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Visa applications to the UK - are they processed in your home country or sent to and from the UK?

My Russian daughter in law is applying for a UK standard visitor visa to come on 2 week visit to the UK with her husband my (British) son and their daughter. When they applied for their daughter to ...
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Travel to UK via Yerevan/Athens [duplicate]

My wife is a Russian citizen with UK visa. Does she need a Greek transit visa when flying Yerevan-Athens-London?
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Are my ties to Germany strong enough to get a B2 visa?

I'm a 22-year-old female natural science international student in Germany who'll graduate from a German university this coming May, and will start grad school this coming autumn. I've been living in ...
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Travel to USA for visit an exhibition for Russian citizen

Can a Russian citizen who lives in Sweden and has a Swedish residence permit (temporary for 2 years) apply for an ESTA? We are going to visit an exhibition for work purposes, but I'm not sure that it'...
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Incorporating a company in the US. Does it improve or hinder the chances for B1 visa?

So, my previous application for the B1 visa was rejected a few years ago "for the lack of ties". Despite having a previous history of travel to the US and being financially well off. I'm ...
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Retrying visa application with a different intent

A corporate event is upcoming and all the employees are supposed to attend, but a few month ago my application for a tourist visa was rejected due to "The purpose of your visit to Canada is not ...
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does a Russian National require $120/day for 60 days in order to visit the US? [duplicate]

I met a Russian lady on Tinder. I have already sent her 2k for her passport, visa and flight to and from the US. now she is telling me she needs $7200 to just show she can travel to the US. she ...
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Traveling UK-Russia-UK

My daughter has lived in UK for 4 years. She is a Russian citizen and has a Residence Permit in UK, type: "Dependant. Leave to remain" (her mother married a UK citizen). The residence permit ...
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Canadian tourist visa refused due to lack of family ties to and immigration status in country of residence. Can anything be done?

So, the answer for my Canadian tourist visa application that I made recently, and I'm kind of completely lost. • The purpose of your visit to Canada is not consistent with a temporary stay given the ...
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Schengen visa(s) for two events close in time

I am a Russian citizen living in Canada and there are two scientific events in Europe in which I would like to participate this June: one in Greece, one in France. There are about 10 days in-between ...
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Applying for ESTA with (second) Russian citizenship

Asking on behalf of a family member, who is a British citizen, permanently resident in the UK, but who also has a Russian citizenship. The plan it to travel to the USA in April 2023. In the current ...
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UK visa to visit a partner in hospital (after prior rejection)

I would like to apply for a UK visitor visa for 6 month in order to visit my partner who is in the hospital right now. However, I have already applied for a visa a year ago and got declined. Here are ...
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Travelling with a "Carta di Soggiorno di un familiare di un cittadino dell'Unione" [duplicate]

so basically i'm a russian citizen who has been living (legally) in Italy for more than 10 years. At the moment of writing, i own a "Carta di soggiorno di un familiare di un cittadino dell'unione&...
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UK visa for German resident

Do I need a visa to visit UK as a tourist if I live in Germany with temporary residence permit (Blue Card)? I'm a non-EU citizen.
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Is it possible to get vaccinated while being in Belgium as a foreign student?

I am a Russian citizen who plans to spend some time for a research trip in Belgium in spring 2022. I know that study visas are being issued, but, as I am locally vaccinated and thus without an EU-...
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Can a Russian citizen with a US F1 visa transit at an EU airport? [closed]

I am a Russian citizen planning to travel to the US in August 2021. Could anyone please advise through which countries I am allowed to fly to the US currently? I have a US F1 visa. May I travel ...
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Do have to prove Solvency when getting a visa to the US from Russia [duplicate]

I have friend that is working with a travel agency in Russia to visit me here in the US. She informed me that the travel agent told her she will have to prove solvency of 4500$ to get the visa or she ...
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minimum Solvency requirements for a visa to the UK. a 90 day visa is required [duplicate]

I have a friend from Russia who wants to visit the UK on a 90 day visa. what is the minimum amount she needs to prove her solvency
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Can a Russian citizen enter Gibraltar with an EU residence permit?

According to some information on the internet, a Russian passport holder can enter Gibraltar if they hold a valid Schengen visa. How is a German-issued EU residence permit (for work) treated by ...
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I, a Russian citizen, was denied a flight from Alicante through London without a transit visa

Alicante - Luton - Moscow I am a citizen of Russia. I have a Russian passport. I also have a residence permit for Spain. Yesterday, September 13, 2020, RyanAir staff denied me boarding on an Alicante-...
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Russians leaving Russia (during covid times)

Does anyone know if it's possible to leave Russia (as a russian national) without: having a medical reason having a family member having a spouse or concubine having a work or work offer in the ...
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UK Visitor Visa: Is the fact me and my girlfriend are planning to get married in her country good evidence she will leave again [closed]

I am a UK citizen and my long-time girlfriend is a Russian citizen. She has visited the UK once before a year ago on a visitor visa for a month. In around 6 months we plan to get married in Russia, ...
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Conflicting information about COVID-era international travel to Russia

My family (dual-US-Russian citizens) wants to travel from Chicago, US to Moscow, Russia this summer to visit our grandparents, but we have gotten very conflicting information about whether this is ...
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Is accommodation address required for a Netherlands study visa?

I am applying for a short-stay (2 months) Schengen visa to stay in the Netherlands for the purpose of study (sent by my home institution in Russia as part of my PhD program). When, as advised by the ...
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My wife applied for a schengen visa through Russia and was rejected on basis of falsifying documents

My wife paid a travel agency to help her get a schengen visa. She was surprisingly rejected considering we have been to dozens of trips to Europe together. The rejection letter was alarming and we don'...
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Can a Russian citizen return to Russia with an expired Russian passport, without getting into trouble?

I'm sure I've read over the years about some western countries, definitely USA and perhaps some countries in Europe, or perhaps Australia, that it's your always your right as a citizen to come back to ...
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No birth certificate to exit Russia

My mother and I have different surnames so immigration officers often ask for a birth certificate. Today I applied for my Internal Passport Of Russia. To apply, I had to hand in my birth certificate. ...
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Traveling to US territories with valid H1B status but no visa/stamp in passport

After a few years on F-1 status (first, as a PhD student, then on my OPT and STEM OPT), I finally acquired an H1B status through my job a few days ago via change of status (without leaving the country)...
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What passport to enter for flight with dual citizenship? [duplicate]

I hold both a British and Russian dual citizenship, holding two passports. I am soon going on a flight to Russia and am not sure what passport to enter in the Advanced Passenger Information section. ...
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Is visiting Russia's MID required after passport renewal at embassy?

does every russian citizen living in US who renews his/her international russian passport for 10 years (get a Biometric one) at the Russian Embassy in the US, get a paper saying to show up at the ...
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As a US green card holder & Russian citizen, Do I need to fill out an exit day in the immigration card upon arrival in Russia? [closed]

I'm a Russian citizen with a US Green card planning to visit Russia, will stay at my parents home. Upon arrival in Russia everyone has to fill out an immigration card. The question is: do I need to ...
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Can one obtain a visa for a third country in their home country if they do not currently live in the home country?

Suppose a Russian citizen who studies (hence lives) in the US [on an F-1 visa] wants to get a Schengen visa to visit the Netherlands. If they happen to be in Russia during a break, can they apply for ...
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Russian citizen visiting the US [duplicate]

How much money does a Russian citizen have to have to visit the US as a Tourist, and does the visitor have to have a certain amount of cash even if that person can stay at a friends house during the ...
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Applying for a UK visa with a misdemeanor in the US

I am a citizen of Russia and a permanent resident of the United States. My ex-wife in the US obtained a restraining order against me and I was arrested for violating the order, which she claimed was ...
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Russian National with permanent Italian Residence card going to Curacao

Would my Italian Residence card be sufficient for travelling to Curacao without Visa ?
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What do I need to have for 12 hours stopover with a small trip to Kiev city? [closed]

I'm planning to buy tickets with a 12-hour stop in Boryspil International Airport, Ukraine during which I want to visit Kiev. I have Russian foreigner passport and Finnish working permit. Do I need ...
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Flying from Punta Cana to Cologne via Manchester, will I need a transit visa?

Being a citizen of Russia I am going to fly from Punta Cana to Cologne, Germany with an airside transit in Manchester Airport. I have a Schengen visa, travel only with my hand luggage and there is two ...
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Visiting Thailand as US permanent resident

My wife is a green card holder (Russian citizenship) and we are planning to travel to Thailand this summer. Our flight will have multiple connections at the following airports, with less than a day ...
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Can the dates of my ticket exceed the period I can stay visa free?

I'm allowed to stay in Taiwan visa free for up to 14 days. Is it okay if my ticket will be one with arrival say on May 1 and departure on May 30, but I will go to Hong Kong for a week in between (...
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Russian mom traveling from US to Russian Federation with little kid [closed]

Good day, I´m Russian and I live in Ecuador, South America. I´ll be traveling from US to Russian Federation with my Ecuadorian 3 years old kid, but without my husband, please What documents I need to ...
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Do we need transit visa through China? [duplicate]

We are going to fly this May to Russia From Canada, Russian citizens. We have 2 stops in China, Beijing and Harbin, on the way ther spend 14 hours in China, on way back 26 hours. From Harbin to ...
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Russian citizen 96hr visa-free transit in Singapore

I’ve read so many answers and questions on this forum regarding this issue but never read anything about how often one can use this 96hr visa free stay in Singapore? I am a female Russian citizen, 22 ...
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Will a British consulate abroad assist a person who has indefinite leave to remain in the UK?

My mother in law has indefinite leave to remain in the UK can she ask for help at a British consulate abroad?
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Wander around airport connecting flight Schiphol

I am flying on a flight from London - Schiphol (AMS) soon and then outbound to Moscow. My layover time is around 3 hours. In this time I would like to wander around the airport, look at the shops ...
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How do Russians surely increase chances to get tourist Visas to America? [closed]

Russians say that it's hard trying to vacation to America. Is it true one's chances of entry via tourist visa is poorly affected by the following: is a young single woman who has recently finished ...
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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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Does the Ukraine travel ban for Russian men apply to (non-Ukrainian) dual nationals?

I am considering going to Ukraine sometime in the future. I am a dual national, Russian and French; male, aged about 30. European Union citizens are currently allowed to enter Ukraine visa-free (for ...
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Re-entering the UK have short-term student child unaccompanied visa

Can I re-enter the UK having this type of Visa (valid until January 1, 2019) for a 12-day tour?
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Volunteering work

I am a Russian woman traveling to America. I am a figure skating coach. My boyfriend is a coach in America. I am planning on traveling on a tourist visa and teach students while I’m there BUT have the ...
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Can I apply for a US visa renewal with no interview while in the US?

Note: I don't think this is a duplicate of the similar existing questions; read the question till the end before marking it as a duplicate. According to USTravelDocs, one can renew their US visa with ...
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