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Is it dangerous to go to the USA as a Russian now?

I am a Russian student and I have been dreaming about visiting California and living in LA for a while, and I decided to take this trip on my summer break. I have already accumulated enough money for ...
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Issuing authority of passport is only written in Cyrillic script. How to fill it into a Schengen visa application?

I am helping a Russian national fill out an application for a Norwegian Schengen visa (Type C). The form asks for "Issuing authority". In the applicant's passport, this is only given in Cyrillic, (as ...
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Urgent help needed with stolen visa

I'm having a vacation in Paris with my girlfriend. She is a Russian exchange student but studying/living until September in Germany. Unfortunately, her bag including the German visa got stolen. Our ...
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What is the easiest way for my Russian girlfriend to get an EU (Schengen) tourist visa?

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 ...
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A Russian girl is asking for 500 euros to get a passport in Russia. Is this a realistic amount of money for a passport fee? [duplicate]

I met a girl from Russia and she wants to see Denmark. I told her to meet first in Moscow to know each other better - anyway she asked me for 500 Euro for an international passport (she never had one ...
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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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What are the requirements for Russian citizens to leave Russia? [duplicate]

If they already have the documentation, visa, passport and air tickets, can they be stopped at the Moscow airport by their own Customs agents and be made to show proof of funds before being allowed to ...
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Can Russians exit Russia on an internal passport?

Someone I know is a dual citizen of Sweden and Russia, holding a Swedish ID card and Russian internal passport, but neither a Swedish passport nor Russian external passport. She's planning to travel ...
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Visit the UK with Schengen tourist short-stay visa

I'm Russian, and I have touristic (C-type) Schengen Schengen short stay visa. I want to know, can I stay for some period in UK without getting UK visa, or it is not possible (I heard about 36 hours ...
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I am going to Crimea from Russia. Will I be able to visit Ukraine later?

I am a citizen of Russia. I am planning to visit Crimea in summer 2018 to attend an educational camp. Apparently, I'm in the clear from the point of view of Russian authorities. I'm not sure if ...
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Germany Schengen visa with AirBnB booking

We (Russian citizens) are planning to go to Munich in late June. We would like to book our accommodation on AirBnB, but it is not very clear whether it will be accepted by the German embassy when we ...
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Denmark and Schengen - border controls

As I know, Denmark is going to re-impose the border controls. I want to know, what exactly it means for the tourists who are on a Schengen visa? Can I visit Denmark with the Schengen visa, or I need ...
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Applying for a Schengen Visa from within the UK

I'm a Russian citizen, but I study in England and have a Tier 4 Student Visa. Can I apply for a Schengen tourist visa here, in England, without going to Russia?
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Will it be a problem for a Russian citizen to apply for a US non-immigrant visa in Beijing while illegally employed in China?

I would like to have my Russian girlfriend come visit me in San Francisco on a B-2 visa. She is currently working in Beijing, China as an English teacher. However, she received her employment through ...
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UK visa refused due to sloppy documentation. How should I reapply?

I'm a Russian national reapplying for UK general (6 month) visa. Unfortunately I treated my first application with unacceptable sloppiness and only now come to realize seriousness of consequences. ...
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Is it OK to apply for a US visa from Cyprus if I am a Russian citizen?

I am a Russian citizen working for a US-based company. In April, I need to travel to the US for business matters. My current US visa has expired, and there's no problem with that, since I'm just ...
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Should I bother with invitation for Canada Visitor visa

So I want to go to Canada in couple of months as a tourist. I'm a Russian citizen, the trip is going to be about 2 weeks long. I plan to visit different cities/places in Ontario and Quebec (probably ...
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Is it possible to get a Chinese visa if you already possess a valid visa for a different purpose?

If someone has a valid and unused Chinese visitor (L) visa, can they apply for another Chinese visa (of a different type)? A Russian friend of mine recently attempted to apply for a work visa at the ...
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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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Proving ties to your home country when applying for a Schengen visa as a non-employed visa national?

A friend from Russia (Moscow) is planning to visit me in late August. She is about to apply for a visa but she's worried that they will deny her application because she doesn't have anything to prove ...
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Has American Samoa in fact banned citizens of Russia from entry?

There is a report that a controversial Russian photographer has been denied American Samoa visa, because " the American Samoa Immigration Office has a travel ban in effect that now includes travelers ...
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Can I buy airfare using one passport (visa required) and then use another (no visa required) to enter the country?

I am travelling from Australia to China to Vietnam to Cambodia to Australia. I have two passports, namely Russian and Australian (the first and last names are identical in both but the numbers are ...
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Oman Visa for Russian Women

My wife is Russian and carries a different family name in her Russian passport than mine. I carry a USA passport. she is under the age of 30 and we are planning on traveling to Oman together. What is ...
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Can I (a citizen of Russia) visit Ukraine without invitation, but with copies of tickets instead?

I want to go to Ukraine from Russia, visit a few cities and then go to Moldova. But the thing is, I cannot make an invitation letter. Instead I can provide all of the train tickets of travels within ...
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Dual Citizen Lebanese - Russian Travelling to Thailand

I am dual citizen (Lebanon/Russia) permanently residing in Lebanon. I would like to go to Thailand on my Russian passport because Russians get a 30 day visa on arrival in Thailand, while Lebanese don'...
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How to procure a Schengen visa for a Thai boyfriend

Preamble. I am a Russian engineer and I have had a Thai boyfriend for 9 years now. I live in Russia because there is no good job for me in Thailand (and I find Thai climate too hot for a permanent ...
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Transit visa through Beijing to Macau

I have Russian citizenship and going to travel to Macau. My flight will be transit through Beijing. I know that I can get a transit visa for 72 hours in the airport of Beijing, but only if I follow ...
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Maximum length of stay in Singapore without a visa for Russian citizens?

I'm a Russian citizen living in Australia. I would love to visit Singapore, but I have to travel to another city in Australia to apply for a visa to Singapore. I had read about the 96-hour visa free ...
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My girlfriend was a refused a visa to visit me in the UK. What now?

I have read lots of stories about visa refusal and I'm no exception as I have just had my applicant denied too. After reading refusal it is very common for the applicant to be refused because of a ...
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Can I just go to a country like Canada to apply for a new US Visa?

I am a Russian citizen, staying in the US on an F1 visa. Unfortunately, the F1 expires after a year for Russian nationals, so it seems that I must fly back to Russia annually to apply for a visa every ...
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Russian citizen and Green card holder

I am Russian citizen and green card holder living in the USA. I am planning to visit Russia for the first time. Do I provide a green card when leaving the US, or I have to show my Russian travel ...
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EEA family permit to UK (spouse EEA nation)

I'm Russian, have a permanent residency in Sweden. My wife is Swedish. We're going together to the UK. Wonder if can I get a free of charge UK visa? When we visited Norway from UK, they issued for ...
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Landing in Australia without a Visa

In the same narrative as this question, a private ketch sailing the South Pacific will make landfall in Australia about midday on Tuesday (13 Sept 2016). As they were preparing their documents, the ...
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Non-EU visiting UK together with EU spouse and UK marriage certificate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Residence_card_of_a_family_member_of_a_Union_citizen Implementation in the United Kingdom As of 6th April 2015, the non-EU family members of an EU national who ...
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Is a visa to Poland required for a Russian spouse of a Polish citizen?

I am a holder of a Russian passport and my husband is a Polish citizen. We both live and work in the UK. I have received my family member of EEA national card, good for 5 years. We would like to ...
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Schengen air travel confirmation and private aircraft

One of the requirements for the Schengen visa is for the applicant to present confirmed travel arrangements, most commonly air travel. This is usually done by booking a ticket and printing out the ...
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Can I visit all the countries in the Schengen area with a national visa?

I'm an exchange student from Russia, and I have the national visa D type. But it's written there "valid for Italia". Can I go to other Schengen countries with this kind of visa? Because I want to ...
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Should I disclose our relationship when sponsoring my boyfriend's trip to the US?

He is a Russian citizen lives in China on an M-visa (business visa), and previously studied in a Chinese college. He is gapping a year from college to do business in China. I am an F-1 visa holder ...
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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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My visa application was refused because of the previous frequent travels to the UK with a 6 months tourist visa

So my case seems to be quite complicated. I'm from Russia, currently living in Russia, studying at University there with a programme that allows me to attend only exams sessions and to study from ...
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Can you apply for a new Russian passport at any time?

I recall that supposedly you could only apply for a new Russian passport when your existing one was about to expire within the next 6 months. However, currently, I couldn't find anything to that ...
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How to obtain a multiple-entry Schengen visa from the USA for a Russian citizen?

A Russian citizen, permanent resident of the US, lives in the US and travels to Russia 3-4 times a year for about a week or two. Since most convenient flights for her habe an intermediate stop in ...
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Getting my girlfriend from Moscow to Jamaica bypassing the USA (no visa)

My girlfriend lives in Moscow and only has a Russian passport/Russian citizenship. I was born and live in NYC and am a US citizen only. We are getting together once a month, but every time I have a ...
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When arriving to the Schengen area I told the immigration officer I'm staying for a month. Would it be an issue if I stayed for a longer time?

I have 90/360 multi visa in the Netherlands. I arrived to learn English in a month course, but course was postponed for a week. I told to immigration officer in the airport that I would stay for a ...
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EU spouse traveling to Ireland, having Swedish residency and Russian passport

If Russian citizen, has a EU spouse (traveling together) and Swedish permanent residency. Does he/she still required a visa to Ireland? Family member of EU national: If you are a non-EEA national ...
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Can I cross the US border by bus the first time with a newly-issued visa?

I just got a US visa and I would like to take a bus tour from Toronto to New York (Russian Passport). Someone just told me that I should cross the border only by plane the first time, and only after ...
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I want to travel to the Netherlands as a non-EU national, but my Russian passport expires in 1 month

Here is what I have. I am 17 years old, and I have a Russian passport, currently living in greece. I've been living in Greece (a European country) from the age of 2. I also do have a residence permit ...
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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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Is this request for proof of funds for Russian citizen legitimate? [duplicate]

I have a friend in Moscow who has paid for her trip to Australia.She has claimed that 2700 USD is required by the authorities (30 USD / day for a 90 day tourist visa) to support herself. Now she ...
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Is it easy to get a visa for France if one already has a visa for the UK and applies from the UK?

For a Russian citizen: If I have a general purpose (6 months) visa for the UK, and am currently in the UK, does that make it easier to get a visa for France. For example: I'm in the UK on the ...