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Home / Practical tips / Preparing to come to Russia /

Migration regulations



When crossing the borders of the Russian Federation one have to fill in a migtration card irrespective of the transport type he enters the territiory of Russia. The migration card is a document which contains the data about a foreign citizen arriving in the Russian Federation, and also serves for the control of his temporary sojourn in the Russian Federation.

The forms of migration cards are handed free of charge to foreign citizens on their arrival to the Russian Federation by the officials of the immigration authorities (border services) or the representitives of the organisations rendering transport services for foreigners arriving to Russia.

The forms of migration cards should be filled in the Russian language. In case if you do not know Russian, it is allowed to fill in the information about yourself in Roman letters according to the data of you document, proving your identity.

The filled migration card is produced to the official of border services (as for the transit passengers, they produce the migration card to immigration services), who checks the filled data, makes notes about the date of crossing the Russian border and puts the corresponding information into an electronic database.

In case of a damage or a loss of a migration card you are obliged within 3 days to notify the nearest to your wheareabouts territorial Federal Migration Service. There, on presentation of the documents, on the basis of which you have entered Russia, you'll be given a duplicate of a migration card.

When departing from the Russian Federation it is necessary to turn in the migration card in the check-point at the border of the Russian Federation to the official of the border service.

Also it is necessary to remember

In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation you are obliged to register at your whereabout within 3 days. The registration is made by the territorial interior bodies.

If it is necessary to prolong the term of your sojourn in Russia, you should apply to the territorial interior bodies at your whereabouts.

The legal documents, regulating the order of entry to the territory of Russia and departing from the territory of Russia:

The Regulations of Migration Registrational Execution of the Foreign Citizens and the Stateless in the Russian Federation.
The Regulations of Presenting by the Foreign Citizens and the Stateless a Notification of Confirmation of Their Residence in the Russian Federation

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