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You can legally bring to Russia any amount of cash money, however you are required to declare a sum that is more than $3,000.
You can legally bring out of Russia only $3,000 in cash. If you have more, the rest of the sum must be accompanied by a special certificate from a Russian bank called "Raz-resh-enih-ye nah vyh-voz vah-lyu-ty" (Permission to export currency).
Yes, there are. You can legally exchange foreign currency in Russian banks.
No, there are no restrictions. Credit cards and travel checks are not to be declared and can be used freely. Russian banks can cash your travel checks. You can also buy travel checks in Russian banks. You can find ATM Machines in the hotels, airports and banks.
Yes, in reasonable quantities for personal consumption.
To avoid any inconveniences, your are strongly advised to declare that equipment at the Customs Control and consult a Customs officer. If it is forbidden in Russia, it will be put in Customs storage and returned to you when you leave Russia.
Prior to arrival to Russia, all dogs and cats must be put in quarantine for 21 days in the US. During last 14 days (but not earlier) they must get vaccination (please, consult your veterinarian) and animal’s transportation container must get special sanitary treatment. Upon completing these procedures, the veterinarian issues a certificate, which you have to get authorized at your local Office of the Department of Agriculture (or similar local official authority) and, then, translate into Russian. Please, note that in some cases Russian quarantine authorities may require the animal to be put in quarantine in Russia for additional 30 days.
No, you do not. Children, adopted in Russia, remain Russian citizens till they are 18 years of age (when they can choose their citizenship themselves) and are issued a Russian passport upon adoption. Russian Law does not forbid them to be US citizens at the same time, however, requires them to travel to Russia on their Russian passports.
Same documents as for a single-entry one, however, the necessity to get a double-entry Visa must be reflected in your invitation.
Your partners in Russia must apply on your behalf to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or to its Regional Offices in Russia to get the invitation for a multiple Visa issued. Then, this invitation will be cabled to the Consulate or sent to you directly. Once the Consulate receive it, you become eligible for a multiple Visa.
Yes, we will issue you a duplicate, however you will have to pay the minimum processing fee ($70 - for single-entry; $120 - for double-entry; $200 - for multiple) again and it will take up to 3 business days.
We cannot help you with that. You have to contact your district Office of US Immigration and Naturalization Service or US Embassy and Consular Missions in Russia (more information at this link moscow.usembassy.gov.
If you are a citizen of Russia and receive US citizenship, it does not mean that you automatically lose your Russian citizenship, because, according to the Law, no person can be deprived of his/her citizenship, but on his/her stated (i.e. put officially in order) will. Russian Law does not forbid you to have several citizenships, however, considers you only a Russian citizen and, therefore, requires you to travel in and out of Russia on your Russian passports.
Being a State institution, Consulate General enforces the Law of the State, so, every person, whose foreign passports or travel documents indicate his/her place of birth as "Russia" or "USSR", or one of the states, which constituted former USSR, will be required to present a proof of absence of Russian Citizenship.
You can send a special request for confirmation of the absence of Russian citizenship to the Russian authorities through the Consulate. It takes time (1-6 month), so, please apply in advance. Upon receiving the answer, the Consulate will issue you an official document confirming that you are no longer a Russian citizen.
No visa required for the citizens of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Byelorussia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzia, Moldavia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Visa required for the citizens of Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Turkmenistan.
No, you cannot change your visa status being in Russia. In order to do that, you have to leave the country and reenter on different visa.
In emergency, please, contact the nearest Consular Office or the Embassy of your country or Russian authorities.
In Russia, you can contact Fire Department by dialing 01, Police Department - by dialing 02, Paramedics - by dialing 03.