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REQUEST FOR VISA/PASSPORT PROCESSING (Transmittal)

This form is for Casto’s use only, to advise us as to what service you are requesting, when you depart on your trip, and the address to which the documents should be sent. Please complete and include this form with your passport and/or Visa application and other required documents. Please note – This is a transmittal form. This is not a Visa Application.

DATE:

FULL NAME ID APPLICANT(S) and issuing country of passport (if applicable):

1. US PASSPORT HOLDER? YES NO 2. US PASSPORT HOLDER? YES NO 3. US PASSPORT HOLDER? YES NO 4. US PASSPORT HOLDER? YES NO IF NOT A US PASSPORT HOLDER, WHICH COUNTRY? Green Card? Yes No Other Status

SERVICE REQUESTED:(Check applicable items)

New Issue US Passport Renewal US Passport Passport Amendment Additional Passport Pages Applying for a Second Valid (limited) Passport

VISA EXPEDITING: (List Countries)

1. 3.

2. 4.

BASIC CHECKLIST FOR OBTAINING VISAS (Note: these are not specific visa requirements for any one country)

Be sure passport has enough blank Visa pages for each Visa requested. Visas will not be affixed to an “Amendment” page.

Extra pages may have to be added first before Visas can be issued.

Some countries require your passport to have a minimum remaining validity of least 6 months as a visa and/or an entry requirement even if you do not need a Visa. PLEASE CHECK WITH US REGARDING YOUR DESTINATION, AS YOU MAY NEED TO RENEW YOUR PASSPORT FIRST BEFORE ANY VISAS CAN BE ISSUED.

Your passport should be signed on the signature line above the vital information page usually above the inside cover of most US passports.

To avoid any delays in processing, all Visa photos should be a standard 2”x2” color passport photo, with full face toward the camera and plain white to slightly off white background. No I.D. badge photos or ¾ view INS photos will be accepted.

DEPATURE DATE FROM THE US:

LATEST DATE YOU WILL NEED THE PASSPORT BACK:

(Service charges will be billed according to this date) RETURN COMPLETED DOCUMENTS TO:

Name: Company Name:

Address: E-Mail:

City/Zip Code: Company Contact:

Telephone (H): Contact Telephone:

Telephone (W): Fax:

RETURN VIA: FedEx Priority Overnight FedEx Second Overnight FedEx (Saturday)

Casto Use Only

FedEx Account # Casto Local Courier Surcharge will apply

PAYMENT:

Personal Check or Money Order $ (Payable to Casto Travel, Inc.)

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS:

Visa; MC; AMEX # Expires

Card Holders Name Card Holder’s Signature (Required)

Casto Travel Visa Passport and Consulting Services

2560 North First Street Suite 150 San Jose, CA 95131 (408) 553-44735 FAX (408) 296-0396 Email: passport@casto.com Also Located at 500 Sansome Street Suite 300 San Francisco CA 94111 (408) 553-4735

DISCLAIMER: Casto Visa Passport and Consulting Services acts as a service agent only and is not liable for any negligent actions or omissions of any foreign consular office, it’s embassy or the US Passport Agency, other government agencies and overnight delivery services. While we make every effort to ensure that the correct visas have been issued, it is the responsibility of the traveler to check that the visas obtained are valid for the period of intended stay in that country. Use of our services constitutes agreement to these terms. Thank you.

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COUNTRY: Russia DATE REV: 04/11/2009 Consulate General Of Russian Federation

2790 Green St.

San Francisco , CA 94123

RUSSIAN TOURIST VISA FOR USA CITIZEN

Russian Tourist Visa can be single-entry one or double-entry one and is issued for no longer than 30 days. Multiple Entry tourist visas are NOT available.

For a Tourist Visa, please submit:

• A Tourist Visa Support Letter (“Podtverzhdeniye”) and a Tourist Voucher from the Russian travel agency, Russian hotel or Russia-based joint venture must be submitted. Receiving

organization should be duly registered as a tourist company with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and assigned a special reference number. This reference number should be indicated on the confirmation form.

Cruise-ship passengers are required to present a Cruise Confirmation Letter from the cruise company’s partner agency in Russia (ask your cruise operator for a copy of that letter prior to applying for a visa). CASTO OFFERS SUPPORT LETTER ASSISTANCE IF YOU CANNOT SECURE IT ON YOUR OWN. Please inquire.

• Your passport or other travel document in original and a copy of its vital page(s). Your passport must have at least another six month remaining validity and at least on e clean blank VISA page.

• Signed and dated Visa Application. . Please print out the two page visa application form and submit back to back as one page.

• One passport (approx. size 2”x2”) photo. Please, write your name in capital letters on the back of the photo.

• Visa processing fee (if you wish to pay it yourself) made payable to the Russian Consulate General by money order, cashier's check or company check only (see Rates Table below).

Please do not send cash or personal checks. Bounced (company) check penalty is $20.

RATE TABLE

RUSSIAN CONSULATE PROCESSING FEES Effective April 11, 2009, visa processing fees are:

Processing period 3 days 4-20 days

Tourist visa single entry or double entry $250 $131 Business visa single entry or double entry $250 $131

Business visa multiple entry $450 $150

Transit visa single entry or double entry $250 $131 Homestay visa single entry or double entry $250 $131

The consulate fee for visa extension or for correction of errors, which are not the consulate’s error, is $40.00

The Consulate will not bear any responsibility for the errors in visas, which were not brought to their attention before departure from the USA .

PLEASE NOTE THAT DAY OF SUBMISSION DOES NOT COUNT EXCEPT FOR SAME DAY SERVICE.

The consulate fee for visa extension or for correction of errors, which are not our error, is $40.00

The Consulate will not bear any responsibility for the errors in visas, which were not brought to our attention before departure from the USA .

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2008

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR RUSSIA TOURIST VISA SUPPORT

Please note: This is not a Russia Visa application form. Visa support is a separate necessary part of the Russian Visa application process required by the Russian Consulates General and Embassy. Russia Tourist Visas are to be

valid for only single or double entries as requested. 30 days is the maximum stay allowed on a tourist visa.

Kindly print very legibly. Accuracy in your responses is very important!! Please adhere to date format as indicated.

1. Date of Entry into Russia: Date Format DD/MON/YYYY ____________________

2. Date of Exit from Russia: Date Format DD/MON/YYYY_____________________

3. List of Russian Cities to be visited and Hotel Names: __________________

______________________________________________________________

4. (Please circle one) Visa will be issued at the Russian Consulate in: SAN FRANCISCO / NEW YORK / WASH DC / SEATTLE / HOUSTON

TRAVELER PERSONAL INFORMATION

NAME MUST BE EXACTLY AS IT APPEARS IN YOUR PASSPORT

5. First Name: _______________________________________________

6. Middle Name: _____________________________________________

7. Last name: ________________________________________________

8. Sex: Male Female (circle one)

9. Date of Birth: Date Format DD/MON/YYYY (VERY important) _________________________________

10. Citizenship: ________________________________

11. Country of Birth: __________________________

12. Passport Number: ____________________________

13. Passport Expiration Date: Date Format DD/MON/YYYY ____________________

Comments:

_______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________

Please note:

Additional travelers(maximum of 10) may be added on the same tourist visa support PROVIDED they are all entering and exiting Russia at the same time and are requesting the same level of visa service from the consulate (expedite or non expedite). Please complete a separate questionnaire for each person.

Thank you-

Casto Visa Passport Services

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10. Date of departure from Russia 2. Last name(as in passport)

11. Passport No Issued by

13. Russian institution or organization to be visited? (for tourists – name and reference number of the host tourist company, for businessmen – name of the host organization and town, for private persons – last name, first name, middle names and home address of the host)

**15. Do you have a medical insurance valid in Russia?

16. Who will pay for your trip to and stay in Russia?

3. First and middle names (as in passport)

8. Number of entries

** - not to be filled by holders of diplomatic and official passports

9. Date of entry in Russia

Date of issue (dd/mm/yy) Valid until (dd/mm/yy)

12. Type of passport diplomatic official tourist

other

17. Marital status married single (never married) divorced separated widowed

18. Spouse’s full name (if divorced or separated, please indicate maiden name if applicable) 19. Spouse’s date of birth (dd/mm/yy)

20. Spouse’s place of birth

**21. Your father’s full name **22. Your mother’s full name

23. Have you ever been issued a Russian visa? (When and where?)

**24. Has your passport ever been lost or stolen?

**25. List all countries you have visited in the last ten years and indicate the year of visit

**26. List all countries which have ever issued you a passport

**27. List your last two places of work, excluding the current one 1. Name

Address

Your position 2. Name

Address

Your position

Phone number Your chief’s surname

Dates of joining – dismissal (mm/yy) (mm/yy) no yes

Phone number Your chief’s surname

Dates of joining – dismissal (mm/yy) (mm/yy) 6. Purpose of visit

7. Category and type of visa

Single entry Double entry Multiple entry

14. Itinerary(places of visit)

1. Nationality(If you formerly had USSR or Russian citizenship, please indicate when and why you lost it)

(dd/mm/yy) (dd/mm/yy)

yes Please specify? no

please specify

I declare that data supplied by me is correct and complete. I am aware that any false statements will lead to my application being rejected or to the annulment of a visa already granted and may also render me liable to prosecution under Russian law. I undertake to leave the territory of the Russian Federation upon the expiry of the visa, if granted. I understand that possession of a visa does not entitle its bearer to enter Russia. I will not seek compensation if I am refused to enter Russia.

4. Date of birth (dd/mm/yy)

5. Sex

M F

VISA APPLICATION

IMPORTANT! Please type or print using ballpoint

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Your answer yes in item 33 does not automatically signify ineligibility for a visa. In this case you may be required to personally appear before a consular officer.

** - not to be filled by holders of diplomatic and official passports

35. Has this application been completed personally by you? If no, indicate the person completing this application in item 36 34. Name, address and phone number of a person or hotel in Russia that you plan to stay with

Have you ever been deported from Russia?

When? (dd/mm/yy) Where?

Have you ever overstayed your Russian visa or stayed unlawfully in Russia?

Have you ever tried to obtain or assisted others to obtain a Russian visa or enter Russia by providing misleading or false information?

Has your Russian visa ever been canceled?

Have you ever been refused a Russian visa?

Have you ever been afflicted with a communicable disease of public health significance or a dangerous physical or mental disorder? Have you ever been a drug abuser or a addict?

Have you ever been arrested or convicted for any offence?

33. IMPORTANT! EACH APPLICANT MUST READ AND GIVE ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS

A visa may be refused to persons who are within specific categories defined by the law as inadmissible to Russia.

**32. Have you ever been involved in an armed conflicts, either as a member of the military service or a victim? If yes, please specify

**31. Have you ever performed a military service? If yes, indicate the country, branch of service, rank, military occupation and dates of service

**29. List all professional, civil and charity organizations which you are / were a member of or cooperate / cooperated with

**30. Do you have any specialized skills, training or experience related to fire-arms and explosives or to nuclear matters, biological or chemical substance? If yes, please specify

**28. List all educational institutions you ever attended, except high schools

2. Name

Course of study

Address and phone number

(mm/yy) (mm/yy)

yes no

yes no

yes no

When? (dd/mm/yy) Where?

yes no

When? (dd/mm/yy) Where?

yes no

yes no

When? (dd/mm/yy) Where?

yes no

yes no

Dates of admission and graduation

Place for photograph

I agree to my personal data on this application form being processed and communicated to the appropriate Russian authorities for the issue of a visa.

Date (dd/mm/yy), applicant’s signature

41. Are any of your relatives staying in Russia now?

(full name, relation degree, date of birth, permanent address)

40. Place of work or study, present position (name, address, phone and fax numbers, E-mail) 39. Place of birth (If born in Russia, please indicate when and what country you emigrated to)

38. Your permanent address, phone and fax number, E-mail 37. Other names ever used (maiden name, pen-name, holy orders, et..) 36. Application completed: Surname, first name

Relationship to applicant

Applicant’s address 1. Name

Course of study

Address and phone number

(mm/yy) (mm/yy)

Dates of admission and graduation

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