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Anyone applied for a Russian visa recently?

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Allinafankle Tue 23-May-17 19:20:12

I'm in the process of applying for a Russian tourist visa and am at the point of listing any trips made I'm the last 10 years. Do I seriously have to list every one? Or just the ones with stamps in my passport / recent trips? I can't remember the dates of every trip and I'm quite a frequent traveller - it'll take forever!

Noofly Tue 23-May-17 21:11:49

We applied in February. I put all the trips with stamps in our passports and added a few more so it didn't look like I was just putting the ones with stamps. grin No idea how much attention they pay to that bit- it's not as though it can be verified without the stamps...

exexpat Tue 23-May-17 21:17:14

I applied for me & two DC a couple of years ago and only put down the ones with stamps.

I would have to go through every diary (if I could find them) for the past ten years to work out every European trip I had been on and the school ones the DCs had been on separately from me.

I reckon if we lived somewhere like Luxembourg we could be crossing borders on a daily basis, so they can't expect everyone to put down every EEA border crossing in a 10-year period. We got the visas no problem.

I had to laugh at some of the questions - no, my 11-year-old has not had any training in nuclear or biological warfare...

Allinafankle Wed 24-May-17 20:44:44

Thanks both, that's quite reassuring! I'm a bit worried because one of my stamps is Ukraine. It that can't be helped. smile

Eastpoint Wed 24-May-17 20:46:56

Dd went & I listed everywhere she had been, the Russian teacher at school told us it was important to be honest.

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