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My wife is a Russian Citizen and is planning to vacationing in Russia for 6 weeks with our 10 month old son (he's an American citizen). We're trying to find out the best way to apply for a visa for him. The Homestay visa requires that you go in person to the Consulat which for us is in DC and we live in Flordia, so we really want to avoid that if possible. Can I apply for a tourist visa for him? Any other options?

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Tom

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Yes you can apply for a tourist visa for him since you are far away. and there is a new agreement now with Russia, you can get 3 years tourist multiple visa. so i think that is better. my husband lives in Russia, I have been there but now my next visit by February i will be going on a 3 year tourist visa .

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My wife is a Russian Citizen and is planning to vacationing in Russia for 6 weeks with our 10 month old son (he's an American citizen). We're trying to find out the best way to apply for a visa for him. The Homestay visa requires that you go in person to the Consulat which for us is in DC and we live in Flordia, so we really want to avoid that if possible. Can I apply for a tourist visa for him? Any other options?

Thanks,

Tom

The BEST way is to simply go to a consulate and apply for Russian citizenship for him. He can be a dual citizen. If Russia is anything like the USA they will not issue him a visa since he is the child of a Rusian citizen, he is a Russian citizen. Russian citizens do no tneed visas, they need passports. I would suggest you considered dual citizenship as there are many advantages to it and few disadvantages.

Had he been born in Russia, before or after yoru marriage, the US would not have issued him a visa, they WOULD have issued him a CRBA and US passport.


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The Homestay visa requires that you go in person to the Consulat which for us is in DC

This is not true. You can get Homestay visa by mail using commercial services if you willing to pay some fee for their service (it can be as low asunder $60-100 for full service excluding Embassy's fee). During our long-distance part of relationship, my wife got Homestay visa to Russia twice using company http://www.travisa.com/ and she didn't have to go further than her nearest post office. [Victor from Russia]


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The BEST way is to simply go to a consulate and apply for Russian citizenship for him. He can be a dual citizen. If Russia is anything like the USA they will not issue him a visa since he is the child of a Rusian citizen, he is a Russian citizen. Russian citizens do no tneed visas, they need passports. I would suggest you considered dual citizenship as there are many advantages to it and few disadvantages.

Had he been born in Russia, before or after yoru marriage, the US would not have issued him a visa, they WOULD have issued him a CRBA and US passport.

I would say that ARE disadvantages to have Russian citizenship if the child is a male--being subject to military service between the ages of 18 and 27.


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