Registration ofáForeign Citizens

As from January 2007, theáFederal LawáOnáMigration Registration ofáForeign Citizens andáPersons without Citizenshipáin theáRussian Federation andátheáDecree ofátheáGovernment ofátheáRussian Federation OnáApproval ofátheáRules ofáMigration Registration ofáForeign Citizens andáPersons without Citizenship inátheáRussian Federation abolished registration ofáforeign citizens andápersons without citizenship atátheáplace ofástay andáintroduced migration registration ofáforeign citizens atátheáplace ofástay inátheáRussian Federation.

  • Upon arrival ofátheáflight, aáforeign citizen oráperson without citizenship should obtain andácomplete aámigration card. Theácard contains information onátheáforeign citizen andáisáused forácontrol ofáhis/her temporary stay inátheáRussian Federation; when exiting theáRussian Federation, theámigration card should beágiven iná(returned) atátheápassport control.
  • Migration card forms can, asáaárule, beáobtained ináadvance onáboard theáaircraft. They canáalso beátaken inátheáarrival area onáspecial desks before theápassport control line. Weárecommend that they beáfilled inábeforehand, inátheáaircraft, toáavoid long queuing atátheápassport control.
  • During passport control, foreign passengers must present their passport andácompleted migration card together with other certificates andátraffic documents. Seizure ofátheápassport andámigration card isánotáallowed.
Completing Migration Cards
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  • The entry andátheáexit parts ofámigration cards (sections AáandáB)áareátoábeáfilled ináperson byátheádocument holders having theáright toáenter andástay inátheáterritory ofátheáRussian Federation, legibly, without erasures andácorrections, with anáinkáoráballpoint pená(ináblack, blue oráviolet color). Both parts ofátheámigration card should beáfilled in.
  • If aáforeign citizen does notáhave aácommand ofátheáRussian language, itáisápermissible foráhim/her toáfill inátheáinformation about him/herself inátheáEnglish language ináconformity with theádata inátheápassport oráanother document certifying his/her identity. Theáentries areátoábeácompleted clearly andáintelligibly ináblock letters.
  • To designate theásexáandátravel purpose ofátheápassenger, theásign "X" isátoábeáused, which isáputáinátheácorresponding boxes.
Further Procedures of Migration Registration
All further procedures ofámigration registration areátoábeáeffected byátheáreceiving party; theáforeign citizen him/herself isánotárequired toáspend time applying toáanyáorganizations.
The receiving party mayábeáeither Russian citizens oráforeign citizens orápersons without citizenship permanently residing inátheáRussian Federation (having aáresidence permit), orálegal persons, their branches orárepresentative offices ináwhich theáforeign citizen actually resides (isálocated) oráworks.
In case ofáhotel accommodation, theáreceiving party isátheáadministration ofátheáhotel, which isátoánotify, within 24áhours, theáterritorial body ofátheáFederal Migration Service ofátheáarrival ofátheáforeign citizen andátoáperform allánecessary actions connected with theáregistration ofáforeign citizens, andáisáresponsible forácompliance with theáestablished rules ofástay.
All actions necessary foráregistration areáperformed byátheáhotel administration.
The receiving party isátoáhand theátear-off part ofátheánotification toátheáforeign citizen. Theátear-off part ofátheánotification with theáproper mark isáconfirmation ofáhis/her migration registration.

Please note:
  • The period ofáaáforeign citizenĺs stay inátheáRussian Federation isádetermined byátheáperiod ofávalidity ofátheávisa issued toáhim/her.
  • The period ofátemporary stay inátheáRussian Federation ofáaáforeign citizen arriving inátheáRussian Federation according toátheáprocedure notárequiring obtainment ofáaávisa mayánotáexceed ninety days except forácases provided forábyátheálegislation ofátheáRussian Federation.
  • Foeign citizens areáobliged toáleave theáRussian Federation onáexpiration ofátheápermitted period ofástay. Ináorder toáprolong theáperiod ofávalidity ofátheávisa orátheáperiod ofástay, itáisánecessary toáapply toátheámigration service bodies beforehand, before theáexpiration ofátheásaid period.

At departure, the foreign citizen passes the tear-off part of the notification to the receiving party for presentation directly or sending by mail to the territorial body of the Federal Migration Service. These actions are to be performed by the receiving party within two working days after the foreign citizenĺs departure.
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Contravention ofátheámigration registration rules mayáentail theáforeign citizenĺs administrative responsibility inátheáform ofáaáfine inátheáamount from 2000 toá5000 rubles, andáinácertain cases also exclusion from theáRussian Federation. Additionally, theáforeign citizen that underwent administrative exclusion mayábeábanned from entry into theáRussian Federation foráaáperiod ofáupátoáfive years.
Remark. Having photocopies ofátheápassport, theámigration card andátheátear-off part ofátheáNotification inácase ofátheir loss oráother unforeseen circumstances will help ináproving theáexistence ofátheádocuments andácompliance with theámigration registration rules.
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