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Re: Glav Club anyone?

Post by porkymeat » 17 Jan 2015, 21:02

Er, you can do the visa thing by post can't you? Means trusting your p/port etc to the post.
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Post by ThruBeingCool » 17 Jan 2015, 21:11

porkymeat wrote:Er, you can do the visa thing by post can't you? Means trusting your p/port etc to the post.
No. Since December you have to go to the Russian Embassy in London for digital finger printing. Or summat like that. Even the other agencies who say they will sort the application for you on line only check your form and forward details of your stay. They also stipulate now that you must visit the embassy in person. Ok if you're relatively local.

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Post by Pam » 20 Jan 2015, 11:45

For any gig that involves committing to travel costs etc. we've always decided according to how we'd react if gig was cancelled at last minute. If we'd still be happy with the financial cost, time commitment, opportunity to sightsee etc. then no problem. If any doubt - then will reconsider. Are therefore giving this one a miss but hoping that some other locations are announced soon.

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Post by Boody » 23 Jan 2015, 15:54

Yeah, bit of a bummer for most people. I went there in person today but I'm sure I am one of the lucky few. Visa plus intro letter still cost about £90...
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Post by Toiler On The Sea » 24 Jan 2015, 11:04

ThruBeingCool wrote:
Turkey Troter wrote:
ThruBeingCool wrote:I do fancy going but having to travel down to London to the Russian Embassy for fingerprinting is a bit of a ball ache and just adds to the cost. Not completely ruled the trip out though.

Am I right in saying that you need to have an "invitation" to stay in Russia before you can get a visa? By that I mean , accommodation has to be booked first? Not sure if I'm correct but my on line research has lead me to believe that you have to have fights and rooms booked first before they will let you in. Sounds a bit risky if there's a chance that a visa application could be denied. Can anyone clarify this for me?
1. Book Hotel
2. Book Flight
3. Get Hotel to send INVITE (a few £££)
4. Apply for visa, including info from invite and flight booking.

Easy... have faith!
Then book day off work
Train fare to London, tube fares etc

Just sorting a visa would more than double my costs for flight and ticket.

Cheers for the info Paul.
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Re: Glav Club anyone?

Post by Turkey Troter » 24 Jan 2015, 11:45

Toiler On The Sea wrote:
ThruBeingCool wrote:
Then book day off work
Train fare to London, tube fares etc

Just sorting a visa would more than double my costs for flight and ticket.

Cheers for the info Paul.
Is it just me that get's the impression they don't really want you to go there in the first place?
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Post by Boody » 24 Jan 2015, 13:00

I'm curious to understand the band's motivation for playing there rather than somewhere more accessible. It must be a pain in the arse for them/their management as much as it is for the rest of us...
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Post by ThruBeingCool » 25 Jan 2015, 01:07

Boody wrote:I'm curious to understand the band's motivation for playing there rather than somewhere more accessible. It must be a pain in the arse for them/their management as much as it is for the rest of us...
Maybe it's just because they can.

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Post by ThruBeingCool » 25 Jan 2015, 01:12

Toiler On The Sea wrote:
Is it just me that get's the impression they don't really want you to go there in the first place?
I got the same impression.

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Post by Turkey Troter » 25 Jan 2015, 15:02

ThruBeingCool wrote:
Toiler On The Sea wrote:
Is it just me that get's the impression they don't really want you to go there in the first place?
I got the same impression.
Sorry, I don't do impressions :P
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Post by Dom P » 25 Jan 2015, 15:09

Boody wrote:I'm curious to understand the band's motivation for playing there rather than somewhere more accessible. It must be a pain in the arse for them/their management as much as it is for the rest of us...
Let me guess... they're being paid to go there?
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Post by The Strangler » 30 Jan 2015, 14:46

JJ saying gig might not happen ?
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