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Is it dangerous to go to the USA as a Russian now?

I am a Russian student and I have been dreaming about visiting California and living in LA for a while, and I decided to take this trip on my summer break. I have already accumulated enough money for ...
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Urgent help needed with stolen visa

I'm having a vacation in Paris with my girlfriend. She is a Russian exchange student but studying/living until September in Germany. Unfortunately, her bag including the German visa got stolen. Our ...
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Visit the UK with Schengen tourist short-stay visa

I'm Russian, and I have touristic (C-type) Schengen Schengen short stay visa. I want to know, can I stay for some period in UK without getting UK visa, or it is not possible (I heard about 36 hours ...
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Denmark and Schengen - border controls

As I know, Denmark is going to re-impose the border controls. I want to know, what exactly it means for the tourists who are on a Schengen visa? Can I visit Denmark with the Schengen visa, or I need ...
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Applying for a Schengen Visa from within the UK

I'm a Russian citizen, but I study in England and have a Tier 4 Student Visa. Can I apply for a Schengen tourist visa here, in England, without going to Russia?
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Visiting both Taiwan and China having one passport

Can I expect to encounter any problem when visiting the Republic of China (Taiwan) after visiting the People's Republic of China or vice versa? I mean, some countries have political clashes with each ...
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A Russian girl is asking for 500 euros to get a passport in Russia. Is this a realistic amount of money for a passport fee?

I met a girl from Russia and she wants to see Denmark. I told her to meet first in Moscow to know each other better - anyway she asked me for 500 Euro for an international passport (she never had one ...
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Applying for UK visa after refusal

I'm a Russian national reapplying for UK general (6 month) visa. Unfortunately I threated my first application with unacceptable sloppiness and only now come to realize seriousness of consequences. ...
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Is it OK to apply for US visa from Cyprus being a Russian citizen?

I am a Russian citizen working in a US-based company. In April I should be in US for a business issues. My current US visa has expired, and there's no problem with it, since I'm just waiting for an ...
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How to procure a Schengen visa for a Thai boyfriend

Preamble. I am a Russian engineer and I have had a Thai boyfriend for 9 years now. I live in Russia because there is no good job for me in Thailand (and I find Thai climate too hot for a permanent ...
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Will it be a problem for a Russian citizen to apply for a US non-immigrant visa in Beijing while illegally employed in China?

I would like to have my Russian girlfriend come visit me in San Francisco on a B-2 visa. She is currently working in Beijing, China as an English teacher. However, she received her employment through ...
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Can I buy airfare using one passport (visa required) and then use another (no visa required) to enter the country?

I am travelling from Australia to China to Vietnam to Cambodia to Australia. I have two passports, namely Russian and Australian (the first and last names are identical in both but the numbers are ...
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Proving ties to your home country when applying for a German visa as a non-employed Russian citizen

A friend from Russia (Moscow) is planning to visit me in late August. She is about to apply for a visa but she's worried that they will deny her application because she doesn't have anything to prove ...
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Oman Visa for Russian Women

My wife is Russian and carries a different family name in her Russian passport than mine. I carry a USA passport. she is under the age of 30 and we are planning on traveling to Oman together. What is ...
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Is a visa to Poland required for a Russian spouse of a Polish citizen?

I am a holder of a Russian passport and my husband is a Polish citizen. We both live and work in the UK. I have received my family member of EEA national card, good for 5 years. We would like to ...
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Schengen air travel confirmation and private aircraft

One of the requirements for the Schengen visa is for the applicant to present confirmed travel arrangements, most commonly air travel. This is usually done by booking a ticket and printing out the ...
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Dual Citizen Lebanese - Russian Travelling to Thailand

I am dual citizen (Lebanon/Russia) permanently residing in Lebanon. I would like to go to Thailand on my Russian passport because Russians get a 30 day visa on arrival in Thailand, while Lebanese don'...
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Can you apply for a new Russian passport at any time?

I recall that supposedly you could only apply for a new Russian passport when your existing one was about to expire within the next 6 months. However, currently, I couldn't find anything to that ...
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Can I visit all the countries in the Schengen area with a national visa?

I'm an exchange student from Russia, and I have the national visa D type. But it's written there "valid for Italia". Can I go to other Schengen countries with this kind of visa? Because I want to ...
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Can I extend my stay for a week in the Netherlands?

I have 90/360 multi visa in the Netherlands. I arrived to learn English in a month course, but course was postponed for a week. I told to immigration officer in the airport that I would stay for a ...
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Transit visa through Beijing to Macau

I have Russian citizenship and going to travel to Macau. My flight will be transit through Beijing. I know that I can get a transit visa for 72 hours in the airport of Beijing, but only if I follow ...
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Is it easy to get a visa for France if one already has a visa for the UK and applies from the UK?

For a Russian citizen: If I have a general purpose (6 months) visa for the UK, and am currently in the UK, does that make it easier to get a visa for France. For example: I'm in the UK on the ...
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Getting my girlfriend from Moscow to Jamaica bypassing the USA (no visa)

My girlfriend lives in Moscow and only has a Russian passport/Russian citizenship. I was born and live in NYC and am a US citizen only. We are getting together once a month, but every time I have a ...
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Is there a way to download biometric picture?

I was very impressed by the equipment and photo processing done for the biometric passports at a Russian consulate (they take your photo right at the consulate, in a special room with a special setup)....
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How can a Russian citizen prove they have enough funds to cover a trip without having money in their bank account?

When applying for a US B1/B2 visa from Russia and you can fulfill most of the required documents but can only do partially one of the requirements i.e... The passport as one, the airfare for the third ...
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vistor visa refusal from russia to uk , what now?

i have read lots of stories about visa refusal and im no exception as i have just had my applicant denied too , after reading refusal it is very common for the applicant to be refused because of a ...
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Russian citizen travelling US → Iceland → Finland → Russia and back. What visas?

Russian citizen, US permanent resident is planning a trip to Russia and back on the following itinerary: US -- (flight) --> Iceland (Reykjavik) 1 day stay --(flight)--> Finland (Helsinki) 1 day stay --...
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Trying to gather the right documents for my next application

I was refused a visit visa to the UK and I'm trying to apply again, but I'm still confused on how to answer some questions. cost of trip to you personally cost of flights or ship how much do you ...
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Are governments limited in staff they can deploy to a consulate? [closed]

I've recently been dealing with the Russian consulates in North America, and they appear to be ridiculously mismanaged and/or understaffed. In the jurisdiction served by Toronto, for example, they ...
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How do I get a self-addressed envelope from Canada to USA?

I had a consul general within the US verify my citizenship, and such verification must follow by a motivated conclusion (мотивированное заключение;) they claim that in order for me to receive it, I ...
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What's the difference in regulations for 5-year vs. 10-year passport in Russia?

What is the difference in the regulations for a 5-year old-style laminated passport, vs. 10-year new-style biometric one? For example, as per How long should it take to get a Russian passport?, the ...
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Getting a Chinese work visa with an unused valid tourist visa

If someone has a valid and unused Chinese visitor (L) visa, can they apply for another Chinese visa (of a different type)? A Russian friend of mine recently attempted to apply for a work visa at the ...
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Can I just go to a country like Canada to apply for a new US Visa?

I am a Russian citizen, staying in the US on an F1 visa. Unfortunately, the F1 expires after a year for Russian nationals, so it seems that I must fly back to Russia annually to apply for a visa every ...
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Is it possible to apply for Russian passport by mail/internet in North America?

There is a limited number of Russian consulates across the vast territory of North America, and it would be quite inconvenient to have to attend one of them in person for passport renewal, especially ...
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can a Russian apply for European visa twice if he didn't go to the countries he applied to in the first?

My girlfriend applied for a 1 year Italian visa because they had already given it to her before for some weeks so now they would give her the whole year. What ended up happening is that life got in ...
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Visa free transfer possible through Dusseldorf and or Munich?

My wife is a citizen of Russia holding a Canadian Permanent Resident Visa. Right now she is temporarily in Russia. Soon we are meeting for a vacation in the Dominican Republic. We are choosing flight ...
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How long should it take to get a Russian passport?

How long does it take to get a Russian passport if you're travelling or living abroad?
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Russia to Dublin, Transiting Heathrow

I have Russian visitors arriving and transiting at London Heathrow with connecting tickets to Dublin, Ireland. Time between flights is 2 hours. Baggage is checked from point of departure through to ...
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Crossing the US border by bus with a newly issued visa

I just got a US visa and I would like to take a bus tour from Toronto to New York (Russian Passport). Someone just told me that I should cross the border only by plane the first time, and only after ...
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Are you likely to be asked for medical travel insurance when visiting Israel as a Russian citizen?

I'm going to visit Israel for a couple of days. I am a Russian citizen and don't need to get a visa. How high is the probability that I'll be requested to show any kind of medical travel insurance? ...
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Last Minute Extension of Chinese M Visa [closed]

My Russian girlfriend has a Chinese M visa and is currently living in Beijing, working for a school via some type of agency (the school pays the agency, which takes a cut, and then pays my girlfriend)....
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I am non-EU citizen working as a volunteer in Denmark, can I travel within the Schengen Area without visa?

I'm a non-EU citizen (Russian) working as a volunteer in Denmark and have received a Danish residence permit (type J), valid until December. Can I travel within the Schengen Area without visa right ...
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Russian transit Visa In Sweden

I'm going from St.Petersburg to Addis Ababa and I have a transit in Stockholm for 12 hours. So does a Russian citizen need a transit visa to Sweden?
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Transit through Singapore on a new Russian passport

I'm a Russian citizen living in New Zealand. I will be flying to Russia, transferring in Singapore. As far as I've found out, I need a visa to enter Singapore? Is it a tourist one? And I'm waiting for ...
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Transit Visa at Stockholm for Russian Citizen? [duplicate]

I am Russian Citizen and I have a ticket from Moscow to Istanbul via Stockholm. I will stay in Arlanda Airport 6 hours and 25 minutes. Do i need a transit visa?
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transit visa in Japan for Russian citizen [duplicate]

I have a stopover in Tokyo, Japan on my way from Bali to Canada. Do I need transit visa if I am a Russian citizen?