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Q: Tourist Visa to Russia ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: Tourist Visa to Russia
Category: Relationships and Society > Government
Asked by: baccalos-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 22 Oct 2005 08:36 PDT
Expires: 21 Nov 2005 07:36 PST
Question ID: 583476
When applying for a tourist visa to visit Russia, what kind of
information can the Russian Embassy access about the applicant with
their US passport?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Tourist Visa to Russia
From: m1tk4-ga on 24 Oct 2005 21:08 PDT
This is a full list of all documents you will need to supply:

you can also look around
Subject: Re: Tourist Visa to Russia
From: baccalos-ga on 24 Oct 2005 22:17 PDT
Hi.  I am more interested in what the Russian authorities, or any
foreign country for that matter, can access on their own with the
information on a US citizen's passport.  Such as background checks,
credit history or other personal information, or do foreign entities
not have legal access to such materials (other than public
information).  Thanks!
Subject: Re: Tourist Visa to Russia
From: myoarin-ga on 25 Oct 2005 03:10 PDT
Here is some information, more on the ACLU site:
Subject: Re: Tourist Visa to Russia
From: visahq-ga on 15 Nov 2005 12:56 PST
There is no background check for tourist visas. Russian Embassy checks
your information against internal database only. Grounds for denial:

1. Violation of visa regulations in Russia
2. Deportation from Russia
3. Previous refusal of Russian visa (for any reason)
4. So-called "black list" (spies and wannabe's)

Also, you might be denied if the purpose of your trip clearly other
than tourist - Religious, Government, Business, Home-stay, etc. The
Consular officer will analyze your previous trips to Russia, their
frequency and the nature of your occupation.

Subject: Re: Tourist Visa to Russia
From: myoarin-ga on 16 Nov 2005 07:33 PST
Good point:  occupation.  It is probably not advisable to give your
occupation as "reporter, journalist, tv- or radio- anything, govt
employee, ...".  You get the idea?

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