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razor787
22-06-2019, 08:40
I will need to leave to do a visa run. My wife will be getting me a private visa invitation. As a Canadian, I can go anywhere in Europe visa free, but my wife isn't so lucky.

What are the best countries (preferably visa free for us both) where I am able to go for a visa run.

Many of the places I saw require you to be a resident of that country. So as a Canadian, they won't help.

We were going to go to Georgia, but Putin had just banned flights to Georgia, so it no longer seems like a viable option.

Any ideas?

Armoured
22-06-2019, 12:13
I am not sure I understand the question - are you looking for countries where neither of you need a visa or where it's good to apply for a new visa for you or both?

A few countries where the first applies - Serbia, Ukraine. Quite a few middle eastern and Asian countries. But I have no idea about places where it's good for you to apply for a new visa.

razor787
22-06-2019, 13:13
I am not sure I understand the question - are you looking for countries where neither of you need a visa or where it's good to apply for a new visa for you or both?

A few countries where the first applies - Serbia, Ukraine. Quite a few middle eastern and Asian countries. But I have no idea about places where it's good for you to apply for a new visa.

My main concern is finding a country that I (as a canadian) don't need a visa, and has a quick process for private Visas. Looking online, some consulates have a long process, and some sound as if they will only deal with citizens and residents of that country. On top of this, it would be best to find a place where my wife (russian) also doesn't need a visa.

So to make the question easy, what country can a non-resident get a private visa quickly (3-5 days)

BigBear
22-06-2019, 17:12
My main concern is finding a country that I (as a canadian) don't need a visa, and has a quick process for private Visas. Looking online, some consulates have a long process, and some sound as if they will only deal with citizens and residents of that country. On top of this, it would be best to find a plachttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_Russian_citizense where my wife (russian) also doesn't need a visa.

So to make the question easy, what country can a non-resident get a private visa quickly (3-5 days)

Visa free countries for Canadians
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_Canadian_citizens

Visa free countries for Russians
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_Russian_citizens

The first mutual visa free country seems to be Armenia, but I stopped at that line in the lists. The website of the embassy is
https://armenia.mid.ru/

However, whether they can issue you with a visa, and quickly, may need a phone call to find out.

Benedikt
22-06-2019, 18:56
I will need to leave to do a visa run. My wife will be getting me a private visa invitation. As a Canadian, I can go anywhere in Europe visa free, but my wife isn't so lucky.

What are the best countries (preferably visa free for us both) where I am able to go for a visa run.

Many of the places I saw require you to be a resident of that country. So as a Canadian, they won't help.

We were going to go to Georgia, but Putin had just banned flights to Georgia, so it no longer seems like a viable option.

Any ideas?
https://www.costtotravel.com/train/from-tbilisi-georgia-to-moscow there is no date on the site, so i do not know if it is up to date.

razor787
22-06-2019, 20:12
https://www.costtotravel.com/train/from-tbilisi-georgia-to-moscow there is no date on the site, so i do not know if it is up to date.

With the protests in Georgia, and the actions taken by the Russian government, I don't know if Georgia is a good place to go in general. My wife will need to apply for the private visa this week, and if things take a turn (the embassy closes) then it leaves me completely ****ed.

It seems like Armenia is the next best option.

Benedikt
23-06-2019, 02:55
Armenia is a nice country. good food and wine. excellent Cognac and Bubbly. The French are working there since many years. Not that the Armenians did not know what to do.or how to do it...

Armoured
23-06-2019, 13:52
Armenia is a nice country. good food and wine. excellent Cognac and Bubbly. The French are working there since many years. Not that the Armenians did not know what to do.or how to do it...

Friends who have visited say Armenia is like Georgia five years ago or so. Underrated and a bit cheaper but with gaps. There is a lot to do and see and they are trying hard but not enough experience yet. Whether that fits for your needs is a slightly different question.

In comparison the same people are complaining or saying that Georgia has too many tourists now. My experience was that Georgia was great two or three years ago but the quantitiay of tourists for the infrastructure was close to maximum at least in the main tourist sites. But haven't been there for a while.