I'm a dual Brazilian and US citizen and traveling to Portugal soon to start the process of acquiring Portuguese citizenship (via grandparents).
My girlfriend is Russian, and we are soon to get married, but we haven't done so yet.
<< Edit: Due to the apparent maximal permeation of Russian girl scams completely saturating the Earth, I am compelled to clarify that she and I met in real life and we've been together for a year. The tides of life brought us together and she just happens to be Russian. >>
Apparently, it's damn near impossible for her to get a tourist visa for the EU (Schengen visa).
She needs like $3,500 in her bank account and some proof of Russian employment to even be considered. And even then, they may just stamp her passport as blacklisted for 5 years just for even TRYING.
So, anyone familiar with this?
What's the very best country / embassy to apply? The best route?
I would hate to travel to Portugal without her.