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Questions tagged [russia]

Country in northern Eurasia, largest country in the world, covering more than 1/8 of the Earth's inhabited land area.

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Missing middle name in travel documents

I know I do have a middle name as it is listed in my birth certificate and I have many documents from my childhood that include it (e.g. school records), it is also used for elections but it was never ...
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What kind of Visa (Russian Federation) do I need? [duplicate]

I'm traveling to Amsterdam and I have a valid Schengen Multi-Entry Visa. I have a layover in Moscow for 13 Hours and I want to explore the city during that time. Can anyone guide me what kind of Visa ...
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Are Belavia flights out of Kaliningrad considered domestic or international

Since 2017 flights between Russia and Belarus are no longer considered domestic ones, i.e. there is passport control. As of 2019, does this apply to all Russian airports? I am planning to fly from ...
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Change of itinerary on a Russian visa

I have a (single-entry) Russian tourist visa for an upcoming trip. I initially applied the visa for a visit to Moscow but I'm now considering to go to Kaliningrad as well (on a direct flight from ...
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Does a U.S. citizen need a transit visa for Belarus if traveling by train from Moscow to Warsaw?

I plan to travel from Moscow to Warsaw via Belarus by train. I am a U.S. citizen. Do I need a transit visa and where do I get one?
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Trans-Siberian trip in August

I want to travel through Russia for 30 days from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. I'm currently learning Russian and should finish A2 in August when I want to start the trip. I read about booking the ...
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About without surname Indian passport for Russia private invitation and visa

I got a private invitation from Russia, the problem is on my passport given name is Ajit pal singh and I have no surname, but my Russian invitation my name mention on surname coloum is ajitpal and ...
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Options to travel from Moscow to Belarus and the EU on a foreign passport

I have an upcoming trip to Moscow and initially planned to continue my journey to Minsk and onwards to Vienna by train. I have a Russian visa and was planning to apply for a Belarussian one as well. I ...
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Is a Russian driver's license valid in the U.S.? Is an IDP needed?

I have a Russian relative who will be visiting the U.S. for a short time (less than a month) and I would like him to be able to drive my car while he's here. Will he need an International Driving ...
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What is the registration process after entering Russia visa-free initially as a tourist and then for staying with a friend?

Its a simple ask, how work the registration to visa free travel to russia? 1) Do I need a hotel? 2) 2.1- Can I stay at a friend’s house without an invite letter? 2.2- If yes, how does this ...
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Do I need scanned copy or original invitation letter for Russian (Humanitarian) visa?

I am an Indian student born and raised in India. I am currently a research scholar. I have published some research work in Russia, I will be going to Russia for presenting the research paper. In the ...
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How long does a hotel visa registration last?

I will be staying in moscow for about 3 weeks. Is it possible if I booked a hotel stay for 3 nights for the visa registration and proceed to stay in a cheaper apartment? Will my visa registration last ...
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Migration registration when visiting Russia

tl;dr: Visiting Russia for 8 days, not staying in one town/city for more than 2 days at a time. Do I need to register? If so, when? I’m planning a trip to Russia later this year, and am looking for ...
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First entry in a city not associated to Russian visa

I'm planning to visit Russia again, and I applied for a tourist visa for my destination (Yekaterinburg, no other destination listed in my invitation voucher). I'm now considering which fly to get to ...
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Difficulties during trip from Poland to Russia via Belarus

I have an EU citizenship and I want to travel by train from Warsaw, Poland to Moscow, Russia. I know that I need both Russian and Belarussian visas, but I have heard from some people that a few ...
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Ticketing norms for Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen. I will travel few to Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Germany. My entry will be through Vienna and exit through Berlin. After Schengen my next destination will be ...
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How to couchsurf on a visa in Russia?

I would like to couchsurf in Russia but the visa application requires me to specify where I intend to stay. What I would like to do is apply for the visa and when I get the okay I organize a ...
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Leaving Russia to Schengen - which Ukrainian passport to use?

Situation: I'm a Ukrainian living in Russia with permanent residency permit (ВНЖ). I wish to visit a Schengen country (Greece) using my visa-free travel right as a Ukrainian national. I have two ...
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My friend bought me a ticket on his card

I'm traveling alone by Egyptair from Nigeria to Russia.The ticket was bought by my friend and by his DEBIT CARD. After I printed out the ticket, I saw in the rules that CREDIT CARD holder must be one ...
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Entering Canary Islands with Multi Schengen Visa issued by The Netherlands [duplicate]

We live in Amsterdam and i am married to a Russian that also has a dutch paspoort. We applied for a Multi Schengen visa for her parents. The both got it for 4 and mom for 5 years. They traveled to ...
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Money is necessary to leave the airport in Moscow for ladies [duplicate]

I met agirl from Russia on the site of marriage and I send her a money to issue apasport , after we arrange the tickets for her and sending her 400 $ , she said that she has to have 2000$ to be with ...
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Visas required for Irish passport holder travelling to Minsk via Moscow

Myself and a friend (Irish passport holders) purchased, a little too eagerly, flights from Dublin to Minsk via Moscow. We didn't realise that visa free travel doesn't apply to travelers arriving from ...
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Do I need a visa for Russia if just transit through Moscow?

I am an American Citizen and I am hoping to fly from USA to Kazakhstan via Moscow (transit for 4-9 hours in Moscow Airport) - do I need a Russian Visa?
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Drink driving ban in the UK applying for a Russian visa

I want to go to Russia for a short holiday. I was arrested for drink driving just over a year ago and was banned for 4 years. Do I need to declare this on my visa application form?
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Train from EU to Kaliningrad

I'm an EU citizen, and I'd like to travel to Kaliningrad. I like trains, and there's a direct from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad, with stops in Vilnius and Kaunas. However, neither the Russian ...
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Can I apply for and recieve a UK visa if I have a South African passport, while living in Russia?

I'm studying in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia) and I want to visit a friend in the UK. How can I go about getting a visa, without traveling all the way back to SA?
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Lost or stolen Passport when applying for Russian Visa

There is a question on the Russian Visa Application Form that asks: Has your passport ever been lost or stolen? My girlfriend submitted a lost passport report with the US government but later ...
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Special training and experience question on Russian Visa application

Question 28 on the Russian Visa application is: Special training and experience. Do you have any specialized skills, training or experience related to firearms and explosives or to nuclear ...
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Russia Visa application by mail

I'm applying for a tourist visa to Russia from Los Angeles. I will have to mail my application somewhere. Does it matter which of the ILS offices I apply to? Should I use a third-party to get this ...
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A few questions about transfering from domestic to international in Novosibirsk, Russia

Situation: I am flying via S7 Airlines from Pulkovo in St Pete to Tolmachevo in Novosibirsk, and another flight from there to Incheon, South Korea via S7 again. This is, to the extent of my knowledge, ...
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UlanBaator to Irkut

I want to go from UBator to Irkut in August. I have a passport from Argentina. It lets me enter Russia visa free. Would I be able to cross the border and allowed to ride the train all the way to ...
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What is the furthest north one can get without flying or taking special cruises?

While researching this answer, I learned that there about 5 times per year between late July and September, there are passenger boats from Yakutsk all the way north to Tiksi at 71°39' north. For ...
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Is there any limitation on foreign nationals travelling by passenger boat Omsk – Salekhard or Salekhard – Antipayuta?

Severflot in summer and autumn operates passenger boats on the Yenisey and Ob rivers, from Omsk in the south to Antipayuta in the north. On this river-forum post, someones writes that Обязательно ...
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How well is Russias ban on driving a dirty car enforced?

In Russia, it is prohibited to drive a dirty car. I read this on the website of the Dutch motorist association, which is a quite reliable source. It is also reported by BBC News. I do not know the ...
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What food am I allowed to bring to Austria from Russia?

Soon I will fly from Russia to Austria. I want to bring a small quantity of food (like one or two boxes of chocolate) to Austria. In the past there were restrictions on what you could and could not ...
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What is комфорт and why is it cheaper than not комфорт?

Looking at trains in Russia, I've found that for the same class, комфорт is cheaper than a ticket not marked as комфорт: In the image above, for the train № 042В «Москва – Воркута», the prices are: ...
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When leaving the Russian border back to Europe, Passport Control never asked for my Migration Card

I received my exit stamp normally. Is this likely to be a problem when I re-visit Russia? I was traveling back to Europe with Belarus as a stop on the way - I also received an arrival stamp in Belarus ...
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Is military service in Russia required with dual citizenship? [closed]

I have British and Russian citizenship and passport. When I go to Russia on my Russian passport there I am no longer British but Russian and likewise in Britain. Under Russian law, you are required ...
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Will I need a transit visa to fly through Russia?

I am an 18 year old US citizen. I am planning on flying to Kazakhstan with a short layover in Moscow, Russia. I have read that I need a transit visa in order to fly through Russia, but I have also ...
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How to tell distance travelled by rail?

I'm planning a long railway journey, and I wonder what the distance (to be) travelled is for a a particular route. Is there any website where I can find this out, for example, based on stations ...
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China/Mongolia/Russia by rail with different passports

I'm thinking of traveling from Beijing to Moscow by rail but I want to clear up some visa issues first. With my American passport and Chinese visa I have no problem entering China or Mongolia. However,...
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Transit Visa to go through Moscow, RU to get to Bishkek [duplicate]

I am confused on if I need a visa to get to Bishkek if I am travelling through Moscow to get there. Will I need a transit visa to go through Moscow, Russia to get to Bishkek? I read somewhere that I ...
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What does it mean if passport returned but no refusal stamp or visa in it?

I’m a Travel Agent from Karachi, Pakistan. I applied for my client from Pakistan to the Russian Embassy in Islamabad. Completed all formalities: confirmed hotel, ticket, tourist voucher from ...
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Stavropol City, surrounding area - Safety

This is my first time posting here. Thank you in advance to anyone who reads and comments. I have the possibility of going to Stavropol City, Russia for work. I will be staying in the city then ...
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As a Russian resident, do I require an exit visa?

I'm an Australian citizen and a Russian resident for five years. Do I require an exit visa to leave Russia? If so, where do I get one and how long does it take?
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Cancelled unused Russian tourist visa

Until recently I have travelled to Russia frequently - on regular tourist visas in my USA passport. The last time I travelled, the Embassy issued my visa for wrong dates (in my application I requested ...
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US citizens traveling between Ukraine and Russia

My brother and I, American citizens, are planning an Eastern Europe trip where we fly into Saint Petersburg, journey through western Russia and parts of Ukraine, and fly back to America from either ...
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Is it legal to bring Magpul firearm accessories into Russia?

I would like to know if it is legal to bring firearm accessories into Russia. My point of entry would be Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO). I would be coming from USA/JFK via Aeroflot, and ...
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Is Russia a dog-friendly country?(Vladivostok, Moscow, St.Peterburg. etc.)

I'm planning to travel Russia with my dog, Labrador Retriever by Siberian Railway. But I'm not certain that Russia is a dog-friendly country like any other countries in Europe. If you have experiences ...
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Lost luggage compensation

I was on a flight from Moscow to Warsaw with a transit stop in Minsk, and the airlines lost my luggage. Now one month has passed, and they ignore my emails about compensation (maybe because they are a ...