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DrRox:

--- Quote from: Leafsfan on December 10, 2012, 09:43:11 PM ---
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--- Quote from: redwings8831 on December 10, 2012, 08:51:58 PM ---
--- Quote from: DrRox on December 10, 2012, 08:35:56 PM ---Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

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So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

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How long did it take the Rockers to get new passports and Russian exit visas?

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6 days

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Leafsfan,

Just an FYI, but that is what is called a rhetorical question.

DrRox:

--- Quote from: redwings8831 on December 10, 2012, 08:51:58 PM ---
--- Quote from: DrRox on December 10, 2012, 08:35:56 PM ---Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

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So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

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There was nothing wrong with Terrance's/Sarah's passports. Passports are documents issued by a country to verify the identity of their citizens. So they didn't have to have their passports replaced.

Visas are issued by countries to a person that would like to enter. There are many different kinds of visas. Tourists, business/commercial, student, medical, etc. For US citizens to go to Russia, a traveler has to have an entrance visa and an exit visa issued by the Russian govt., before you arrive in Russia. Visas are usually rubber stamped onto a page in a passport with pertinent dates entered. In the case of TAR13, it was a one time entrance and a one time exit. T/S used up those visas when connecting through SVO on the way from India to Kazakhstan. They, in effect, unknowingly had self-eliminated. If they had not come in last, I suspect you would have seen Phil give them the speech that he gave to Toni/Dallas later in TAR13, Justin/Zev in TAR 15 and the Rockers in TAR21. Since they came in last, Phil's speech wasn't necessary.

What kind of visa a person needs and how restrictive it is, is usually determined by treaty between the two countries involved. In the case of TAR, all racers give their passports to Production several weeks before the race begins and Production takes care of acquiring all the necessary visas. This is probably done by WRP production assistants walking the passports to the various foreign consulates in Los Angeles. Production also gets visas of other countries, that they will not go to, to keep the racers in the dark about where they will actually travel.

SamualDude:
Hey I'm new here and I'm a TAR fan from New Zealand. I'm wondering if there is any word on a possible Amazing Race New Zealand? If there is, Do you think they'd manage to get Phil to host it?

georgiapeach:
:welcome: to RFF SamualDude!

No word on a NZ franchise that I have heard... so far anyway!

Leafsfan:

--- Quote from: DrRox on December 11, 2012, 06:12:57 PM ---
--- Quote from: redwings8831 on December 10, 2012, 08:51:58 PM ---
--- Quote from: DrRox on December 10, 2012, 08:35:56 PM ---Terrance and Sarah, eliminated 5th, had used their Russian visas to make flights from India to Alma Almaty. So they couldn't re-enter Russia and were sent directly to Portland, so no decoy work for them.

--- End quote ---

So what would've happened if Terrance/Sarah had made the final 4? Would've they had to get new passports during that leg?

--- End quote ---

There was nothing wrong with Terrance's/Sarah's passports. Passports are documents issued by a country to verify the identity of their citizens. So they didn't have to have their passports replaced.

Visas are issued by countries to a person that would like to enter. There are many different kinds of visas. Tourists, business/commercial, student, medical, etc. For US citizens to go to Russia, a traveler has to have an entrance visa and an exit visa issued by the Russian govt., before you arrive in Russia. Visas are usually rubber stamped onto a page in a passport with pertinent dates entered. In the case of TAR13, it was a one time entrance and a one time exit. T/S used up those visas when connecting through SVO on the way from India to Kazakhstan. They, in effect, unknowingly had self-eliminated. If they had not come in last, I suspect you would have seen Phil give them the speech that he gave to Toni/Dallas later in TAR13, Justin/Zev in TAR 15 and the Rockers in TAR21. Since they came in last, Phil's speech wasn't necessary.

What kind of visa a person needs and how restrictive it is, is usually determined by treaty between the two countries involved. In the case of TAR, all racers give their passports to Production several weeks before the race begins and Production takes care of acquiring all the necessary visas. This is probably done by WRP production assistants walking the passports to the various foreign consulates in Los Angeles. Production also gets visas of other countries, that they will not go to, to keep the racers in the dark about where they will actually travel.

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Very interesting.

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