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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.

MardAsSnails Sat 08-Jul-17 14:52:56

OP did you have any issue getting your visa with ukraine stamps?

I didn't even think of that when we decided to go to Ukraine instead of Moscow for a city break (my passport had two non-adjoining pages left so couldn't get a Russian visa).

Allinafankle Tue 11-Jul-17 21:56:51

I'm just back from Russia Mard and there was absolutely no problem with having the Ukraine stamp. Phew!!

Criminail Fri 14-Jul-17 17:31:23

looking forward to my trip to Russia. Does anybody know if I need to get Russian visa invitation to my 1 year old. According to every person needs an invitation. Is that correct?

Noofly Fri 14-Jul-17 19:04:53

Yes, they will need one because you can't get a visa without the invitation - each person will have a different reference number on their invitation for their visa application.

MardAsSnails Sat 15-Jul-17 10:09:15

Good news All !

Suppose I should start coming up with my list of countries - seeing as I've hit 9 in the last year, it could take a while. Looking at going in Feb for our annual cold weekend.

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