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I, a Russian citizen, was denied a flight from Alicante through London without a transit visa

RyanAir is to blame, as you followed the rules precisely for UK landside transit with an EU residence permit. Unfortunately, passenger recourse against such problems is difficult. You could try to ...
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Issuing authority of passport is only written in Cyrillic script. How to fill it into a Schengen visa application?

I see no reason why you should depart from general transliteration table of Russian. According to all standards, С is transliterated into S, so it will be FMS 25011 And also space between organ ...
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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?

In addition to starting your own family, the following factors could be seen as proof of your ties to the country of residence: obtaining a citizenship (as opposed to a permanent resident status you ...
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Travel to USA for visit an exhibition for Russian citizen

The basic eligibility for the Visa Waiver Program (which is the actual program you travel on when you use an ESTA) is based on citizenship, not residency. So, no, as Russian citizens, you are not ...
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Will a British consulate abroad assist a person who has indefinite leave to remain in the UK?

British consulates and embassies cannot provide support for non British nationals unless they fit into categories below, even if they legally reside in the UK. Support for British Nationals Abroad: ...
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What is the easiest way for my Russian girlfriend to get an EU (Schengen) tourist 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. ...
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I, a Russian citizen, was denied a flight from Alicante through London without a transit visa

RyanAir is a point-to-point airline. From the point of view of RyanAir you were flying to the UK, and thus needed to be in possession of the needed documents to enter the UK. Rynair's T&C's ...
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What is the easiest way for my Russian girlfriend to get an EU (Schengen) tourist visa?

Millions of Russian citizens travel to EU every year for recreational purposes. Most of those aren't oligarchs. I would expect she needs plane tickets, hotel booking, and a modest sum of money in a ...
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Can Russians exit Russia on an internal passport?

Not possible. There are only a few countries to which Russians can exit with the internal passport, and Georgia isn't one of those. Russian citizens can only use the internal passport to visit Belarus,...
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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?

Your interpretation of the reasons 'made up' is off. It is a common reason to deny visa, one that is hard to fight. Lack of ties to where you live is an other way of wording it. Our usual advice is to ...
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What is the easiest way for my Russian girlfriend to get an EU (Schengen) tourist visa?

I also have another option that wasn't mentioned yet. If your girlfriend is not employed and thinks it might hurt her chances, you can have someone from her family (parents?) on steady employment ...
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Volunteering work

No. You basically trying to work while on a tourist Visa. Getting paid through a third party doesn't change that.
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What are the requirements for Russian citizens to leave Russia?

There is no exit visa required to leave Russia, so if you have no outstanding legal actions against you, there is no reason that Russian border patrol or Customs will stop you on exit especially to ...
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What are the requirements for Russian citizens to leave Russia?

First of all, according to the Constitution of the RF article 27.2 every citizen have the right to leave the RF and return to the RF. However, Russian Law specifies the ways when this constitutional ...
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What is the easiest way for my Russian girlfriend to get an EU (Schengen) tourist visa?

If your girlfriend wants to travel to Portugal as a tourist, she must convince the visa officials that she is a tourist and not an immigrant. Having lots of money in the account does not help (much)....
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What is the easiest way for my Russian girlfriend to get an EU (Schengen) tourist visa?

Getting a EU (Schengen) visa in Russia is really simple. You just need about 12,000 RUB (€150) and go to the nearest travel agency, they will do everything for you: will fill out for you all forms, ...
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Is this request for proof of funds for Russian citizen legitimate?

It clearly looks like the start of a scam. My guess is that she would ask to borrow the money to give a proof of sufficient funds. Such proof is sometimes asked but it is proportional to the intended ...
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I am going to Crimea from Russia. Will I be able to visit Ukraine later?

Yes, you are risking of being denied. However, the actual threat depends on who you are, what position you obtain, and what other crimes you have committed besides¹ the illegal entry. By 13 January ...
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Retrying visa application with a different intent

Yes, it's a materially different reason to go, so it's definitely worth a shot. This assumes your company is headquartered or otherwise has a significant operation in Canada, generally reputable (many ...
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Has American Samoa in fact banned citizens of Russia from entry?

American Samoa, Motu O Fiafiaga, has an independent government and, as such, its own visa policy. For example, a US visa or ESTA cannot be used to enter nor can a visa be obtained through any US ...
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Can Russians exit Russia on an internal passport?

Yes, you can't exit the Russia with internal passport on border points with countries which have no visa-free agreement with Russia. More over, there are very few countries which do accept Russians ...
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Germany Schengen visa with AirBnB booking

Finally I've written email to VFS-Global, and they replied that AirBnB booking is OK. I understand that this is not absolutely official information, because VFS-Global are not German embassy, but I ...
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I, a Russian citizen, was denied a flight from Alicante through London without a transit visa

I want to know who is to blame and what to do in the future in such a situation. As mentioned on If an airline erroneously refuses to check in a passenger on the grounds of incomplete paperwork (eg ...
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Can a Russian citizen enter Gibraltar with an EU residence permit?

I've contacted the Borders & Coastguard Agency of Gibraltar with exactly the case described above and have received the following answer: We do not accept residency cards issued outside of the ...
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does a Russian National require $120/day for 60 days in order to visit the US?

That's definitely a scam, like multitude of similar situations (see My online friend is asking for money in order to visit my home country. Is this a legit request or a scam?). Just ask yourself an ...
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Non-EU visiting UK together with EU spouse and UK marriage certificate

You need to be able to present a marriage certificate together with this article 10 residence card (that's the same thing than the “residence card for a family member of an union citizen“ you asked ...
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My visa application was refused because of the previous frequent travels to the UK with a 6 months tourist visa

First, let me tell you that is was incredibly stupid to lie in the application. Saying so is too late for you now, but perhaps other readers of this site will take notice. Next, consider what you are ...
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Is military service in Russia required with dual citizenship?

A second citizenship does not prevent you from being drafted in Russia unless you've already served in the UK military. There are, however, multiple other exemptions, such as: Being younger than 18 ...
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Applying for ESTA with (second) Russian citizenship

The current political climate aside, having one citizenship from an ESTA eligible country and another from a non-ESTA eligible country is not unusual. Of course, you must declare this. Being Russian ...
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