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Single entry vs multiple entry visa

Wondering if anyone has applied for a single entry visa as opposed to the multiple entry visa recommended by the Russian Embassy.
Dad and I are confident that we will only be going once ( he's 85 and I'm poor ) to Russia. The 3 year visa is 270 vs one year is 90 - so we would b saving 360 dollars.
Dont want to be turned down. We live in NYC so I can go to embassy.

Thanks

Posted by
11416 posts

I would only get the one year visa.. you think they would turn you down just because you didn't pay for the more expensive but no more useful multiple visa? I wouldn't worry about that..

Posted by
16768 posts

After recent price changes, the cheaper, one-entry version is bound to be popular with this year's visitors.

Posted by
2937 posts

Why do you think you would be turned down ? Actually , going directly to the Embassy ( 91st between 5th and Madison ) is no advantage - you will need an appointment for that . In addition , when the visa is ready , you will have to pick it up at the processing agency ( ILS ) that contracts this for the consulate ( 80 Maiden Lane ) . Better to take your paperwork there directly , no appointment required . Here is the link to the consulate , which in turn links to ILS . This is all quite simple , ILS is very helpful and will review your application . http://newyork.mid.ru/web/newyork_en/main-page If you would like some real hands on involvement , our next NYC meeting ( travel group ) is Saturday 3/11 at One PM at Panera's , 452 Fifth Ave. ( 40 - 41 st ) . My wife and I spent three weeks in St Petersburg in Autumn 2015 , and are going back to St Petersburg and Moscow this coming September ( 3 year Visas )

Posted by
2937 posts

By the way , if you do come , we are usually at the rectangular table in the back

Posted by
524 posts

Thanks all. Steven , i'll try and get to the meeting - it'll be fun to meet other travelers.