I am living in Afghanistan and I would like to immigrant to Alaska, here it is possible to get the Russia visa but I would like to know: is there any way to leave Russia and get to Alaska? I don't have a visa for the USA.

Also, I have plan a trip from Alaska to Canada.

Can you please let me know which way this is possible, if at all?

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    Come up with a new idea - that plan is going to get you killed.
    – CMaster
    Nov 3, 2015 at 9:09
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is asking for help with an illegal activity.
    – drat
    Nov 3, 2015 at 9:36
  • I have edited your question for clarification. Please let me know if it is still an accurate description of your situation.
    – gerrit
    Nov 3, 2015 at 11:04
  • Russia and the US do not have any border in common, there's no way to cross like you envision. Both sides are extremely inhospitable terrain, even if there was a border in common you probably wouldn't survive the trip. Nov 5, 2015 at 19:18
  • I’m voting to close this question because it is asking for advice on how to execute illegal behavior.
    – ouflak
    May 26, 2021 at 14:45

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Unless you are extremely well trained, it is not possible to travel between Russia and Alaska without taking regular, scheduled flights. You will not be able to board those flights without a US visa.

As an alternative, I would recommend cycling from Russia to Norway. Many refugees from Syria and Afghanistan have discovered this route. Take the train to Murmansk, then train¹ bus to Nikel, then ride a bicycle to the Storskog border crossing where you can seek refugee status (travelling on foot is not allowed and hitch-hiking will get the driver into trouble, but taxis reportedly can bring you to 100 metre from the border). Note that it will soon be winter and temperatures well below -20°C are quite possible, so you might want to wait until spring (that means June).

¹Apparently, passenger trains to Nikel have been cut.

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    (+1) Interesting and I don't doubt your info but I am wondering why hitch-hiking would get the driver in trouble. If the person seeks asylum at the border (i.e. does not try to enter irregularly), I don't see why it should be a problem. Does Norwegian law really prohibit this?
    – Gala
    Nov 4, 2015 at 7:48
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    @Gala According to local (Norwegian) media reports, Norwegian border police treat it as human-smuggling when someone brings a refugee to the border / attempts to bring it across the border. Not sure about the details.
    – gerrit
    Nov 4, 2015 at 11:29
  • @gerrit presumably, crimes of human smuggling requires accepting payment, abusing the smuggled person, or the like. Giving someone a ride should not qualify as human smuggling. For example, the US defines human smuggling as "the illegal transport of an individual across a national border. Smuggling is always transnational." Taking someone to the border would not qualify as a crime under this definition.
    – phoog
    Nov 10, 2015 at 22:30
  • @phoog Go ahead and discuss that with the Norway police/court when they use Norwegian rather than US law after deciding to prosecute you ;-) All I know is that they warn drivers not to take migrants/refugees and that this warning appears to be taken seriously by drivers (Norwegians are quite law-abiding). I don't know if any case actually did proceed to court.
    – gerrit
    Nov 11, 2015 at 11:31