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Does the visa application form ask you about driving bans? Obviously, you should be truthful on the application, but there's no reason to volunteer information if you're not asked for it. For example, looking at http://www.rusembassy.ca/sites/default/files/AppFormVisa_USA.pdf (the forms are slightly different when applying from different countries I ...


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It is highly unlikely that a conviction for drunk driving would influence your visa application, provided you are upfront about it. They are far more likely to be concerned about ensuring you are only going there to visit and will leave within the expiry of the visa and how you will finance yourself while there.


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In other words: is there a policy that a document used in a train booking must also be acceptable for entry and exit from Russia? No, there is no written policy for that. The only thing you should be aware of is the conductor during the board check validates your document and ticket. The document number and your names in it must be the same as in your ...


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I think in theory you can. But you must present same ID to the conductor as you've used to book a train. In practice chances are pretty high that you would be denied boarding by the conductor if you try to use something that does not look like a passport. Overall, it's highly recommended to have your passport with you at all times in Russia. Especially if ...


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Here's the actual legal basis for visa-free travel: http://base.garant.ru/195505 . It says you can stay for 72 hours, have to leave by the same port where you entered, and most importantly (point #6) it says you may only be located on the territory declared in the "official tourist program" filed by your cruise line with the Russian government. There may be ...


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Here's my understanding (based on lots of Russian travel): You can legally explore anywhere in Russia, except keep the following in mind: 1) Don't forget about registration requirements. If you're moving around a lot, this is likely a non-issue, but keep all your bus/train tickets, etc. If you're using a central hub city for radial day-trips, register in ...


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I've provided some answers in your other question, so here I'll try to explain the road-specific risks. If you're going to use a rental car in Russia, you probably need this sign to be put on the car: This is a warning sign for telling other drivers that there is a novice driver in the car. I suggest you use this sign because the Russian driving style ...


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Yes, it's a completely legal, if you aren't going to visit the restricted areas such as closed cities near the border and so on. And if you're asking, then you'll definitely see the warning signs near them, so you shouldn't be afraid of breaking some local law. However, you should check the questions I've linked in comments as there are a couple of advises ...



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