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Visa in US passport for Russian citizen?

Old Sep 25, 14, 8:22 pm
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Visa in US passport for Russian citizen?

My situation is that I need to travel to Russia within the next couple of weeks (ideally, about 1 week from today).

I have:
- A US Passport
- An old expired Russian international passport (expired two years ago)

I had (but lost) a Russian internal passport that would still be valid.

If I understand correctly, it would take at least a few months to replace my Russian passport. What I am hoping is that there is some way to get a Visa using my US passport. I know that technically this is against the rules and that they may notice that my US passport states that I was born in the US. However, I have heard reports that some people have had success with this approach.

Have any Russian-born forks on here successfully gotten a rush Russian Visa on a US passport without providing proof of renouncing their citizenship? If so, what agency did you use?

Any suggestions for other approaches?

TLDR; need to go to Russia in a week or two. Have a US Passport and am a Russian citizen but do not have Russian passport. Looking for any agency that can help and willing to pay whatever crazy fees they impose.
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Old Sep 26, 14, 1:18 am
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Pure theory: get a visa to Belarus (into your US passport), fly into Minsk, cross the non-existent border with Russia by car. If stopped inside Russia, you can show your expired int'l Russian passport - worst case you'll get a fine for not renewing your local one.
Obviously this does break some laws.

A more legal approach would be getting a "return travel document" (usually issued when your passport is stolen), flying into Russia with it and then quickly renewing your travel passport. However, you'll pay a lot to get a new passport quickly, and I'm not sure that you can get a return ID at all.

Last edited by Temedar; Sep 26, 14 at 4:52 am Reason: Added 2nd option
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