put your phone number on it. They don't check the credentials of each and every company.
"Some consulates may require to present a letter from your employer confirming your trip to Russia and itinerary."
That is may , not will. Which means that unless they are looking for an excuse to turn you down from the start, you probably will have no problem.
The problem is Chris and Eddie is that the London / Edinburgh one does require business support letters , the thing is the UK and Russian government have been squabbling for a while and thus been playing diplomatic tit for tat.
Since we also have to get visa support letters also we have to go through agencies , since we have to go through agencies the agencies won't apply for us without the business support letters.
I've spoken to 4 visa agencies and they all ask for this and won't apply without it.
Why can't you pick up your visa in a consulate along the way? Why must it be in London? Thats the point I'm been trying to make!!!!!
I purposely picked up my Russian visa in Tashkent versus Turkey or Kazakhstan or some other country. There are certain countries whose consulates interpret the rules easier than others...hell i got mine in 3-4 hours...no extra charge...and I'm an American...you can't tell me Brits have a bigger squabble with the Russians than Americans?!?!?
Depending on your route...there are options. Guys who know about this are places like StanTours...they facilitate visas across many consulates...in many countries....and they have the most up to date info...
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