Originally Posted by Tenere99
You need to get the visa in your home country.
Forget the green card for russia they won't recognize it.
You will not be issued a business visa unless your passport already contains a 30 day Russian visa!
For the first, for British Citizens, this is not quite so, but nearly!
See my Post 35 above.
Some other citizens are treated differently and can apply anywhere without Residency requirement in the Country where the application is being made.
If you are stuck in (say) KAZ and need to cross RUS to get to western Europe it is possible to get a Transit Visa there.
RUS Transit Visas allow 3 days or longer worked out on a daily distance allowance between stated entry/exit points - I think it is about 500Km/day.
For the second, wrong now.
If your home insurer will issue them, Green Cards have been accepted in RUS for over a year. You can still buy RUS insurance at or near borders (as I do - its cheaper and more recognisable to ДПС).
For the third, for British Citizens, also wrong now.
See my Post 38 above.
Last edited by Tony P; 14 Mar 2012 at 20:13.
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