In a discussion with travel buddies the following issue came up as the result of a Russian trip planning.
The situation of the person is as follows:
- Born in Azerbeidjan (former Soviet state).
- In the possession of a Dutch passport.
- Due to being born in a former Soviet state he is also registered as having the Russian nationality (I found this causality weird, but that's how it was explained). He doesn't have a valid Russian passport though.
- In the Dutch passport it's obviously stated that he is born in Azerbeidjan.
- For some reason (the person was not really clear about this) obtaining a Russian passport is not an easy option. He said it involves a large amount of money, a lot of time and hassle.
Is it possible for this person to obtain a Russian visa in The Netherlands on his Dutch passport?
The story goes that this is not possible as the Russians will note the country of birth and then conclude that the person needs to be in possession of a Russian passport, hence denying access on another (in this case Dutch) passport.
I could not find any hard facts supporting this story, that's why I decided to ask this question here.