one more for the blog

Just absolutely gutted by my own adventures…

We applied for a Russian visa today. I went there with 2 good files full of admin papers, id, certificates just in case, well, let me tell that this is not enough! you need

– passport (check)

– copy of flight

– official letter of invitation (check)

– application form completed on the internet (we thought we had), just so you know, should you decide to apply at the embassy and therefore tick on embassy, the site will direct you automatically to VHS which is the visa office,once you are there, you will be told that you did not complete the form accurately because you should have chosen VHS in the first place (remind me, where is Kafka from originally? or Ionesco?)

Then you will be asked for

– a HIV negative certificate – no certificate = no visa application

– a legalised authorization from each parent stamped by the mayor for minors

your parents are divorced? and so what? one of the parents does not live in belgium? well, ask him to legalise locally and send today!!

– a birth certificate in full legalised by the townhall

then pray hard

ah and I forgot, 104€ (2€ because they had to stick your photo on the new application form)

 

After that, because all goes fine, and you are perfectly calm and relaxed, Sacha goes to pick up the super warm winters clothes we purchased online and… forget them in the metro with the legalised authorization he went to pick up at the town hall at the same time

 

…. I need a drink