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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2015, 06:42:07 PM »

You may have been correct to say: "As you know, some Russians cannot go where they want due to occupational security restrictions".

This can also be said of the USA.  My mother's very close friend was not allowed to leave the USA.  If he was granted permission to leave he required body guards and could not fly over certain countries.

There are many restrictions for thoes that have (or had) various clearances.

Your mother's very close friend is obviously not the average Joe Schmoe or Vlad or Yuritchka. I don't think her example can be used to represent the travel liberties or lack thereof of 'Mericans and Russians.

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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2015, 07:02:16 PM »
In this case, you need permission from your government to even LEAVE the country. That's a drastic difference and one that can easily be exploited and abused by Putin and his clan or whomever his successor is.
No, this is simply red tape for profitable exploitation, if the government wants to keep you in the country they can simply deny to issue your passport and revoke the one you have.

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Oh for crying out loud. It's another step/measure that can be abused for less that benevolent reasons.

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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #32 on: November 15, 2015, 10:28:47 AM »
Any. You can leave but you can't come back.

If you don't have proper id they wont let you pass.

It may happen.
When we left Toronto for Moscow last month, our passports were never checked. The e-ticket was a return flight, so they did not bother at registration to check for valid visa where we were going. No stamps in the passport either, when you leave Canada. My wife was truly amazed. In Tashkent, you must show your passport 7 times when leaving the country.


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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #33 on: November 15, 2015, 10:45:14 AM »
I worked with diplomats from a few countries, who had travel restrictions. First, the family had to stay behind, and then, they had to request specific clearances for visits.

I think the exit visa are a relic from soviet times. They still use them in the stans. Here, residents can get two types. One is for FSU countries, and the other, for all the countries in the world. This is another bureaucratic nonsense administered by OVIR.

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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #34 on: November 15, 2015, 10:47:45 AM »
I worked with diplomats from a few countries, who had travel restrictions. First, the family had to stay behind, and then, they had to request specific clearances for visits.

I think the exit visa are a relic from soviet times. They still use them in the stans. Here, residents can get two types. One is for FSU countries, and the other, for all the countries in the world. This is another bureaucratic nonsense administered by OVIR.

If you have a work visa in Indonesia one needed an exit visa,  back in the 1980s it cost about $200.

What is worse than not being able to get what you don't even want?

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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2015, 12:25:29 PM »
Any. You can leave but you can't come back.

If you don't have proper id they wont let you pass.

ID or passport? They are two different things. You can leave the US without a passport. Re-entry is a different matter.

Case in point.......As airline flight crew, I ALWAYS depart for an international layover without having my passport checked and ALWAYS have it checked upon re-entry.

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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2015, 12:29:28 PM »
Any. You can leave but you can't come back.

If you don't have proper id they wont let you pass.

ID or passport? They are two different things. You can leave the US without a passport. Re-entry is a different matter.

Case in point.......As airline flight crew, I ALWAYS depart for an international layover without having my passport checked and ALWAYS have it checked upon re-entry.

Looks like they treat air crew differently.  Hope you never foreget to take your passport with you
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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2015, 02:03:59 PM »
When we left Toronto for Moscow last month, our passports were never checked. The e-ticket was a return flight, so they did not bother at registration to check for valid visa where we were going. No stamps in the passport either, when you leave Canada. My wife was truly amazed.

Same last time we left the US.

I was really surprised. One thinks of the US as a place where security is really stringent. It should be on UK/EU bound fights especially. But we drifted out with not even a passport check. At first, I thought I had wandered down the wrong aisle in error........
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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2015, 03:15:10 PM »
I worked with diplomats from a few countries, who had travel restrictions. First, the family had to stay behind, and then, they had to request specific clearances for visits.

I think the exit visa are a relic from soviet times. They still use them in the stans. Here, residents can get two types. One is for FSU countries, and the other, for all the countries in the world. This is another bureaucratic nonsense administered by OVIR.

There is no exit visa.
There was a proposal for a possible document, among several options, the purpose being to have a way to inform travelers about specif risks incurred by traveling to certain places. Specifically excluded from the possible proposal was any option to stop people from traveling. In truth 'exit visa' would seem to have been a less than optimal choice of name for a document that is no more than a way for the state to be sure that the citizen knows the risks of traveling to certain destinations.
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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2015, 03:15:47 PM »
Any. You can leave but you can't come back.

If you don't have proper id they wont let you pass.

ID or passport? They are two different things. You can leave the US without a passport. Re-entry is a different matter.

Case in point.......As airline flight crew, I ALWAYS depart for an international layover without having my passport checked and ALWAYS have it checked upon re-entry.
In most of Europe, your passport is checked upon leaving the country, aircrew included. I noticed that Aircrew lost some privileges last summer, they were waiting in line with the passangers.
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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2015, 03:17:13 PM »
No, this is simply red tape for profitable exploitation, if the government wants to keep you in the country they can simply deny to issue your passport and revoke the one you have.

Mark

Oh for crying out loud. It's another step/measure that can be abused for less that benevolent reasons.
How? If your passport is revoked , you can't leave shengen, I was surprised to learn you can actually exit the USA without passport.
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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2015, 05:59:32 PM »
No, this is simply red tape for profitable exploitation, if the government wants to keep you in the country they can simply deny to issue your passport and revoke the one you have.

Mark

Oh for crying out loud. It's another step/measure that can be abused for less that benevolent reasons.
How? If your passport is revoked , you can't leave shengen, I was surprised to learn you can actually exit the USA without passport.

Only partially true, you need an document that allows you to board an airplane that is either flying to Mexico or Canada. Elsewhere only a blue booklet will work for boarding an international flight.

Bear in mind the airline is responsible for any return costs should they allow you to fly without documents.
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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2015, 08:11:56 PM »
Any. You can leave but you can't come back.

If you don't have proper id they wont let you pass.

ID or passport? They are two different things. You can leave the US without a passport. Re-entry is a different matter.

Case in point.......As airline flight crew, I ALWAYS depart for an international layover without having my passport checked and ALWAYS have it checked upon re-entry.

Looks like they treat air crew differently.  Hope you never foreget to take your passport with you

They'd still let me back in (as they would a regular passenger as well). It would just be a pain in the ass. If you have a smartphone always have a screenshot of your passport or a photocopy if you don't. It's a starting point if you lose it.

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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2015, 04:12:55 AM »

How? If your passport is revoked , you can't leave shengen, I was surprised to learn you can actually exit the USA without passport.

Many Schengen nations have id cards - I could fly with CY id - no passport necessary to the UK/Ireland

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Re: Russians may soon need a Visa to exit Russia
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2015, 07:12:07 PM »
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