Moscow Westie Fest 2017

West Coast Swing Fest: November 3 – 5, 2016, Moscow, Russia

Russian Visa Information

Important: if you're not a resident of Russia and you don't have a residence permit, you're going to need a visa to enter the country. You will need a single-entry tourist visa.

Getting Russian visa is not as hard as you might expect ;) And here are some tips for you.

The easiest to get is a tourist visa type. We recommend to apply for it.

  1. Book your tickets (or at least make sure you chose dates correctly),
  2. Book a hotel (all the info you can find at the Venue page) and prepare these documents:

    • — your international passport (expiry date should be at least 6 months after the end of the trip)

    • — photo 3.5x4.5cm, signed from back. Some consulates ask for 2 photos.

    • — 2 visa applications, filled and signed. You may fill it online:
    • — invitation (or tourist voucher) – write the Hotel and they’ll send you a form to fill in. It’s a free of charge, but if you change your mind and cancel the trip the Hotel will charge 2500 rub as a fee.
  3. Take it all to Russian consulate in your city (it's also possible to mail documents, check with your consulate) and you will get visa in 3-10 working days! All needed documents, templates and tips how to fill application you can find here:

We encourage you to plan your trip and apply early.

Don't hesitate to contact Anna Kondakova if you need any help with it! Hope to see you soon in Moscow!