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Questions regarding emigrating from, immigrating to and living in Russia.

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How are Russians who oppose/distrust their government supposed to live abroad? [closed]

In the last six weeks since Russia's unprovoked and illegal attack against Ukraine, a lot of young Russians have left the country in protest against their government. However, paradoxically, Western ...
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Russian citizen with citizenship and permanent residence in the UK, wanting to travel to Russia and not be conscripted to the military

I was born in Russia, but have lived abroad since the age of 2. I have visited Russia many times in the past, before and after I was 18, but never for longer than about 1.5 months. I only hold an ...
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Forgot to register myself in Russia, now I'm in trouble

I am a student studying in Russia. I just came back from my country 13 days ago. I completely forgot to present my request to reissue the registration thing. Now my university says it’s too late and ...
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Will it be possible to vote in Russian constitutional referendum from abroad?

A couple of weeks ago the President of Russia proposed to make several amendments to the Constitution and conduct a referendum. Although official details of the process are not clear yet, is there ...
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Can I live in Russia for the whole 3 years on a 3 year multiple entry visa?

I posted this on the travel section and they told me to repost in here for visa questions. I'm an American citizen considering moving to Russia for a little bit. Is there any restriction on that 3 ...
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Obtaining a German residence permit as a Russian citizen living in the Netherlands

I am currently living and working in the Netherlands as a highly skilled migrant. I am a Russian citizen. If I have a job offer from a company in Germany (that handles everything else legal-related), ...
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Working in Norway but living in Sweden. How and where will my wife get health care?

I am a Norwegian citizen who lives and works in Norway, very near the Swedish border. It is so close that if I move across the border, I could comfortably commute every day to my work in Norway. My ...
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Can one stay in Sweden while an application for residency under EU freedom of movement law is processing?

I am asking this community to help me find a written source because various advisors from the Swedish Migration Agency have contradicted each other in their statements. I am a Norwegian citizen. My ...
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EEA Citizen, moving to the UK with my non-EEA wife - change visa?

I am from Portugal, and I plan to move to the UK with my Russian fiancée - we will get married shortly. As I have been reading here and on gov.uk, we will need to apply for an EEA Family Permit; I ...
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Male US/Russian dual citizen returning to Russia at 28. Possible risks?

I'm a 28-year-old male with a dual US/Russian citizenship who's going to be entering Russia for the first time in maybe 15 years. I'm slightly nervous about being able to get out once I'm in, since ...
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Can I apply for a work permit if I am already in Russia as a tourist?

Can I apply for a work permit or visa when I'm already in Russia with a 10-day tourist visa?
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What are reliable ways to send mail from the EU to Russia?

It is known that the Russian Post Service (Почта России) is notoriously unreliable and slow. What are some other ways to send mail (envelope of documents or light parcel of small customs value) to ...
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Do I have to pay taxes in the US if I work remotely for company in other country and pay taxes there?

I'm going to move in the US soon to work for US employer and live there. But I also have clients in other countries (Russia in particular, I'm Russian citizen) and they are paying all the taxes for me ...
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Applying for a UK Spousal Visa from Moscow

A spouse application has three parts: the passport, the form, and the supporting documents. The procedure is that the applicant makes an appointment and reports to their cognisant application ...
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UK visa legal traineeship payment without a work visa?

Under which condition and visa type can I conduct my own academic research sponsored by a non-UK HEI and also be paid by a small UK-based company which does not have a sponsor certificate? I am a ...
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Registration in Russia during 2 year study stay

I (German citizen) will study in Russia for 2 years. Is there a registration in a governmental office (e.g. embassy, police office, ..) required after entering the country with a study visa? Also, ...
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Receive payment outside university when on F1 visa?

I have a friend from Russia who is working on his PhD. He has a US student visa (F-1). We have received a job to create a mobile application for our local government in which we would both receive a ...
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Moving to Russia from Germany

I (German citizen) have been accepted to a university in St Petersburg and would like to rent an apartment with my girlfriend (Russian citizen). How does this work roughly? What paperwork will be ...
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Self-employed status in Moscow for residence card holders [closed]

Does anyone out there have experience with this? I've got a daydream of supporting myself selling paintings or teaching drawing rather than being an English teacher forever and I've heard little hints ...
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Crossing from Russia to Alaska, no US visa [closed]

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 ...
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Bringing household domestics to the UK

A family that is relocating to the UK on a Tier 1 (Investor) visa retains a cook and a nanny at their home on the outskirts of Moscow. The family would like to bring these along, but they are not ...
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Consequences of changing Ukrainian for Russian Citizenship for an Expat living in France

I am an Ukrainian Citizen married to a French citizen and living in France of a French Residence Permit for as yet limited validity, obtained based on my marriage certificate + Spouse Visa as granted ...
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Can I apply for a Z-Type "Work" Chinese Visa while already living abroad?

I'm a citizen of the United States but I'm currently living in Moscow and legally working as an English teacher. I recently received an offer to work in China when my contract in Russia ends. They've ...
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Obtaining Russian citizenship

As far as I can tell one can obtain Russian citizenship but I can't find a procedure on how. One way is through marriage but are there any others?
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How to get a work permit for Moscow, Russia

I am an EU citizen and would like to work in Moscow, Russia. I have been reading that in Russia, foreign citizens must obtain a work permit (aka working-visa) if they want to take up employment. On ...
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