Joined: 02 Jun 2013
|Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:08 pm Post subject: Moscow kindergarten - question about visas
|New to the forum (long-time reader, first post) - so if this violates any of the rules, I apologise in advance.
I've lived and worked in Finland, but after my contract ended at the closing stages of the previous academic year, I started to think about other options. Finland was an interesting place - but personal reasons made a clean break the most attractive option.
Long story short, I applied for jobs in Russia (a country that I have always been fascinated with - a fascination that only grew when I was in Finland), Uzbekistan and China. I received offers and at the start of the summer, honestly believed that I would be working in Tashkent.
There were a few question marks and doubts about Tashkent and ultimately, I decided to wait it out and see if something else would turn up. It did, in the form of an invitation from a Russian kindergarten, just outside of Moscow.
I'm really excited by the prospect of being in Russia and pushing myself a little further than before - but I wondered if anybody here has any kind of experience or advice related to the business visa that I will apparently fly into the country with.
I'm a UK citizen, have never been to Russia before and to be honest, I'm starting to think that I'm being caught-up in the romance and allure rather than looking at the facts. My understanding is that the business visa would only allow me to be in Russia for 90 days at a time. Is this correct? After the expiration - would I need to return to the UK or could the visa be renewed inside Russia? The information that I am getting from the contact person seems a little bit vague or too optimistic in this respect.
I don't want to do anything illegal or ruin my chances of being in Russia long-term, so any advice that you might have would be a big help - and if any of you know the kindergarten in question, it would be great to hear from you (unsure if I can post the name here or not).
Thanks again - and sorry for any violations.