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Re: Russian Passport
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2018, 03:50:55 PM »


Why renounce previous citizenship? Russia doesn't require that.

 Russia now requires that it's citizens report possession of Dual nationality or even residency of a third nation - when they come to Russia - or be fined / jailed

Its very sporadically implemented if at all. My wife and daughter travel with two passports (one to get in there and one to get back in here). When that was implemented she asked when they entered Russia if they should fill in a form or something, the border guard said "nobody cares - it's not about you - just go". She asked at the Russian Embassy when she was there, they did some keyboard tapping and said, "we know you have dual citizenship already" and shrugged. Nobody seemed to know the exact rule or care much.

I asked a few folks I know (just so a wheel doesn't fall off our travel plans one day). That "rule" I gather was implemented for a specific purpose. Ostensibly it applies to everyone, but in practice it has another job, and it ain't about wives of blokes on here.
My wife also reported her  citizenship's. She got a waiver, don't even need to keep the receipt.
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Re: Russian Passport
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2018, 03:12:41 AM »
This is sort of a 'passport' thread.

I look out my living room window and on a clear day I can see Turkey. The mountains stretch out over the Black Sea. I've thought driving over and entering Turkey someday. However I just found out I can't.


Updated Guidance (11/20/17): The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed the Embassy that the Government of Turkey will only allow  U.S. citizens to board flights to Turkey and obtain visas upon arrival (a.k.a. ‘airport visas’ or ‘border visas’) if the U.S. citizens have valid residency permits from another country (i.e. Germany, the U.K., Greece, etc.).  U.S. citizens are otherwise no longer able to obtain border/airport visas.
U.S. citizens already in possession of valid Turkish “sticker” or electronic visas are able to enter Turkey.
U.S. citizens can continue to transit international terminals in Turkey in route to onward international destinations.
United Nations laissez passer holders and U.S. citizens traveling on NATO travel orders continue to be able to enter Turkey without a visa.

I think Trump may have riled them a bit. Also I found out USC passports rank 6th in desirability. The best one for travel is Singapore. US passports are on the same level as those of Canada, Ireland and one other country, 

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Re: Russian Passport
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2018, 07:54:56 AM »
So I guess no one here would have the bottle to threw their passport away in exchange for a Russian one, how ever much they may love or hate the Motherland  ;D 

Its a good job some of us don't just talk about stuff but actually do it. My Uk passport will be in the garbage bin for absolute 100% at some point if all works out
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Re: Russian Passport
« Reply #18 on: April 10, 2018, 08:49:24 AM »
It's not about 'bottle'..it's about what a passport can do for me.. My Oirish one rates at number six re places I can go without a visa ...