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!